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pesi  
#1 Posted : Friday, November 9, 2018 6:13:53 AM(UTC)
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vMix Call is a very nice feature but it lacks one very important component.
Most callers into say a conference or seminar these days, need to share their desktop - i.e. PowerPoint presentations while making the call.

vMix cannot do that on its own, though one can get around this deficiency by using Skype - which allows both video PIP plus desktop sharing simultaneously.
Skype can then be used on a separate computer and brought in as an NDI shot or even on the same computer running vMix.

If vMix can include this feature it would hugely improve its functionality for live events, especially for those of us who (like many I'm sure) use vMix to broadcast conferences, seminars and workshops. If Skype can do this, I'm sure vMix could (?) and I look forward to its being available in the not too distant future.
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#2 Posted : Friday, November 9, 2018 12:29:22 PM(UTC)
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@ pesi

A vMix to vMix Call can do this.
The caller simply has to install vMix Basic and connect to call.


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#3 Posted : Saturday, November 10, 2018 2:25:16 AM(UTC)
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There was a time when this was not practical using WebRTC. Now I've seen it done. There are two possible approaches:

1 - Collect media from two sources and composite them on a local canvas, which is then relayed.

2 - Send each stream separately, allowing the far end to perform the composite. Obviously requires more bandwidth.
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#4 Posted : Saturday, November 10, 2018 2:40:08 AM(UTC)
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Slightly more in depth:

- Get NDI tools from newtek, including NDI camera app
- Start NDI scan converter and capture the desktop you want to stream
- When connecting to Vmixcall, choose the NDI capture as your camera

Just remember Vmixcall through browser caps at 720p

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#5 Posted : Thursday, September 26, 2019 7:11:07 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: IceStream Go to Quoted Post
@ pesi

A vMix to vMix Call can do this.
The caller simply has to install vMix Basic and connect to call.


Ice


Vmix Basic does not support Vmix Call. One will need the HD version
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#6 Posted : Thursday, September 26, 2019 7:12:38 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: pesi Go to Quoted Post
vMix Call is a very nice feature but it lacks one very important component.
Most callers into say a conference or seminar these days, need to share their desktop - i.e. PowerPoint presentations while making the call.

vMix cannot do that on its own, though one can get around this deficiency by using Skype - which allows both video PIP plus desktop sharing simultaneously.
Skype can then be used on a separate computer and brought in as an NDI shot or even on the same computer running vMix.

If vMix can include this feature it would hugely improve its functionality for live events, especially for those of us who (like many I'm sure) use vMix to broadcast conferences, seminars and workshops. If Skype can do this, I'm sure vMix could (?) and I look forward to its being available in the not too distant future.


I would really look forward to this feature as many do.
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#7 Posted : Thursday, September 26, 2019 9:23:56 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Light Channel DK Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: IceStream Go to Quoted Post
@ pesi

A vMix to vMix Call can do this.
The caller simply has to install vMix Basic and connect to call.


Ice


Vmix Basic does not support Vmix Call. One will need the HD version



Hi,

Of course you can use vMix Basic to set up a video call connection to a video call host.- Connect to Call.
Is then but a resolution of 720x576

Greeting

Anders  
#8 Posted : Friday, January 10, 2020 7:30:12 PM(UTC)
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Screen sharing with WebRTC can be done without plugins: https://www.webrtc-experiment.com/Pluginfree-Screen-Sharing/#4678445432233145

I would love to see this implemented in vMix Call. Installing a vMix demo or basic on the callers pc is almost never an option for us. A browser based webRTC screen share would also make it compatible with macs.

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raf232  
#9 Posted : Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:17:04 PM(UTC)
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You can use the software Manycam, they have a free version.

In Manycam you can input your webcam and your desktop and mix it.
Manycam creates a virtual webcam that you can use in vmixcall configuring Chrome.

It's free and easy.
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#10 Posted : Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:53:41 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: raf232 Go to Quoted Post
You can use the software Manycam, they have a free version.

In Manycam you can input your webcam and your desktop and mix it.
Manycam creates a virtual webcam that you can use in vmixcall configuring Chrome.

It's free and easy.


But this is still software that needs to be installed on the guests computer. Many times this is not an option.
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#11 Posted : Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:57:17 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Anders Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: raf232 Go to Quoted Post
You can use the software Manycam, they have a free version.

In Manycam you can input your webcam and your desktop and mix it.
Manycam creates a virtual webcam that you can use in vmixcall configuring Chrome.

It's free and easy.


But this is still software that needs to be installed on the guests computer. Many times this is not an option.



You are right.
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