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.
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
Hi Ian, External App is not available Public Events.
Ian Cook commented
Multiple Presenters on Screen, branded backgrounds...and more. These are all possible by making use of the External App feature to broadcast into Teams Live using RTMP ingest. See my LinkedIn post for some more info and happy to advise.
Anderson Klênio commented
Ótimo, sugiro telas múltiplas para quem estiver assistindo pelo link possa ver dois ou mais apresentadores simultaneamente.
100% agree with all the requests of this forum! To expand possibilities on the Producer layer of the Teams Live Events would be awesome; personalized backgrounds, more speakers/content layouts....etc.
definitly needed also at least a addiitonal content in the queu would be so great..
Now that Microsoft goed for 49 cameras in Teams... It is time to add more features to LiveEvents.
Multi cameras/contents with customizable layouts, scenes/queues.
Queuing printer contents in production interface would be of an incredible value :-)
Any update on this? Current WFH makes this so necessary!