Event-based vs. Continuous live streaming
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- When the live video is ended, the post will be unpublished from the page, so it will be visible only to admins of the page.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:
- Select either Event or Continuous stream type.
- Select the campaign to save VOD to after stream is stopped. Any Geo restrictions on the campaign will also apply to the live stream.
- Select whether you want a VOD created in your campaign library after the stream is stopped.
- Indicate if you would like a VOD published to your Facebook Page after the live broadcast is ended.
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