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Manual Streaming to Social Media


Introduction

New Pangea CMS 8.0 adds new functionalities, one of which is manual live streaming to social media platforms. This feature allows you to control start and end of your streams, and it is very handy when it comes to streaming on special events. It also allows you to broadcast simultaneousley to YouTube, Facebook, Vkontakte, Odnoklassniki and Periscope.

Below you can find information about how to setup manual streaming to social media platforms using Pangea CMS.

Pangea CMS settings

In order to get to the Manual streaming page, click on Scheduler > Scheduler BETA > Manual stream.

Scheduler BETA - Manual stream
Scheduler BETA - Manual stream

You will get to the Manual Live Stream settings page. Fill in all mandatory fields:

  • Name of the Stream (for internal purposes; it will be visible only in CMS);
  • Expected Ending Time (Important: it doesn't mean that the stream will stop at that time automatically);
  • Source (select your source choosing from the dropdown menu);
  • E-mail (of the person, responsible for the streaming event - will be used to send a notification about start of the stream and a reminder to end the stream);
  • Phone (of the person, responsible for the streaming event - will be used to send a notification about start of the stream and a reminder to end the stream; Important: enter country code without + or 00, example: 420777222111);
  • Select Social Media platform(s) from the dropdown menu (available options: YouTube, Facebook, Vkontakte, Odnoklassniki, Periscope).
Manual Live Stream - example
Manual Live Stream - example

Once a Social Media platform is selected, it is necessary to fill in additional details:

  • Name of Channel (for internal purposes; it will be visible only in CMS)
  • Server URL (to be copied from the Social media)
  • Stream Key (to be copied from the Social media)

You can add multiple Social Media Channels.

Manual Live Stream - Start Stream in CMS
Manual Live Stream - Start Stream in CMS

Once all set, click on Start Stream button. Wait for the system to process the request. Please bear in mind, that in order for the stream to start on Social media, it is necessary to click Go Live in each Social media.

Below you can find information about how to create a Live event in each Social Media and from where to obtain necessary Server URL and Stream Key.

Please bear in mind, that Pangea is not accountable for the changes made by above mentioned 3rd parties (e.g. social media platforms). The instructions provided from this point below are of an orientational nature and can differ from account to account based on the individual channel settings, local restrictions etc.

Live Streaming Event created on Social Media platform

All above mentioned social media platforms have their own settings for creating a live stream, but all of them have 2 necessary parameters, needed for a live event creation - Server URL and Stream Key. Detailed guide on how to obtain those parameters for each social media is below.

Go Live in YouTube

In order to create a Live Event in YouTube, go to YouTube Studio > Create > Go Live > New Stream.

YouTube Studio - Go Live
YouTube Studio - Go Live

Fill in all necessary fields: Title, Description, Category, Audience restrictions etc. and click on Create Stream.

Manual streaming to YouTube - Create Stream
Manual streaming to YouTube - Create Stream

Copy Stream name/key and Stream URL. Those two values have to be pasted into Pangea CMS.

Pangea CMS Start Stream - In progress
Pangea CMS Start Stream - In progress

Once Start Stream button will be pressed in Pangea CMS, you will see a preview on YouTube.

YT preview
YT preview

Click Go live to start streaming on YouTube.

Live on YouTube
Live on YouTube

Once the show has ended, click End Stream on YouTube and afterwards click Delete Stream in Pangea CMS.

Delete Stream in Pangea CMS
Delete Stream in Pangea CMS

Go live in Facebook

To go live on FB open your page and click on Live.

Manual streaming to FB - getting started
Manual streaming to FB - getting started

You will be taken to the page with settings. Switch from Camera to Connect, as it is shown on a screenshot below. Fill in all necessary details (Title, Tags etc.).

Live stream setup in FB
Live stream setup in FB

Then copy Server URL and Stream Key and paste them to Pangea CMS. In the CMS click on Start Stream button.

Manual live stream setup for FB and VK in Pangea CMS
Manual live stream setup for FB and VK in Pangea CMS

Remember, that pressing Start Stream button doesn't mean automatic start of the live show on FB. On FB you will see a preview.

FB stream preview
FB stream preview

Check if everything is correct and click Go Live.

Live on FB
Live on FB

In order to stop streaming, click on End Live Video.

FB - Stream ended
FB - Stream ended

Don't forget to stop the stream in Pangea CMS by clicking Delete Stream. Please note, that if you stream to multiple social media in one stream, you can stop each of them individually by clicking on the cancel icon. Delete Stream button removes the entire stream.

Streaming to FB and VK - example of deleting the entire stream
Streaming to FB and VK - example of deleting the entire stream

Go live in VKontakte

In order to stream to VKontakte, you will also need Stream URL and Stream Key. To create a new stream in VK click to Videos > New stream.

Enter Stream name, Description, choose a Category etc. In order to get to necessary parameters (URL and Key), click on Encoder settings to unfold the information. Copy and paste URL and Key to Pangea CMS. BEFORE clicking Start Stream in Pangea CMS, click on Save button in VK, as it is shown on the next screenshot. If you will miss this step, the stream will be automatically launched in VK once you will click Start Stream in CMS!

Streaming to VK -- main setup
Streaming to VK -- main setup

Once saved, a preview screen will appear.

VKontakte - preview screen
VKontakte - preview screen

You can now go to Pangea CMS and click Start Stream.

Start Stream in Pangea CMS
Start Stream in Pangea CMS

In VK you should see a preview of the stream. You might need to reload the page if it will not be automatically refreshed.

Preview screen in VK - ready to Go Live
Preview screen in VK - ready to Go Live

Click on Go Live in order to start streaming.

Live in VKontakte
Live in VKontakte

The main difference between streaming to VK and to other social media, mentioned in this article, is that in order to stop the stream on VKontakte, it has to be stopped in Pangea CMS first. Clicking on Stop Streaming button in VK before stopping it in Pangea CMS will not have any effect.

End entire stream in Pangea CMS
End entire stream in Pangea CMS

Once deleted on CMS level, click on Stop Streaming in VKontakte.

Stop Streaming in VK
Stop Streaming in VK

Go live in Odnoklassniki

In order to create a live event in Odnoklassniki, go to Broadcast > Application.

Manual streaming to Odnoklassniki - getting started
Manual streaming to Odnoklassniki - getting started

Enter all necessary details about your stream: Title, Description, Tags, Upload Cover etc.

Manual streaming to Odnoklassniki - stream details
Manual streaming to Odnoklassniki - stream details

Afterwards copy Server URL and Broadcast key and paste them into Pangea CMS. Click on Start Stream.

Server URL and Stream Key copied from Odnoklassniki to Pangea CMS
Server URL and Stream Key copied from Odnoklassniki to Pangea CMS

Once the stream has started in Pangea, it will automatically start in Odnoklassniki as well.

Live in Odnoklassniki
Live in Odnoklassniki

You can find your broadcast in My videos > My Broadcasts and check, whether it's live.

Live in Odnoklassniki - My broadcasts
Live in Odnoklassniki - My broadcasts

There are two ways how to stop streaming. First one is to Delete Stream in Pangea CMS and afterwards, if necessary, in Odnoklassniki. Once it is stopped in CMS, you will see an offline icon on your broadcast. Delete icon will completely remove the broadcast video.

Stream stopped in CMS - offline in Odnoklassniki
Stream stopped in CMS - offline in Odnoklassniki

Second way is to go to My videos > My broadcasts while the video is still live and click on Delete icon in the top right corner of your broadcast. This action, however, will completely delete the broadcast video from your page.

Go Live in Periscope (Twitter)

For Live broadcasting to Twitter use Periscope. Detailed information about the app and how to sign up for a Periscope account here.

First step when creating live broadcasting for Twitter is to login to Periscope account (we used our test Twitter credentials to sign up for a Periscope) and, once logged in, go to Producer.

Periscope - getting started
Periscope - getting started

You will see a page with Server URL and Stream Name/Stream Key. Please note, that those parameters are permanent and source, once created, can be reused. If you would like to create a new source, click on Create New Source button.

Periscope - Source details example
Periscope - Source details example

Copy Server URL and Stream Key and paste them to Pangea CMS. Click on Start Stream.

Manual streaming to Twitter - Pangea CMS settings
Manual streaming to Twitter - Pangea CMS settings

After the stream was started in Pangea CMS, the preview button in Periscope will become active. Click on Preview Broadcast in order to make sure, that everything is correct.

Periscope - Preview Broadcast button is active
Periscope - Preview Broadcast button is active

Enter your Broadcast Title, check the checkbox Share this broadcast on Twitter and press Go LIVE.

Periscope - Go Live button available
Periscope - Go Live button available

You can see your broadcast by clicking on View Broadcast. To finish streaming click on Stop Broadcast.

Periscope - View Broadcast and Stop Broadcast options
Periscope - View Broadcast and Stop Broadcast options

Periscope - View Broadcast
Periscope - View Broadcast

Example of how you broadcast will appear on Twitter is below.

Live on Twitter
Live on Twitter

Don't forget to stop stream in Pangea CMS, when finished.

End stream in Pangea CMS
End stream in Pangea CMS

Please don't hesitate to contact Pangea Customer Care team in case of any questions or clarifications neded.

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