I’m setting up Webinar Jam right now and it requires me to use a streaming software to link my mac to my youtube account. I was going to use “Wirecast”. Is that what you use? Any advice here?
Hello Sir, I’ve sent a message to Mr. @andyfreist to get back to you on this as he handled all our webinar jam tech stuff.
I think you may be confused, as you do not need any sort of streaming software to use webinarjam, or any webinar platform for that matter.
WebinarJam has a new 2.0 version they just released recently, so now there are two ways to use webinarjam.
Option 1 (old way): via Google Hangouts. This is their legacy system, and uses google hangouts for the webinar. (30 second delay)
Option 2 (new way): via their Jamsession Room. This new system used new tech, and then feeds into your Youtube Live account for recording and streaming.
You do NOT need streaming software. But you DO need to follow the instructions they provided to sync it with your youtube acct.
Can you link me to where you are seeing a mention that you need streaming software?
@andyfreist – I ran into this as well during the set up of the livestreaming feature on YouTube just now after remembering I had a WebinarJam lifetime membership. (Still wondering if I should unremember. LOL. Andy J is not my favourite guy.)
According to these instructions on setting up our YouTube account so JamSessions will work, we have to enable Monetization, Livestreaming and Embedding.
When you enable livestreaming, the next step so to set up an encoding software. The help message says:
Before you can start streaming on YouTube, you need to download encoding software and then set it up. Learn about Live Verified encoders in our Guide to Encoding.
You may need to use the server URL and stream name/key below to configure the encoding software.
That takes you to this page on selecting an encoder.
Do I assume correctly that you can livestream on YouTube without the use of WebinarJam/JamSessions?
Do you have to set up the encoding software on each device you use (eg smartphone, desktop, tablet)
Lorraine is describing the same thing I came across and provided links.
Oh okay, i see where the confusion lies..
If you were going to broadcast DIRECTLY to youtube live, you would need a broadcasting application (what youtube calls a “streaming encoder”).
Webinarjam’s jamsession room plays that role for you, so you can basically think of webinarjam AS the streaming software..
Thanks Andy, that makes sense. It is a little confusing the way Webinar Jam presents it.
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