C4 Broadcaster FAQ

What is C4 Broadcaster?

C4 Broadcaster is an Android app that lets you 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

Can I broadcast in both landscape and selfie modes?

Yes you can!

C4 Broadcaster landscape mode

Can I record my show?

Yes, you can record parts of your shows, just tap the record button located next to the start broadcast button. You can start/stop recording at any time during your broadcast. Once your are finished you can either save or discard the video. Any videos you save will be stored directly on your phone gallery, so you don’t need to interrupt your show.

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Can I upload videos?

Yes you can upload these videos and any others on your phone directly from the app

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Once you’re finished you can go to Cam4, check the approval status, manage your profile and edit the video information in MyShop.

How Do I Buy Videos From Performer Shops?

You can use tokens to buy homemade videos from performer shops! 

Buying videos from performer Shops is a safer, easier way to collect amateur videos from the performers you love to watch. With performer Shops, no personal information needs to be exchanged – just click the thumbnail and add it to your Library!

You can find Shops at the top of a performer’s profile if they have uploaded content for sale.

performer shop

 

Each video has a thumbnail that gives you more information.

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1. Price – The token cost to buy the video. If this says “Free”, you can add the video to your library at no cost!

2. Length – How long the video is.

3. Likes – How many likes the video has. You can only like a video once it has been purchased.

4. Views – How many times the video has been watched.

5. Information – Click this to see a longer description of the video.

6. Title – What the video is called!

7. Tags – These make the video easier to find in your library.

 

 

Once you buy a video, it gets added to your Library. Your Library can be found in your account.

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You can come back to your library any time to watch your videos!

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How Do I Upload Videos For Sale?

You can upload videos for sale from a new My Shop area on your profile.

To get started, you need to upload your first videos.

 

1. Click Manage Shop in My Account

My Shop - My Account Side Menu

 

2. Drag your video files into the upload area

Upload Area

The maximum file size is 1GB.

 

3. Fill out the details of your video

My Shop - Upload Video

  • Title. This is what your video is called. Pick a name that entices people to want your video!
  • Description. Write a short explanation of what your video is about.
  • Hash Tags. Add some tags to make it easier to find your video.
  • Tokens. Decide how many tokens your video costs.
  • Free. Check this to make your video free for viewers. You could add free teasers of your longer videos!

 

4. Click Start Upload

The upload will begin! 

Once the video is uploaded, there will be a short transcoding phase to prepare it for the CAM4 video player.

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5. Wait for Approval

My Shop - Pending Items

Your video needs to be checked to make sure that it meets the CAM4 Terms and Conditions. This may take up to 48 hours.

 

6. Manage your Shop

Once your videos are approved, you can manage them from the My Shop section. You can edit the details of each video, or monitor your earnings once your shop is available for viewers.

Edit Video Details

You can click the edit button to make changes to your video details. From here, you can change the title, description, hash tags, cost, and downloadability of your video. Click thumbnails to choose a cover for your video from a list of frames.

You may also delete videos from CAM4 from here.

My Shop - Edit Video 1  My Shop - Edit Video 2

 

7. Keep an eye on your stats!

Check Earnings 

Once your shop goes live for all users this Spring, you will be able to see how much you’ve earned from each of your uploaded videos on their thumbnails.

My Shop - Thumbnail in My Shop

 

Get Insights 

You can use your My Shop Insights to help you refine your shop and make popular videos!

Click the Insights button to get a detailed view of your earnings per video, your top shopper and more.

My Shop - Insights Navigation

 

My Shop - Insights Page

 

 

 


Frequently Asked Questions

When will viewers be able to buy my videos?

Your videos will go on sale from your profile in Spring 2017. Make sure you have your videos uploaded and ready to sell!

 

Why can’t I see My Shop in My Account?

If you are interested in selling videos but do not see My Shop, please contact support@cam4.com to have this section enabled on your account.

 

What happens if my video contains music in the background?

Due to copyright issues, if any music is heard in the background of your video, ALL sound must be muted.

 

How do I protect my privacy when using My Shop?

You can control who can see your shop by limiting what countries can view your profile. You can delete your videos at any time. For more information on protecting your privacy will on CAM4, click here.

 

What happens if I delete something from My Shop?

If you delete something from your video gallery, it is also deleted from CAM4 entirely.

 

Can I upload videos directly phone my mobile phone?

Yes! By logging in to CAM4 on your mobile phone browser, you can follow the same steps as above to upload videos you recorded on your phone.

 

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.


feelperf    Bluetooth

 


 

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!

What Are Tip Sounds?

Every time tokens are sent to a performer, a tip sound is played for the tipper, the performer, and all other viewers in chat.

Tip sounds change based on the size of the tip. There are four tiers of tip sounds.

 

Tier Token Amount
Tier One 1 – 4
Tier Two 5 – 49
Tier Three      50 – 249
Tier Four 250+

 

The bigger the tip amount, the bigger and longer the sound will be.

CAM4VR FAQ

How do I view VR Cams on CAM4?

Step by step instructions for viewing a VR stream:

  1. Make sure you’re using one of the Supported Devices and Supported Browsers
  2. Go to https://www.cam4.com/
  3. Click on any VR streams (indicated by the “VR” tag)
  4. Notice how you can interact with the VR player by clicking and dragging. This represents the browser-based view.
  5. Click on the “View in VR” button in order to view the scene on your VR device. We call the VR scene in your VR device the VR view.

 

What are the supported devices?

For the browser-based view:

Any modern browser on any modern platform

For the VR View

Supported Device

Supported Browser

HTC Vice

Mozilla Firefox

Oculus Rift

Mozilla Firefox

Oculus Go

Oculus Browser

Samsung GearVR

Oculus Browser, Samsung Internet

Google Daydreem

Google Chrome for Android

Google Cardboarn

Google Chrome for Android

 

Please Note:

  1. Only works on the above Supported Devices and their respective Supported Browsers.
  2. For Firefox and Vive/Rift, on certain computers, especially laptops with NVIDIA chipsets, one might need to enable the discreet GPU. Instructions here.
  3. For Chrome and Cardboard the video quality and scene quality is lower than any other combination.
  4. Tipping, chat, private chat, etc. are only available in the browser-based view. They are not available in the VR view.

 

Can I buy tokens while using CAM4VR?

Yes, you can buy tokens in the browser-based view, but not currently in the VR view.

Can I request Private Shows?

Yes, you can buy request Private Shows in the browser-based view, but not currently in the VR view.

Can I chat with the CAM4VR performer?

Yes, you can chat in the browser-based view, but not currently in the VR view.

What happens if I get too excited?

It happens, just remember to stay calm, relax, and enjoy the experience ;-).

Open Broadcaster Software (OBS)

CAM4 is now an official streaming platform on OBS! This means OBS will auto configure your exact setting needs for optimal streaming on CAM4.

Here’s how it works:

 

  1. Login to Cam4. Select Broadcast
  2. Select External Encoder
  3. Select Get Stream Key
  4. Highlight Stream Key and Copy key as it will be pasted into OBS
  5. Open OBS
  6. Select Tools. Then select Auto Configuration Wizard
  7. Select Optimize for streaming, recording is secondary
  8. Click Next
  9. Base (Canvas) Resolution select: Use Current

** Base canvas = your primary monitor’s resolution**

  1. FPS: Select 30
  2. Click Next
  3. Stream Type: Select Streaming Services

       Service: Select Cam4 (show all if Cam4 is not listed)

  1. Stream Key: (clear if populated; paste key previously copied from your Cam4 broadcast window)
  2. Estimate bitrate with bandwidth test: CHECKED

       Prefer Hardware Encoding (if an option): UNCHECKED

  1. Click Next
  2. Stream Warning pop up box: Select YES and wait while settings are configured
  3. OBS then shows Final Results for your settings.

              Select Apply to use the new settings.

              Settings will not be applied if you select Cancel

 

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.