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YouTube Live allows you to stream live video content directly to your channel.

Enabling YouTube Live Streaming

Before you get started, you will need to enable YouTube Live streaming. Confirm that your channel is verified and that you have no live stream restriction in the last 90 days.

  1. On the YouTube homepage, click the Create icon and then select Go live.

  2. Go through account verification. Approval takes up to 24 hours. Once you are verified, you can start live streaming.

    For more information on how to enable live streaming, refer to this guide.

Setting up the YouTube Live streaming output

  1. Go to Broadcast > Set up a new output, then click YouTube Live.
  2. On the YouTube Live Properties window, click Authorize and sign in with the Google account you want to stream to and approve any permissions XSplit is requesting.
  3. Click OK to save your settings.

Starting a YouTube Live Broadcast

  1. Go to Broadcast and click the YouTube Live profile you have set.
  2. You will be prompted to provide broadcast details whenever you start streaming.
  3. After adding your broadcast details, click Start broadcast.

YouTube Live Properties

ID
Your YouTube ID, click the Authorize button to register this detail.

Live Event
Set how you want to go live whether to stream now, new live event or scheduled live. Take note that to create a Scheduled Live, you will need to create an event first on YouTube Studio.

Title
Set a title that will appear on your livestream and archived video.

Description
Set a description for your livestream and archived video.

Tags
Add tags to help users search for your livestream and archived video.

Category
Set the category of your livestream for organization and target audience.

Privacy
Choose whether the livestream is publicly visible, unlisted or private.

Schedule
Displays the details of your scheduled live event.

Latency
Set whether the livestream is in normal, low, or ultra low-latency. Latency determines the amount of time before the the video appears on the YouTube livestream. Lowering the latency will reduce the amount of time before your content appears on the livestream.

Enable DVR
Enable YouTube’s DVR feature that allows viewers to pause, rewind, and play from any point in your live event.

Use backup server
Choose to stream to the backup server in case you are experiencing issues with the default one.

Enable 360 video
Enable 360 video will allow viewers to explore your 360 video in all directions. Low-latency is not supported for 360 video.

Manual Transition
Enable Manual Transition to control the status of your broadcast from the YouTube Live Control Panel.

Scheduled Live Event

A scheduled Live Event for YouTube Live can be used to generate anticipation and hype for your audience or for testing recurring programmed content.

Creating a Scheduled Live Event

  1. On YouTube, click the Create icon and then select Go live.
  2. Select Manage on the sidebar.
  3. Then click Schedule Stream.
  4. Fill in the Stream Details, then click Create Stream.

Selecting a Scheduled Live Event on XSplit

  1. Go to Broadcast and click the YouTube Live profile you have set.
  2. On the Broadcast Details prompt, select your Scheduled Live Video on the Live Event list.

    Make sure Manual Transition is enabled to control when the stream starts.
  3. Click Start broadcast. XSplit Broadcaster will start sending frames.
  4. On your scheduled event’s dashboard on YouTube, click Go Live.