Livestream Test with Larix Broadcaster
Now that you have your gear setup, let's run a livestream test! Feel free to teach a full class if you want, however, this is not necessary. We just want to ensure you're and the audio is working. *Note: your test should be at least 2 mins long to produce a replay.
1. Set your Space
You want to be sure you're running your test from the location for where you'll be teaching!
2. Setup your Gear
Grab your streaming device (i.e. phone) and add any adapters (i.e. phone charger, ethernet).
Connect your audio to your device like your bluetooth earbuds or wireless mic. Open the Larix Broadcaster app and place your phone in your tripod.
Once everything is connected, grab your second device (i.e. laptop) and sign into your Union account. On your laptop, follow the path Products > Locations. Click on the appropriate space name. *Since your camera is not active quite yet, you'll see a black screen.
3. Livestream Test
We cannot stress this enough, if you are using bluetooth earbuds (i.e. AirPods) please put these in FIRST. We have noticed that teachers who have challenges with their audio tend to start their stream and connect their bluetooth earbuds after. This causes much audio distortion.
Next, open the Larix Broadcaster App on your phone and click the red button to start your stream!
When your stream begins, please allow 15-30 seconds before you see any activity on your second device. And when streaming you should get details on your phone about how long your stream has been going, that you are connected to Union, and the current data rate you are streaming with.
Once you see your stream on Union, be sure to Mute the video player to prevent any feedback.
Now, you can head towards your mat and maybe do a few poses so you can make sure you're still in camera view when standing, sitting, etc. Please be sure to speak so you can have a good reference for you audio. We want to make sure your audio is being pick up from the desired source. After about 2-3 minutes, stop your stream so you can view the replay!
4. Review your Livestream
It's a good idea to confirm your preferred audio source was being used and make sure you were always in the frame. As long as your livestream test was about two minutes long, you can access your replay shortly after you end your stream! Visit Products > Replays if you are an admin.
*If you have a teacher role, you may not be able to view your replay (unless a custom role has been created). Please reach out to your admin team to have them review your replay.
Then change the filter from Unpublished to Pending
Click on your video to play!
To see what your live class experience will be like, please check out our article for Day of Livestream with Larix Broadcaster.
Should you have any questions please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.