Any way to stream a pre-recorded file?


#1

Is there any way to upload a video to my webcaster x2 and then play it into my stream?


#2

Hello,

That would not be possible with the Webcaster X2 unfortunately. All content has to be ingested “live” from external HDMI or USB sources.

Best,

  • Adam

#3

Thanks Adam! So we just need someone to figure out a usb stick that can make an mp4 look like a webcam!


#4

There are some possibilities here, for example you could play the MP4 on a computer with HDMI output then use a USB capture card (USB 2.0 driverless) to convert the signal to USB and use the Webcaster USB video beta feature.

A raspberry pi for example is a small, expensive computing device that would be able to play mp4 files and provide an HDMI output, or simply use a laptop.


#5

Worth a try! Thanks! (Or I could try to write a linux driver!)


#6

I’ve done this before.