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OneStream Live Tips & Tricks: Your Complete How-To Guide for Live Streaming Like a Pro

Tips and Tricks Dec 16, 2022

If you've been wanting to make a career in the content creation industry, now's the time. People today consume more video content compared to text, and live streaming is growing at an exponential rate. This blog is about making live video streaming a bit less complicated and effortless with OneStream Live.

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In This Blog:

  • Reuse Old Streams
  • Repurpose your Content
  • Use Add-Ons
  • Copy your Previous Title
  • More Character Count on YouTube Streaming
  • Manage Multiple Accounts in the App
  • Upload Multiple Videos at Once
  • Restrict your Domain
  • Create Customized Page for Web Live Streaming
  • Give the System More Time to Process your Stream
  • Brand your Live Stream with Logos
  • Modify Live Streaming Content
  • Schedule a Playlist
  • Edit File Name before Scheduling
  • Add Captions/Subtitles
  • VOD >  Video-on-Demand
  • Multistream
live streaming tips and tricks

♻️ Reuse Old Streams

You can reuse your previous streams to maximize their value. OneStream cloud storage is the feature that helps you through. The integration of cloud services like OneDrive, Google Drive, Frame.io, Box Storage, S3, etc. allows you to reuse any previous streams. In this way, you can choose from any video you may have streamed in the past.

How to use cloud storage feature for uploading videos to Onestream?
Importing video files from common cloud storage platforms.

🔁 Repurpose your Content

Repurposing content is another way to optimize your live streams and maximize their outreach potential. This is all about reformatting your content for another platform and another audience. You can make audio podcasts, blog posts, Twitter snippets, social media captions, and video highlights, or experiment with any other form of content that you find attractive.

Repurpose your Live Streams: Restream Old Videos for Better Audience Outreach
Don’t limit yourself to live streaming. Repurpose old content and restream previous live streams to multiply your views and reach new audiences.

🧮 Use Add-Ons

OneStream has three different subscription plans apart from a FREE plan that we offer, but additional features can be bought, i.e., Add-ons. These add-ons are pretty practical if you are a frequent user. You can increase storage, extra stream slots, an extra Social Media account (if you are on Basic Plan), and many others. Using this option, you can expand your storage up to 500 GB. The more great part about this is that it can save you time uploading content on your OneStream Live account every time you live Stream. You can do that by just hovering over the subscriptions on the settings page. You need to have a basic plan at least to use these add-ons.

Add ons
How to add/remove Add-ons from your current subscription?
Apply Add-ons from your current subscription

📝 Copy your Previous Title

Another incredible feature that can save you time is copying a title from a previous stream. You often find it challenging to develop a creative title that matches your last Stream or rewrite the title to a sequel of an earlier stream. This feature can save you time and also relieves you from the brainstorming you need to put in. You can find options on the bottom right corners of the stream title and description in the input bar.

Copy previous title

✍ More Character Count on YouTube Streaming

While scheduling a stream, you have a word limit of 1000 characters for the description. Since YouTube allows much more space for you to input your description, OneStream Live allows up to 5000 characters. To increase the word limit, choose a youtube channel from the left sidebar, increasing the character limit to 5000. Cool, isn't it?

More character count on YouTube streaming

🔢 Manage Multiple Accounts in the App

Another remarkable feature that you have in your OneStream Live dashboard which you shouldn't miss. You can manage your Facebook accounts in the sidebar. This is where you can manage these accounts, and thus multiple accounts can either be removed or managed accordingly. This is effective for you if you have a product-selling business through the internet and various people from your team handle your OneStream Live account. You can limit access to specific accounts, which is an excellent safety feature for you.

How to connect multiple social accounts in OneStream Live Studio?
Connecting multiple social accounts in OneStream Live Studio

📤 Upload Multiple Videos at Once

You can upload multiple videos to OneStream storage at the same time. This will not only save you time but also the internet bandwidth. You do not have to wait for one video to be uploaded before you can start uploading the next.

How to upload multiple videos at a time to OneStream Live?
Uploading multiple videos simultaneously to OneStream Live

⛔ Restrict your Domain

Secure your live streams with OneStream Live's Domain Restriction feature. This will help you save yourself from security threats such as copyright infringement and video encryption. This security setting permits you to lock your embedded code to work on allowed domains only.  Hence, the viewers cannot copy the embed code or record or stream your content on their website. So, with secure hosting you can live stream your private events without worrying about intellectual property concerns.

Secure your Live Streams with Domain Restriction
Embed your live streams on your website. Enjoy secure web live streaming through the domain restriction feature from OneStream Live.

🌐 Create Customized Page for Web Live Streaming

Want to enjoy the benefits of web live streaming but don't have a website? You have one less worry because OneStream Live's got you covered. With Live Spaces you can create a personalized webpage for live streaming by customizing the several built-in templates. You can customize the font, color, and background, add social media handles, add a clickable call-to-action, and a lot more. Web live streaming made easy with Live Spaces.

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.

💻 Give the System More Time to Process your Stream

You often have to schedule a live stream, and if you schedule it in just under 10 minutes, you may face delays. This usually happens when you are streaming to multiple channels simultaneously, so the system takes specific precautionary measures to prevent disruption during the live Stream. You should schedule your live Stream 10 minutes before the streaming time so that the system can efficiently complete the processing of your content.

Give the system more time to process your stream

🏷️ Brand your Live Stream with Logos

OneStream Live provides you with the ability to add a logo to the live streams. If you are afraid that someone might copy your content, you must use this feature. Use your logo to watermark your live streams, and in this way, no one else can copy your content. You can use this feature in the thumbnail and logo setting right beneath the thumbnail of the Live Stream you are looking to broadcast. Things get even better when you're using the OneStream Studio. There are many more branding options in there - logos, banners, tickers, backgrounds, and much more.

Add logo to your stream
How to Brand your Live streams with OneStream Studio
Brand your live streams with OneStream Studio, the all-in-one live streaming tool. Add logos, banners, tickers, backgrounds, and more.

🛠️ Modify Live Streaming Content

Sometimes you cannot come up with the video or content on time and have a scheduled stream to go live in a few hours. This is where you need to act fast and change your video at least 30 minutes before the Stream's schedule. This way, the system can efficiently process the modified video and help prevent any negative feedback from the audience and server failures.

How can I modify or edit scheduled streams?
Modifying or Editing Scheduled Stream

🔀 Schedule a Playlist

Create a playlist for your pre-recorded streams and schedule them. Just click on the playlist and select all your uploaded videos. Don't worry about the sequence. You can re-arrange them easily by just dragging them. You can schedule your pre-recorded videos up to 60 days in advance and go live on your desired date and time without actually being live.

Creating a Playlist for Pre-Recorded Streaming
Curate a playlist and live stream pre-recorded videos with OneStream Live. Offer continuous content to your audience with ease and convenience.

✂ Edit File Name before Scheduling

Want to edit your file name before going live? You can edit the title within your dashboard while scheduling. So don't worry if your uploaded file name is video-version-cut.mp4!

📟 Add Captions/Subtitles

OneStream Live allows you to add open captions to your pre-recorded live streams by using .srt files. This cool feature is a must-have, as it will expand your reach and grow your audience tenfold, making your streaming experience much more accessible to your audience.

How to Make an SRT File via OneStream Live
Enrich and enhance your video content by adding subtitles. Learn how to create SRT files via OneStream Live.

⏩ VOD >  Video-on-Demand

OneStream Live supports VOD. The video-on-demand feature saves the live Stream as a standard video for future playbacks.

How does it work?

Once a live stream ends, the VOD feature allows you to save the video as a regular video on your social platform. Users can watch content according to their schedule and from any device whenever they want.

Having the VOD feature for the Live Stream has its benefits.

  1. Followers who missed out on the live Stream totally or from any point can watch it afterward as it.
  2. If you don't want to save the live Stream as VOD  after the Stream ends, you can check the delete stream/VOD option while scheduling the Stream, and in this case, the Stream will not be available for the audience on the social platform after it ends.
  3. It helps you to manage the content library and your channel.

📢 Multistream

Multiply your viewership with mulsitreaming to more than 40 social media and the web simultaneously. OneStream Live allows you to multicast your pre-recorded and real-time videos on several social platforms at once. You can also simultaneously embed your live streams on your website or any other RTMP destination.

Create & Multistream your Broadcasts with OneStream Studio
OneStream Studio is your one-stop shop for creating and multistreaming professional quality live streams on 40+ social media & the web at once.
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Amna Suleiman

Amna is the Digital Marketing Specialist at Catalyc.ai. She is a Social Media enthusiast driven by marketing vigor & technological hindsight.