Recording Private Hangouts with YouTube!
We just got a fantastic bonus for Hangouts! The ability to utilize YouTube to make Private Recordings of our Hangouts. Read on for the details...
First let's define what a Private Hangout
is vs. a Hangout on Air
. The video calls many of us have come to know and love are called Hangout Video Calls
. When you keep them private among friends or business associates many of us call them Private Hangouts.
The hangout video calls you want the entire world to see are called Hangouts on Air
(many of us refer to them as HOAs). They are the Live Broadcast type that stream live to the Public via YouTube power.
Recently, we have been given access to another YouTube feature called YouTube Live Events
and that allows for some special magic to happen with our HOAs... That's where I've connected the dots and come up with this special formula that allows us to have YouTube make recordings of "Private" Hangout video calls!
Learn about YouTube Live Events vs. HOAs here: http://goo.gl/eeqwgh
Here is how to make it work (the private hangout recordings)... follow these steps and it should work well, mess them up and your Private Video Calls will be streamed Live for the entire world to watch, so be careful please.
BTW, this technique may replace the need for using 3rd party tools like Camtasia or Screenflow to capture those private video sessions, but you must have access to YouTube Live to make it work.
► Start a Hangout on Air, and stay in the "Green Room" - don't go live
► Move to the YouTube Live Events interface and edit the HOA info
► Adjust the HOA to be "Private" instead of "Public" and SAVE
► Return to the HOA interface and start your show (start broadcast)
► (optional) Delete the Public post of your HOA from your stream
► End your HOA broadcast (end broadcast)
► Go to your HOA video inside the YouTube Video Manager
► Add your private guests to the Privacy Settings so they can view
When I meet with clients and provide training on using Hangouts properly, many times the client wants a recording of our session so they can review it as much as they like... This method will allow me to let YouTube do some of the heavy lifting without taking up another 'space in the room'. Hope you like it!
Find out what services I offer as The Hangout Helper by visiting www.TheHangoutHelper.com/Services
Thanks to the following people that helped me test this process out and verify that it was working as expected... +Nikol Murphy +Brian Gundersen +Domingo Rogers +Bern Rexer +Trey Collier +Trevor Beck
As far as I know this is not a Bug, but if it is, you may want to check back with me to see if GooTube "fixed" it so it no longer works as expected... I'm not getting rid of my +Telestream ScreenFlow
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