Ohio University

Live Streaming Video

OIT offers two platforms which allow users to broadcast live University events in real-time over the internet from a webcam or mobile phone:

  • Microsoft Stream for videos restricted to users with a valid OHIO login. Stream powers Teams Live Events, a more user-friendly way to manage your Stream live events.

  • YouTube for publicly available videos

These platforms provide hosting and playback interfaces for live video content produced by University users.

How to Access

  • Microsoft Stream: https://web.microsoftstream.com - Sign in with your full OHIO email address and OHIO password.
  • YouTube: https://youtube.com - Sign in with your full OHIO email address and OHIO password. If prompted to choose between multiple account types, choose "Organizational G Suite Account."

Features

Feature Microsoft Stream YouTube
Streaming in Microsoft Teams

Yes

Stream is the default for Teams meetings and live events

Yes

Must play the stream in a web browser while sharing your screen/audio via Teams.

Live Stream Scheduling Yes Yes
Stream On Demand Yes Yes
Record for Future Playback Yes Yes
Advertisement-Free Viewing Yes Yes, when using your OHIO account.
Direct Video Access via Link Yes Yes
Embed in a Webpage

Yes.

Code snippet must be embedded by OIT via service request.

Yes.

Web CMS editors/publishers can embed the code snippet themselves.

Requires a Google AdSense account, but does not require displaying ads.

Privacy Settings

Private by default.

Owner can modify to share with:

  • Groups
  • Specific OHIO users
  • Everyone with an OHIO login.

Public by default.

Owner can modify to make video:

  • Private - limited to specific users by email address
  • Unpublished - users must have the link to view
Viewer Controls: Pause, Rewind, Return to Stream Yes Yes
Broadcast Delays No Yes, either 30 seconds or 60 seconds.
Tracking of Views Yes Yes
Live Chat During Streaming

Yes.

Must use the Microsoft Teams Live Events interface.

Yes.

Must use the YouTube interface.

Moderation and Filtering Yes Yes
Enable/Disable Comments Yes Yes
Video Captions Yes: Automatic and manual. Yes: Automatic and manual.
Multiple Languages Yes: Titles, descriptions, and captions. Yes: Titles, descriptions, and captions.
Accessibility Compliance Playback interface meets accessibility requirements. Playback interface meets accessibility requirements.
Ability to Add Copyrights Original content can have a copyright applied with proof. Original content can have a copyright applied with proof.

Eligibility

Microsoft Stream is available to all users with an active OHIO ID and is enabled by default.

YouTube is available to faculty and staff. It is not available to students or student organizations. Contact the IT Service Desk to request a YouTube account for your OHIO ID.