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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

YouTube Streaming from the TriCaster in 32 Easy Steps

YouTube Streaming From the TriCaster (as of Dec 1, 2015)

Update your TC to the latest build.

Use Internet Explorer from the Windows desktop, some of the steps won't work from the integrated TC browser.

Check that your YouTube account is in good standing:
  1. Go to
  2. Click the icon in the upper right (It will be your YouTube avatar)
  3. Click the 'Gear' icon
  4. Click 'View Additional Features'
  5. Check account status and that 'Live Streaming' is enabled
Set up streaming:

  1. Select 'Live Streaming' from the menu on the left to go to the YouTube channel page
  2. Click on 'Events' to go to the live event page
  3. Click 'New Live Event'
  4. Name Event, load image etc.
  5. Click 'Create Event'
  6. Select a bit rate, TriCaster standard edition can do up to 720p
  7. Select Flash Media Encoder
  8. Download XML 'Profile (primary)'
Edit Streaming Profile (For TC455 and TC855 and earlier machines)

  1. On the TriCaster go to c:\TriCaster\Configuration\Streaming Profiles\NTSC\HD\
  2. Note that the above path may be different on some TriCasters
  3. Open the Profile you intend to use with notepad (TC40 users will need to move this file to another computer for editing)
  4. On line 38 change the keyframe frequency from 3 seconds to 2 seconds (again may be different line in older TCs)
  5. 'Save As' the file with a name such as YouTube 720 2048k
Start TriCaster (complete the rest of the steps from the integrated browser in TriCaster)

  1. Go to the Streaming Config (gear icon on Stream button)
  2. Type in the URL field and press return
  3. This will take you to the main YouTube page, click the icon in the upper right (your avatar)
  4. Select 'Live Streaming' from the menu on the left to go to the YouTube channel page
  5. Click on 'Events' to go to your live event page
  6. On the TC stream panel pull down select 'Create Connection From Current URL'
  7. Name the connection YouTube Live or what ever you like
  8. Select a resolution and data rate that fits within the data rate you selected in the settings section
  9. Click Import settings and select the XML file we saved previously (it should be in 'Downloads')
  10. Put your YouTube username and password in the proper fields
  11. Click the Stream button on the main TC user interface
Preview your stream

  1. Go back to the streaming config panel
  2. On the YouTube page click the 'Live Control Room' tab
  3. Here you can preview your stream and actually make it public etc.

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