Integrate live video with a Slido event

  • 24 August 2020
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When you run a meeting or a conference with people joining remotely, Slido allows you to make them part of the conversation. Many videos and live streaming services such as Vimeo, YouTube, Facebook Live, and others provide an iframe link that can be easily embedded into your event.

 

Remote participants simply enter your Slido event (via event # or event link) to see both live video and Slido polls, ideas, and questions.

 

In this article:

  • Turn on live video integration
  • Integrate Slido with Vimeo, Facebook Live, YouTube or Twitch
  • Preview how the video displays for participants

 

Turn on the live video integration in Slido

 

You can embed any video with HTTPS embed code in Slido. To do so, turn on the live video options in your Event settings and insert your embed link:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Select Integrations
  3. Toggle on Live video
  4. Enter your video link (embed code)

 

To edit or remove your embed link, click the three vertical dots:

 

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Any video with HTTPS embed code can be embedded in Slido.

 

Standard requirements for the embed code

 

The video link for embedding can be usually found in "share or "embed" sections provided for your live video service. It usually looks similar to this:

 

<iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/N5YHQ0wj-JE" width="100%" height="100%"></iframe>

 

For the link to work well:

  • it must contain only the iframe tag, e.g. <iframe src="https://page.com"> </iframe>
  • any kind of <script> or <div> tags have to be removed
  • make sure your link starts with https://

 

Integrate Slido with Vimeo, Facebook Live, YouTube, or Twitch

 

To integrate live video with Slido, use the iframe code to embed the video. You can use any live video service that provides an embed code.

 

No domain is restricted. Using <iframe src="https://allhands.meeting"> automatically works.

 

Embed Vimeo Livestream video to Slido

  1. Go to livestream.com
  2. Find your video, select Share, then Embed
  3. Copy and paste the code to Slido

 

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Embed Facebook Live to Slido

  1. Go to facebook.com
  2. Find your video, click on the dropdown menu, then select Embed
  3. Copy the link and paste it into Slido

 

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Embed YouTube to Slido

  1. Go to youtube.com
  2. Locate your video, select Share, then Embed
  3. Copy and paste the code to Slido

 

When embedding a YouTube video, please make sure it’s set to Public with Allowed embedding under Video Details → More options

 

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Embed Twitch to Slido

 

Twitch channels allow for both recorded and live content. This can be especially useful if you’d like to achieve multiple streams in a single Slido event. 

 

Once you obtain the embed link for your Twitch video through the Share button, you must do one little edit before pasting it to Slido. Please replace the www.example.com part of the code with app.sli.do.

 

Here’s an example of the embed link before and after the edit:

 

Before:

<iframe src="https://player.twitch.tv/?channel=experimental_sound_studio&parent=www.example.com" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" scrolling="no" height="378" width="620"></iframe>

 

After:

<iframe src="https://player.twitch.tv/?channel=experimental_sound_studio&parent=app.sli.do" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" scrolling="no" height="378" width="620"></iframe>

 

Preview how the live video displays for participants

 

To see how the embedded video looks in Slido on smaller screens, such as smartphones, click the Participant mode on the left side of your admin,

 

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For computer view (bigger screens), go to Participant mode, click the three dots, and select Copy link to clipboard. Then, open a new tab in your internet browser and paste the link.

 

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Useful tips:

  • Tip 1: Embed Slido event into your website
    If you wish to embed your Slido event together with the integrated video into your website, we recommend embedding the two separately in order to avoid any potential technical issues.
     
  • Tip 2: Invite your participants to engage with your Slido event
    There are three ways of how your participants can enter the event: via an event code, event link, or QR code. You can share any of them with your participants via email, social media, or your preferred tool. Our Share a link to your event article tells you more.

 

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