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Live Broadcast

Warpwire provides users with the ability to create a Live Broadcast which they can share with other users.

Currently, live broadcasting is not supported in all browsers, though you can view a live broadcast in any browser. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Opera all support live broadcasting.

To begin setting up a Live Broadcast, navigate to the desired Warpwire Media Library in your browser. If the library doesn't yet exist, you'll need to Create a new Media Library or turn on Warpwire for your course within an LMS context.

Click the plus (+) button at the top of the screen, then select "Live Broadcast" to begin the process.

Add content dropdown menu, with 'Live Broadcast' selected, within the Warpwire video platform

Give your broadcast a Title and Description, then click "Setup Live Broadcast."

Pane with user inputs for Title and Description of live broadcast

You'll now be directed to a page where you can preview your stream. You'll see a video preview, along with input selection dropdowns under the "Setup" tab on the right. If you have any external cameras or microphones plugged into your computer, you can select them as input options at this time.

Live broadcast interface within the Warpwire video platform Live broadcast Video and Audio source settings close up

To the far right of the tabs, there is a "Share" link. Click it to customize the sharing settings for your stream.

From the sharing option window you can copy the share link or embed code, or set the stream's share permissions (Private, Specific Users and Groups, Institution, or Public).

Share interface for live broadcasts

When you're satisfied with the preview and sharing settings for your stream, click the "Start Live Broadcast" button.

Your live broadcast has begun! You'll see your video stream, with a small red "LIVE" notice above. This lets you know that the stream is functional and has not been disrupted. You can also see how long you have been broadcasting - live feeds via the browser are limited to one hour.

Live broadcast interface with video in progress and message in chat box

To the right of the video, in the "Live Chat" tab, you can chat with everyone who is watching the Live Broadcast. You can also designate your handle, the name which will be displayed alongside your any comments you make.

Closeup of live broadcast chat box

One tab to the right will show the number of "Watchers (#)" of the live broadcast. You can quickly see the number of watchers from the label. Click to Watchers link to see them listed individually.

Closeup of live broadcast list of watchers

When you are ready to end your live stream, click the "Stop Live Broadcast" link, and verify your choice.

Live broadcast 'are you sure you wish to end?' alert

The Live Broadcast will then save to the Media Library from where it was created for viewing again later.

See also: Multi-Source Capture and Capture from a mobile device.

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