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Creating a new YouTube Live Stream Now stream using the old classic interface

Step 1

Log into your YouTube account. Go to the top right, click on your icon and then click YouTube Studio.
 
 
 

Step 2

Up to the very top right of your screen, select the Create button and choose the Go live option. If this is your first time, you may need to wait 24 hours for YouTube to activate your account for live streaming.
 
 
 

Step 3

In the left sidebar select the button called Stream Now Classic.
(If you don't see this button - navigate to this link: https://www.youtube.com/live_dashboard).
 
 
 

Step 4

Under the Basic tab fill in the details for your live stream including Title, Description and other settings. 
 
 

Step 5

Scroll down to the Encoder Setup section on click Reveal and copy the Stream name/key noted here.
 

Step 6

Open up the stream settings window in vMix. From the Destination dropdown menu, select YouTube Live.
Paste the Stream Key from Step 5 into the box provided.
 
 

Step 6

Click Save and Close to save your YouTube Stream settings
 

Step 7

To begin the stream click the Stream button in your vMix window or open the Stream window and click Start to begin sending the stream to YouTube Live.
 
You should now be streaming to YouTube Live!
 

Last Updated: Thursday, 7 May 2020 5:40:19 PM