There are a few ways to share pre-recorded video in a live Crowdcast. The first thing to note, however, is that Crowdcast is a live video platform, not a video hosting platform. This means you'll need to actually go live in a session to share pre-recorded video, as opposed to just uploading a file.

Method One: In-Browser Screen Share

The simplest way to share a pre-recorded video is through the in-browser method by sharing your screen with the audience. Chromium-based browsers (like Chrome, Brave, and Edge) support screen sharing with audio. To enable audio, be sure the check the "Share audio" option at the bottom of this window:

Screenshot of the different screenshare options with Chrome Tab highlighted.

Here's more information about screen sharing in Crowdcast.

Method Two: Virtual Webcam

​Another way to share pre-recorded video content is to virtualize your webcam with third-party software. When you virtualize your webcam, you are selecting a third-party software as your webcam source from within Crowdcast. Whatever content you have loaded into the virtual webcam will be passed into Crowdcast as if it were a feed from your standard webcam.

Here are some third-party tools that some Crowdcast hosts 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


Method Three: RTMP Studio

For the highest quality video and audio, consider using RTMP Studio to connect Crowdcast to any live-streaming app. RTMP Studio allows you to do things like share pre-recorded video, add overlays and animations, connect Crowdcast to your production equipment, and more.

Screenshot of the RTMP Studio option within an event

Here are some popular third-party broadcasting and video production software:

OBS
Mac and Windows
Free
OBS How-to Guide

Ecamm Live
Mac only
Paid Subscription
Ecamm Live How-to Guide

StreamYard
Mac and Windows
Free and Paid Subscription

StreamYard How-to Guide

ManyCam
Mac and Windows
Paid Subscription


Have questions or suggestions? Email us at [email protected]. Happy Crowdcasting! 🎥

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