With Eventdrive, you have the possibility to define the most appropriate type of session for your live event: Plenary or Workshop.
A plenary session is a top-down format where your speakers speak and your participants listen. In this case, participants can benefit from all interactive services, but cannot use the Raise Your Hand which allows them activate their camera and microphone to come on stage.
Maximum number of video streams: 2,700 (i.e. 9 activated cameras, mics or screen shares with a maximum of 3,000 participants).
There is no delay between speakers when interacting with each other.
However, the plenary session option has a delay of ±15 seconds for participants.
Video that have uploaded directly in the Eventdrive platform cannot be broadcasted using a plenary session.
One option for video streaming would be via a tool (such as OBS or Vmix) that will allow streaming (on a thumbnail). You could ask ask your AV provider how they can help you stream videos.
A workshop is a session where both speakers, moderators or audiovisual professionals, and participants to broadcast their video. Participants can take the stage by activating their camera and microphone using the Raise Your Hand feature and also share they screen if you have allowed these permissions in your live stream settings.
There will be no delay in your live stream and you can launch uploaded videos during your session. (NB: they will not appear in your event recording via Eventdrive).
The maximum number of video streams (speakers, shared screens or participants) is 9.
You can reduce the maximum number of thumbnails to increase the maximum number of participants that can connect to your event livestream.
Depending on the number you choose, Eventdrive will automatically display the number of participants you can have in your session.
NB: The number of streams will not exceed the maximum number of streams you have chosen. If you have reached the maximum number of streams allowed, one stream will have to be cut off for another to be broadcasted. In addition, if you exceed the recommended number of participants, this can cause technical problems that may lead to your event crashing.
RTMP broadcast via URL
With a Live RTMP broadcast you have access to a plenary type broadcast with a professional control room. The quality of the live broadcast is superior but the delay between the live broadcast and the retransmission will be longer.
For your Live RTMP you will have access to a URL and a Stream key to be able to broadcast the live via a professional control room software. On your Live RTMP you will also be asked whether or not you want to record the content of your Live before launching it.
⚠️ If you choose not to record the Live, it will not be possible to go back and record
the content later.
Manage your event privacy in your Live Streaming in the settings.
- Public: your event livestream is visible by anyone who has the link to your event.
- Private: your event livestream is only visible to participants with an access code. The access code can be sent to your participants via email.
If you set your event to private, then the participant code will appear on the right, below the "Status" section.
You can also decide whether your live event is open or closed. You can keep the live session closed until the day of your event, so that participants cannot access it.
You can also decide if you want to enable or disable the live chat for your session. If you disable the chat, participants are unable to exchange and share messages.
- A thumbnail is the block where content is broadcaster i.e. a speaker's or moderator's camera as well as screen sharing (e.g. PowerPoint or Keynote).
- You can choose your video and sound input in your settings at the top right of the live stream or before logging in as a participant or moderator.
You can also completely logout of your live session in the settings tab. This could be useful if you have performed several tests for your event and have automatically been identified via a personalize link.