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Configuring Media Playback Settings

In Studio settings, go to the Media Player tag to configure settings for your media bins.

studio settings windows with media player menu selected.

Media Autoplay allows you to choose if a video will either pause or continue playing when a media source is transitioned out of Program. It also determines whether the video will continuing playing from its current location (Pause) or start from the beginning of the IN point (Continue).


Pause Playback: The video will pause when manually transitioned out of Program. It will also pause when it reaches the OUT point and not transition out of Program.


Continue Playback: Video will continue playing when manually transitioned out of Program. It will also transition out of Program at the OUT point automatically.

media player settings with media autoplay options highlighted.

Transcoding Files Location is where any transcoded videos (i.e., videos you bring into your media bin) will be saved. You can bring those videos into a media bin again without transcoding.

media player settings with transcoding file location setting highlighted.

Transcoding Cache lets you control the amount of data stored in the transcoding folder before files are deleted. You can also manually clear the cache here.

media player settings with cache settings highlighted.

Force Transcoding forces transcoding your imported video files into a format compatible with your current ongoing project.

media player settings with force transcode all media settings highlighted.

After checking on "Force transcode all media", click on the "Save" button from the main settings and restart Livestream Studio in order to reflect the new settings. Following to the changes, all imported media files that do not match the compatible project format will be transcoded.

Transcoding of files in h264 mp4 format, instead of MJPG .avi is also supported after completion of the video recording.

All imported media files will be transcoded if they do not match at least one of these parameters:

  • If media resolution is not equivalent to project format resolution.
  • If frame rate is different between the project and media formats.
  • If interlace/progressive is not equivalent to project format.
  • If the file codec is not equivalent to MJPG format.

Transcoding Bitrate determines the bitrate to which the videos are transcoded. Higher bitrates will have higher resolution but also create larger files.

media player settings with bitrate dropdown menu highlighted.

Basic Replay lets you tell Livestream Studio how far back from the current timestamp to set an In point. The Out point will be set to the current timestamp.

media player settings with basic replay setting highlighted.

You can export videos or portions of videos from your media bin. You can choose their export location and video settings here.

media player settings with export options highlighted including location, video and audio settings, encoder profile dropdown, and scanning method options..

When your media bin settings are configured to your liking, click Save.

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