C4 Broadcaster FAQ

What is C4 Broadcaster?

C4 Broadcaster is an Android app that lets your broadcast live to CAM4 from your mobile device! Find out more about it here. https://www.cam4.com/app/broadcasting 

 

How do I download C4 Broadcaster?

You can download C4 Broadcaster to your Android device from the Google Play store

 

What devices does C4 Broadcaster work on?

Any Android device running Android version 4.4.2 or higher can install and use C4 Broadcaster.

 

What is allowed outside on CAM4?

You can get a reminder on what is allowed on cam outdoors here: https://www.cam4.com/training/legal-stuff/whats-allowed-on-cam-outdoors

 

How Do I Enable Live Touch?

Live Touch is a brand new tipping mode that is way hotter and more interactive than regular tipping. With Live Touch, you can now connect your bluetooth sex toys directly to CAM4 while broadcasting!

 

To Enable Live Touch:

Download the FeelPerformer app to your mobile device

Live Touch tipping mode requires the FeelPerformer app to connect your device to CAM4.

You can find the FeelPerformer app in the iOS App Store or Google Play Store, or you can easily download it by scanning the QR code on your broadcast window.

1. Click the Live Touch Button on your broadcast window.

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2. Scan the QR Code to download the FeelPerformer app.

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Connect your toy to the FeelPerformer app

Now that the app is downloaded, you need to connect it with your sex toy.

1. Turn on Bluetooth on your mobile device.

2. Turn on your sex toy.

3. Find and connect your device on the FeelPerformer app.


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Connect the FeelPerformer app to CAM4

Once your toy is connected to the FeelPerformer app, you need to connect to CAM4 so that your tips buzz the toy!

Click the Live Touch Button on your Broadcast Window again.

1. Click Connect Now.

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2. Scan the green QR code to connect!

The QR code will turn green. When it does, you’re ready use the FeelPerformer app to scan the code.

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3. You’re connected!

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Now your toy is connected and you’re ready to broadcast with Live Touch! When viewers send you tips, your toy will buzzzzz!

How Do I Enable Roll The Dice?

Roll the dice is a tipping game that can be enabled during broadcasts.  Performers add rewards to the 6 sides of a die, and viewers pay tokens to roll!

 

To Enable Roll The Dice:

Enable the game by clicking the Game Center button on your broadcast window.

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To set up the game, choose the Cost Per Roll and enter the 6 actions you want to perform. Try to choose actions that can be performed relatively quickly.

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Once you’re ready to play, click Start Game. Your status message will automatically be updated with #RolltheDice tag to make it easier for players to find your cam.

 

After a viewer has rolled the dice, a 1 minute timer begins before another user can roll. If you don’t need that much time, you can click Allow Roll to reset the timer.

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When viewers roll, a unique tip sound is played and their result is announced in the chat.

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These announcements are also sent to a special chat tab so you don’t lose track of them.

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You can update your game settings at any time by clicking the Game Center button. When you click Save Changes, the viewers in your room will be notified of the changes.

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To end the game, click the Game Center button and choose End Game.

 

 

Have fun!

 

Open Broadcaster Software (OBS)

Follow this guide for a step-by-step description of how to broadcast on CAM4 using Open Broadcaster Software (OBS).

OBS Guide Contents


Getting Started

What is OBS?

Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) is free software used for encoding your video for live streaming. You can use OBS for broadcasting on CAM4 at higher resolutions and higher video & sound quality.

What do I need to broadcast on CAM4 using OBS?

Before starting using OBS make sure that your computer matches the requirements below. Otherwise the OBS performance and broadcast quality might not be good enough.

  • Intel® Core™ i5 / i7 2nd generation processor (CPU) or above (Intel® Core™ i7 recommended)
  • at least 4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • NVIDIA GeForce or Intel® HD graphics adapter
  • webcam (HD recommended) and microphone
  • an Internet connection with at least 2 Mbps Upload Speed. To determine the speed of your internet connection, access http://www.speedtest.net and then click BEGIN TEST.

Note: If you broadcast on multiple sites simultaneously or if you use other applications that utilize the network bandwidth(such as Skype), then the 2 Mbps Upload Speed might not be enough. You need higher Upload Speed in this case.

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Installing and configuring OBS

Download and install OBS Studio

  • Go to https://obsproject.com/download, choose the operating system and then select the Studio version. Click the corresponding link to start the download.
  • When the download is finished, launch the OBS installer and follow the on-screen steps to complete the installation

Choose the appropriate encoder and determine the recommended broadcast settings

The broadcasting settings that you will configure in OBS, depend on the encoding method supported by you computer and the speed of the Internet connection.

  • Determine the speed of your internet connection by accessing http://www.speedtest.net and then clicking BEGIN TEST. 
  • Once the test is finished, note down the value of Upload Speed.
  • Start OBS by double clicking the desktop icon.
  • In the main screen, click Settings. The Settings window will open.
  • Click Output in the left panel. At Output Mode choose Advanced. 

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  • At Encoder select one of the following methods in this order:
    1. QuickSync (if available) 
    2. NVENC (if available)
    3. x264 if none of the options above is available
  • Click OK to apply the changes
  • Now determine the broadcasting settings by choosing the appropriate line from the table below based on the encoder that you selected above.  
Selected encoder is… Recommended Settings (Resolution / FPS / Bitrate)
 QuickSync

Use one of the following:

960x540 / 25 / 1300
800×600 / 25 / 1300
640×480 / 30 / 1100

 NVENC

Use one of the following:

960x540 / 25 / 1300
800×600 / 25 / 1300
640×480 / 30 / 1100

 x264

Use one of the following if the computer’s processor (CPU) is Intel Core i7 or above:

960x540 / 25 / 1300
800×600 / 25 / 1300

Otherwise use:

640×480 / 30 / 1100

 

  • Note down the settings  (resolution, FPS and Bitrate) determined here; you will use them at the next steps.

Add a Visual Capture Device (Webcam)

  • Right click the “Sources” window and choose -> Add -> Video Capture Device.

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  • Choose a name for your camera (this is optional). Click OK.

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  • The number of items listed in the “Device” drop down menu will vary depending on the number of cameras you have connected to your computer. All devices supported by your computer should appear here.

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  • Choose the camera you want to use from the “Device” dropdown menu.

Configure the Resolution

  • From the “Resolution/FPS Type” dropdown menu, select “Custom”.
  • From the “Resolution” dropdown menu, choose the resolution that you determined before (see the table from the Choose the appropriate encoder and determine the recommended broadcast settings section above). The resolutions available will vary depending on your webcam; if the resolution determined before is not listed, choose another resolution but make sure it is lower than the one recommended.  

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  • Click OK to save the changes

Now you need resize the black canvas so that the video fits into it.

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  • First, click “Settings” and choose “Video” to access black canvas properties.

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  • Add the resolution you set for your webcam a few steps above. 
  • Find the “Base (Canvas) Resolution” select input and delete anything in that field.
  • At “Output (Scaled) Resolution” select input and delete all is in that field.
  • Again, add the resolution you set for your webcam above.
  • Click “Apply” and then “OK”. Now there will be no other black margins in your video.

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Configure the Sound settings

  • In the Mixer column of OBS you can specify the source of the sound to be used during your broadcast 
  • Make sure the Mic/Aux source is not muted and click its corresponding setting icon then click Properties

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  • Choose the microphone that you want to use

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  • Mute the Desktop Audio and the Video Capture Device sources to make sure that only the selected microphone is used to capture the sound
  • Optionally, if you want the music and all the other sounds from your computer to be also included in your broadcast, unmute the Desktop Audio source and make sure not to set its volume too high

Configure the Output settings

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  • Click OK

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Streaming OBS To CAM4

To start broadcasting live, you will have to configure OBS for broadcasting on CAM4.

Set Up Streaming Source

  • Go to www.cam4.com, login and click “Broadcast” button.
  • Once Cam4Player is loaded, you will see two buttons at the top: “Normal broadcast” and “External encoder”. Choose “External encoder”.
  • The “Start Broadcast” button will be disabled showing “Waiting for Stream” until you publish your stream/video from OBS. Don’t worry!
  • Beside the “URL” field, click “Copy” to copy the URL to the clipboard.

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  • Return to OBS, click “Settings” and select “Stream” in the settings window.
  • In the”Stream Type” drop-down menu select “Custom Streaming Server”
  • Right-click the URL field and Paste what you have copied from the Cam4Player.

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  • Back in the Broadcast Window, click on the “Get Stream Key” button and press OK.
  • Click the copy button beside the Stream Key field and return to OBS.

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  • Right-click the “Stream key” field and Paste the key you just copied.

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Note: You only have to do this process once. Every broadcast after the initial setup will involve only the following steps.

  • Click Broadcast after logging into CAM4.com
  • Open OBS and click Start Streaming
  • Go back to the CAM4Player. Once the preview appears, click on Start Broadcast.
  • Click Apply, then OK.

Start Streaming

  • In OBS Main Window click “Start Streaming”.

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  • Return to Cam4Player and notice that video preview started and “Start Button” is enabled.

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  • Click on “Start Button” to start the show.

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What Is External Encoding?

Video encoders are the software that allows your digital video to be broadcast live! 

CAM4 uses its own encoder, so you just need to click Broadcast to go live on the site. Some sites, like Twitch or YouTube Livestreaming, require you to download external encoders before you can broadcast.

External Encoders can be technical to configure, but they give you many more options for setting up and running your broadcast. With an external encoder, you can fine tune your video quality, add images or videos to your broadcast, stream videogames live, and so much more. Savvy users may even be able to add scrolling lists of top tippers or favorite gifts!

CAM4 has added support for an external encoder to the broadcast window – Open Broadcaster Software.

You can download OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) here for free. There are many great guides online to help you install and configure the software.

 

 

Right now, support for OBS is limited to a closed beta test. If you would like to join the test, you can email technical@cam4.com and use the subject line Streaming2015.

 

How do I get a gold or silver star?

Gold and Silver stars are awarded to winners of our Cam of the Day and Cam of the Month competitions. A Silver Star shows a winner of the Cam of the Day Competition, a Gold Star shows winners of the Cam of the Month competition.

Cam of the Day

This is awarded to the top four cams in the male, male group, female, female group, male-female group and transgender categories each day. The award is given to those performers with the highest number of viewers in a single show.

A list of previous winners can be found at http://www.cam4.com/contest/


Cam of the Month

The award winners for cam of the day are given points for their win as detailed below

  • 1st place – 4 points
  • 2nd place – 3 points
  • 3rd place – 2 points
  • 4th place – 1 point

At the end of the month these points are added up, the 4 performers in each category with the most points win the prizes below

  • 1st place – $2000
  • 2nd place – $1000
  • 3rd place – $500
  • 4th place – $250

A list of previous winners can be found at http://www.cam4.com/contest/month/

The competition rules can be found at http://www.cam4.com/contest/rules/

Live show Scheduling: How to schedule your shows

Get more viewers and manage your time better with our new Live Show Scheduling tool. Your fans can subscribe to your schedule, which will send them notifications before you go live. You can schedule shows up to 90 days in advance and have an unlimited number of subscribers. This is the perfect way to make more tokens and build more buzz around your shows!

Schedule up to 5 shows per day whether they’re a short morning show or a longer sensual weekend show. Tease your subscribers with a description of what to expect in your show – oil show? Know when you’re bringing a guest on? This is how you’ll build buzz and guarantee more viewers! Preset your goals so viewers know what to expect and when to restock their token stash.

Get your fans can easily subscribe to your schedule from your Cam4 profile, all they have to do is click the orange Subscribe button and automatically receive updates on your naughty plans.

Here’s how you can take your Cam4 shows to the next level:

Sign into your Cam4 account with your username and password you will then need to access your calendar. This can be reached in two ways

1. Click the calendar icon to the top right of the cam4 page

My Account Panel

2. Click My Account to access your profile options and select the Calendar link

Profile Options

Click Schedule Show on the Calendar page

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Now add in the details for your shows:

Schedule Show

1. Your Time Zone – Edit your Time Zone in the Edit Profile Info tab

2. The date your Live Show will take place

3. The Start Time – When your Live Show begins

4. Duration – How long you intend the show to be

5. A brief Description of what the show will involve

6. Repeat Event: For regular shows, please choose from daily, weekly or monthly

7. Repeat For: Choose the number of times to repeat a daily, weekly or monthly event

Finish scheduling your Live Show by clicking Create New Show.

To manage your calendar click the Calendar icon next to your username. From here, you can see when you’ve scheduled a broadcast, edit your scheduled shows by clicking the pencil icon, and add more shows.

FAQ

How many shows may I schedule for one day? You may schedule up to 5 shows on each date.

Am I required to do the shows that I schedule?  We encourage you to keep your schedule up-to-date and make changes to the details of upcoming shows if you are unable to broadcast during the scheduled time. By not performing in the shows that you schedule, you risk upsetting your fans. That may mean losing subscribers and tips!

How do I edit or cancel a scheduled show?  To delete or edit the details of a show, click on the [Edit Show Icon] in the Live Show Schedule.

How do I export my Live Show Schedule to Google Calendar/iCal/Outlook?

a. Sign in to Cam4 with your username and password.

b. Click the Calendar Icon, or click Manage My Calendar in the My Account tab.

c. Below the Calendar, click on the icon for the Calendar application you wish to export your Calendar to.

    i. iCal

    ii. Outlook

    iii. Google Cal

d. Click “OK” to finish the export and update your Calendar.

How far in advance may I schedule a live show? You may schedule Live Shows up to 90 days from the current date.

How do I change my timezone? To change your timezone when scheduling a show, click the Edit Profile Info tab in the Manage My Account page and select your timezone from the dropdown menu.

My show was recorded and uploaded

Whenever you broadcast using your webcam either on a website or through programs such as Skype, Yahoo/etc the possibility of being recorded exists. In order to protect yourself you should make sure that you always watermark your broadcast. Using Many-cam or another software that allows watermarking will help protect your broadcast as most websites will not permit a watermarked image/video to be uploaded.

If you find that you were recorded there are a few things you can do.

1. If your videos/images are uploaded to a download site (4shared, Megaupload, etc) your best bet is to contact them first, give them the links to your downloads and request their removal. Upload sites are more apt to respond quickly as this violates their policy.

2. Contact the website that is posting your videos/images by using their Copyright violation/DMCA link; this will typically be located at the bottom of the page. If you cannot find one, use their “Abuse” or “Contact” link.

3. Go to netsol.com and do a ‘whois’ on the website posting your videos/images. In some cases you may be able to find the company that host the website and contact them as they may be in violation of the companies terms of service.

While doing the above may not always be successful, they are the steps you need to take to get your videos/images removed from a website.

How do I setup a Moderator in My room?

Assign a Moderator
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To assign someone as a Moderator in your room, click on their username in the chat or the user list and select Moderator Options > Assign As Moderator.

Moderators can be un-assigned at any time in the same way.

 

Cam4 Private Shows

Private Shows are a great way to make more money. Viewers pay per minute until they end the session or run out of tokens (Price options are in point 11. below). While in a Private Show, you can enable Spy mode. This allows Spy viewers to watch your show but not have access to the chat. And of course, you can chose to disable and enable Private & Spy Show functions at any time.

 

1.What is a Cam4 Private Show?

Cam4 Private Shows let your viewers get a much more exclusive experience from your broadcast, a personal show featuring a private chat that only you and the viewer can see, while you earn tokens every second.

2.What is a Spy Show?

During a Private Show, other viewers may tune in as Spies. Spies can watch the broadcast by paying a set amount of tokens per minute, but they cannot see or participate in the chat.

3.How do I enable Private Show requests?

Private Show requests can be enabled and disabled from the toolbar below the broadcast window.

4.What happens when the Private Show ends?

When you are ready, you may end the Private Show and return to the public broadcast by clicking End Current Show button.

5.What happens to the rest of my viewers when I accept a Private Show?

While you are in a Private Show, your viewers may remain in the public room and chat while they wait. If you have Spy Shows enabled, viewers may watch the Private Show broadcast (but not see the chat) for a set amount of tokens per minute.

6.Can I disable Spies in my Private Shows?

Yes. Spy Shows can be enabled and disabled from the Private Show Settings window. Remember, enabling Spy Shows is a good way to earn extra tokens and keep viewers watching your broadcast while in a Private Show.

7.What happens to the goals that were active before beginning a Private Show?

The goals on your public broadcast remain in place and will continue once you return to the room when your Private Show ends.

8.Can members tell if I’m in a Private Show?

Yes. During Private Shows your directory thumbnail will include a key-shaped icon, and a notice will be displayed on the broadcast window in your room. Viewers who enter the room while you are in a Private Show may wait for it to finish or watch the Private Show as spies.

9.How do viewers request a Private Show?

If you have Private Shows enabled, viewers may request Private Shows by clicking a Request Private Show button below your broadcast feed.

10.How do I accept Private Show requests?

Notifications for Private Show requests appear on the toolbar below the broadcast window. Pending requests are also found here while you are in a Private Show.

11.How do I earn tokens from Private Shows?

Private Shows have variable pricing, you can choose from any of the following for your shows

12 Tokens/Minute, 6 Tokens/Minute Spy
18 Tokens/Minute, 6 Tokens/Minute Spy
24 Tokens/Minute, 6 Tokens/Minute Spy * (default)
24 Tokens/Minute, 12 Tokens/Minute Spy
30 Tokens/Minute, 6 Tokens/Minute Spy
30 Tokens/Minute, 12 Tokens/Minute Spy

12. How long are Private Shows?

Private Shows continue until the Viewer runs out of tokens, or either you or the viewer choose to stop the Private Show by clicking the [End Private Show] button.

13. What is the difference between Private Rooms and the new Private Shows?

Performers with Gold Memberships may create Private Rooms, which only viewers with the password may enter. All Performers may enable Private Shows on their Public Broadcasts, which creates a separate Private Broadcast for the viewer, which costs tokens per minute.

14. Can I still advertise Private Skype shows for tokens?

Yes. You may still advertise private shows for your viewers. As always, you may only accept tokens in exchange for items and services you advertise on Cam4.