Ok so last night I tried something I couldn’t find other examples of and it worked like a charm. So i have this experimental app I have been building for a friend https://thegeoholics.glideapp.io/ for his podcast called the Geoholics. We wanted to try something different and instead of just having audio, we wanted to Stream video to Youtube of the show. At first the stream was wonky but fixed it about 8 minutes in…but that had nothing to do with glide. Glide performed so amazing as always. So here is what I did and what you need.
Create a 8x8 account which allows up to 8 simultaneous streams as a video conference. Once you are inside the app and have your URL set up you will have a URL like this that you can invite others to meet you at… then you can find the Start Live Stream button on bottom right to begin streaming to a You Tube Channel… Once the live stream begins, go to the Youtube Channel you are streaming to and open the Live Video in Session / Copy the URL and place it inside a cell of your spreadsheet and head back over to glide to turn that cell into a Video component. What you then have is the live stream to app which 23 people watched as it went down.
One of the best parts about doing it this way is the live stream gets archived to your youtube channel and can then be pushed to Facebook, Twitter etc. using Zapier or IFTTT. So many possibilities…
On Friday I will be extending this to have 8 different surveyors stream in from different parts of the world and will be capturing these videos inside my community. app.
Just thought some of you out there might be as curious as I was about this possibility. Let me know if you have any questions. Enormous thanks to Glide Team for not only making a rock solid tool, but making this sort of innovation fun and exciting again!
What do you think? Is this useful to you?