How to stream a Zoom call to Vito

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Why use Zoom with Vito?

Zoom hardly needs an introduction. Businesses and individuals all over the world use it to hold conference calls daily, and in an event setting it can be used for interviews, panels, roundtable discussions and more. But hosting your entire event on Zoom can be a lackluster experience for your attendees and limiting for you as an organizer.

Combining Zoom with Vito allows you to broadcast a video call between you and your speakers to all your attendees, while they hang out in a welcoming hub that contains a live-updating schedule, fun-to-use discussion section, pages of custom content, a list of your sponsors and speakers, and more. Plus both you and your participants benefit from Vito’s built in safety and moderation tools, like being able to control your visibility or report a code of conduct violation. It’s the best of both worlds.

How to broadcast a Zoom call to a Vito hub

Zoom allows you to stream a meeting or webinar to another platform if you have a Pro, Business, Education, or Enterprise account.

The first thing to do is for an Admin on your account to enable Custom Live Streaming Service. Hosts will then be able to stream individual meetings or webinars whenever they need to. Here we provide some step-by-step instructions, but if you get stuck on any of these points, this help article from Zoom goes into more detail.

To stream a meeting

  • Sign into Zoom and head to Account Settings
  • Jump down to the “In Meeting (Advanced)” section, and switch the toggle to active next to “Allow live streaming meetings”
  • Check the “Custom Live Streaming Service” box
  • Optionally include some livestreaming instructions — there’s a template you can copy below
  • Set up or schedule a new meeting as normal and configure it to your preferences
  • Click the Live Streaming tab and then on the link to configure livestream settings
  • Enter the stream URL, stream key and page URL for your Vito hub (instructions for how to find this information can be found in the next section) and hit save
  • After launching the meeting, click "More", and then choose the service on which to live stream your meeting — as you’ve already configured these details ahead of time, you should be able to start streaming right away

To stream a webinar

  • Sign into Zoom and head to Webinar settings
  • Click Edit next to “In Webinar Settings”
  • Check the “Custom Live Streaming Service” box
  • Optionally include some livestreaming instructions — there’s a template you can copy below
  • Save changes
  • Set up or schedule a new webinar as normal and configure it to your preferences
  • Click the Live Streaming tab and then on the link to configure livestream settings
  • Enter the stream URL, stream key and page URL for your Vito hub (instructions for how to find this information can be found in the next section) and hit save
  • After launching the webinar, click "More", and then choose the service on which to live stream your webinar — as you’ve already configured these details ahead of time, you should be able to start streaming right away

Template instructions for hosts

As promised, here are some template instructions that the Admin can paste in when enabling livestreaming at account level in Zoom:

Livestreaming Instructions
Stream URL: rtmps://global-live.mux.com/app
Stream Key: Copy from Vito hub admin area (under Content > Livestream)
Live Streaming Page URL: Enter the public-facing URL for your hub

Locating your stream key in Vito

In the admin area of your Vito hub, navigate to Content > Livestream and click on the green button to create a stream key — this will generate the details you need to plug into Zoom. Here’s a side-by-side example so you can see how the Vito details map to the Zoom fields:

Side-by-side screenshots of Vito and Zoom stream settings

The first two fields conveniently have the exact same name in both services. For the “Live Streaming Page URL”, enter the URL for your hub. Hit save, and you’re ready to stream your meeting or webinar to your Vito hub.

Putting it all together

In the admin area of your Vito hub you’ll need to click on the green button to show the video player, so that the stream displays in your hub. We recommend running one or two test streams from Zoom to an empty hub ahead of time, so that you can check you’re happy with how everything works.

One minor thing to note is that there’ll be a Zoom watermark in the bottom right corner of the video. Zoom has a beta option to replace this with your own watermark, but it will still say “Powered by Zoom” underneath.

Screenshot of a Vito hub using the Zoom to livestream

Practically, what this setup will allow you to do is to share the Zoom call link with just your panelists, speakers or interviewees, and all the rest of your attendees can simply log in to your Vito hub in the browser to watch the broadcast, without needing to download anything or sign into Zoom themselves.

If you want to help your speakers give their best performance, check out this post with guidelines for speakers, and for more livestreaming tips including best practice for what to do before, during and after a stream, take a look at our ultimate guide to livestreaming. Happy streaming!

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