How to use multi-stream from StreamYard to the RingCentral Events and other platforms

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You can multi-stream from your StreamYard Studio into RingCentral as well as into other platforms via RTMP.

Note: Multi-streaming is not available within the RingCentral Events Backstage powered by StreamYard; you must be on a StreamYard paid plan. Refer to the StreamYard pricing page to learn more about the number of destinations available for each plan. 

Generating RTMP setup in RingCentral Events

Stage

Navigate to the Event Dashboard > Venue > Stage(s) and open Stage settings. StreamYard needs to be selected as a stream provider. You can learn more about the Stage setup here: Stage tutorial

Under stream provider setting, switch to the RTMP Stream tab and click Generate RTMP setup (this will generate a unique stream key for your event).

Copy Stream Key (unique key generated for every event) and RTMP URL (standard URL used to stream to RingCentral Events, that is across all events).

Note: The first and preferred is the main RTMP server in place. Should any issues arise when connected to the preferred server, we recommend switching to the fallback provider.

Session

Open your Session settings by navigating to the Event Dashboard > Venue > Sessions. Create a new session by clicking the blue Add Session button or click Edit to set up RTMP within an existing session. 

Find the RTMP settings section and click the checkbox Enable RTMP Streaming. In the next option box, select No Mirror since you are broadcasting directly from StreamYard into the Session. Then hit Save

Once the Session is saved, click the Sessions tab of the event dashboard to find your list of Sessions. You will now find a column containing the RTMP details of the Session you just saved. 

Click the RTMP Details to retrieve the RTMP URL and Stream Key. You will need to click Generate RTMP setup when accessing RTMP details for the first time. 

Copy Stream Key (unique key generated for every event) and RTMP URL (standard URL used to stream to RingCentral Events, that is across all events).

Creating a Live stream in StreamYard

Now, head to your StreamYard account to add a destination. Clicking Add a destination will open a pop up where you can choose your broadcast destination. As you can see, there are plenty of places you can stream to! To connect to the RingCentral Events Stage, select the Hopin button. To connect to RingCentral Events Session, select Custom RTMP. Inside of the relevant boxes, paste the RTMP server URL and Stream key specific to your event. 

Tip: Hopin is a former name of RingCentral Events platform. 

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To create a live stream click on the corresponding option on the Broadcasts Dashboard: 

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In the new pop-up you will see icons for the different destinations you have set up. Click on each one, or hover over one, to see their name. You can also add a new destination by clicking on the plus icon.

Once you have added the destinations and the stream title, click Create broadcast.

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You will be prompted to share your audio/video devices, and then be taken into the StreamYard Studio. You will see your destinations next to your Broadcast button. Click to see details on each one. You can add overlays, backgrounds, logos, video files, and much more.

Note: For help/advice on using this studio, check out StreamYard’s FAQs and StreamYard Support

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To see more details on setting up a multi-stream from StreamYard, check out this video!

 

Where can I multi-stream to?

You can multi-stream from StreamYard to any platform that supports the RTMP or RTMPS protocol, which includes, but isn't limited to:

  • Facebook pages, groups, or profiles
  • YouTube channel
  • Twitch
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn pages and profiles

You can set up a stream to another platform by selecting Custom RTMP as your Destination. You can see additional information in StreamYard's guide Connect a custom RTMP destination.

 

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