- MemberDecember 2, 2020 at 11:57 am
Hey friends! My company is going to do a trial run of a live podcast stream for members-only viewing — the audio content will be available in the general feed afterwards, but not the video; that will be only accessible, both in real-time and in archive, for members.
I know there are a LOT of different ways to do this, and I’m wondering if folks would share their best practices? Thanks in advance!
- AdministratorDecember 6, 2020 at 8:43 pm
I’m gonna share what the issue has been for us here in the Super Squad. There are places that support private streaming — like the way that we chose to do our static pages with the live show and our QAs but found that we couldn’t get “everything” we wanted.
The problem with streaming behind a payway is that you still need an intermediary that does the actual streaming === meaning Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo, etc.
And THEN you have to get the link from those place and add to the website.
Only a couple of those services offer a “non-public” option, which is kind of annoying. And then the embed code to put on the website is not too customizable.
The problem is when streaming behind a pay/premium wall. If it was on the website for EVERYONE it would be SO much easier.
The posting of the videos afterwards has much easier solutions and there are so many themes, services and software that can do that.
We are still messing around with the streaming behind a paywall thing ourselves and ended up going with public streaming of the show and doing Zoom for the QAs because it’s the easiest to share for folks to show up.
OH! And that’s the other thing — making it as easy as possible for folks to show up is not easy 🙁
- MemberDecember 7, 2020 at 9:16 am
I am sort of glad to know it’s not just that I’m not seeing the easiest solution; there just aren’t that many! Thank you for sharing these thoughts <3
We will *probably* do some kind of Zoom thing if I can figure out the controls to make sure people can’t unmute themselves, because at least some of our Insiders are already used to tuning in there for our Quarterly book club. Guess I have some permissions poking to do…
- MemberApril 16, 2021 at 11:07 am
I thought I’d update y’all! We finally got around to doing this, and ended up using a free account on Streamyard hooked up to our YouTube channel. It went up as an unlisted video, so that we could share the link with members, and it worked pretty seamlessly! We’re pleased enough with it to try a quarterly livestream event, I’ll post more if anything else interesting/noteworthy happens.
- MemberApril 22, 2021 at 9:43 pm
Wow! Thank you!
BTW, in Zoom, you can select whether folks can unmute themselves in the main settings.
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