Zoom Webinar Features for Sacrament Meeting

Using the Church Webcasting System, YouTube, etc. Including cameras and mixers.
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Zoom Webinar Features for Sacrament Meeting

Postby bretbassett » Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:11 pm

The attached PDF provides some features to consider using when utilizing Zoom Webinars for Sacrament Meetings
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Re: Zoom Webinar Features for Sacrament Meeting

Postby Mikerowaved » Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:45 pm

Thanks for the very helpful PDF! Quick question. Since the following is recommended (as long as chat, raise hand, and other potential avenues of disruption are disabled):
Webinar Passcode – Generally a passcode is not needed for sacrament meetings using webinar since it is noninteractive for attendees and should be available to anyone who wants to join.
Wouldn't it also make sense for those using YouTube Live to be able to run a Worship Service meeting as "Public", as long as similar avenues of disruption are disabled?
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Re: Zoom Webinar Features for Sacrament Meeting

Postby bartj » Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:05 am

Zoom webinar and YouTube live "Unlisted" events are very similar if things like chat are disabled. They both require the viewer to have received the viewing link in order to watch the event. I don't think marking a meeting as "Public" on YouTube is bad, the benefit is it is searchable in YouTube. That said I would mark mine as "Unlisted" though because if I accidentally enabled post event viewing for an event we've been requested not to record (e.g. sacrament) the on demand video will be harder to find.

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Re: Zoom Webinar Features for Sacrament Meeting

Postby Mikerowaved » Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:43 am

bartj wrote:I don't think marking a meeting as "Public" on YouTube is bad, the benefit is it is searchable in YouTube. That said I would mark mine as "Unlisted" though because if I accidentally enabled post event viewing for an event we've been requested not to record (e.g. sacrament) the on demand video will be harder to find.
There's a switch I use in YT Live that automatically changes the video to "Unlisted" 60 seconds following the upload stream stopping. That gives me a chance to review them for quality issues before deleting them.

I compare this to Meetinghouse Webcaster where Worship Service meetings are generally public beforehand and are taken offline following the webcast. These videos can still be reviewed for a day or so by an STS (or ATS) that planned ahead and jotted the Event Codes down.
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Re: Zoom Webinar Features for Sacrament Meeting

Postby dagostino_j » Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:30 am

Hi all, the document say to use "Unregistered Webinar" to simplify the connection experience for remote attendees. I'm sorry, but we have to enter a Name AND an Email to access a webinar !!!! compared to a zoom meeting this isn't to simplify the connection experience !
Is there an other way to connect with our Name only ? Why is an email mandatory ?
Thanks for your reply if you have already experienced it !
Jerome.

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Re: Zoom Webinar Features for Sacrament Meeting

Postby dagostino_j » Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:28 am

In fact, this happened only if the participant do not have a zoom account or is not connected to his own zoom account. With your zoom account, zoom knows already your email an name ! But not every member or church friend has a zoom account created !!

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Re: Zoom Webinar Features for Sacrament Meeting

Postby Rtech815 » Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:08 pm

aside from accessing issues, how are you switching your video source in Zoom to prevent broadcasting the Sacrament portion of the meeting?
If we use YouTube to broadcast then using OBS as a broadcast manager / editor makes accomplishing this simple.
I do not see an option to run OBS or any other broadcast editor up front in Zoom.
Any suggestions would be appreciated

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Re: Zoom Webinar Features for Sacrament Meeting

Postby swigginton » Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:50 pm

Rtech815 wrote:aside from accessing issues, how are you switching your video source in Zoom to prevent broadcasting the Sacrament portion of the meeting?
If we use YouTube to broadcast then using OBS as a broadcast manager / editor makes accomplishing this simple.
I do not see an option to run OBS or any other broadcast editor up front in Zoom.
Any suggestions would be appreciated
There are a couple of options I can think of. Using only Zoom, just mute and turn off the video for the chapel camera. Optionally, you can share a screen with a message that the sacrament ordinance is in progress. Then stop screen sharing, enable the camera and unmute when ready to resume the meeting.
You can use OBS as a front-end to feed into Zoom. OBS has a virtual camera plugin that Zoom recognizes as a camera source.


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