Attendify Youtube integration allows attendees to see your Youtube Live Streams and Youtube Videos from within Attendify's Virtual Platform and Mobile Apps. This article will explain how integration works. It's broken down into several parts for easier navigation:
1. Youtube Live Streaming Integration
Youtube currently allows Public Youtube Steams to be embedded.
❗️Unlisted Youtube Stream links are embeddable technically, but once a viewer opens such a stream on an embedded player, including Attendify Virtual Platform, the stream sometimes may get automatically banned for an attendee.
Make sure to have Allow Embedding enabled for your LiveStream:
2. Youtube Video Integration
Attendify Integration supports Public and Unlisted Youtube Videos. Private Youtube Video links are not supported through the integration.
It is important to note when uploading your own video to your Youtube channel, that Youtube prioritizes the ability for content owners to control who is able to watch the content. That is why your video may fall into certain restrictions based on your video content that could prevent the videos to display through Attendify Mobile Experience either for all or only for certain attendees.
Youtube content restrictions include the following:
Geographic restrictions: some videos may be restricted in certain countries. This restriction applies to where the attendee is located.
Limited syndication (syndication = reruns of content owned by a third party): even if you allow syndication, the content owner could override that and disallow syndication. For example, this could happen if you upload a video that contains a soundtrack that is owned by another content owner.
Music Copyright Claims is a frequent restriction that prevents attendees from accessing Youtube Videos on Attendify Mobile Experience. Learn more here.
Other Restrictions: some videos are only playable on a certain set of domains and are not available for mobile integration (so may become unavailable within Attendify Mobile Experience). According to Youtube, the only foolproof way to know if an attendee has access to watch a video is to have them try watching it.
To make sure your Youtube video is available for all attendees across various devices during the event, we recommend following the next steps.
Step 1. Keep an eye on the status of your video inside the Youtube Studio. Specifically, please check the Visibility and Restrictions columns.
If the video contains a Restriction and/or has a Partially blocked status under the Visibility column, please try to edit your video to meet the Youtube requirements, and upload the video to Youtube Studio again.
📌 If your video content for some reason is of a nature that cannot bypass Youtube requirements, you would not be able to provide all your attendees with access to the videos through Attendify Mobile Experience. Please consider switching to other video integration options: Vimeo, Wistia.
Step 2. Test. Test. Test: We recommend you test the videos on Attendfiy Mobile and Virtual Experience across various devices and locations in advance of your event.
3. Setting Up Youtube Sessions on Attendify
You can add a Youtube Video or Youtube Live Stream to the event schedule in a few easy steps:
click the "+" icon to add a new session to your agenda
in the pop-up window, scroll down to Live Streaming & Video
select Youtube in the drop-down menu
embed your Youtube link and configure Start Time & End Time for the session to control when it's going to appear within your Attendify platform
4. Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: How can I restrict access to my Youtube sessions? Can I hide the ability for attendees to open Youtube sessions directly from Youtube?
A: You can restrict access to any sessions on Attendify with the help of the following functionality: Session Registration, Personalized Schedule, Hidden Schedule feature. However, it is not possible to completely remove the ability for attendees to copy the Youtube stream or video link.
Q2: Is it possible to stream from Attendify to Youtube and other social networks?
A: Simulcasting is available with the help of other tools: third-party platforms that allow doing so and can be integrated with Youtube/Vimeo, setting up Attendify Streaming session in an RTMP mode, using your Zoom account to run a session and stream it on Attendify and Youtube simultaneously.
Q3: Will my Youtube Stream be saved automatically?
A: Every stream is automatically saved and archived by YouTube itself, but only if it's less than 12 hours long. In case your stream is longer, it will not be saved by Youtube at all.
Q4: How can I test my videos and stream on Attendify before the event?
A: You can create a separate Schedule feature visible to your test group only (here's how). Then just add your sessions to the Schedule and set up the session time according to the date & time of actual testing.
Q5: I want to set up a single session that will have two links: a pre-recorded Youtube video following by a live Q&A discussion. How can I do that?
A: We have only one video/stream integration setting per single session, so we recommend creating two separate sessions instead. The attendees will need to click through to join the following session. Alternatively, you can use third-party platforms to create semi-live experiences. Vimeo and Attendify Streaming RTMP sessions with a combination of encoder software are will set you up for a semi-live event.
Have further questions about Youtube integration? Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or chat with us on any Attendify web page.