Create a Livestream Static Object

The Livestream Static Object is a great way to broadcast a live performance, presentation, or event to users in your oVice Space - and beyond. The Livestream Static Object generates a streaming link for the presenter, and users simply connect to the object to view. 


Access your Static Objects Manager

Access the Static Object Manager in the Space Settings Menu:  Space Settings > Setting > Static Object in the Main (Hamburger) Menu. 




Build a LiveStream Static Object

Set Type

Choose the Other > LiveStream  Static Object type from the horizontal menu bar. The default first option in the Static Object Builder is the Bulletin. Click Other in the menu and choose LiveStream from the drop-down menu.

Note: all changes can be previewed before saving in the Preview Window at right.




Set User Authority

Choose the User Authority for this LiveStream Static Object. Some Static Objects may be given a unique user Authority: choose the user role that may interact with each Static Object from the Select Authority drop-down menu.

For a LiveStream Static Object, a user given Authority will be able to Join to view the LiveStream content.




Set the Location

Finalize the placement of the LiveStream Object. By default, it will be placed in the workspace near the current location of your Avatar. In the Preview window, you may drag and drop where desired. 




Save Your Work

Don't forget to click the Save button to make your LiveStream Static Object in the space




Copy the New LiveStream Link for the LiveStream Static Object

  1. Once the Embedded Content Static Object has been saved, scroll down to locate the saved Object in the Table.
  2. Click Copy URL to save the link to your clipboard. This will be the link to be used by the content creator. 




Begin Your LiveStream

Paste the copied URL into a new browser window. It will request your camera and audio access. What you stream through this window is what connected users in the space will see.




Set the Range of the Embedded Content Static Object

Choose how far the reach of the Object extends by setting the range. Any workspace user's Avatar that comes within the set range will experience the Object's Sub-Canvas Window opening and will be shown the content.

Within the Object's Sub-Canvas, click on the numerical drop-down to adjust the range (indicated by the Object's surrounding gray circle).



Editing Your LiveStream

You can view your new LiveStream Static Object in the Static Objects table, located just below the builder. Edit or Disable/Enable as needed.  



What the User Experiences in the Space

All users in the workspace will be able to view the livestream once within range. The Object's Sub-Canvas Window will automatically open on their screen, and they will be shown the live stream. Like all Sub-Canvas Windows, the window may be minimized or maximized, resized (grab and drag any corner), and moved around the screen (click and drag).


In this example, because the User Authority is set to Member, only users with Member or Admin user roles will be able to connect to the LiveStream Object for optimal audio and video stability.  For more open access, be sure to set the User Authority to Visitor during setup.








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