From creative team meetings to remote video village, Live Room is the CORE feature that enables your team to remote conference and review in real-time.
CONFERENCING & COLLABORATION: A Live Room offers a high-end Dolby™️ video conference space, complete with advanced background noise cancellation. As the Live Room creator, you can invite other CORE users to join you in a conferencing session immediately or ongoing ad-hoc as needed. Your created rooms remain open and available to invited users until you delete them.
VIDEO STREAMING: Beyond just collaborating together, a Live Room also gives you the option to have 1, 2, 4, or up to 9 live camera feeds streaming into the room. We’re talking almost zero-latency, global video streaming directly into your room, with watermarking, and we can record those streams automatically into CORE.
In this article:
- Set Up a Live Room
- How Stream to Live
Set Up a Live Room
This tutorial shows how to create a Live Room, set up streaming end points, and broadcast a video towards a streaming end point. Login to CORE and click the new “Live Rooms” button to get started.
Create a New Live Room
In the image below, under Live Rooms, you can see a group of rooms. Before even running a meeting, a specific Live Room must be created.
Click on “Create Room” to create a new room.
In the popup window, name the Live Room to whatever is appropriate.
Select if you want your streams recorded. Recorded sessions will appear in the Browse directory called "Live".
You can also optionally create up to nine live end points. In the illustration, three end points have been created. Go to How to Stream a Live Room Feed below, to learn about setting up your feeds.
- Verify the number of streams you want included in your room. The addition and removal of feeds within an existing room are not yet editable in the first version of our newest feature.
Once this room is created, it will appear as a thumbnail in your Live Rooms. Simply click on it to begin a Live Room meeting.
Basic Controls of a Live Room
The basic controls of a Live Room are found in the middle of the bottom bar.
Microphone Button - Mutes or Unmutes the Microphone
Camera Button - Turn your camera on or off with this toggle.
Share Button - Allows the user to share either a screen or window on their computer.
Panel Toggle Button - Switch between Gallery view and Conference view
Hang up Button - Click here to leave a live room
Additional Panel Controls
The three additional buttons on the right of the middle bar bring up new panels.
1. Info Button - Displays the streams, the publication token, and the enable recording switch.
2. Settings Gear - allows user to change their microphone, speaker, and video inputs.
3. People Button - Shows a list of all attendees in the room. In this case, only one user is present.
How Stream to Live
The Live Room can stream video, live camera, and other sources like a desktop using the publication token and the stream name. To get the publication token and stream name, click on the Info button. In the illustration there are three streams, and one token. The same token can be used for each.
Note, “Labels” are the user friendly reference for these streams. “Stream Name” (blurred in the image) are globally unique, and will be used for broadcasting.
Connect the External Source to LIVE
For specific details about setting up OBS as your streaming source, go to How to Use OBS for My Stream Source: Set up a Live Camera Feed or Stream a File with OBS.
In the example below, we use OBS Web-RTC on a MAC computer to set up a stream, but other streaming software or operating systems can be used. To open a stream with OBS do following:
- Within the OBS Web-RTC app, go to the top menu and click OBS Web-RTC
- Then from the drop down select “Preferences.”
- Under the new window, select “Streams.” Make sure the following settings are set:
- Stream Name is any Stream for the Live Room
- Publishing token is the Token also take from Live Room
- Service is “Millicast-WebRTC”
- Codec is h264
Close this window. Click “Start Streaming” to send to Live Room.
Once this stream begins, you’ll see the stream in the Live Room. In the image below, we are streaming to one of the three end points created when the room is set up. For our example here, we’ve chosen a video of sheep as a source.
Notice at the top, the camera is also turned on as a part of LIVE's video conferencing.