How do I schedule a pre-recorded Broadcast (Simulated-Live) in Brushfire Online?

Scheduling Broadcasts in Brushfire Online

As you add content in your Brushfire Online Dashboard, you can set a date and time when your content will become available.

Prior to the scheduled broadcast, a countdown timer will be displayed during the time before the content is scheduled to air. When the schedule broadcast time arrives, live content will be indicated with a red Live indicator below the video feed.

Live or upcoming broadcasts will be prioritized when viewers access your channel URL. Thumbnails for related content, past or upcoming broadcasts will be displayed below current broadcasts.

Brushfire Online's Broadcast Scheduler can be used to set up Simulated Live Broadcasting where all your viewers are able to view a pre-recorded video synchronized and in real-time.  

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Content can be scheduled by editing the Content in the Brushfire Online Dashboard. 

Refer to this help article about adding content to channels.

Scheduling A Broadcast

Sign in at https://online.brushfire.com/dashboard/.

Navigation is done by selecting options in the Navigation bar at the top. 

  • Select your Organization Name to view your Channel Listing.
  • Select your Channel Name to view the related content already added to a Channel. 

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Previously added content can be previewed in your browser, edited, duplicated, removed or moved using the tool icons under each thumbnail image.

Click on the Pencil Icon under the Image representing the Content you intend to schedule.

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Select Simulated Live under Content Type.

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Check the box that enables scheduling to open your broadcast at the same time to all your viewers. Your stream will be synchronized for all your viewers, allowing them to engage with your content in real-time via chat (if enabled).

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Starts At: refers to the time your actual content is scheduled to start. 

Video Duration: refers to the video duration of your uploaded file. 

Video Pre-Play: Add the time in minutes of any pre-roll messaging or music that you have added to the beginning of your content file.

Adding time at the start and end of your actual content allows your attendees to interact with each other via chat and also for you to interact with attendees. If your video does not contain music or some period prior to the start of your presentation, you can leave the pre-play field blank to start on time. 

  1. See this help article about adding Channels.
  2. See this help article about adding Content (Videos) to your Channels.

 

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