Additional Streaming Layouts for Team Live Events
currently you can choose between two streaming layouts (e.g. full screen or screen beside cam).
There would be so many cool other layout options to improve live events e.g.:
- Two speaker side by side (split screen)
- presentation on the left but two speaker on the right
- 4 speaker on screen
- large cam, small screen sharing content
Whatever the ideas are endless, but currently this is really limiting some streaming experience, for example if you have two speakers debating something I want to show both, but I can't.
Jassim Al rahma commented
Yes many times you want to show 2 person's video or 4 to more and not just one video because it's a discussion and videos of people in the discussion panel should be shown
My suggestion is to create a Scene just like OBS so the producer can customize it before the meeting and just switch between the scenes during the meeting.
Any news on this feature? It really is quite limiting that you can't put more than one speaker on the screen - this would really allow for us to create more engaging events. In the current climate this is vital.
Helen P commented
Mutliple speakers (with their video) on screen will make it more like a convcersation - very much needed please
The level of expertise needed to use an external device or solution like OBS is only OK for limited events. We have a large user base that wants to use Live Events more regularly and having these extra options as a feature vs. a complicated setup would be a great step towards unifying the solutions we are using for these types of meetings/events.
Additionally with a large segment of the workforce being remote, the challenges of implementing an external option are only magnified.
Sabine Tophofen commented
Please add this. People keep asking us for this, and are always surprised when we say "it's not possible out of the box". Using "hacky" workarounds using virtual cams can't be the preferred solution for this.
A must have! Any update/planned progress?
Richard Browne commented
I would say this is critical and MS is losing ground to Zoom here. If we're told by our customers that they want to use a sign-language interpreter for the event we have to recommend Zoom since there is no way to have more than one talking head.
MS Live Events tech could only recommend hosting a Meeting, joining through the web client and and screen-sharing that into a Teams Live Event.
Increasingly, this is not just about event aesthetics but accessibilty as well.
Darren Jones commented
1 or 2 more basic layouts would be great. Especially 2 speakers side by side or content plus two speakers.
I can make custom layouts with external encoder but that means I lose some features because its a Stream event really.
It would be nice to have some feature parity to avoid having to force an external encoder back into teams through a virtual camera which does weird things to the audio and video.
Losing public events and live translations is often a show stopper.
Matthew Mammola commented
Having more layouts is essential.
- View to spotlight the active speaker automatically
- View to have split-screen, presenter on one side and presentation on the other
"Together mode" is basically obsolete now with the large gallery being the standard tiled layout, kinda gimmicky anyway, these other views would be much more practical
Totally agreed! We really need more presenters on screen and the ability to see the presenter's name.
Martin Laursen commented
Agreed, we really need the option of having more speakers on screen simultaneously.
now we have to use other encoders to have other lay-outs. But then you cant stream outside the organisation.
So, please YES!
Would be great to see MS acknowledge this as the delivery format for webinars/broadcasting seems a fundamental requirement. Please more than one speaker at a time, switching back and forth is just a really bad UX.
Gunnar Lied commented
It seems like regular meetings are getting new functionality these days, but hoping you will consider to give some love and new stuff to Live Events as well!
David Murphy commented
We would really like the ability to run interview style broadcasts and events, but having more than one person on the screen isn't possible unless they are in the same place - which clearly is quite limiting.
I absolutely think this is necessary!
I absolutely second the option of having several speakers on screen simultaneously!
Agree 100%, we would really like to produce two speakers side by side