Connecting Zoom to Altar Live

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Stephanie Antonucci Leathe

Last Updated:
November 18, 2020

You can use Zoom to produce your live stream, however Zoom cannot currently stream to Altar Live directly. You can run your regular service or event on Zoom (screen share, spotlight people, etc) and your members will watch the feed in Altar Live.

You can stream from Zoom to Altar Live via these three platforms:

  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • Customer Stream Provider

From each of these platforms, you can then connect the feed into an Altar Live event.


Connecting your feed from Zoom to YouTube

Please follow these steps on how to connect your live stream from YouTube to Altar Live.

Connecting your Zoom feed to YouTube

Step 1: Open Zoom application.

Step 2: Start the Webinar or Meeting.

Step 3: Click on More in the Meeting/Webinar Controls.



Step 4: Click Live on YouTube


Step 5: Log in to YouTube.

Step 6: After you authenticate successfully,specify the following settings on the Broadcasting to YouTube Live page:

  • Zoom Webinar title on YouTube
  • Privacy


 

Step 7: Click the Go Live! Button.

Step 8: You will now see a progress bar, letting you know that your session is being prepared for streaming. Wait for the notification from the Zoom client that your Webinar is Live on YouTube, then you can begin the event.

Step 9: Open the Altar Live application.

Step 10: Create an event as described here

Step 11: On the Stream step, copy the URL from Youtube.

Step 12: Click the SHARE link on the bottom-right corner of the video.

 

The SHARE link.

 Step 13: In the Share a link dialog, click the COPY link to the right of the video URL.

The COPY link.

Connecting your YouTube feed to Altar Live

Step 14: You can now paste the URL into the URL field on the Stream step as described here.

Step 15: 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 in Altar Live.

 

Connecting your feed from Zoom to Facebook

You can also use Facebook to connect your Live Stream. Please follow these steps:


Connecting your Zoom feed to Facebook

Step 1: Open Zoom application.

Step 2: Start the Webinar or Meeting.

Step 3: Click on More in the Meeting/Webinar Controls.




Step 4: Click Live on Facebook. Your default browser will open and you will be prompted to log into Facebook if you aren't already logged in.

Step 5: Sign in to Facebook.

Step 6: Choose where on Facebook you would like to Go Live.

Step 7: Click Next.

Step 8:  Open the Altar Live application.

Step 9: Create an event as described here.

Step 10: Wait for the notification from the Zoom client that your Webinar is Live on Facebook, then you can begin your event. Click Go Live on Facebook 

 

Step 11:  Go to your profile from another browser and find this event on Facebook the timeline.

Step 12 : Click on the three dots in the upper right corner of the event card and click Embed.



Step 13 : On the page which will be opened, find the video and click on Share.


Step 14 : Click Copy Link.

 

Connecting your Facebook feed to Altar Live

Step 15: On the Stream step, paste the URL copied from Youtube to the URL field.

Step 16: To start the event on Altar, all you need to do is to click Go Live on the upper panel of the event.  

 

 


Connecting your feed from Zoom to a Custom Live Stream Service

You can also stream from Zoom to a custom live stream service:

  • If your stream provider has a video player (i.e. Boxcast), you will connect Zoom to your stream provider via a stream URL, stream key and live stream page URL. You can then copy and paste the embed code of the stream provider into your Altar Live event.
  • If your stream provider does not have a video player (i.e. Restream), you will connect Zoom to your stream provider via a stream URL, stream key and live stream page URL. You will then need to stream from your custom stream provider to Facebook or YouTube, and follow the steps of connecting your live stream video from those platforms to Altar Live.

Connecting Zoom to a Custom Live Stream Service

Step 1: Click on More in the Meeting/Webinar Controls.



Step 2: Сlick Live on Custom Live Stream Service

Note: If the organizer configured this meeting for live custom streaming, a browser window opens that shows the progress as Zoom prepares the live stream of your meeting.

Note: If the organizer did not set up this webinar for live custom streaming, you must enter the values provided in the instructions.

Step 3: Сlick Go Live!

Connecting Custom Stream Service to Altar Live

Step 4: Next, follow the specific steps of your custom live stream provider to either:

  • Embed your stream provider's player into an Altar Live event
  • Stream from your stream provider to YouTube, Facebook, or Vimeo, and from there to an Altar Live event.
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