YouTube Live Captioning: Create a YouTube Live Event

Follow the steps below to schedule a YouTube Live Event within the YouTube Studio Dashboard.
Note that the steps below must be done before scheduling live captions for the event within 3Play Media.

Step 1- Sign in to YouTube

Sign in to your YouTube account.

Step 2- Select YouTube Studio

Click your user icon located in the upper, right-hand corner of the page, and from the dropdown menu that appears click YouTube Studio. 


Step 3- Click Go Live

To schedule the YouTube Live Event, click the Go Live icon located on the upper, right-hand side of the YouTube Studio Dashboard.

YouTube Go Live icon


Step 4- Create New Stream

To create the Live Event click New Stream.

On the next window, name the stream/live event and add an event description (optional).

3Play Media's Live Captions can be sent to any privacy level stream so choose either:  i. Public → viewable by anyone on YouTube ii. Unlisted → only viewable by you iii. Private → visible to select viewers. 

Schedule the event keeping in mind media content will only stream to the YouTube Live Dashboard based on the time that the live captions are scheduled within 3Play Media.

IMPORTANT: Note that at this time during the event stream creation process, the live captions will not yet have been scheduled. Captions must be scheduled in 3Play after the YouTube event is created (i.e. after the steps in this article have been completed).

Select the intended Audience.
Next click Create Stream.


Step 5- Enable Closed Captions

Under Stream Settings enable Closed Captions.

Keep this set to the default setting Post captions to URL.


Next Steps...

Schedule Live Captions within 3Play Media


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