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How to Live Stream a Zoom Meeting via Dacast

By Elsa Thollot

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Elsa Thollot

Elsa is a Product Manager at Dacast, with experience in Sales and Marketing. She takes advantage of her user-centered approach to develop high-quality products.

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      Zoom is a video conferencing service widely used by companies and organizations for remote meetings.  In this tutorial, we will cover how to connect a Zoom meeting to Dacast. The benefit of Zoom live streaming via Dacast is the access to high video quality and stability offered by our streaming services.

      Please note that this tutorial requires you to have a  Zoom Pro, Business, Education or Enterprise account to access the “Custom Live Streaming Service” Zoom feature.

      We strongly recommend that you test the stream before the beginning of the meeting to minimize any issues so that you can enjoy a seamless streaming experience.

      Step 1: Create Your Dacast Live Stream in Dacast

      Log in to your Dacast account, and go to the “Live Stream” section on the left-side vertical menu. Click “Create Live Stream” on the right side of your screen. Enter a stream name, then select the number of renditions and Click “Create”:

      Create Live Stream - Dacast App

      Once in your live stream, your will click on “Encoder Setup” and leave the Encoder Setup window open as we will need this information later on.

      Encoder Setup Window - Live Stream Dacast App 950 - 525px

      Step 2: Set Up Your Live Stream on Your Zoom Account 

      There are 2 options to connect your Dacast account with Zoom. Below we will go through the 2 options; However, we highly recommend using the first option, which is the preferred option of our customers.

      • Option 1: 

      Log in to your Zoom account (make sure you have a professional or premium account)

      A – Click on Schedule a meeting

      Schedule a meeting in Zoom account

      Then fill out the meeting form and click on “Save”. 

      B – From here you will click on “Start this Meeting”:

      Start this meeting option Zoom streaming

      From here, you will have the option to click on “open Zoom meetings” or “Launch Meeting”. 

      C – Once in your meeting you will click on “More” (3 dots) on the far right side:

      Meeting Zoom 3 dot options

      And then you will select the “Live on Custom Live Streaming Service” option as below: 

      “Live on Custom Live Streaming Service option Zoom meeting


      D – In this section, you will fill out the fields with the encoder credentials information we opened at the beginning (step 1). 

      Credentials Dacast in Zoom account

      Click on Go LIVE to start streaming. 

      • Option 2: 

       A – Enable the “Live on Custom Live Streaming Service” Option on your Zoom Account:

      Log in to your Zoom Pro, Business, Education, or Enterprise account.

      On the vertical menu to the left navigate to Admin. Click “Account Management” then “Account Settings.” In the section “In Meeting (Advanced)” under the meeting tab, turn on the option “Allow Live Streaming Meetings,” and check the sub-option “Custom Live Streaming Service”: Dacast - Zoom live streaming - enable live stream
      Update the instructions so that the meeting organizer can configure the required settings when scheduling the meeting.

      To do so you will copy the information from the Dacast encoder setup window that you left open in step 1 and paste the required values into your Zoom account.

      Make sure to use the following format: 

      Stream URL: rtmp://Username:Password@Server (without rtmp://)
      Stream key: Stream Key
      Live streaming page URL: you can use your website URL, or the Share Link in the General tab of the live stream.

      Here is how it should look like:

      Zoom Set Up Dacast Example

      B – Set Up Your Zoom Custom Live Streaming Meeting 

      On your Zoom account, click “Meetings” then “Schedule a Meeting”. Enter the required information, and click “Save” to display advanced options:

      Schedule a meeting in Zoom account

      At the bottom of the page, click the “Live Streaming” tab. Then, click the “Configure Custom Streaming Service” link:

      Live Streaming - Configure Custom Streaming Service Zoom

      Apply the information in the green box in accordance with the format we provided in step A:

      Zoom custom configuration

      Click “Save” to save your live streaming settings. Now, the host will be able to live stream this meeting without having to add these settings after the beginning of the event.

      C – Start Streaming 

      On your Dacast account, make sure that the live stream used for the meeting is set up to “Online”: Dacast - Zoom live streaming - live stream online
      Open the Zoom application or web portal, and start your meeting. At the bottom of the Zoom window, click the “•••” icon and select “Live on Custom Live Streaming Service.” If the Streaming URL, Streaming key, and Streaming page URL have not been entered at this point, Zoom will open a window where you can paste these values from the Encoder Setup section of your Dacast live stream.

      You are now ready to live stream your Zoom meeting straight to your website via Dacast. For more information, please visit Zoom Custom Live Streaming documentation, or contact our support team.

      Any questions or need help/access to this feature? Please contact us. Not yet a Dacast user, and interested in trying Dacast risk-free for 30 days? Sign up today to get started.


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