Learning2gether 342 in Hangout on Air Vance Stevens and Jeff Lebow - What is going on with HoA, and what to do about it?

Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 1400 UTC / GMT

We had scheduled this as a last Hangout on Air, since HoA was due for the scrap heap. However,  we were unable to make the HoA work due to unreadable audio. Jeff and Vance connected on Skype and got clear audio, so it was something wrong with HoA.

Jeff had posted a plan C at http://webheadsinaction.org/live and was able to stream there on YouTube/live (the replacement for HoA after Sept 12, 2016) with voice provided in Skype. Those who came to http://webheadsinaction.org/live were able to find us in Chatwing at http://chatwing.com/vancestev and enter the Skype call that way. So sorry we were unable to communicate this at the time (not enough fingers nor brain cells) but we did get recordings, mine in Camtasia and Jeff's Plan C available at 
http://webheadsinaction.org/live, and now archived here.


In the recordings, enjoy Webheads Learning2gether flying by its signature seat-of-its-pants.


What is this about? 


According to https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/7083786, Google has announced that Hangouts on Air will no longer function as such after Sept 12, 2016.

What does this mean for us? According to Alan Levine, not much as long as you avoid "encoder land"
Jeff Lebow has come up with a Plan B, and he and Vance will be discussing this development and what it will mean in practice at 1400 UTC on Sunday Aug 28.

Note from Jeff:  Plan B might be an overstatement.  My understanding is that HOA will still exist, it will just be started from your YouTube Live stream page as shown below.


Not wanting to disappoint by having no razzle-dazzle to play with, I have been fiddling with YouTube's non-Hangout live streaming options - specifically using Open Broadcaster Software as an encoder.  Added a Plan C studio below in case there's need. 


All are welcome to join us.


Where? Originally scheduled in Google+ Hangout on Air


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