RECORDING / STREAMING

Ohyay has built-in recording and streaming functionalities. Streaming works with popular providers such as YouTube Live, Vimeo, Twitch, and Facebook. You can also live stream into a video element in the same, or any other ohyay space. Any streaming provider that allows RTMP input (see: STREAMING RTMP INTO OHYAY) will work with ohyay.

Recording a Room

To record a room in your space:

  1. Open the Room menu and select Start Recording.
  1. You'll know your room is recording when you see the red On Air message at the top of your screen.
  1. Open the Room menu again and select Stop Recording.

  2. Click on Workspace > Manage Recordings to download your recording.


Recording Multiple Rooms

To record multiple rooms in your workspace:

  1. Open the Workspace menu and select Start Recording.
  1. You'll see a recording bot appear in the Rooms List, which will act much like a regular user in ohyay.
  1. Right click on the recording bot's thumbnail in the Rooms List (see above) and select Have User Follow You. Now, the recording bot will record whatever room you decide to move into. This lets you record and stream events that move throughout your space.
  1. Open up the Workspace menu and click Stop All Recordings when you are ready to stop recording.

  2. Click on Workspace > Manage Recordings to download your recording(s).


Streaming from ohyay

  1. Open the Workspace menu and select Start Recording.

  2. Click on Add Stream in the pop-up window.

  1. ohyay supports sending streams to multiple streaming providers. Simply provide the RTMP base URL and streaming key from your provider to start a stream.

Streaming into another ohyay room

You can stream one ohyay room into another room (or even another workspace). This can be useful if you want to set up an overflow workspace to let users watch what is happening in a main space if the main space is full (for example, you have over 500 guests). Or, you might set up a room in the same space and let users with a bad connection watch a live stream from this room- the live stream can buffer and might use less bandwidth if there are lots of speakers.

To do this, create a video element in a room (in the same or any ohyay workspace). Set the video element to use RTMP. Enter an RTMP key suffix in the video element (of any string you like- this just identifies the stream. For example, "main"). Then, start live streaming as described above. The video element will have read-only properties for the RTMP Base URL and RTMP Key. See also STREAMING RTMP INTO OHYAY .

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Note: the streaming will have a slight delay of 1-10 sec depending on the user's connection.

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You may need to "invoke play" on the video element to start the live stream.


Viewing Recordings

Recordings can be viewed using the Workspace > Manage Recordings menu item.


Hiding/Blurring Elements from Recordings

Select the element to pull up its settings in the right-hand panel. Check the box next to Hide in Recordings under the Advanced category to hide the element from your recording.

You can also blur an element from a recording by checking the box next to Blur in Recording under the Filter category of the element's properties.


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