Racing Live on YouTube

BlueLineRacing Sunday, 9/5/2021

Hello, everyone. Looking for some feedback from anyone who knows anything about live videos on You Tube. 
To race live on You Tube you have to have 1000 subscribers. Unfortunately we aren't close to there yet and it looks like awhile before and if that will ever happen. The next option is using an App called StreamLabs. It works in conjunction with your YouTube page and allows you to stream live with less than the 1000 subs but in my case it has not worked and I get a message that says something along the lines of "The account not allowed to go live". It's probably just a setting I have to fix somewhere but I can't figure it out. Anyone have any insight on this? Or a more user friendly way? I'm not interested in streaming on FB. I'm just interested in going live on YouTube. Thanks


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redlinederby 9/6/21
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Interesting...I don't have 1,000 subscribers but it lets me stream live...??

When you click on the Create icon, does it show the "Go live" and then block you? Or does it not even show the Go Live? Although, I'm doing this from my laptop, not my phone. Maybe the phone is different.

But if YouTube is blocking you, I'm not sure any app is going to let you get around that. That's something that YouTube manages, not a third-party. So if you're getting an error in the non-YT app, then it's probably because YouTube is saying, "No."

I've never tried streaming using my phone as the source. I've always used my laptop with cameras hooked into it and extra software to boot. If you haven't yet, it might be worth trying to see if it will let you stream from your laptop/desktop...worth a shot. And then if lets you from there, it's figuring out the equipment you'll need. 

  • Yes from a laptop I can but obviously I’m not going to record races from a laptop. From a phone you have to have 1000 subs which makes little sense — BlueLineRacing
  • Could you set up a web cam to your laptop, instead of using your phone? — Chaos_Canyon
  • Weird that YT makes a difference, good to know! — redlinederby

I wasn't going to spend any money on a camera but it's an option 

  • If you're live streaming I'd probably go with a fixed camera setup anyway. Just set and forget. Let your laptop do all the heavy lifting. Your phone would probably drain in a heartbeat too so you'd be tethered eitherway. — redlinederby

Hard to set is and forget it and get the whole track and show the times. I would love to if I could

  • I'm experimenting with a set of 4 fixed color security cameras and a dvr. Will report back on success or failures of said system. — Redline_Salvage_Inc
  • Yeah, true. You'd need some extra extra equipment to do live camera switching. 2 cameras and a remote track start. Then you could be directing from the laptop as its happening, switching to graphics, etc. Would be cool but a 2-man job at least, probably. — redlinederby
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