Connecting YouTube to Altar Live

Stephanie Antonucci Leathe

Stephanie Antonucci Leathe

Last Updated:
November 18, 2020

You can connect two kinds of video feeds from YouTube to Altar Live:

  • Uploaded video (pre-recorded)
  • Live broadcast video (live or scheduled)

Connect a Live YouTube Video

Connect an ongoing live event or scheduled to an Altar Live event.


Step 1: Log into your YouTube account.

Step 2: Click the +Video icon and select Go Live


Step 3: Select Stream, Webcam, or Manage - depending on your set up.


Step 4: Once you have your live stream set up, you will click the share icon on the top of the right corner.

Step 5: Click Copy


Step 6: Open the Altar Live application.

Step 7: Create an event as described here

Step 8: On the Stream step, paste the URL copied from Youtube to the URL field.

Step 9: To start the event on Altar, all you need to do is to click Go Live on Youtube and Go Live on the upper panel of the event.

Connect an Existing Video (Uploaded)

You can connect an existing video on YouTube to an Altar Live event. 


Step 1: Find the video on YouTube.

Step 2: Click the SHARE link on the bottom-right corner of the video.

The SHARE link.

 

Step 3: In the Share a link dialog, click the COPY link to the right of the video URL.

The COPY link.

 

Step 4: Create an event as described here

Step 5: On the Stream step, paste the URL copied from Youtube to the URL field.

Step 6: To start the event on Altar, all you need to do is to click Go Live on Youtube and Go Live on the upper panel of the event. 

Troubleshooting YouTube issues

If you experience problems viewing your video, the following steps may help:

Delete your browser data.

It is possible that the problem is not the link, but simply your browser. Check whether the video is also displayed incorrectly in another browser. If you only see the problem in one browser, try clearing the cache and cookies.

Insert the link including “https://.”

If you insert your link without the "https://" part, you may receive the error message", The file or directory could not be found.” Make sure to use the full link when embedding.

Allow embedding of your video.

If you receive an error message that says "embedding disabled on request" when embedding your YouTube video in Altar Live, you may have accidentally disabled embedding on YouTube.

To allow embedding, follow these steps from your YouTube account.

Step 1: Navigate to your YouTube video. Make sure you are logged in with admin access to the video.

Step 2: Click the button "Edit Video" below the video. This will open the video editor.

Step 3: Hover over the video and click "Details" pencil icon to open the editor.

Step 4: In the editor, scroll down or click to expand "See More".

Step 5: Keep scrolling until you see a section called License. Click the check mark in the "Allow Embedding" box.

Step 6: Save the changes.

Ready to use Altar Live for your own event? Check out How To Run a Church Conference Online!
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