YouTube’s Interface During A Live Event

What does it look like behind the scenes when streaming with YouTube’s live streaming service? Well, I have a sneak peak for you.  Linked below is a short screen recording during a live stream of high school football game played in November of 2015.  The voice-over was recorded in January of 2016.

IMG_1134The video shows the archived page for the game broadcast and then the actual screen recording that was recorded about 10 minutes after kickoff. First, I show the “Info and Settings” screen where you can name your broadcast and put in a description as well as search engine tags.

In the next section I show the “Ingestion Settings” where you can download the event profile to load into your Tricaster or Adobe’s Flash Media Encoder program to stream using a laptop.  This is done BEFORE the event begins.

BOR_YouTubeThe next part of the recording shows the “Live Control Room” which is the page where you spend most of the time during a live broadcast. This page shows you some very valuable information, mainly the health of your broadcast and if you have any errors in sending your stream to YouTube. The Live Control Room also shows you how many concurrent viewers you have and what quality your audience is viewing your stream. You can also dive in and get information on what countries, states and cities your viewers are located, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
The last part of the video I show the final analytics and what the archived stream looks like. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at


Albert Dupont

Albert Dupont is the Facilitator of Advanced TV Broadcasting (ATVB) at the St. Charles Parish Public Schools Satellite Center in Southeast Louisiana. He has been at the Center since it's opening in August of 2005. The Center is located on the Mississippi River, just north of New Orleans, in Luling, Louisiana. The ATVB Class at the Satellite Center is also known as Press Play Productions. The “student run, student led” team produces an award winning football show called “On The Prowl” and live sporting events. Before becoming a teacher, Dupont worked for 17 years in the broadcast industry as a producer, videographer and editor at WVUE in New Orleans, WAFB in Baton Rouge and KATC in Lafayette, Louisiana. As a videographer and editor he has won numerous Louisiana Associated Press and New Orleans Press Club Awards. He is also an Avid Certified Instructor in Media Composer and an Adobe Certified Associate in Premiere Pro and Photoshop. You can follow him and his class at the following Twitter and Instagram accounts: @W5Video & @PressThePlay Press Play Production’s Website:

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