Trying to stream a third-party platform directly into Symphony? Don't worry we got you!
This is particularly helpful if you have speakers who are more familiar with a different virtual meeting platform and do not need the audience to contribute. Or if you want to be able to have numerous different people join at different times. You need to be sure that the third party you are streaming in from allows live streaming and can accept Custom Streaming URL, Key and the Live Streaming Page URL.
Configure your Symphony how you would like.
We recommend testing out as a user and host/moderator so you can see exactly what the attendees (who don't have your power 😉 ) would see for this.
The Audio & Video (beta) shouldn't need to be enabled as you are streaming in from a third-party platform and will be getting the A/V from there.
In the Add Content area, you will enable Custom Live Stream and when you are ready, select Save Symphony.
Once you have selected Save Symphony a pop-up containing your RTMP Stream info will appear. Don't worry it will also live in your Symphony listing under the one you are hoping to stream into.
Add this Symphony link to the Schedule Item you are wanting it to represent if you have not already.
You will then navigate to the third party that you are streaming from (Zoom, OBS, Wirecast, etc) and set up the meeting or video you are wanting to stream in. You will take the Stream URL, Stream Key, and then the URL of the Live Streaming Page URL will be the Symphony link itself that you will be showcasing it in.
Once you have set that all up, you can go ahead and "Go Live" with the Symphony at any point. The big determining factor here is you will then only have to "Go Live" from the third-party streaming source.
IE: if you are using Zoom, you can set everything up, you can have your speakers enter the Zoom before the Symphony start time, and then when you are ready for it to start streaming to the Symphony, you will simply select "Live on Custom Live Streaming Service.
Please note, there will be a delay of anywhere from 10-20 seconds from the third party to Symphony.