Going live from Webex Meetings or Webex Events into Airmeet comprises 4 simple steps.
- Enabling Live Streaming in Webex Meetings and Events.
- Create a Streaming session in Airmeet.
- Starting the Webex Meetings or Webex Events.
- Go live.
Step 1: Enabling Live Streaming in Webex Meetings and Events
1. After sign-in on your Webex account, click on https://admin.webex.com which will take you to the Webex control hub.
2. Choose the Webex site to change the settings for, and select Configuration > Common Settings > Site Options.
3. Scroll to the 'Live Streaming Services' section and select 'other streaming services.
4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Update.Webex Help Article: Enabling Live Streaming in Webex Meetings and Events
Disclaimer: Webex keeps on updating the site setting, request you refer to Cisco Webex Help Center for updated steps.
Step 2: Create an RTMP-based session to generate stream key & URL.
Event dashboard > schedule tab > +Add an activity > Select activity (session) type >Choose Stream into Airmeet
a) Fill in Session details & components.
b) Once the details are entered, click on the Save button.
c) To receive the RTMP key & URL, click on the edit option and copy the stream key & URL. These are to be copied in the broadcasting platform you will be using to send the RTMP feed.
Note: RTMP Key & URL does't require any password to send a RTMP stream output.
Related Article: How to stream your Events into Airmeet via RTMP?
Step 3: Starting the Webex Meetings or Webex Events and entering stream key & URL
a) After you've started your meeting or event, go to More Options (3 dots) and click Start live streaming.
b) For WBS40.12 and later sites, you can set the video layouts for your live stream. Click Change streaming layouts.
c) Click Apply.
d) Select the “other streaming services” option to enter the stream key & URL provided by Airmeet for a particular session.
e) Enter the stream link and stream key.
f) Click Start streaming to start streaming from Webex Meetings or Events.
To confirm that you're streaming from Webex Meetings or Events, check for the Live indicator in the upper-right corner of your meeting or event.
g) Go back to the streaming service and wait until you see a preview of a live stream of your meeting or event. When you see the preview, make the stream live.
If you want to change the video layout during your live stream, from the Webex Meetings app, click Live, click Change streaming layout and select the layout you want to use.
h) Once your streaming has begun, verify the stream input in Airmeet by going into the session backstage to see the input coming from the broadcasting platform. The message Audience can’t view you until you start the session will disappear once you start the session.
Once everything looks fine.
i) Click on “Start session,” and your Webex Meetings or Webex Events would be stream into the Airmeet session.
After the session is over, click on “end session” and end the live stream by going back to your meeting or event, select More Options(3 dots), and then select Stop streaming.
Related Article: Live Stream Your Webex Meetings or Events
Points to keep in mind
Cisco Webex watermark would be displayed at the top left corner while streaming into the Airmeet session and can’t be removed as Webex Meetings and Events provide it by default.
There would be a latency of about ~15-20 seconds between the sent and the received stream.
If the input stops midway during a live session, it will freeze at the last frame.
If multiple sessions in an Airmeet are being streamed via RTMP, each will have a different stream key & URL. (in case of multiple meetings or events hosted on Webex).
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