Webcaster X1 for Facebook Live user guide

Autostart after login

Webcaster X1 for Facebook Live is configured by default to automatically start streaming once it is authenticated to Facebook. This makes it possible to use Webcaster X1 without an attached HDMI display and mouse to start and stop your stream.

Sometimes, automatic start is exactly what you want, particularly in cases like these:

    • you want to configure Webcaster X1 to stream to your account, then hand it to someone else to do the actual stream (this way you won't need to share your Facebook login details with that user)
    • you don't have a mouse or HDMI display
    • you want to minimize setup time (for example if doing a live broadcast from the field)

Other times, you may want to disable the autostart after login feature so you can use Webcaster X1's start option to control the precise moment when you broadcast starts.

How autostart after login works

Autostart after login works differently depending on whether or not you have enabled Webcaster X1's stay logged in after reboot feature. (Both these features are enabled by default for simple use without an HDMI display or mouse.)

Settings Publish to... Start streaming by
Without autostart after login Timeline, Page, an Event or a Group Using mouse and HDMI display
Only autostart after login Timeline (only option) Authenticating Webcaster X1 to Facebook
Both autostart after login and stay logged in after reboot Last used destination (Timeline, Page, an Event or a Group) Turning on Webcaster X1
If using both autostart after login and stay logged in after reboot and your Webcaster X1 is logged out of your Facebook account when it boots up (either because you logged out after last use or because it's brand new), Webcaster X1 will behave on this boot-up as though stay logged in after reboot was not enabled.

Configuring autostart after login

By default, Webcaster X1 automatically starts your broadcast after you login.

You can change this using the steps below.

To change the autostart after login behavior you need:

    • Your Webcaster X1 for Facebook Live
    • An HDMI display (that supports 1080p video) connected to your Webcaster X1
    • A USB mouse connected to your Webcaster X1 (must be connected before boot-up)

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  • If not already on the Preferences page, click the Preferences icon at the lower right corner of the screen; the preferences screen opens.
  • To enable automatic streaming after login: click Automatic start streaming after user login checkbox in the Facebook Details section. When using this option, your broadcast begins immediately after you authenticate to your Facebook account. (If you also have automatic log in after the device restarts checked, your publish destination is whatever you last had it set to: your Timeline, an Event, a Page or a Group. Otherwise, the publish destination is your Timeline.)
  • To disable automatic streaming after login: uncheck the Automatic start streaming after user login checkbox in the Facebook Details section. You will need to use an attached HDMI display and mouse to control when your broadcast begins.
  • Note: When you first get your Webcaster X1 for Facebook Live, the default setting is to automatically start streaming after user login. On all subsequent uses after your first use, the default setting is whatever you used last time.
  • If you are done with Facebook settings for your broadcast, right click to exit the Preferences menu.
Your USB mouse or keyboard must be connected to Webcaster X1 for Facebook Live before boot-up.