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Streaming Setup Guide
The Player Desktop App is a free application that allows you to stream and record your game play with thousands of professionally, customizable overlays, an in-game control system for switching scenes and accessing your chat and streaming events without disrupting your gaming and a video editor built-in. Here's a guide on how to get started with the app: Connecting your streaming Account You should be asked to connect your streaming account on sign up but if you haven't connected in the
Player.me In-Game HUD 101
You can access Player.me's in-game HUD by pressing the assigned hotkey (**** by default). To change or add hotkeys, click the Stream
How do I get Player to detect my game?
Your In-game HUD must be enabled. Your Set's Platform must be set to either PC or Console. Your Scene must have a Game Source widget. For PC games, the Set's P
It keeps saying "Unknown Game". How do I get Player to track it?
Our Desktop App's game tracking feature is a manual process so, for now, most games will be listed as an Unknown Game. This is only a temporary measure, however, and in the future this will be fully automated. To add the game, just go to the in-game overlay (Ctrl + Tab by default) > click the orange question mark > and then a prompt will appear where you can add the game title. !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/83429288-71f3-46e2-8af3-05c2269e3932/5b6f4c8f-e
Can I Screen Capture using the Desktop App?
Our Desktop app is currently limited to capturing game applications. Player supports most PC games that run on DirectX 9-12 and OpenGL, including some DirectX 8 games. However, you can still use our Overlays on broadcasting software that can add Screen Capture like XSplit Broadcaster or OBS. Here's how: • XSplit - https://helpdesk.player.me/en/article/how-do-i-add-my-overlays-to-xsplit-broadcaster-4d0fid/ • OBS - https://helpdesk.player.me/en/article/how-do-i-ad
How do I stream PC games with the Player app?
In the Studio, games are added via the Game Source widget in a selected Scene. You can check this in the widgets list area within your Scene's Editor. !(https://stora
Why can't the app capture the League of Legends client?
Since the League of Legends client is web-based, our Desktop app's game capture won't be able to detect it. The Player Desktop app hooks directly into games that run on DirectX 9-11 and OpenGL. You'll need to use streaming software with screen/window capture like XSplit Broadcaster or OBS Studio to be able to stream the lobby screen since it works separately: https://www.xsplit.com/broadcaster/faq/faq-league-of-legends
Generating an MSINFO32 File
In some cases, the Support staff will request you to generate an MSINFO32 .NFO file. This file contains detailed information on your PC's hardware and software specifications which they can use to diagnose and troubleshoot the issue you are currently having with the Player App. Go to Start Menu > Run or press the ⊞ Windows Key + R on your keyboard. On the Run prompt, type msinfo32 then click OK. !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/83429288-71f3-46e2-8af3
How do I stream console games with the Player app?
To stream consoles such as Xbox or PlayStation 4, you will need extra hardware such as a capture card to transfer your gameplay to your PC. Go to Edit Set You can do this by clicking the (Gear) icon next to a Set’s
How to prevent the Desktop app from running on startup?
When you first install the Player.me desktop app, you may notice that it launches on startup by default. You can see this by checking the programs running in your taskbar, at the bottom of your screen. Click on the arrow next to your volume icon. Right-click the Player.me app's icon and you'll see this menu. "Run on startup" will have a check next to it.(htt
How do I enable Chroma Keying?
Chroma Key allows you to remove the background from your webcam feed. To do this, go into your Player.me settings. Look for the gear icon near the top of the screen. Select a webcam from your Devices tab. Make sure you have a webcam plugged in.(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/83429288-71f3-46e2-8af3-05c2269e3932/3525fa59-6944-4ca6-afa
What are the system requirements of the Player Desktop App?
Windows 10 64-bit .NET Framework 4.0 DirectX 10.1 or better Adobe Flash Player Hardware Processor: For HD 720p Recording/Streaming: 4th Generation Core i5 or equivalent For HD 1080p Recording/Streaming: 4th Generation Core i7 or equivalent Memory: 8GB RAM Graphics Card: GeForce/Radeon Class (DirectX 10.1 compatible or better) Storage: 250 MB available space
Can I add a webcam?
Yes, the Player Desktop app allows you to select any compatible webcam currently connected to your PC. Selecting which camera to use You can select the device in two ways: In the Studio, click the webcam icon on the top right. The selected device will have a checkmark next to it. In the Studio settings, in the Devices tab. Under Webcams, open the dropdown list and select from the list of available devices. !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/38417abe4
How do I transfer my scene to a different broadcasting software?
Scenes that are created using the Player app can be used on other broadcaster software that support browser-based overlays like XSplit Broadcaster and OBS Studio. Here’s how to transfer your scene: Copy the scene’s URL In the Studio, go to your scene and click the ... icon and select Copy URL. Add the scene’s URL to your broadcasting software This can be added to any compatible broadcasting
Home page 101
Home is your portal to what’s currently happening around Player.me. What’s New - Shows Player.me’s latest overlays. Hovering your mouse over the overlay will allow you to preview the overlay and cycle through different overlays Clicking the Add to overlays will add it to your current roster of overlays. Recent Streaming Events - Displays events
Player.me Studio 101
Player.me's Studio makes it possible to Stream and Record your game directly along with your created overlays to live video sharing platforms such as Twitch, Mixer, and YouTube. Sets & Scenes - The meat of your presentation. Sets are a collection of scenes, while scenes are what will be shown to the world when you start your first stream. Clicking the + icon on the Sets panel will create a new Set. !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/83429288-71f3-46e2-8af3-0
Stream & Record Settings 101
The Player App allows you to change the settings of how you stream or record. Here’s how to get them set up... There are two ways to access the Stream & Record Settings: In the Studio tab, by clicking the gear icon (far right of Stream Controls) !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/83429288-71f3-46e2-8af3-05c2269e3932/efcc9318-b3a0-4121-abf8-c0
Recording in Player.me 101
There are three ways to record in the Player app: 1. Clicking the Record button in the Studio tab 2. Clicking the Record icon in the in-game HUD’s Create Hub 3. Pressing a Hotkey, which you can set in Create Settings > Hotkeys tab Navigating My Media All screenshots and recordings made through the Player Desktop app can be found in the My Media tab. Clicking the Player.me folder on top will give you the option to change the file destination for your screenshots and recordings. Enterin
I’m hearing my audio loop/echo, how do I stop it?
If you’re hearing your audio loop or echo, make sure you check if there are other programs playing your audio in the background. In most cases, it’s your web browser playing back your stream, causing you to hear an audio loop or echo. When this happens, just hover your mouse over the video and hit that **** button.
Generating a Crash Dump
There will be some cases that the Technical Support staff will request a crash dump from you to help diagnose the cause of the issue. Generating a Crash Dump File Reproduce the issue/crash on the Player.me Desktop application. Launch Task Manager by going to Start > Run or ⊞ Windows Key + R then on the Run prompt, type taskmgr and click OK. !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/83429288-71f3-46e2-8af3-05c2269e3932/cbdc855b-a19b-4435-854f-d4d870663f