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.

  1. When restarting your broadcast, let viewers know to stay put and you’ll be right back.

  2. 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.

  3. 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. 

  4. Check your YouTube channel (or YouTube dashboard) to see if your broadcast has resumed.

If your broadcast has not resumed, then follow these steps:

  1. Refresh the browser running STAGE TEN Studio.

  2. Re-add any media assets in the STAGE TEN Studio you want to use.

  3. Participants will need to refresh their STAGE TEN Connect performer interface and click Join again.

  4. 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)

  5. 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). 

  6. In Stream Control, toggle the switch on to start streaming to your destination. 

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