Webcaster X1 for YouTube user guide

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You can live stream any HDMI camera or other HDMI source to your YouTube channel with Webcaster X1 for YouTube. For simple instructions to stream to your Timeline the first time you use Webcaster X1, see our Quick start guide.

These instructions include optional configuration steps like choosing your stream's privacy level and setting a video title.

  1. Connect everything and turn on Webcaster X1
    1. Connect the supplied power cable to Webcaster X1.
    2. Connect your display to the HDMI OUT port.
    3. Connect your Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port.
    4. Connect your mouse to one of the USB ports.
    5. (OPTIONAL) Connect your keyboard to another USB port.
    6. Turn on Webcaster X1 using the toggle button at the back; Webcaster X1 executes its boot-up sequence.
  2. If not already logged in, authorize Webcaster X1 to stream to your YouTube channel.
    1. (OPTIONAL) Configure Webcaster X1 to start streaming automatically after login. (Skip this step if you want to control streaming with the Start option in Webcaster X1.)
      • Click the Preferences icon at the lower right corner of the screen; the preferences screen opens.
      • Scroll to the bottom of the list and ensure Automatic start streaming after user login is checked.
      • Click the Right mouse button to return to the main screen.
      • Note: With Automatic start streaming after user login checked, your broadcast will begin as soon as you complete YouTube (Google) authorization in the next step. (See Autostart after login for more information about this feature.)
    2. Authorize Webcaster X1 for YouTube to your YouTube channel.
  3. (OPTIONAL) Configure optional aspects of your YouTube live stream.
    1. (OPTIONAL) Configure your stream settings.
    2. Click the Right mouse button to return to the main screen.
  4. (OPTIONAL) Configure further aspects of your Live stream through YouTube.
    • Open a browser window on your computer, tablet or mobile device.
    • Go to the YouTube live dashboard www.youtube.com/live_dashboard.
    • Add a description for your video, choose a thumbnail and/or choose a category for your live stream.
  5. If you are not using auto-start after login, choose when to begin your broadcast!
    1. When you are ready to start streaming, click the Start icon ; the screen updates to let you know how long you have been streaming. (Note the info bar at the top confirms you are streaming to the Stream Now destination.)

      During your broadcast, click the left mouse button to show or hide the Webcaster X1 overlay (including comments, if you have your device configured to show them).

  6. End your broadcast. When your live broadcast is complete, you can stop streaming by doing any one of these three things:
    • Click the Stop icon .
    • Click the Logout icon to log out of your YouTube account (you will need to re-authenticate before using Webcaster X1 again.)
    • Turn off Webcaster X1.
    By default, if you turn off the device without logging out, you will be automatically logged in next time you turn on Webcaster X1. You can change this behavior by following the steps here: Stay logged in.
You can also use Webcaster X1 for YouTube in pre-configured mode with manual or automatic start.