I will be running an undergraduate student conference on Zoom, where I will be inviting speakers to talk and present (using the screen sharing function). I have a Zoom premium account (but unfortunately not a Webinar account) to do this, but to get around the limit on attendance, I plan on live-streaming the conference to YouTube using the in-built streaming function provided with Zoom.
During the conference, there will be a period of time where one speaker is leaving and another is joining the meeting and setting up. Ideally I would ‘pause’ the stream from Zoom so that those watching on YouTube don’t see/hear the speaker joining, but having tested this, the YouTube stream ends after a certain period of time so this option seems too risky!
I know how to control the video displayed on the YouTube livestream (by using ‘Spotlight’ feature on Zoom), but aside from muting people in Zoom I can’t find any options to control the overall audio that is sent from Zoom to YouTube.
Is there any way to control the overall audio/video from the Zoom meeting that is live-streamed to YouTube, either on the Zoom end, or the YouTube end?
As a potential compromise, is it possible to run two sources into the same YouTube livestream (using the same Stream URL + Stream Key)? While I pause the Zoom livestream, another source (on a friend’s computer, potentially) can keep the YouTube running, and when my speakers are ready I can continue streaming the Zoom meeting?
I am aware that I can screen capture the video + audio using OBS, but I have run into problems when sharing screens and I am limited by my technology, time available and lack of a budget! I’m also not sure how much the quality of the stream will degrade using this option.
Tech/software I have available: 2017 13-inch MBP running MacOS Mojave, Zoom Premium (meetings only). I appreciate that the ideal solution will probably require an expensive/time-consuming solution, so worst-case scenario is I just live-steam the whole meeting and give my speakers a warning that they are live as soon as they join the meeting!
Apologies for the long text, and thanks in advance for your advice!