How to live-stream your sessions on a Dryfta event website?


The Biggest Disadvantage of Webinar Platforms
For hosting virtual events, organizers generally use a webinar platform like Zoom and share a link to the webinar on their event website. This setup, however, means participants have to check-in to sessions on your event website. Then they're redirected to the associated Zoom webinar that would open in a Zoom desktop client. Participants then flock back to the site and check-in to another session and are redirected again to the associated Zoom webinar. So, they have to switch between the website and the webinar platform continuously.

The Biggest Advantage of Live-Streaming
As a better alternative, if you want to improve the participants' experience, so they do not have to move out of the website and go to Zoom to watch the webinar for each session, you can Livestream webinars on your website. This setup lets you offer a branded user experience, ability to monetize through multiple channels and provide audience engagement tools to participants and exhibitors right within the website.

In this article, we will talk about the steps required to Live-stream your virtual sessions on your event website. For this tutorial, we have used the following tools:

Zoom Video Conferencing: for conducting online meetings & webinars
Dryfta Live Streaming: for live streaming your webinar
Dryfta Virtual Event Platform: for event website with audience engagement & networking tools


Step 1
Log in to your Dryfta dashboard and go to Program Builder. Click on the Livestream button to copy your live streaming credentials. If you have concurrent live stream sessions, you'll see as many livestream channels in your dashboard.


Step 2

The feature to broadcast a Zoom webinar/meeting must be enabled first at the administration level inside the account.

To do this, Copy the live streaming credentials from step 1, login to the Zoom web portal as an administrator and navigate to “Account Management” and then “Account Settings”. Under “In Webinar (Advanced)” is an option to allow live streaming Zoom webinars. To utilize Dryfta Video Streaming as a source, the checkbox needs to be clicked for “Custom Live Streaming Service”. These will appear when a Zoom meetings host tries to utilize the feature during the meeting. 

Ideally this describes what the host should enter, which are the live streaming settings mentioned below. 

1. Enter the Stream URL: rtmp://
2. Enter the Stream key: 123456789rf5664gg44bnh81234567xyz
3. Enter the Live-stream page URL:

Note: In a virtual event with parallel sessions, i.e., if you are hosting multiple sessions at the same time, you need as many live streaming channels.




Step 3
To display the Live-stream within your Dryfta event website (as displayed in the header image), copy the "Streaming URL" from your Livestreaming credentials and paste it in the Live-Streaming URL field in the session editor under Dryfta Program Builder

Note: If multiple virtual sessions are hosted simultaneously, you will have to have a separate livestream channel for each additional session so you can live-stream multiple virtual sessions simultaneously with their respective live-streaming channels.




Step 4
To live-stream the Zoom meeting, the host will have to click on the More button in the Zoom meeting console & click on "Live on Custom Live Streaming Service" button (see the screenshot below).

Do not forget to share the meeting link with the speakers of the sessions (which are being hosted in this webinar) so they can join in at the appropriate date & time. 


Pricing details
Zoom Video Conferencing -
Dryfta Virtual Event Platform -


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2500+ participants attended a total of 110 virtual sessions. Together, they sent over 2,000 chat messages & questions and over 4,000 matchmaking requests during the summit.

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