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Live Broadcast

Warpwire provides users with the ability to create a live broadcast which they can share with other users. Currently, live broadcasting is not supported in all browsers, though you can view a live broadcast in any browser. Both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox support live broadcasting. We are working to bring live broadcast capability to Warpwire in other browsers. To begin setting up a live broadcast, first navigate to the desired Warpwire Media Library in your browser. If the library doesn't yet exist, you'll need to Create a new Media Library or turn on Warpwire for your course (in Sakai, in Canvas).

Tap the + button at the top of the screen.

Next, tap "Live Broadcast" to begin the process.

Give your broadcast a Title and Description, then click "Setup Live Broadcast."

You'll now be directed to a page where you can preview your stream. You'll see a video preview, along with input selection dropdowns. If you have any external cameras of microphones plugged into your computer, you can select them as input options at this time.

Below the Video and Audio source menus is a "Sharing Options" link. Click it to set the sharing settings for your stream.

From the sharing option pane that pops up, you can copy the share link or embed code, or set the stream's share permissions (Private, Certain Users and Groups, Institution, or Public).

When you're satified with the preview and sharing settings for your stream, click the "Start Live Broadcast" link.

Your live broadcast has begun! You'll see your video stream, with a small read "LIVE" button above. This lets you know that the stream is functional and has not been disrupted. At the bottom of the video, you can see how many users are watching, and edit your sharing settings. You can also see how long you have been broadcasting - live feeds are limited to one hour.

When you are ready to end your live stream, click the "Stop Live Broadcast" link.

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