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How to use Windows Software with Livestream Studio

Last updated on Apr 06, 2014 07:06PM EDT

Starting with Livestream Studio™ version 1.4, users have the option of using a remote desktop on the same local network as a source. There is also the option of adding an existing New Livestream broadcast as a source. 


Table of Contents:

Installing the Remote Desktop Client: 

If you haven't already done so,  install the Livestream Studio Remote Camera client on the computer you're planning to use as the remote system. To do that: 

  1. Download the small program HERE 
  2. Double click the LivestreamStudioRemoteCamera.exe file to start the installer
    • If you are planning on using this computer as a source often, you may select "Start with Windows" option during installation.
  3. Once the installation process is finished, open the the software by double clicking the icon on the desktop or finding it within the Start Menu.
  4. It will run in the background until you close it. 
    • You can close it by right clicking on the icon in the Windows Taskbar and clicking "Close". 
*NOTE: Make sure the remote system is on the same network as your Livestream Studio™ system.

Configuring Studio to use the Remote Desktop as a source:​

Once the client is installed on the remote system and is running, you can use it as a source in the Livestream Studio™ software. 
     
  1. Make sure to add a "Remote Camera" as an input within the "Input/Output" section of the Livestream Studio™ preferences and click save at the bottom.
  2. On the bottom left of the Livestream Studio™ interface, you should now see a tab labelled "Remote Camera 1", click on that to reveal a list of available options. 
  3. If the Livestream Studio™ software can find the remote system, you should see it come up as an option on the left side.    
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Additional Options: 


 

Monitor: If the remote system has multiple displays, you can configure which display you would like to use as a source by selecting it from the drop-down menu.

Audio Source: You also have the option of selecting from any of your available audio devices. The default is the standard system audio output.

Capture Mouse Curser: Unselect this option if you would not like to see the mouse curser on the remote system.
 

Using a LIVE stream as an input: 

In order to utilize the feature, you must be streaming to an event different account and also have access to the email and password associated with that account. 

  1. Start by clicking the "Add Stream" button on the bottom left of the "Remote Camera" tab.
  2. Click the gear wheel on the "New Livestream Player" option that appears. 
  3. Login to the desired New Livestream account using your email and password.
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  4. Once logged in, the following options will appear: 
    • Select Event: click from any of the events available on your account. This feature will not work with events that are currently not Live.
      • The default option is "Auto". This will populate the current Live broadcast automatically. 
    • Bitrate Selection: If the desired event is being streamed in multiple qualities, you can configure which quality Livestream Studio™ selects by either selecting "Highest" or entering a bitrate value next to "Closest to…" in kbps. 

If configured successfully, the stream will appear to the right as below:

Why am I not seeing any source under the Remote Cam tab?

If you are not seeing any options on the list within the Remote Cam tabs, please check the following: 
  • Make sure the remote system is on the same network, connected to the same Router or Access Point as your Studio system.
    • If the system is on the same network but using a different access point, the Remote Camera will not properly connect. 
  • Check that the following ports are open if you use a firewall: 
    • UDP: 5353, 60936 - 61036
    • TCP: 60936 - 61036
  • Check that service "Bonjour Service" service is started at the following location: Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Services.
    • If it is not started, right click and select "Start". 
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