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Live Streaming on YouTube with a Tricaster

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    Live streaming on YouTube with a NewTek Tricaster can be a little tricky

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Live streaming on YouTube with a NewTek Tricaster can be a little tricky, but it is worth the trouble and can produce some great results. YouTube offers 1280 HD streaming, archiving after the stream, embedding the stream on your own website, analytics, mobile device support, provisions for a backup stream, and the greatest feature of all… IT’S FREE!To get more news about 39bet-kết quả bóng đá-kết quả xổ số miền bắc-kèo bóng đá -soi cầu bóng đá-đặt cược, you can visit official website.


There are a couple of “gotcha’s” however. There are always gotcha’s! One big one is that you cannot play copyright protected music. YouTube will either cancel your stream or mute your archived video. Yes, both happened to us initially when we decided to buy 1000 youtube subscribers cheap. The mute came from music played over the football stadium sound system during pre-game warmups, dang Black-Eyed Peas!
We do pay for a service, Warner Chappell Production Music, but unfortunately YouTube did not know this so our stream was cancelled… while we were live… before the biggest game of the year. We had to get Warner Chappell to “white-list” us on YouTube so we could use the music we pay for. After we got that taken care of, no problems.
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Another possible gotcha, YouTube is blocked in many school districts. If this is true in your district, you will have the world’s shortest webcast. Also, even if YouTube is not blocked, you need to get with your District’s IT department to open up the “pipeline” for you, or you may get cutoff during your event. Yes, that happened to us also. Very Important, test, test and test! I suggest testing a live stream, for more than an hour a couple of days before your event. Hopefully that will give you enough time to fix any “surprises” that pop up.


We started using YouTube to stream sporting events and graduations about two years ago and it took us about six events to get it right. There are a couple of settings in the Tricaster and a couple of settings on YouTube that you need to make sure that are set correctly or you will get some weird things happening… trust me.


Here are a few of the quirks of this setup that you have to deal with. The two big ones are, the Tricaster will send out a 1920 x 1080 HD stream, but YouTube’s maximum resolution, as of this writing, is 1280 x 720 HD stream.


The other big quirk is a little “techy.” There is an incompatibility in the “keyframe frequency” between the Tricaster and YouTube. The Tricaster default is a 3 second keyframe frequency and YouTube wants 2 second keyframes. If you don’t fix this, weird things happen… trust me.


To fix this you have to dive into the Tricaster’s streaming profiles and create a custom profile. I have a demo of this in the video below, but here are the steps:


On the Tricaster, at the operating system level, go to C:\TriCaster\Streaming Profiles\FlashProfiles\NTSC\HD and right-click copy the profile “1280×720 2048k” and then paste it to your desktop.
Open the profile that you pasted to the desktop in Notepad or another text editing program. Unfortunately my Tricaster did not have a text editing program so I had to put it on a flash drive and edit it on another computer.
Go to line 38 change the keyframe frequency from 3 seconds to 2 seconds. Use “save as” and save it as YouTube 720 2048k.”
Save this file on your Tricaster Desktop. I put mine in a folder called “YouTube Streaming Profile DO NOT DELETE.”

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