The maximum broadcast length on YouTube Live is 8 hours. Every 8 hours, you’ll need to end your broadcast and start a new one. The best way to handle this is to track when the 8 hours will end, and prepare to end and restart the broadcast ahead of time.
- When restarting your broadcast, let viewers know to stay put and you’ll be right back.
- Watch the clock, if you get to eight hours before a restart, check the output in your live dashboard and make sure you’re still live - it’s possible YouTube will not send the Stage TEN studio a message that it’s cut you off.
- In the STAGE TEN Studio, in Stream Control, toggle the switch off to stop streaming to your destination. Then, toggle the switch on again to start resume streaming to your destination.
- Check your YouTube channel (or YouTube dashboard) to see if your broadcast has resumed.
If your broadcast has not resumed, then follow these steps:
- Refresh the browser running STAGE TEN Studio.
- Re-add any media assets in the STAGE TEN Studio you want to use.
- Participants will need to refresh their STAGE TEN Connect performer interface and click Join again.
- If #3 fails, participants need to reconnect (close their existing STAGE TEN Connect and then they can click their previous invite link, or you can send a new invite link from the STAGE TEN Studio)
- Any OBS feeds will need a new stream key. The STAGE TEN Connect associated with the OBS feed will need to be refreshed to acquire a new stream key (the RTMP URL will remain unchanged).
- In Stream Control, toggle the switch on to start streaming to your destination.