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On today’s Tech, No Babel: Live streaming : Why YouTube Live streaming may not be the best choice for your live streaming host[tweet “Live-streaming on YouTube may be the best live-streaming host for your church. Here’s why:”]
If you’re using YouTube live-streaming in your church tech ministry, you might have some problems. It’s not designed for the needs of churches, so it’s worth noting these problems.
First, there’s no main embed code. So each week you have to embed your video in your site. Update: Either use the “IX Show Latest YouTube” plugin in WordPress or embed a YouTube playlist containing the live-stream to get it to work. Thanks to Daniel J. Lewis for the plug-in tip (see below) and ahhyeah on YouTube for those tips.
Even if you have a streaming license, YouTube doesn’t currently (as I’m writing in December 2014) have a way to white list your account. I’ve heard of at least two churches that had their stream pulled mid-service because they had copyrighted music.
When they fix these problems, it will be a great service.
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