The True Adventures of a High School Librarian

The True Adventures of a High School Librarian

Monday, September 5, 2016

Making the Move: Google Hangouts On Air Is Now YouTube Live



The change from Google Hangouts On Air to YouTube Live (officially starts September 12, 2016) didn't concern me until I tried to actually set up a live event and became confounded and bogged down by the whole "encoding" nightmare.

Forget about encoding unless you are an advanced videographer.

The issue that threw me off was how to set up a YouTube Live Event for a future date without the use of encoding (custom vs. quick).  Perplexed and frustrated after hours of researching, playing around with YouTube Live, and reaching out to my PLN for assistance, I finally figured out a solution! YAY!

Below is the Google Slide presentation with step by step picture directions.  If you have any questions or see a step I have missed please contact me.


10 comments:

  1. Thank you for setting this up. I too spent ages trying to buy it all out and felt bewildered as well. One thing, could you please turn off the auto advance on your slide show? Ta

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    1. Actually, is okay. I worked out you just pause the slideshow.

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  3. Hey Nikki, have you learned anything about how YouTube Live and Chromebooks will work together? In everything I saw about YouTube Live, it required an encoder but all the encoders I saw were installable items on Win, Mac and Linux OSes.

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    1. I will try my directions on a Chromebook when I get to school in the morning and get back to you. In the directions provided there is no need for an encoder at all.

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    2. Nikki, did it work OK with a Chromebook. I'm leading a PD session in a few weeks with teachers who have Chromebooks. I'd like to know for sure if the new YouTube Live/ Hangouts OnAir will work for them. Thanks in advance for your response. Doug

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  4. I wish I would have had this before I learned the encoding way! On a positive note...I do know another way. Thanks!!

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  5. I'm able to strive my instructions on a Chrome book when i get to high school inside the morning and get again to you. inside the directions provided there's no want for an encoder at all.https://www.youtube.com/c/AGNnewsChannel

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