YouTube Live Captioning: Streaming via OBS

Step 1- Navigate to OBS Stream Settings

Click the Settings button in the Controls section at the bottom right, then click on the Stream tab.


Step 2-  Enter Streaming Information in OBS

You will be prompted for a Stream URL and Stream Key, which can be found on your Live Event Details page in your 3Play account or the live event success page:



To get to the event details page click on the event title in the Live Captioning Dashboard:



The stream URL and key can be found under the Live Captioning Details. As a default 3Play will provision a unique stream URL and key for each scheduled 3Play event. If you would like to use a Reserved or Static stream target (such that you can maintain the same stream URL and key across your scheduled 3Play events) please follow instructions in this article: 



Add the Stream URL from 3Play Media in the URL field within OBS.
Add the Stream Key from 3Play Media in the Stream key field within OBS.
Do not enable Use authentication.


Step 3- Add Media Source and Begin Streaming

Add a media source by clicking the sign under Sources and either select a Media Source from the dropdown menu or configure an audio/video input. 

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When ready, click Start Streaming in the Controls section within the OBS encoder.


Step 4- Go Live within YouTube Studio

Within YouTube Studio the content will display shortly after the streaming has started within the encoder.

Click Go Live located in the upper, right-hand corner of the YouTube Studio page.

Live Captions will display within the YouTube Live Player shortly after the Live Captions' scheduled start time.

Next Steps after the end of the Live Event...

Accessing the live event transcript within 3Play Media

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