One great advantage of using RingCentral Events for your events is that you can switch from live videos to pre-recorded videos across the major video segments of RingCentral Events: Stage, Sessions, or Expo. This guide will show you how to do that for Sessions.
Note that you can also share videos to Sessions through RTMP. See our guide How to stream from any source over RTMP to Sessions using OBS for instructions.
Method 1 - YouTube Sharing
If your video is hosted on YouTube, you can use the YouTube Sharing feature to share your video while doing a live presentation. Organizers can enable this for a Session in the Event Dashboard > Venue > Sessions in the Session settings.
Once are on screen in a Session, you can simply click on the Share Screen button, then YouTube Video.
Add your YouTube video URL to the pop-up. Click Share Video to start Sharing it with your Attendees! It will begin playing automatically, so get ready.
Click the Share Screen button again and then Stop Sharing to remove the video.
Method 2 - Sharing your screen
You can share videos by sharing your screen in a Session.
Open the video in a dedicated Chrome tab and click on the Share Screen icon at the bottom of the Session.
On the pop-up window, click on Chrome Tab. Select the tab with the video. Be sure to check the share audio box so the attendees can hear the audio. Click Share to start sharing.