Tips and tricks for embedding live streams on website

Foolproof Tips to Live Stream on Website like a Pro using Embed Player

Tips and Tricks Mar 28, 2022

Ever since live streaming has prevailed in the digital world, various developments have been initiated to provide ease and allow every individual in the live streaming community to share their videos anywhere at any time. Live streaming on social media platforms became mainstream long ago, and now we are witnessing an advancement toward embedding live streams on websites. Businesses and marketers increasingly use this approach to host private webinars and events, while bloggers leverage it to garner traffic onto their websites. Not only is this development helping industries and businesses to conduct their events in a standardized manner, but it also provides a possibility to institutions and corporations that like to dodge social media platforms and live stream events directly on the website, broadcasting privately using a livestream embed code.


After evaluating the requirements of live streamers, OneStream Live has designed an ingenious Universal Embed Player that provides the users with an embed code fused with useful features to make live streaming on websites easier and leave you with an exceptional experience. In this blog, we will go through all the tips and tricks of OneStream Live's Universal Embed Player that you might have been ignoring.

Embed Player

👩🏻‍💻 Live Stream Anywhere, Any Time

Embedding live streams on the website or on any other platform may sound complex, but you do not have to be tech-savvy in order to do this. It is just as simple as live streaming on a social platform. You can embed your ongoing live streams on any website or platform at any given time using the provided embed code by OneStream Live. Go live instantly via OneStream Studio, using a pre-recorded video, or live stream in real-time using any third-party tool with just a few clicks which are:

  1. Go Live using OneStream Live
  2. Make your desired settings
  3. Copy the provided embed code
  4. Paste it on your website
How to Embed Live Streams on Website | OneStream Live
Embed live streams on your website to grab audience attention and enhance awareness.

👀 Fuse Unique Features into Live Streams

Make certain that you are utilizing all the available features:

  • Create a Playlist: If you are live streaming pre-recorded videos back to back, instead of scheduling them one after another, create a Playlist using the Playlist feature and live stream seamlessly.
  • Add a logo/overlay: Do not forget to add the logo of your company or brand in the video to grab the attention of the viewers and to create a strong first impression.
  • Add Subtitles/Captions: To create ease for your viewers, you can add subtitles or captions in your live stream. Remember, the more convenience you provide your viewers, the better reach you will enjoy.
  • Combine Third-Party Apps: Integrate third-party apps like Zoom, OBS, XSplit, Ecamm, etc and add versatile features into your live streams. For example, you can embed your Zoom meetings to your website, include different audio and video sources, apply green screens, banners, and much more.
  • Invite Guests: Using the OneStream Studio, you can invite multiple guests to the meeting.
  • Brand your Streams: OneStream Live has added multiple virtual backgrounds, Overlays, Visual Effects, tickers, and countdown timer for its users. Use customized branding tools to enhance your live streams.
  • Record Live Sessions: Record your live sessions and repurpose them to leverage awareness.

🤩 Add a Customized Background

Give your live stream a professional touch by using a Customized Player Background. It is a branding opportunity that you must not neglect and use to strengthen your message to your viewers.

How to set a custom background for embed player
Adding a custom background on embed player

🔑 Secure your Player with a Password

If you are hosting a private event or organizing an educational program, you would want to keep it secured. You can restrict the Universal Embed Player to only authorized attendees by protecting your Player with a Username and Password. By employing this feature you will have complete control over your viewers and anyone without the set credentials will not be allowed to view the live stream. If needed, you can change the Username and Password at any time.

How to secure OneStream Live’s Embed Player
How to secure your embed player live stream

✨ Customize the Universal Embed Player Size

The width and height of the Embed Player define the size of your player. The size of the player should look perfect on your webpage. You can resize it as per your requirements but make sure that it is displayed with the correct dimensions that give the viewers a quality experience.

🔥 Fuel up Extra Bandwidth

Live streaming demands an ample supply of Bandwidth. It is a fundamental element that must not be forgotten.

Do you know that 2TB Bandwidth is shared with you every month without any charges?

The bandwidth is consumed as per the number of your viewers, the video bitrate, and the length of the video. Do not forget to check the remaining amount of bandwidth before your next event. You do not want to run out of it at the last minute. To steer clear of any hitches, it would be best to purchase some extra Bandwidth from add-ons.

What are Add-ons & Extras?
OneStream Add-ons and Extras
Tip: Calculate the required amount of bandwidth before your event by using any Bandwidth Calculator.
How to check Bandwidth details for Embedded Player
Checking Bandwidth details for the embedded player

💯 High-Quality Experience

Bear in mind that not a living soul wants to watch a video of poor quality. Therefore, every stream will go live automatically with Adaptive Bitrate Streaming. It is a technique used to adjust the quality of the stream as per the viewer's bandwidth. With adaptive bitrate streaming, the viewers will always receive the best video quality that their current internet connection speed can support.

Adaptive Bitrate Streaming via OneStream Live
Enjoy Adaptive Bitrate Streaming via OneStream Live to broadcast high-quality videos without buffering.

🟩 Certify the Code

The embed code does not change except when you make any changes. Make sure you copy the fresh embed code after you have made any sort of changes. You can use that embed code anywhere at any time as per the employed settings.

Customize Your Video Player Experience

The Embed player provides users with the flexibility to customize various aspects of the player's appearance and functionality. With this player, you have complete control over the player color, allowing you to match it with your website's design or branding. Additionally, you can choose to display or hide the play button widget, giving you the option to create a clean and minimalist player interface. The volume tool can also be easily turned on or off, enabling you to decide whether or not users can adjust the audio levels. Similarly, you have the choice to enable or disable picture-in-picture mode, allowing viewers to multitask while watching the video. Furthermore, the Embed player grants you the ability to show or hide the playbar, current time, and full-screen button, tailoring the player's user interface to your specific preferences. Overall, these customizable controls empower you to create a personalized and seamless video playback experience using the Embed player.

Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR) will be enabled automatically for all embedded streams.

😎 Create Your Own Personalized Webpage

If you are looking to live stream on a website but creating and hosting the website is restricting you then you have an amazing intuitive feature -  Hosted Live Pages. Hosted Live Paged allows you to easily create a personalized webpage hosted by OneStream Live and live stream on it, without having to worry about purchasing any external hosting. It provides in-built templates, customizable layouts, fonts, colors, backgrounds, a Custom Domain, an option to add a call to action button, Live Chat, and a lot more.

Live Stream on Your Personalized Webpage with Live Spaces
Create and customize your personalized webpage for live streaming using OneStream’s new embed player feature - Live Spaces.

Embed your live videos on the website and live stream like a pro with OneStream Live's intuitive Universal Embed Player. Make use of these foolproof streaming tips to entertain your audience like never before.

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Sehar Altaf

Sehar is a digital content writer at OneStream Live. With a mission to turn tech blogs into captivating pieces, she brings sparkle to the world of technology through her writing.