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How To configure Youtube with Cloud Encoder for 360 Streaming

Last Updated: Jun 16, 2016 10:50AM PDT
This will describe how to setup your YouTube account for 360 streaming -

If you don’t have a YouTube account, you will need one. In YouTube, click the user icon in the upper right‐hand corner and then click the ‘Creator Studio’ button.


The CREATOR STUDIO page will open.
Next click ‘LIVE STREAMING’ from the leᢠ‐panel list, and then click ‘Events’.


Then on the upper right‐hand side click the ‘New live event’ button – which opens the new live event form (Figure 16).

NOTE: Only 'Live Events' support 360 streaming.  'Live streaming' does not support 360 streaming at this time: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6396222?hl=en

First, enter a Title; for example, My 360 Test #1. It is also a good practice to provide a short Description and any appropriate Tags.
Then set access to ‘Public’, ‘Unlisted’, or ‘Private’ from the drop-down opposite the Title field. Then choose Type ‘Custom’.
Now click ‘Advanced settngs’ from the top of the form (see Figure 16).
In the ‘Advanced settngs’ form, scroll to the lower‐right panel, check 360° video (see arrow), and then click ‘Create event’.


Streambox® 360 Live Streaming Now click ‘Ingestion Settngs’ from the top of the form.
Then, on the bottom right corner, select the ‘Custom ingestion’ option, then ‘Select a stream’, and ‘Create new stream’.


You will want to give your ingestion stream a unique Name; for example, we used ‘360 video stream’ but any name will do. Again, it is good practice to provide a Description.

You will also need to set the Maximum sustained bitrate that you can support to ‘3000 Kbps – 6000 Kbps (1080p)’. If your network cannot support sustained bitrates of 6000 Kbps (6 Mbps) then you may not be ready for live 360 streaming.
Click the ‘Save Changes’ button.

Now you will be in your Stream page (note the title of your stream in the upper lefthand corner). If you look a half a page down from there you will see where you can ‘Select your encoder’.
From the dropdown, select ‘Other Encoders’ which will reveal the required settings to point your stream toward YouTube; that is, Stream Name, Primary Server URL, and Backup Server URL.



We now need to jump back to the Streambox Live ‘Decoders’ form and fill in the values from the ‘Select your encoder’ dialog (see ). Use ‘Primary Server URL’ here for ‘Server URL’ and ‘Stream Name’ here for ‘Stream Key’.
 
 

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