Choosing your room video mode

Once you have activated your virtual room, you will be asked to choose your Room Video Mode.

Please refer to your plan to understand what room modes are available to you

Your room video options (plan dependent) are

  1. Control Room
  2. Pre Recorded Video
  3. Video Conferencing
  4. Video Conferencing Pro
  5. RTMP Streaming
  6. External Link

Open the drop-down menu to make your selection, then complete the required steps based on your choice.

If an administrator changes the room video mode while a live session is happening, it will be updated instantaneously in the Virtual without the need of users refreshing their page. All attendees should see a pop-up message informing them that Live content changed and the new room video mode will be displayed for everyone in the room.
  1. Control Room

Please review this article to learn more about the benefits and functions of using the Control Room option.
  1. Pre-Recorded Video

If you have chosen pre-recorded as your room video mode, you have many options to choose from here. You can paste a link to a web-based video, or upload a video of your own.

To use a web-based video via web URL, simply select 'use link', and paste the link into the text box.

The video format should be MP4. It can be a direct video or an iframe. There is no video size limitation when uploading a video.
choose pre-recorded as room video mode

If you are using a video from Vimeo, you will need to include the embed link when connecting a link to your activity. Click on the Share button on your Vimeo video, and find the embed link as shown below.

Vimeo share with embed link highligted

Once you add this, please select 'Treat pre-recorded video as an embed frame'

InEvent details - treat video as iFrame

To upload your own video file, select 'Upload video', and click on the green upload button to find this file on your computer. There is no limit on the file size for your video

Setting your Pre-recorded video as a Simulated Live Stream

This feature allows you to set a pre-recorded video to be streamed live at the time and date you have selected for your activity.

This function is available for our Advanced and Full Plans.

To activate this option on the above plans, simply go to Settings>Tools, and enable the option Simulated Live Streaming in the Live section of the tools.

screenshot settings > tools > simulated

Doing this will make your pre-recorded content act exactly the same as a live stream, users will watch as if it is a live event. They will be unable to pause, rewind or re-watch the content, unless you then set it as an on-demand video.

Simply upload your video, and then select Treat pre-recorded video as simulated live stream.

You can not use the Use link option when treating the video as a simulated live stream. You need to use the Upload video option for it to work.

We will create a URL for your video.

External links are not supported with this function.

screenshot agenda > activity> pre- recorded video
Embedding a website or PDF file to your pre-recorded session

You can also embed a website or a PDF file to your session using the pre-recorded video mode. To do so, add the website’s URL or the pdf URL to the link field and check the Treat pre-recorded video as an embed frame.

Embedding a website/pdf to a room
When embedding a PDF file, you can add it to the Files page, get its URL and paste it to the pre-recorded video link field.
  1. Video Conferencing

By choosing the Video Conferencing mode, the Control Room will be disabled and WebRTC (Real-Time Communication) will be enabled. You will be able to have up to 9 presenters live at the same time in a live session that can be easy, inclusive, and accessible. It can be accessed from any modern device and requires low Internet connection bandwidth.

When disabling the Control Room and enabling the Video conferencing mode, all attendees must have  i7 Quad Core (physical core) CPU or higher and a minimum connection of 0.5 Mbps per speaker.

Video conferencing 9 presenters

Clean video feed
Clean video feed
A clean feed is identical to the main program output but without any captions keyed into it. In other words, a clean feed is a video signal that does not have added graphics and text.

When using the video modes Video conferencing, video conferencing Pro, and Control Room, the administrators will see an option to open a clean video feed.

By the use of a clean feed, the administrators will be able to obtain a video signal with no graphics or text added to it, put this video in a mixer, and then send the feed back out to another source.

Inside a room set up with the room video modes listed above, click on the button on the bottom-right corner (highlighted in the image below) to open a clean video feed.

Open clean video feed

It will take you to a new window and you will see a pop-up message asking you to press the Start button to start a clean video feed.

Confirm the clean video feed

After pressing Start, a clean video and audio output of that specific stream will start in full-screen mode. The clean video and audio stream have isolated audio.

  1. Video Conferencing Pro

This option is similar to video conferencing, but with a larger room capacity for presenters. If you choose Video Conferencing for your room video mode and you have purchased a plan that includes Video conferencing Pro, you will be able to have up to 17 presenters in a room.

To enable Video Conferencing Pro, go to Settings > Tools > press Edit > scroll down until you see Video Conferencing Pro under the Live Section and enable it by ticking the checkbox. If it says Purchase it's because this option is not included in the plan you have purchased.

VC Pro

If the Virtual Lobby layout selected is Neo, the users will see two video formats when using video conferencing:

  • Speaker view: will switch the large video window between who is speaking with other participants in the meeting.
  • Gallery view: lets you see thumbnail displays of participants, in a grid pattern, which expands and contracts as participants join and leave the meeting.

The attendee will be able to select their preferred layout as shown in the image below:

Video conferencing is the only room video mode with the option for the user to select Gallery view as the video layout option in the Virtual Lobby.
  1. RTMP Streaming

You can choose RTMP streaming as your room video mode to live stream a session using an external software such as OBS, Wirecast, vMix or any other live streaming platform. When you select this option, a blue button will appear titled View Information. Click on this button to open the pop up window with the RTMP code you need to copy to your software

RTMP has better support in terms of video player and cloud vendor integration. On the other hand, WebRTC offers a faster streaming experience with near real-time latency. Since each technology has its own strengths and limitations, they can be selected interchangeably based on the use case, dev efforts/timeline, and people’s skills.

InEvent provides endpoints as a failsafe. All endpoints do not need to be enabled.

Low latency Endpoint

If you are facing buffering issues when using the first two endpoints, you can Enable the Low latency (AWS) as your endpoint.

If you switch the room video mode from RTMP to a different one and then switch it back to RTMP, the streaming will not resume automatically because a new Stream Key will be generated.
RTMP requirements

720p

  • Bitrate: 2,500kbps
  • Frame rate: 30fps

1080p

  • Bitrate: 5,000kbps
  • Frame rate: 30fps

We recommend 10 Mbit for uploads.

We do not recommend 60fps as the bandwidth requirement is too high and our RTMP server will probably cut down to 30fps.

When choosing this option as your room video mode, you will see the following fields

You can enter your external link in the text box to configure your activity. You will be able to use an external platform such as Webex, Zoom Native, YouTube to manage this call.

If the selected Room video mode is External Link, the user will leave the Virtual Lobby to watch the session.


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