OBS Guide

Before installing OBS please do a speedtest using http://speedtest.xcdnpro.com This will test your connection with our servers.

Based on your results here are our recommendations regarding the resolution and Bitrate (you will need to set this once you configure OBS)

Upload Speed Resolution Bitrate
higher than 9Mbits /s 1920×1080 4000 Kbps
between 5Mbits and 9 Mbits 1280×720 3000 Kbps
between 3Mbits and 5Mbits 960×720 2500 Kbps
between 2Mbits and 3Mbits 800×600 2000 Kbps
less than 2Mbits 640×480 1000 Kbp
  1. Download OBS software from https://obsproject.com/download 
  • Select the Operating System (Windows / MacOS / Linux)
  • Click on Download Installer
  1. Once the download is finished, install the application
  2. Open OBS software
  3. The first time you open OBS you will be asked if you want to Auto Configure OBS → Click CANCEL
  1. Click on + To add a new Video Source
  • Select Video Capture Device
  • Input desired name
  • Check “Make source visible
  • Click OK
  • Device: Select desired Webcam (ex: Logitech C920)
  • Check “Use Preset
  • Resolution: Select the Recommended resolution based on the speed test
  • Frame rate: 30
  • Click OK
  1. Click On SETTINGS
  • Choose the STREAM TAB
  • Select Service → Show All… → CAM4

  • Select Server → CAM4

  • In order to get the Stream Key you need to open the Broadcast Window on Cam4
  • Choose External Encoder
  • Choose Get Stream Key
  • Copy the Stream Key
Choose External Encoder
Choose Get Stream Key
Copy Stream Key
  • Paste the Stream Key from cam4 into the input field
  • Choose the OUTPUT TAB
  • Go to Output Mode – Select Advanced from the dropdown list

IF Encoder is x264 use the following settings:

  • Rate Control: CBR
  • Bitrate: The one recommended (see above table)
  • Keyframe Interval (seconds, 0=auto): 1
  • CPU Usage Preset (higher=less CPU): superfast
  • Profile: main
  • Tune: zerolatency
  • x264 Options (separated by space): bframes=3 b-adapt=0 partitions=none scenecut=0 no-weightb weightp=0 sliced-threads  Note:! For x264 options you need to copy+paste the values manually

IF Encoder is QuickSync use the following settings:

  • Check the box for Enforce streaming service encoder settings
  • Target usage: balanced
  • Profile: main
  • Keyframe Interval (seconds, 0=auto): 1
  • Async Depth: 1
  • Rate Control: CBR
  • Bitrate: The one recommended (see above table)
  • B frames: 3
  • Check the box for Content Adaptive Quantization
  1. Choose the VIDEO TAB
  • Base (Canvas) Resolution: Use the recommended resolution based on the speed test (ex: 1280×720)
  • Output (Scaled) Resolution: Use the same resolution as the Base (Canvas) Resolution
  • Downscale Filter: Bilinear
  • Common FPS Values: 30
  1. Choose the ADVANCED TAB
  • Scroll down to Network Area and check the following box: “Dynamically change bitrate to manage congestion”
  1. Click OK
  2. Click Start Streaming
  1. Open Broadcast window on CAM4 → Select External Encoder
  2. Allow flash (if it asks for it 1.1)
  3. Click Start Broadcast (1.2)
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Streaming 2.0 Troubleshooting

Can’t see or use your camera and microphone set up in CAM4
Streaming 2.0?

Please make sure that you are logged into Cam4 and can access
Streaming 2.0 tab in the Broadcast window

I get a message that my camera or microphone is disabled / No camera or microphone appears on my CAM4 Streaming 2.0 broadcast page.

  • The camera and/or microphone are disabled in your browser. Please
    enable them by clicking the “Allow” button near the address/URL bar to allow cam access for the site – Select Continue allowing / Allow -> Done – and then refresh the page.
Allowing access to Cam and mic

or from browser settings

Please note: This may require a browser restart rather than just a page refresh as other tabs or browser windows may interfere with the change

Your camera and/or your microphone could be in use by another app. In many cases, your browser might not be able to access them directly if they are already in use. To fix this please close any other tabs/browsers or applications that are currently using your camera
( Tip: your camera in use indicator is lit before reaching the CAM4 website it generally indicates something else is using your cam.)

 

Problems streaming on more than one platform.

You may experience issues trying to broadcast on multiple platforms while using streaming 2.0.  If this is an issue you will need to create a virtual cam while only using one physical cam. The most common option would be to use the combination of OBS + OBs browser plugin. This will give you an additional cam in the dropdown list of an OBS virtual cam

    1. Install OBS Studio. It can be downloaded here, instructions for auto-configuration can be found here
    2. Install OBS Virtual cam based on your platform. Windows, Mac, Linux. Please note for Windows this will require a system restart to complete the installation.
    3. Open OBS Studio
      • Select Tools / VirtualCam in the main OBS Studio window
      • Press the Start button, then close the dialog
      • Open your browser and choose OBS-Camera as your webcam.
      • You don’t need to press Start Streaming in OBS, but you need to have the proper settings for sources in OBS ( Camera and Microphone)
      • Start Streaming on CAM4 using Streaming 2.0 or External Encoder tab.

OBS Tips & Tricks

  • Show / Hide video button for better performance → Recommended for outdated hardware

When the Led indicator is Green (Show Video) the video is displayed on the left side of the chat. In this situation there will be more resources used for streaming

When the Led indicator is Black (Hide video) the video will be replaced by a “black cover”resulting in less resources being used while broadcasting

  • the Video Capture in OBS does not fit the whole screen

In case the image appears as in the above screenshot, you need to Select the Video Capture Device (a red rectangle will appear when selected) → Transform → Fit to Screen

Broadcast Quality

OBS offers feedback and metrics related to the ongoing broadcast such as CPU Usage, Time since starting broadcast, FPS, Dropped Frames, and Bitrate

A green square means that everything is working perfectly, as opposed to a red square indicating there are some issues that maybe caused by high load of CPU, network etc.

In case of HIGH CPU Load close any other windows that you might have (ex: if you have 10 tabs opened in your browser and you don’t need them it’s better to have them closed)

In case of issues with FPS / Bitrate / Dropped Frames – revise the Streaming settings and go down a resolution. In case you’ve initially opted for 1280×720, go down a resolution and see how that works.

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OBS Virtual Camera

For an optimal streaming experience on CAM4 please use the ‘OBS External Encoder’ option. We suggest using the ‘OBS Virtual Camera’ option only if you intend to stream on multiple sites simultaneously, or if your primary camera isn’t working on CAM4.

  1. Download OBS software from https://obsproject.com/download. Select your Operating System (Windows / MacOS / Linux)

  • Click on Download Installer
  1. Once the download is finished install the application
  2. Open OBS software
  3. The first time you Open OBS you will be asked if you want to Auto Configure OBS → Click CANCEL
  1. Click on + To add a new Video Source
  • Select “Video Capture Device”
  • Input desired name
  • Click OK
  • Device: Select your desired Webcam (ex: Logictech C920)
  • Check “Use Preset”
  • Click OK
  1. Open broadcast window on CAM4

! NOTE: You may need to restart your computer to see the Virtual camera in the list

  1. Start Virtual Camera
  1. Select the OBS Virtual Camera from the drop-down menu in the CAM4 broadcast window

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Use C4Broadcaster on Windows

If you’re using both Windows on your computer and a Samsung device for streaming with C4Broadcaster, you can now mirror your phone through wi-fi and enjoy the app directly onto your PC.
PC requirements for this are Windows 10 running the Windows 10 May 2019 Update and a Samsung device listed below in the supported devices list running Android 9.0 or above.

In order to setup this, there are a few short steps to follow:

On your PC:

  • Go to Start and search for Your Phone. Windows 10 users with running the Windows 10 May 2019 Update will have the abillity to mirror their screen through wi-fi.

    • Log in with your Microsoft account in the application

    • Follow the on-screen steps

    On your phone:

    • On your Samsung device, first check if the device you’re using is listed below as one of the supporting devices.

    • If yes, then check if you already have preinstalled on your Samsung device, “Your Phone Companion – Link to Windows” application. If not, it can be found on the Google Play Store and be downloaded from there.

      • Follow the on-screen steps

      Make sure your phone and your PC are both connected to the same wi-fi network

      After the initial setup, you can access C4Broadcaster from the Apps button in the Your Phone menu

Accept the request on your phone and voila, you can now use C4broadcaster on your PC.

The experience is the same as on mobile, you can switch the camera, rotate the device, play tipping games and apply image filters like you did when using solely your phone.

The list of eligible devices can be found below:

Supported devices:

  • Samsung Galaxy Fold

  • Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G

  • Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G

  • Samsung Galaxy S20

  • Samsung Galaxy S20+

  • Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

  • Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro

  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G

  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G

  • Samsung Galaxy A8s

  • Samsung Galaxy A30s

  • Samsung Galaxy A31

  • Samsung Galaxy A40

  • Samsung Galaxy A41

  • Samsung Galaxy A50

  • Samsung Galaxy A50s

  • Samsung Galaxy A51

  • Samsung Galaxy A51 5G

  • Samsung Galaxy A60

  • Samsung Galaxy A70

  • Samsung Galaxy A70s

  • Samsung Galaxy A71

  • Samsung Galaxy A71 5G

  • Samsung Galaxy A80

  • Samsung Galaxy A90s

  • Samsung Galaxy A90 5G

  • Samsung Galaxy Note9

  • Samsung Galaxy Note10

  • Samsung Galaxy Note10+

  • Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite

  • Samsung Galaxy S9

  • Samsung Galaxy S9+

  • Samsung Galaxy S10

  • Samsung Galaxy S10+

  • Samsung Galaxy S10e

  • Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite

 

 

 

 

Solo Private Shows

If you are entering into a private show on another platform while you are live on CAM4 we have added a Solo Private Show feature. This allows you to start a private show with no viewer which

  • gives you privacy for the show
  • keeps your directory position and viewers in CAM4.
  • Offers an increase in your revenue by having spy viewers.

You will find a new tab under your private show settings called Solo to set this up

Solo Private Settings

Boost


Struggling to build an audience?

Just logged on and want to kickstart your show?

Now you can BOOST your room higher in the directory for just 25 tokens! The boost will last 5 minutes. If you have not added 10 unique viewers within that period the time will extend to a maximum of 30 minutes so you can gain those viewers and increase your rank once the boost period ends

How it Works: 

You will now notice the new BOOST button on your screen after starting a LIVE broadcast.

Boosted broadcasters will be evenly distributed among the top 25% of all cams based on their ranking against each other. So the lower your ranking the more positions you will gain using Boost

Click on the “Boost Now” button to start the feature.

 

It costs 25 tokens to BOOST yourself for a full 5 mins.

When you click on “Proceed” the cost of the BOOST will be deducted from your CAM4 account and your cam will be re-positioned on the directory page. 

What Happens when BOOST starts?

  1. You will see a message in your chat letting you know who purchased the boost.
  2. There is a bar on your broadcast window that will slowly fill up as the time runs out. 
  3. The BOOST button is now inactive, this means you cannot click on it. The text has also changed to read” Boost Active” and includes a count down. 

What Happens When the BOOST ends?

  1. The button will say “Boost” again become active enabling you to click on it again.
  2. You will see a message in the chat window that will tell you that the BOOST has ended and display how many viewers you gained during that BOOST.
  3. Your directory position will change, but not necessarily back to your original position – because your new position will reflect increases in your viewers due to the boost.

Viewers can BOOST you too!!

Viewers are always looking for ways to support their favorite broadcasters. Why not encourage them to use the Boost feature on you?  With their help, boosting can really make a difference in your performance and exposure on CAM4. 

 

Tipping games on C4Broadcaster

Tipping games are available when using the C4Broadcaster app on android devices!

  • What games are available in the app?
    Roll the dice, spin the wheel and token keno are all now available to be used.
  • How do I turn on the games?
    Tap the games icon from the list on the right, then choose the game you want to play!

 

  • Once you have made the selection, you will be able to set the prizes before pressing “start game” at the bottom of the screen to begin.

 

  • What is the games history button?
    When a game is running you’ll see this icon in the top left. Tap it and you’ll be able to review any activity in the game so you can remind yourself which prizes have been won if you missed the notification. Tap it again to return to the chat.

 

 

  • What is the clock icon under games history?
    If there is a clock icon that means someone has tipped to play the game, so it is on cooldown for 1 minute to allow time gor you to complete that prize. Once the timer runs out the game will resume. While the clock is active “game history” will be replaced by the name of the person playing the game and the result.
  • How do I stop the game?
    Tap the games icon again, and choose “End game”.
  • Can I edit the prizes while the game is active?
    No, you must end the game first.

 

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C4 Broadcaster

We hope you’re enjoying using our C4 broadcasting app. If this is your first time or you just need a refresher you may find it useful to go over the main functions of the app. More settings such as microphone controls and private show settings are available by swiping from the right edge of the screen.

  1. Tap this to bring up the edit goal field, where you can set your token goal and status message.
  2. This is the number of tokens received during the current broadcast. Tap this to bring up the leader-board.
  3. This is the current viewer count. Tap it to bring up the list of logged-in viewers
  4. The record button, tap this to record a video from the broadcast. Later you can upload the recording to your “my shop”!
  5. Red and live indicates the broadcast is active. Tap this to end the broadcast. If the broadcast is not active it will be grey and read “offline” instead.
  6. If a game is active this is where your game activity and information is. Tap the dice icon to bring up the game history.
  7. Camera switch. Use this to change between the front and back cameras
  8. Orientation switch. Press this to swap between landscape and portrait modes.
  9. Face masks and filters
  10. Game center. If a game is active the icon will be red. Press here to start a game, change the game settings, or to end the current game.
  11. Private show requests will appear here, in the center of the screen.
  12. The username of the person chatting. Press here to open a private conversation. Long press to bring up the moderation tools (which we have done here). You can use these to ban, kick or silence people in your room. Note the gold background indicating he is a gold member and the token icon indicating he has some tokens.
  13. Usually, this is where the chat message is displayed. Because we have long pressed the message the moderation tools appear. Pressing the X on the right will return us to the chat message.
  14. These are active conversations. The purple one on the left is public chat. The one with a username and avatar is a private chat with that member. To swap between them tap the relevant conversation.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I turn off my microphone?

Swipe from the right of the screen to open the menu, then turn the microphone toggle off. If the option is not present then unfortunately it is not possible for your device.

Why can’t I see certain options on my phone?

Some options such as face masks or the microphone toggle may be unavailable on some devices due to technical limitations from the manufacturer.

Can I connect my toy to C4 Broadcaster?

No, it is not currently possible to connect any devices such as live touch or Lovense toys to C4 Broadcaster

Can I set a moderator from C4 Broadcaster?

Moderators cannot be set or removed using C4 Broadcaster.

Can I set a password for my room?

No, password-protected private rooms are not yet available on C4 Broadcaster

Why am I getting the message “Disconnecting due to poor network connection”?

The speed may be too low, or your phone’s connection may have dropped. If you are seeing this a lot, please contact technical@cam4.com

Why am I getting the message “The server cannot be reached”?

This could be an issue with network equipment, or your provider restricting access to adult content. If you can reach other adult websites on the same connection please contact technical@cam4.com with your connection information and IP address so we can investigate further.

Why is my camera so dark?
If you find your camera is too dark please open the menu by swiping from the right and toggle the “increase camera brightness” option.

Private Shows

Private shows are available when using the app to broadcast! You can change the settings by opening the menu by swiping from the right and making your choices from the options under the “Private shows” heading.

 

Fixed time private shows and cam2cam are not currently available.

When someone requests a private show you’ll receive a popup in the middle of your screen with options to accept or decline the show. You’ll also see information such as their username, the number of tokens they currently hold, and their gold status to help you make an informed decision. Tap the red cross to decline the show, or tap the green tick to accept the show and immediately go private. If you are not yet ready to take the private show you can tap the grey clock icon to suspend the request. You have 2 minutes to accept or decline the private show after it has been requested .

 

When the show is underway you’ll see a timer in the top left with a “stop” button. Tap the stop button at any time to end the show.

 

 

Once the show has ended you’ll see a receipt, letting you know how many tokens you earned for the private show!

 
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SFW (safe-for-work) Galleries

Some countries and states are now requiring adult sites to offer a non-explicit version of the site to viewers till they are age verified. Having images in this gallery will ensure that you show up on all versions of CAM4!

What is considered an SFW (safe-for-work) image?

Images in your SFW Gallery should be without nudity which means no photos of genital’s or sexual acts (real or simulated). Breasts and nipples are permitted.

How do I use the SFW Gallery

1. Go to My Account
2. Choose Galleries
3. Choose SFW Gallery

 

4. You can upload up to 10 images to this gallery

 

Please note:

  • Only use images to which you own the copyright.
  • Do not include images showing others who are not approved on your account.
  • No pictures of children.
  • No images of weaponry or violence.