When you choose to broadcast a live stream to Facebook or YouTube you can select the "stream type" - either "event" or "continuous". 

This article explains what the differences are between these two stream types in Grabyo Studio, on Facebook, and on YouTube.

Comparison of Features

        Event-based Live Stream
      Continuous Live Stream
Grabyo Studio Campaign Library
  • VOD will be saved to your selected campaign for the whole duration of the live broadcast.
  • The final 4 hours of the live broadcast will be saved as VOD in your selected campaign.
  • Up to 4 hours of VOD will be generated after the live broadcast is stopped. (A new post will be created if your broadcast streams for longer than 4 hours)
  • Page followers will be sent a notification that the page has gone live.
  • When the live video ends the VOD will automatically be published to the page (unless you uncheck the "auto-publish VOD" option)
  • No VOD will be generated.
  • Page followers will not be notified.
  • When the live video is ended, the post will be unpublished from the page, so it will be visible only to admins of the page.
  • YouTube link is only available once the stream has started.
  • You can create multiple live streams simultaneously in your YouTube channel.
  • You can share the link to the live stream before you start the live broadcast.
  • Only one live broadcast can be shared to your channel at any one time.

Key points to consider when sharing a live stream:

  1. Select either Event or Continuous stream type.
  2. Select the campaign to save VOD to after stream is stopped. Any Geo restrictions on the campaign will also apply to the live stream.
  3. Select whether you want a VOD created  in your campaign library after the stream is stopped. 
  4. Indicate if you would like a VOD published to your Facebook Page after the live broadcast is ended.