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    Jeff Russell

    There is no Livestream Tab under Experiences

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    Ryan DeLap

    Live streaming services have a delay of anywhere from 10-15 seconds; has this been factored in when embedding into a game?  If I'm reacting to the guesses at the end of a multiple choice question, will the players be watching me stare at the camera for 15-30 seconds at the end of the question before seeing me start talking, even though I actually began as the question timer ran out?

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    Jonboy's Trivia

    Followed the directions to the letter. Linked my Google ads account to YouTube and vice versa. Approved on both ends. Clicked "enable embedding." Verified that my videos aren't age-restricted. Everything is set up just fine but YouTube live streams cannot be added to the game. Fix it, please.

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    Dan Deibert

    If you have created a new Youtube account (since the beginning of October I believe) to use this feature (as I did), it will not work.  In addition to following the steps listed above, YouTube now requires you to have 1,000 followers before your stream can be embedded.

    Older accounts are grandfathered in.

     

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    Jeff Russell

    No, Dan Deibert. You are wrong. I created a couple of new Google/YouTube accounts about 2 weeks ago (in December 2020). They work fine. I can embed them, but I don't think you can do it from the webcam option. I tried a couple of times that way, and it would not allow me to edit the stream to include embedding. I believe that you must use the Stream option and then connect a source like OBS or Xsplit. 

    Unfortunately, this leaves out StreamYard as well because there is no way to send the embedding command. Too bad for StreamYard. They are going to be left behind, in my opinion. "Virtual" sources that rely on a browser just don't seem to work. You have to use a dedicated Stream-Source application in order to control the encoder that way (ie use the embedding switch).

    Hope this helps

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    Dan Deibert

    I've actually confirmed this with Youtube/Google.

    The only way for new accts to embed a live stream is to be part of the Partners program.

    The entry requirement for the Partners Program is 1000 followers or 4000 watched hours in the previous year.

    As you suggested, I tried to create a live video with a 3rd party program (Wirecast) and it will not allow you to create a video with the "embed" option selected.  It returns an error saying that you can't do it.

    I CAN embed a live stream on my older, personal YT account which is my workaround.  On my account that I created mid-December, it can't be done.  Again, I confirmed this with Google/Youtube.  I was directed to try and join the partners program once I had 1000 followers.

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    Jeff Russell

    Thanks for the clarification, Dan.

    I didn't stop to think that, even though the channel that I created 2 weeks ago is new, it is tied to my regular user name (which is several years old).

    I stand corrected.

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    Crowdpurr Support

    Great comments everyone. We're aware of the problematic issues of embedding YouTube and their requirements to enabled Allow Embedding. In 2021, we'll be working on "rolling our own" native embedding solution, directly in Crowdpurr.

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