Crowdcast's technology currently doesn't transmit audio through the screen-sharing function however there are a few alternatives to accomplish this whether you're streaming from the browser or RTMP Studio

Here are a few ways to share a pre-recorded video or music through the browser

Quick and easy solution, no extra software but offers the lowest quality:

If it's a small segment of music or audio in your event you can simply play the video through your computer or stereo speakers, and set your external microphone a few inches away from the speakers.

It would be a good idea to test this out first and watch the replay or watch from another computer logged in as an attendee so you can hear what it would sound like during your real event.

You might need to adjust the volume to find the sweet spot.

Another option is to virtualize your webcam using third party software:

By virtualizing your webcam you are selecting the third party software as a source for your webcam from within Crowdcast. Then all of the screen sharing happens from within that software.

Here are a few that we've seen customers use:

ManyCam
Mac and Windows
Paid Subscription

Ecamm Live
Mac only
Paid Subscription

Logi Capture
Mac and Windows
Free

Loopback
Mac only
One time fee
How-to Guide

Voicemeeter
Windows only
Free


For the highest quality video and audio you should consider using our RTMP Studio feature to connect Crowdcast to any live-streaming app to do things like sharing pre-recorded video, add overlays, animations and more.

Here are some broadcasting softwares we recommend:

OBS

Mac and Windows
Free
How-to Guide

Ecamm Live
Mac only
Paid Subscription
How-to Guide

StreamYard
Mac and Windows
Free and Paid Subscription

ManyCam
Mac and Windows
Paid Subscription

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