Updated 8/6/12: IBroadcast channels can now be used in user profiles, blog posts, or added as a Video using the player-only embedding instructions below.
Updated 5/7/12: You no longer have to manually tweak the embed code to get the full player + chat... IBroadcast now generates both widgets for you automatically. See step 3
My name is Sam Rahimi, CEO of IBroadcast.TV - the video platform introduced to you earlier this week by Patrick Chapelle (see http://creators.ning.com/forum/topics/introducing-ibroadcast) - if you haven't read this thread, please do, as it contains instructions for setting up your channel on IBroadcast.
Briefly - IBroadcast lets you easily create and share your broadcast with the world. Create a playlist from anything on YouTube or any live stream on Justin.TV - and turn it into a synchronized broadcast just like ordinary TV (minus the commercials.) This allows your visitors to hang out in the chat room and socialize while experiencing the content together - and if you've got a Ning Network, you can now embed any IBroadcast channel along with the chat and social features in a page on your site.
1. Create an IBroadcast channel by going to http://ibroadcast.tv and signing in with Facebook. If you have YouTube videos shared on your timeline, your broadcast will be created automatically from these. To add more videos (pretty much anything on YouTube), create a customized profile for your channel, and rearrange your playlist, go to "Broadcast Studio" once you're logged in. You can use HTML in the channel profile if you wish to add links back to your Ning network or anywhere else.
2. (optional but recommended) - After customizing your profile, like and share the channel on Facebook using the buttons provided on the channel page...
3. Get the embed code by clicking the "Embed" button underneath the video player. Choose from a video player only (560x315; can be resized) and a full sized player with chat and social discovery features (800x900; fixed size.) Check http://anrdjunion.com/ and http://natewalker.com for examples of the player only; http://anrdjunion.com/page/a-r-dj-union-t-v, http://kingdomzx.biz/page/tv, http://hhiaclan.com/page/hhiatv-by-i-broadcast for the full player + chat.
Have fun, good luck, and I'm here to help out and answer any questions...
I second that Roeland, Sam, also can you ad a volume Slider to adjust the level of sound? Thanks!
Sam, can you guys update the Next version of the beta to include:
*The ability to Print a Playlist to Show Scheduled Programming.
*The ability to add Multiple Playlists for Daily/Weekly Programming. (To Change Everyday)
* The option to control the Volume Feature, also add Video Filters for Different Looks.
*Add Video Editing Features Like Lower Thirds, Logo Branding, Text Scrolling, Broadcast features
tools like Ustream, & Other Online Broadcasting Software has.
*The Ability & Functionality to RECORD your Programming & Scheduled shows. (Save to desktop)
*Add Templates To Embed the Player & Code into, instead of just on a black page. To look more
like you're experiencing Different cinema/theater type setting. Or even Outside, or home Theater
Type, or Other CSS/HTML-5 TEMPLATES That embed Directlu on or to a NEWly Created Page in a
*Features that allow LIVE broadcasting Inserts and Instant Messages to be inserted Ticker Tape
or lower thirds type messages while broadcasting Pre-Recorded or selected content.
*The ability to add Video Content from ANYWHERE, NOT JUST Youtube or the net, from your
desktop, or some other place on the net.
*The ability to Sing in with a Facebook Fan page/Business account and link that to your FB fan
page. I signed in to my FB account, and had to stay signed in to THAT account in order to use
the beta. I wanted to use my FAN PAGE to link the beta to, but it kept telling me to switch back
to the other screen name I used to sign up with, resulting in us NOT being able to use our fan
page with the Beta. Alternative ways to sign up/in would be a great improvement to the Beta.
Thank You for allowing www.artztre.com to test the Beta. It's a Great Improvement to our site! Please consider the improvements we mentioned above for the next upgrade. We will send you a Screen-Shot of the Beta In action on our site. Please consider us to be added to the list of growing Beta users. Blessings.
This would be so helpful. At the moment I have it embedded in a Tab so members have to CHOOSE to visit it. I tried it on the sidebar for a while but figured the autoplay sound on would annoy people.
I am experimenting with this. I would have preferred to have signed up as my network fb fan page instead of my personal fb profile. But, overall I am pleased with your service thus far.
I was wondering, is it possible to have two different ibroadcast channels. I would not mind having a channel for local music imbedded on my ning network and another page for local news. Is it possible to create two broadcast channels under one account?
Though you've signed up with your personal Facebook profile, your iBroadcast channel is on your Facebook page. Facebook doesn't make this apparent with the new interface. You have to click the drop down menu to the right of your modules. From the drop down menu, search and hover your mouse over the mod that reads "TV Room", and you will see a pencil icon, Click it and you can choose which mod you want to switch places with.
This option is only appearing on my personal profile page when I click the drop down box. It is not appearing on my fan page. I have several facebook fan pages for different things, but the TV room is not appearing in any of my fan pages when I click the drop down menu.
Try going to your iB channel and see if there's an option to add it to your page on the right.
That was it! The option was on the right side on the iB channel as you suggested. Thanks Patrick!
You're welcome Michael. =)
Do we have the ability to speed up the time between the video plays? If it is possible, I would like to reduce that transition period by 3 or 4 seconds as the break seems too be a little too long between videos. If that is not possible, it is no big deal. But, that ability would be welcomed.
SAM...HELLLPPPP! Been trying to reach you with NO Succes Brother. I know you're busy. You need a Knowledge Base for questions, and problems that people using The Beta are having. I have another quest for you.
I have a personal Profile that has ANOTHER channel on it Artztre.com.TV, BUT I want to ADD ANOTHER Channel Independent of Artztre.com.tv....HOW do I accomplish this task, or is it yet possible, because I see you creating multiple channels, I would like to be able to also create multiple channels on the SAME FB Account name, Or in another name ext. if possible. But I DON'T want to Mix or Merge the sites.!! Thanks, Blessings.
Something else that would be nice would be the ability for channel creators to be able to delete the comments. I am using the full page widget and since I could not get the code without the chat to expand to fill the page, I am using the code that includes the comments. However, as a channel creator I don't seem to have the ability to delete comments. What if someone leaves spam? Can I not delete it?
Also, the "People Tuned In" appear to be people on ibroadcast, not people watching my channel. When I begin to get viewers, will the ones logged into facebook be seen there?? Meaning just regular viewers who do not have accounts or channels with ibroadcast?
Does anyone know how to get the code without chat to fill a ning page properly? When I try to adjust the code, the video player doesn't seem to get any bigger.