Live Streaming to Multiple Destinations with VidiU Go
This tutorial will walk you through the steps to using Teradek’s Core cloud-based management software to use your VidiU Go to stream to multiple channels. This tutorial picks up after your VidiU Go is set up on the VidiU App and connected to the internet. If you have not been able to set up your VidiU Go, please visit this support page to begin the steps in the process.
- Begin by opening your VidiU Go app and then select your VidiU device.
- When working with multiple destinations, you will need to make use of one of our cloud-based management software, either Sharelink or Core.
Below is a diagram showing the differences between Sharelink and Core to help find which platform is right for you. To learn more about the differences between these two platforms, please visit this FAQ page.
- To set up using one of these platforms, select “Settings,” followed by “Cloud.” You will see the options “None,” “Sharelink,” and “Core.” Select your preferred platform. For this tutorial, we will be showing the steps using Core.
- Sign in to your Core account. If you do not already have an account, you will need to make one. You can follow this link to create a Core account. You can follow this link to create a Sharelink account.
- You will see that you have no channels configured at present. This process will tell the encoder, the VidiU Go, to send the video to the cloud-based management software, in this case Core. The encoder will then deliver the video to your desired content delivery networks, which in the case of this tutorial will be Facebook and Youtube.
To begin, download the Core app on your iPad. Search “Teradek Core” in the App Store and download this app. Once downloaded, open the Core app and use the same login you used previously.
- Once logged in, you will see your main dashboard. Hit the hamburger button at the top left to see the navigation menu. Listed here are your sources, destinations, transcoding engines, as well as other pages for your management.
Click “Sources” to pull up a list of your encoders, and you should see your online VidiU Go. If you have connected multiple encoders to your Core account, you will see all of them listed here.
- Hit the hamburger button again and click “Destinations.”
Toggle over to channels and then hit the three dots in the top right corner.
- Next, click “Add Channel” and you will see a full list of all available CDNs, or Content Delivery Networks. This is a list of CDNs that work natively in the Core app, but you can also use this software to stream to unlimited destinations using RTMP for more flexibility.
Note: every CDN is different so make sure that you familiarize yourself with every CDN you plan to use before starting your live stream. For example, on Youtube you have to manually start the live stream from Youtube's website, which could delay your stream’s start.
- We will be using Facebook so after selecting that option, sign in to your account.
- Select “Choose Page” and then choose where you want to send this stream. In this tutorial, we will be using “My Timeline,” but if you have other pages on your account, those will appear here as options as well.
- You can also title your video and change privacy settings on this page. Once all the settings are to your liking, click “Add.”
- Now you can see the channel has been added. Go back to the three dots in the top right corner and select “Add Channel” to add a second channel.
- This time we want to add a Youtube account, so the first step is to go to your computer and set it up.
On a computer, go to studio.youtube.com on your browser and in the upper right-hand corner you’ll see the “Go Live” button. Click that button first.
- This will open up the Youtube Studio. Select “New Stream” and give it a name. We chose “VidiU Go Stream,” but choose what you want your stream’s name to be.
- Set the stream to “Public” and add your description here as well. This is also the screen where you can choose to schedule for later or add a custom thumbnail if you want.
We will choose if it’s safe for kids or not, and then at the bottom select “Create Stream.”
- Your Youtube stream is now ready to go and will prompt you to connect streaming software to start preview.
- Back in the Core app, select “Youtube.”
- You will be asked if Core has permission to access your Google account, to which you will need to say yes in order to stream to Youtube. Log in to the Google account connected to the Youtube account on which you set up your stream.
- After logging in, you will see that there is no event selected under Events. Click “No Event Selected” so you can then select your Youtube stream we just created. Click “add.”
At this point, if you want to add more than these two stream destinations, go back to step 12 and continue adding destinations by following prompts on screen.
- Both of your channels are now ready to go to the Core app. Next, we will need to connect them to the VidiU Go encoder that is online. Click the hamburger button to pull up the menu navigation and select “Dashboard.”
- On your dashboard, you will see your available workspaces. On our account, you can see “Default” and “VidiU Go.” On your own account, you will most likely only have a “Default” workspace. We created the “VidiU Go” Workspace for the use of this tutorial, and that will not be on your account.
Select the correct workspace if it is not Default.
- On your workspace with the VidiU Go, you will see that the “Go Live” button is not highlighted as an option. That’s because you haven’t set up your destinations yet. This is our next step.
Select “Destinations” and then click the plus sign next to Channels.
- Select the channels you previously connected and wish to stream to and then “Add.” Now you can see both of your channels are ready to go live.
- Next, you can either click the big “Go Live” button to start broadcasting to both your channels at the same time, or you can individually toggle them on next to the name of each channel.
- You can see on the VidiU OLED display that the stream has started and you are live.
- Now your streams are live, so you can check your Facebook and Youtube to be sure the feeds are active and then continue with your stream!