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Getting Started with Ustream

Postby brutaltruth » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:48 pm

After you've created an account through, you're almost ready to begin broadcasting to millions of people all over the world. The following tutorial contains some helpful information that will get you started and on your way to producing a great show.

1) Create your first show
If you have already created a show, skip down to step 2.

-Login to and visit your account's homepage dashboard, by clicking on your username at the top right of the screen, or by visiting
-From here, select the yellow "Create a show" button located on the far right.

-Enter the title of the show that you choose and click "Create."

-Now, enter any information you want your users to know about your show under the "info" page that opens.

2) Add channel moderators
-You may want to consider adding a few users that you know that you can completely trust to your auto-mod list.
-Login to and select "Manage Your Show" from the left side toolbar.

-From the list that drops down below that, select "Settings."

-Now select "Chat settings" and begin entering the username(s) of those who you wish to make a permanent moderator, then click their username to add them to the list. When finished, just click the "save" button at the bottom of the screen.
**Remember - Never add users you do not know or do not trust. Giving someone automatic channel operator status means they will have full access to commands on your chat, including the abilities to kick and ban other users.

3) Begin broadcasting
-Login to, then from the dashboard homepage, select the yellow "Broadcast" button from the upper righthand corner.

-Select the show you wish to broadcast from under the drop down list that opens and select "Broadcast."

-The window that has now opened is known as the "Broadcast Console," this is where you will control all of the settings for your show when broadcasting or recording a video.
-You will now need to select your video and audio sources from the list before going live. Adjust the video/audio quality as needed until you feel satisfied with the results you see in the preview window above.

-Congratulations! You're now ready to begin your first broadcast, to do so just click the "START BROADCAST" button and you're on your way. You can choose to record the showing if you please, just select the "START RECORD" button to do so.

If you require anymore assistance or encounter issues when attempting to follow this tutorial, someone from the Help Team will be more than happy to answer your questions.
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