As a user, you are always looking for something new and valuable, but you need to explore certain things before getting to something that could help you. Often you are not in a capacity to explore such aspects of the service that you are using and miss out on some excellent tips and tricks.

At Onestream Live, we focus on providing you with the best service and full access to you based on your subscription plans. So if you are looking for some excellent tips & tricks related to OneStream Live, then you are in for a special treat because we’re going to take you through a few useful tricks. This blog could probably serve as a guide for you, too, so it seems like you’re going to get two for one in this blog.

Let’s start then.

Reusing Old Streams

There are some confusions regarding the reuse of any old streams. I’m sure you are all familiar with the cloud services that we provide. The integration of cloud services allows you the option to reuse any previous streams. In this way, you can choose from any video you may have streamed in the past. You can use these storage services by selecting the subscription plan to save as many videos as possible. You can do this by just hovering over your account info on the top left corner of your homepage. This would lead you to the settings page, and from there, you could change your subscription type. It’s that simple!

Use Add-ons for more Perks

OneStream has three different subscription plans apart from a FREE plan that we offer, but additional features can be bought as well, 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 500Gb. The more great part about this is that it can save your 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. How to apply Ad-on? Read Here.

Copy your Previous Title

Another incredible feature that you can use to save your 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 input bar for the stream title and description.

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, and it would increase the character limit to 5000. Cool, isn’t it?

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, and this serves as an excellent safety feature for you.

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Give the system more time to process your Stream

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

Add a Logo to your Live Stream

OneStream Live provides you with the ability to add a logo in 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. You can also hover your logo and place it anywhere on your thumbnail or your live stream.

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Alter Live Streaming Content

There are times when 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.

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.

Edit File Name before Scheduling

No matter what is the title of your video. Within your dashboard, while scheduling, you can edit the name for your stream. So don't worry if your uploaded file name is video-version-cut.mp4 😉

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Captions/Subtitles

OneStream allows you to add open captions to your pre-recorded live streams by using .srt files. This cool and new feature is a must-have as it will expand your reach and grow your audience by ten folds. 💪 Making your streaming experience much more accessible. Still not sure? Let us tell you what benefits open captions will serve. 😎

Here's how it is done:

How to add srt file to your video for captions?
Live streams with captions

VOD >  Video-on-Demand

OneStream now supports VOD. Video-on-demand feature that saves the live stream as a normal 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.
More features are coming soon... 😎

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