In addition to adding live streams directly from Crowdpurr and connecting OBS to Crowdpurr streaming, you can embed third-party video content on participants' mobile devices.
This is great for embedding a YouTube video or YouTube Live stream that you want participants to view. Alternatively, you can also embed a Twitch video or live stream.
With this functionality, you can dynamically add:
- Static intro videos uploaded to YouTube or Twitch
- YouTube videos for specific questions, segments, rounds, etc.
- Celebrity messages and recordings uploaded to YouTube
- YouTube Live streams when you're streaming to YouTube instead of Crowdpurr
- Twitch live streams when you're streaming to Twitch instead of Crowdpurr
- Static outro videos uploaded to YouTube or Twitch
On-Demand Videos allow content to be run at any time and will display directly on Crowdpurr's Participant View. You can add up to 10 videos or streams that can be triggered at any time.
Add an On-Demand Video
On the Experience Dashboard of your Experience, go to the salmon-colored Streaming tab. Then scroll down to the On-Demand Video section as displayed below:
The On-Demand Video section on the Streaming tab of the Experience Dashboard
Add a YouTube Video
To add a static YouTube video or YouTube Live stream, click on the Add YouTube button. A pop-up appears that requires a YouTube Video's URL.
Find a Video on YouTube
To add a static YouTube video, simply go to YouTube and search for the YouTube video you wish to add. On the video's page, click on the Share button and copy the URL to the video by clicking the Copy button next to the video's URL in the pop-up dialog.
This YouTube video will be added to the On-Demand Video section in Crowdpurr.
Add the YouTube Video to Crowdpurr Using the URL
In the YouTube pop-up dialog in Crowdpurr, paste the copied URL and click the green Search button.
Configure the YouTube video's Start and End after searching for it.
Configure Settings for the YouTube Video
If you want the YouTube video to start at a certain point, you can enter a Start time. Additionally, you can enter an End time and the video will stop at that time.
Add the YouTube Video to Crowdpurr
Click on the blue Add Video button to add the video. The video is now added to your set of on-demand videos and streams. You can add up to ten videos.
An added static YouTube video ready to be triggered to play.
Playing an On-Demand Video or Stream
Once you've added your on-demand videos and streams, you can trigger them to play on participants' mobile devices. Simply click on the green Play button below the video or stream you wish to play.
Press the green Play button to start playing an on-demand video.
The on-demand Video will now play on all participants' mobile devices. The video will play until it is finished or stopped by you.
The video playing on-demand in the Full Width Content Layout mode.
The video playing on-demand in the Vertical Crop Content Layout mode.
Stopping an On-Demand Video or Stream
When you want to stop an on-demand video or stream, simply click on the red Stop button underneath the video that you want to stop.
Press the red Stop button to stop playing an on-demand video.
Adding Twitch Videos and Live Streams
Adding videos and live streams from Twitch is done following the same process as YouTube. Simply find your video or live stream on Twitch, copy its URL, and paste it into the Twitch dialog pop-up after clicking the purple Add Twitch button.
Adding Live Streams Versus Static Videos
You may add third-party live streams the same way you add static videos, just click the Live Stream tab in the pop-up dialog after clicking Add YouTube.
Click the Live Stream button to add a YouTube Live stream instead of a video.
Adding Your Own YouTube Live Streams
Adding your own YouTube Live Stream requires having a YouTube account that allows the embedding of live streams. There are certain requirements for this. We suggest streaming directly in Crowdpurr using Crowdpurr Streaming.
Creating your own YouTube Live stream or Twitch stream is beyond the scope of this Help Center article. However, YouTube is a great resource for learning how to create your own streams on YouTube or Twitch.
To learn more about streaming in Crowdpurr check out these articles:
- Add a Live Stream to Crowdpurr
- Connect OBS to Crowdpurr Streaming
- Recording Live Streams in Crowdpurr
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