Reusing entry points (streams)

 

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If you're a returning streamer, you can easily reuse previous stream settings for new streams.

  1. Create a live stream by going to youtube.com/livestreaming/stream
  2. At the top, click Stream.
  3. When you're asked to, click the live stream with the settings that you'd like to copy. 
  4.  Click Reuse Settings
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From youtube.com/live_dashboard, the Encoder Setup section displays a reusable entry point. Set up your encoder once, and simply start your encoder to start streaming.

If you need to replace your stream name/key, click the Reset button.

Events

Create custom, reusable ingestion settings by using the 'Reusable stream key' drop-down menu under Ingestion. You can use those ingestion settings for multiple events again and again.

For example, you can create one stream called '720-p Gaming' and use those entry points for all of your 720-p gaming events. If you have more than one encoder, you can create a stream called 'Encoder A, 720 p'. You can now use these entry points for all of the 720-p events that you do on that encoder.

For testing, you can create a test stream and a live stream associated with the same source stream. That way, you don't have to reconfigure your encoder between testing and your live stream.

Make sure that you don't encode to the same entry points simultaneously on multiple encoders.

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