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Live Stream with Zoom
Updated over a week ago

If you're already familiar with Zoom, it can be a great option to get up and running quickly. Just know that your viewers won't be in Zoom; they'll be in your Uscreen storefront watching, which means some functionalities present in Zoom, like chat and Q&A, aren't shown on the stream in Uscreen.

When live streaming, Zoom is basically allowing you to send the video to be watched elsewhere.

Zoom will also control the quality of the camera and mic you use, so if you're looking for high-quality video, it might not be the best option for you. However, if you're hosting a video chat with another person in another city, it can work great.

If you're looking for something where you control the video and sound quality check out OBS.

Setting It Up

In Zoom, you'll need to enable Custom Live Streaming Services, which is really just enabling the RTMP protocol. To stream through Zoom, you will need to have either a Pro, Business or an Enterprise account. The Basic account does not support streaming.

1. Navigate to Settings and click on In Meeting (Advanced)

2. Scroll down to Allow live streaming meetings and toggle it on

3. Make sure you also toggle Custom Live Streaming Service

3. In your Zoom meeting, click on ...More and select Live on Custom Live Streaming Service

4. Enter your Stream URL and Stream Key, located in the Stream tab of your live event in Uscreen, and also the Live Stream Page URL from Uscreen which is located under the SEO tab of the live event

5. Click on Go Live!

After you click on Go Live!, you will be taken from Zoom to your site's page, where your Live Event will be displayed.

After connecting Zoom to Uscreen, you will be ready to go live! You can go back to your Stream event in Uscreen and test your connection; simply click on Test Player to make sure everything will run smoothly. When you are ready to stream, click on Start live stream under the RTMP section of the live event editor.

In general, we recommend testing your stream at least 5 minutes before you plan to go live to avoid your test stream being seen by your live stream audience.

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