Creating a stream on YouTube
Tonight people had an issue getting the Golden Globe awards on various devices but someone was creating a stream on YouTube. So I looked into various (Legal) methods it could be obtained. Besides getting it over the air (Pretty damn simple). Now I’m not sure how a stream for the Golden Globes was allowed legally, unless someone in the crowd was holding up a phone or other device and recording the show. (Is that even legal?) YouTube has instructions here YouTube shows it as though their are two methods to set up a stream. 1. Using “stream now” which it says is still in Beta, so maybe more will be mentioned about this in the future. 2. “Create Event” there is actually a video that gives a little information on steps that need to be taken. One thing that it mentions is having all appropriate rights to stream that event. (Golden Globes?) Despite being very vague on the process of getting the stream to YouTube, based on the video, I believe you need to upload a streaming video to YouTube and then dependent on the settings (Public, Private, Unlisted) it will send out copies of the live feed. It mentions that a public feed will have it show up in your channel. In addition you can set it up for monetization, and also have a live chat, recording which also allows it to function like a DVR, with pause or rewind and it also allows you to have a broadcast delay. Because this is only in the beginning stages, hopefully improvements will be made, but it says that currently, mobile , Chromecast and game console devices are live-capable. So although I love my Roku, I guess that’s a strike against it. For those that want to dive into YouTube streaming a little more, there is a YouTube page giving details on a “YouTube Live Streaming API” If you end up using the YouTube Live Streaming API it will allow you to setup LiveBroadcast’s, LiveStream’s and LiveCuepoint, all of which vary slightly but seem to modify a stream.