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How do I add my webcam?
To add your webcam using browser capture, you'll want to press the green "Add Layer" button and then select "Camera". Once on the next pane, you'll want to click the appropriate Webcam preview that you want to capture. Note: If you don't see your camera listed, you
What are Lightstream's system requirements?
While Lightstream doesn't have any specific hardware requirements, there are a few things we require. For capturing your webcam through the browser we have a few light requirements: Web Browser Chrome (57+) - Firefox (42+) - [Edge](https://www.microsoft.com/en-
What resolution should I use?
The resolution you stream at heavily depends on your computer's specs as well as your internet upload speed. Here's a little more information about each resolution setting we offer (recommended upload speeds are based on streaming 1 camera and 1 capture source): 480p 30 fps - This is the recommended starting option for machines with lower specs. We recommend an upload speed of
How do I share my screen?
Browser Screensharing Screensharing with no downloads required Screensharing with no downloads required Browser screensharing works best when capturing programs that don’t involve much movement. To start screensharing through your browser, you’ll want to press the green “Add Layer” button and then select “Screenshare”. On the new window that pops up, you’ll want to select the type of s
How do I add my microphone?
To add your microphone, simply click the green "Add Layer" button, select the Audio Source option, and then select the microphone you'd like to add to the scene. Please note that you will need to add your microphone to each scene in which you want to be heard, and anything listed in the "Audio Mixer" at the bottom left of your Lightstream editor will play its audio when live.
How do I change between multiple scenes?
To change the scene you're on, you'll want to first select the scene you'd like to change to at the bottom of the editor. Once on the new scene, you'll then want to hit the "Send to Live" button in the top right. Once you see the "Update Successful" message your scene will have successfully switched. We also offer [Quick scene switching](https://help.golightstream.com/en/article/how
How do I add a logo or overlay?
To add your logo or overlay to your stream, you'll want to hit the green "Add Layer" button on the left side of the editor, select "Image" from the list of layer types, and then click "Upload Image" to upload your image from your device.
Do I need to keep Lightstream Studio open while I stream?
Users on our Creator plans can take advantage of the Auto-Go Live option for your RTMP Source layer in your project space and go live without opening Lightstream. You can find more information on this feature HERE. Users on our Gamer plans can take advantage of the Auto-Go Live optio
Do you have any tutorials?
We have a wide range of tutorials to help you get set up with the basics of your stream along with a few more advanced setups. If you prefer video tutorials you can find all of ours on our YouTube. Our text tutorials can be found over on our blog.
How do I set my stream destination?
To set the correct destination for your stream you'll want to utilize the stream settings menu found by clicking the cog icon at the top right of the Lightstream editor. Once there you can freely change the platform you're going live to as well as the page or timeline that you'll go live to if broadcasting to Facebook. !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/623f477d
How Do I Allow Screen Sharing in macOS?
Note: These steps may not apply for earlier versions prior to macOS Catalina 10.15. If you’re viewing this article, that means you’ve completed the first steps in our article, How do I share my screen? There are additional steps macOS users may need to take to share their screen. To access your settings,
What permissions does Lightstream require?
Logging into Lightstream for the first time may be a bit overwhelming with how many permissions are requested. Most permissions are used to do simple things like updating your stream info, while some are merely bundled in with permissions we require to put you live with the press of a button. In the spirit of transparency, here's the permissions we require and what we do with them: Twitch Email address Required to set up your Lightstream account Stream Key _R
What is Lightstream?
Lightstream Studio A simple, web-based broadcast studio powered by the cloud. We simplify the streaming process so that anyone is able to stream what they're passionate about with features like 3rd party integrations, images, video clips, and more. Interested in more specialized products? **[Lightstream Gaming Projects](http://x
Why does Lightstream require me to disable Adblock?
Adblock is designed to filter out ads on traditional static webpages. Interactive apps like Lightstream send hundreds of requests on a regular basis as you utilize our app. While this is going on Adblock is monitoring every request that we send taking up valuable cpu usage without blocking any ads. Due to this and the fact that Adblock sometimes mistakenly blocks our in-app chat
Can I use Wi-Fi to stream?
We strongly suggest using ethernet to wire your computer directly to your source of internet while streaming but you may also find success using a wireless connection.
How do I change my Stream’s Title and Description?
You will find the options to change your Stream Title and Description in the stream settings drawer at the top right of the editor. When broadcasting to Facebook you will see the title and description in the areas shown below **While in the timeline (Description only
What Operating Systems and Consoles are supported?
At the moment, Lightstream is compatible with all Operating Systems capable of running Chrome version 57 and up. Currently we support any console that offers direct streaming to Twitch. This includes both the Xbox One as well as the Playstation 4.
What is a scene?
A scene is a collection of layers that you can use to quickly switch between multiple points of view, slideshows/presentations, overlays/setups, and more.
What streaming sites are supported by Lightstream?
At the moment, Lightstream Studio supports: Twitch Facebook Live Youtube Sites that provides RTMP Destination info We are open to more suggestions at any time!
How do I set what game I’m playing?
You will find the options to change your Stream Title and Game in the stream settings drawer at the top right of the editor. In the future we will be offering an autofill for game titles in the game section.
How do I make changes while live?
To make any changes to your broadcast while live, you'll want to utilize the "Send to Live" button that appears in the top right corner of the editor while live. Once you see a message saying "Update Successful" then all your changes will appear on the stream.