How to Fix YouTube Live Stream Not Working Problems

By Bertha Miller to YouTube Problems | Last Updated on Dec 5, 2018

YouTube live stream has been increasingly popular as it gets you closer to what is happening now about games, music, sports, news and Google Hangouts. But it's a pity that sometimes YouTube live stream not working. Should these be the cases:
1. I can't stream live video from YouTube, but normal video are working in android. - Raynold
2. Chrome got lag when watching live streaming on YouTube. Video work fine, Sound fine, lag on moving cursor or typing in chat. - James Mosvick
3. Normal videos work fine but any live events I try to watch are stuck on Please Stand By. Started to happen about 2 days ago on Chrome but works fine on other browsers. Any help would be appreciated. - Tiramie
No matter in whatever case, your priority is to find out the reasons of YouTube live stream fails to work and suit the remedy to the case.

Fix YouTube Live Stream Won't Work Problem

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Top Reasons For YouTube Live Stream Not Working

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1. Haven't Enable Live Streaming

If your live streaming goes wrong on YouTube through fair and foul, there is a big possibility that you haven't enable the live streaming, especially for the first-time users. In this case, you need to have the feature enabled in your account. Go to status and features panel of your account to check if you are eligible for Live streaming on YouTube. If it is, click "Enable" button to make it work right now.

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2. Internet Connection

Yes, live stream cannot be live up without good internet connection. In other words, if your internet connection is not good enough, you'll continue to suffer from the problems to quickly and consistently live stream YouTube videos or even YouTube not playing issues. Besides, there is another probably internet issue causing YouTube live streaming failure, namely many viewers using one internet connection. Facing this easy live streaming down problem, you can ask the viewers to check their internet connection and network health. Usually 10 users watching 10 streams requires 10x the inbound bandwidth. Or you can straightly try viewing or connecting to your stream a different way.

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3. Live Stream Encoder is Not Working

A live stream encoder is the app, program, or tool you can use to capture and compress your live stream. Before you can start streaming on YouTube, you need to download encoding software. Live stream encoders like Mobile Capture, AirServer, WirecastGo, XSplit Broadcaster allow you to capture content, including your desktop, camera, microphone, and more, and send it to YouTube Live to be streamed to all your fans. But if the encoder is not working, the live stream would go the same. To fix YouTube live stream not working, you can:

Best Solution to Fix YouTube Live Streaming Problems

Well, YouTube live streaming down is mainly originated but not confined to the above problems. Actually, as you live stream YouTube videos, you may run to various specific problems like YouTube no sound, images/voice/chat delay, Youtube Live video stream interrupted, or you absolutely can't watch live streamings on YouTube at all. Tired of locating the specific problem and seeking for the solutions? Why not download YouTube videos to crack this issue once for all?

MacX YouTube Downloader is a nice choice to save YouTube live videos offline, allowing you to bypass ad-riddled websites and other third-party software that you might otherwise seek out. After live streaming, the videos will be saved in YouTube Live channel, where you can download them in MP4, FLV, WebM, WMV of 4K, 1080p, 720p, SD etc. with the free YouTube offline downloader. Better still, it can be applied to free download videos from Facebook, Vevo, Vimeo, Dailymotion and another 1000+ video sharing sites as well, solving live stream problems of other sites.

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Step-by-step Guide to Download YouTube Live Stream Videos

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Step 1: Download YouTube Downloading Tool
Free download the YouTube downloader and launch it. Click "Add Link" button to get ready for YouTube video download.

Step 2: Choose Output Format
Head to YouTube Live channel to copy your target URL of the live video. Then click "paste & analyze" button to detect the video and choose video format, resolution, size from the automatically popped up window.

Step 3: Set Output Folder
Specify a destination folder to save the target video file by clicking "Browse".

Step 4: Start Downloading
Click "Download Now" to start downloading YouTube 4K UHD, 1080p/720p HD or SD videos.

If you wanna watch your downloaded YouTube live stream videos on mobile devices, you can turn to its advanced version - MacX Video Converter Pro, not only supporting live stream video download on YouTube with the same steps above, but also converting any videos to more than 350 output profiles including iPhone 7/6S/SE/6 Plus, iPad Pro, iPad Mini 4, Apple TV 4, iTunes, iMovies, HTC Desire 816, Samsung Galaxy S8, Sony Xperia etc.

Notice: MacXDVD Software doesn't advocate any reproduce, distribute, transmit, broadcast or sell any content for any other purposes without prior written permission of YouTube or the respective licensors of the content. Please refer to YouTube terms of service before doing so.

Crack YouTube Live Streaming Failure with Ease

MacX YouTube Downloader, the best free YouTube video downloader can free download videos from YouTube in MP4, MOV, FLV etc, solving live stream down problem on YouTube to some degree.

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