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Importing Videos into the Media Playback Module

Livestream Studio has a video transcoder built into its two media bins, allowing you to import most common video file types and play them back as part of your event.

 In your media bin, press the + button in the bottom left corner.

Browse your computer for your video, then click Open. Livestream Studio will begin transcoding your video immediately.

Note: Transcoding time depends on the clip length.

Once the clip has finished transcoding, you can select it from the bin and it will appear in the player to the right.

Import Files Using Dropbox

You can also connect a Dropbox account to Livestream Studio to bring in video clips.

 

Start by clicking the gearwheel in the upper right corner to enter Settings.

Navigate to the Dropbox tab.

Click on Connect Dropbox.

Your browser will open. Sign in to your Dropbox account in order to connect it to Livestream Studio.

When authorization is successful, return to Livestream Studio.

The settings will indicate that you are logged in. Click Select Folders.

Choose a Local Folder from your PC. This will also allow any files you save to your Dropbox, such as transcoded videos or other integrations such as graphics and projects, to be saved on your local PC.

Then, choose the folder in your Dropbox where the videos you want to use are stored. This can be either your general Dropbox, or a folder within your Dropbox (in this example, "Videos"). Click Save when you are done.

Your Dropbox account will sync to Livestream Studio.

 

Make sure that Use Files from Dropbox is checked. Then click Save.

 Navigate to one of your media bins. Click the + button in the lower left corner of the module.

Your Dropbox folder will open. Click on the video you wish to import, then click Select.

The video will start transcoding in the media bin. When it is finished, you will be able to play it back as you would normally.

To go back to selecting files from your local hard drive, go back to Settings: Dropbox, and un-check Use Files from Dropbox. Be sure to save your settings.


If you are having trouble transcoding a video, check that it can successfully play back in Windows Media Player. Videos that cannot be played in Window Media Player will likely not be able to be transcoded in Livestream Studio's media bins.


You should also check the Supported Video Formats in the Additional Information chapter below to see if your video is compatible with Livestream Studio.

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