Basics of Streaming Sacrament Meetings with Reference Table

Using the Church Webcasting System, YouTube, etc. Including cameras and mixers.
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Basics of Streaming Sacrament Meetings with Reference Table

Postby bretbassett » Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:50 am

On 25 September 2020, a notice was sent to local unit leaders (including Stake Technology Specialists) regarding principles to consider when determining how to stream sacrament meetings.

The attached documents are to help those new to broadcasting understand the basics of how to do stream a live event, to provide links to other documents we have posted, and to provide a reference document of broadcasting tools which we have tested and have proven to give good results. This document will be updated as additional options are evaluated but does not include all possible streaming solutions available, nor is it a list of required solutions. Many STSs have posted additional solutions in this forum that work well for them and may be good options for others as well.
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Re: Basics of Streaming Sacrament Meetings with Reference Table

Postby drepouille » Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:17 am

Google Meet (G Suite) is not mentioned in either document, probably because it is better for interactive meetings, rather than a non-interactive broadcast. G Suite has a live stream broadcast option. However, whoever is the administrator for the church G Suite account has not enabled the live stream option for our G Suite accounts.
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Re: Basics of Streaming Sacrament Meetings with Reference Table

Postby jepthy » Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:30 pm

In the letter sent from the church, I believe it mentions being able to use the Church Webcast platform using a mobile device as the source. I have not seen references to this, what are they referring to?

The only way I am aware of to use the Church Webcast is via the Teradeks, and buying these and cameras for every building is cost prohibitive.

I am leaning towards borrowing laptops, webcams and a usb mic, and using YouTube Live. Anything I may be missing?

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Re: Basics of Streaming Sacrament Meetings with Reference Table

Postby Mikerowaved » Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:25 pm

They are referring to the Larix Broadcaster app, available free for Android & iOS.

Here's my step-by-step instructions for setting it up.

I bought a couple cheap gooseneck suction-cup car phone holders to mount to the pulpit. Done.
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Re: Basics of Streaming Sacrament Meetings with Reference Table

Postby mevans » Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:30 pm

jepthy wrote:In the letter sent from the church, I believe it mentions being able to use the Church Webcast platform using a mobile device as the source. I have not seen references to this, what are they referring to?

The only way I am aware of to use the Church Webcast is via the Teradeks, and buying these and cameras for every building is cost prohibitive.

I am leaning towards borrowing laptops, webcams and a usb mic, and using YouTube Live. Anything I may be missing?

You can stream to the church webcast system with any tool that can stream to RTMP. A paid Zoom account can do this. The free OBS software (Win/Mac/Linux) can do this. Microwaved also mentioned some options. I'm sure there are others.

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Re: Basics of Streaming Sacrament Meetings with Reference Table

Postby bido101 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:59 am

drepouille wrote:Google Meet (G Suite) is not mentioned in either document, probably because it is better for interactive meetings, rather than a non-interactive broadcast. G Suite has a live stream broadcast option. However, whoever is the administrator for the church G Suite account has not enabled the live stream option for our G Suite accounts.


Our stake has a G Suite non-profit account. We tried to use the Meet broadcast feature, but, at least at the time, all participants had to have a G Suite account within the broadcasting domain. Which isn't exactly convenient... handing out a new Google account to an entire unit?

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Re: Basics of Streaming Sacrament Meetings with Reference Table

Postby Clingmann » Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:37 pm

A simple HD webcam on a music stand riser to an old computer/laptop is easy and works well for Video using any of the platforms. Getting the audio OUT of the church PA and into the computer running the webcast is the part I think most are struggling with (I know I am). All we need is a simple transmitter to connect to USB or Mic in on a laptop. Anyone able to share a working audio out of the church system into a computer (wireless or otherwise, see no need to buy an expensive video encoding system)?

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Re: Basics of Streaming Sacrament Meetings with Reference Table

Postby drepouille » Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:24 pm

We have several audio options:
- Record Out (line level output) jack
- Webcam mic
- Wired Lavalier mic
- Wireless Lavalier mic
- Comtek ALS receiver
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Re: Basics of Streaming Sacrament Meetings with Reference Table

Postby wixomgb » Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:03 pm

Can those who participate in Virtual meetings at home be counted for the Sacrament Meeting attendance?

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Re: Basics of Streaming Sacrament Meetings with Reference Table

Postby mark.taylor2 » Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:43 am

Yes, once the livestream is over you can see how many people watched the livestream.


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