How to connect your live stream

Stephanie Antonucci Leathe

Last Updated:
November 18, 2020

To run an event in Altar Live, you need to connect a video feed from another source.

To connect a video feed, all you need to do is copy and paste the stream url or embed code of your live event into the Altar Live event creation process. Altar Live will automatically fit it to the Altar Live iframe. Check our list of streaming players to find instructions on how to find your stream url for each platform.

Video Players

Connecting YouTube to Altar Live

Connecting Facebook to Altar Live

Connecting Vimeo to Altar Live

Stream Providers

Connecting Restream to Altar Live

Connecting Zoom to Altar Live

Connecting Boxcast to Altar Live

Connecting Resi to Altar Live

Connecting custom live stream provider

Video Editing Software

Connecting OBS to Altar Live

Connecting vMix to Altar Live

Connecting Wirecast to Altar Live

Frequently asked questions

Can I connect uploaded/pre-recorded videos?

Yes! You can connect an existing/uploaded video, live feed or simulated live feed into Altar Live. You cannot upload a video file directly to Altar Live, but you can connect an existing video from a video player such as YouTube, Facebook, or Vimeo. Uploaded (pre-recorded) videos are synchronized for all members that join the event. If someone joins your event after it has already started, they will join where everyone else is.

What’s the difference between live and simulated/scheduled live?

A live broadcast is happening in real time. Simulated live broadcasts allow you to upload a pre-recorded video and schedule it to play at a specific time as if it were a live online event. Schedule your videos through your stream provider or through Facebook, YouTube or Vimeo and connect the stream url or embed code to your Altar Live event.

Can I have multiple streams/services running synchronously in one account?

Yes, Altar Live allows you to host multiple events at the same time. Each event will have their own unique link.

Setting up your live stream feed

Step 1: Create an event

Step 2: When you get to the stream step, select whether your stream is live or pre-recorded. Then, select which live stream player your link will come from.

Step 3: Copy and paste the live stream url from Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, Zoom, or your custom live stream provider.

Step 4: Enter any other event details, then publish your event.

Once the countdown timer ends, the video feed will automatically begin to play. Learn more about event timing.

Getting Started

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Getting Started

Email Template: Introduce Altar Live to Your Community

Set up your community and create your first event in Altar Live.

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