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Broadcast a Live Event

Share the broadcast of a live event, then save the video to watch on demand.

Warpwire's Live Broadcast feature allows you to record and broadcast live video, directly from your browser.

The interface is simple and allows you to quickly share the broadcast, see who's watching, and participate in a text chat with your audience. Just like on demand videos, Live Broadcasts can be public, or shared with specific users and groups at your institution.

Once a live broadcast ends, it will be saved to the Media Library you were in when you created it. This allows permitted users to view the broadcast at a later date.

Let's imagine we’re broadcasting the Physics department's commencement ceremony for their spring graduates. They may want to allow all members of the Physics department to watch the event, even if they can't physically be at the ceremony.

The person setting up the Live Broadcast (we'll pretend that’s us, for this demo) will navigate to the Media Library where they want to recording to live once it's complete. You can also create a new Media Library if you'd like.

View of many Warpwire Media Libraries

Now we'll click on the plus icon in the upper-right of the screen and select "Live Broadcast" from the dropdown menu. Live Broadcast is currently available for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox web-browsers.

Add Content dropdown menu within Warpwire Media Library, red arrow pointing to 'Live Broadcast' link

First, we'll be asked to give the broadcast an appropriate title and description.

User input fields to give live recording a Title and Description

You'll now be directed to a page where you can preview your broadcast. 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.

Warpwire live broadcast setup interface

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

From the sharing option pane that pops up, you can copy the share link or embed code, or set the broadcast's share permissions (Private, Certain Users and Groups, Institution, or Public).

Share interface within live broadcast

If we only want our department to be able to view this broadcast, we'd search for them under "Share with additional Users and Groups (Protected)" dropdown option.

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

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

Live broadcast in progress window within the Warpwire video platform

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 any comments you make.

Warpwire's Live Broadcast window with side chat pane visible

One tab further to the right will show the number of "Watchers (#)" of the Live Broadcast. While you can quickly see the number of watchers from the label, click to see them listed individually.

List of users watching live broadcast

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

Browser alert to verify ending live broadcast

Your broadcast will be saved to your Media Library, and can now be watched as an on demand video by anyone with appropriate permissions.

Live broadcast on-demand recording within Warpwire Media Library

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