Streaming live to YouTube should normally work very well. But there can still be some hiccups. If you're having difficulties, here are some things to look at.
For step-by-step instructions on setting up a YouTube live broadcast, see the article linked below.
For YouTube live broadcasting to work:
When you're done, the Internet LED indicator on the SlingStudio should be glowing green. If it is glowing amber, then your SlingStudio is connected to your network but not to the Internet itself. You'll need to investigate your network to determine the problem. If the Internet indicator is off, then double-check the Wi-Fi connection process or Ethernet cable.
Be sure that you are properly signed on to your YouTube account with a Gmail account (via a web browser on your computer) and that YouTube is ready to accept the live broadcast from the SlingStudio. You need to set up a new event in YouTube before you do anything else.
Within SlingStudio, you can log into YouTube when you set up your project (or later, by tapping the file icon ... the three horizontal lines in the upper-left corner of the Console app ... and then choosing Project Settings). At the bottom of the PROJECT SETTINGS box, tap LIVE BROADCASTING to turn it on, and then tap Select a Destination. You can then log in.
Check upload speed
Using the SlingStudio Console app, check the upload speed that's available to you with your network. To do that, connect the Console app to your SlingStudio, then tap the Dashboard icon (the meter icon in the upper-left corner of the Console app) to open the Dashboard. There, under the INTERNET CONNECTIVITY section, tap Upload Speed and wait a moment for SlingStudio to determine the currently-available upload speed. Note that it's best if your network has an upload speed of greater than 8Mbps.
Check program output bit rate versus upload speed
It is important that the Program Output Bit Rate that is chosen for the YouTube broadcast is lower than the upload speed of your network connection; otherwise, the YouTube broadcast is likely to have quality problems.
To check video bit rate settings:
You're ready to broadcast!
You can do that in either of two ways.
First, make sure that you're streaming video. Then:
For more information about the Live Broadcast Quality Indicator, see the links below.