Search StreamScheme

Stream Scheme

How to Add Another Streamer’s Webcam Feed to Your Stream

calendar1 Last Updated

In the event that you want to co-stream with another person and have both of your images on the same screen, there is a simple way you can set it up. You can repeat the process multiple times so that you can have several people on the screen with you. It is a great way to set up talk shows or to show all five reactions to a team playing League. 

How to Add Another Streamer’s Video Feed to Your Live-Stream

Here is what you will need to do to add an external webcam to your OBS:

Step 1: Start a Video Call On Skype, Discord, Facebook, or Google Hangouts

In your second screen (or a portion of your screen that won’t be covered up by anything else), start a call with the person (or people) that will appear with you on your stream. There are multiple free platforms that allow you to do this:

  • Discord – while it is likely that the other streamer already uses Discord, there can sometimes be some noise feedback. 
  • Zoom – many people have downloaded this and use it for work, making it easier for streamers to get on board quickly. Generally higher quality than Discord. 
  • Skype – while it has great video and sound quality generally, you will still need to ensure everyone’s internet is on point to avoid issues
  • Facebook – Facebook is another platform that most streamers have, but you can currently only video chat with one person at a time. 
  • Google Hangout – You may need an external plugin to make all the screens high-quality if you are streaming with more than one person. 

Once you have picked which platform is best for you and your team, start the call. 

add another streamer to your twitch
For the purposes of this article, we are using a screenshot of a call with Eljayem_. While this will only appear as an image, when doing this process with live-video, the video will come through.

Step 2: Make Webcams Fullscreen

Make sure that the webcams are on full screen. This will make it easier for you to crop them while maintaining visual quality throughout your stream.  

Step 3: Add “Display Capture” in Your Broadcasting Software

In order to show off their webcam, you will need to add a Display Capture in your broadcasting software. Here is how:

Display Capture in OBS Studios

Step 1: In OBS, press the “+” under the sources box to add a display capture.

Step 2: Once it is on your screen, adjust the size of the image by clicking on the white squares and moving in and out.

Step 3: Press the alt-key to crop out the sections you don’t want to display and move it to the part of the screen you wish.

Step 4: Add any overlays over the top of the display. 

Note: the video call with them must stay open, not covered with a browser, and not moved during the call, otherwise the video will be obstructed.

Display Capture in Streamlabs OBS (SLOBS)

Step 1: In SLOBS, press the “+” above the sources box to add a display capture. 

Step 2: Once it is on your screen, adjust the size of the image by clicking on the white squares and moving in and out. 

Step 3: Press the alt-key to crop out the sections you don’t want to display and move it to the part of the screen you wish. 

Step 4: Add any overlays over the top of the display. 

Note: the video call with them must stay open, not covered with a browser, and not moved during the call, otherwise the video will be obstructed.

Screen Capture in XSplit Broadcaster

Step 1: If you use XSplit Broadcaster, you will need to press the “Add Source” button below the scene box.

Step 2: Hover over “screen capture” then click on “smart selection.” Drag your cursor over the webcam (or portion of the screen) you want to select, then resize and move the box within Broadcaster into place.

Step 3: Add any overlays over the top of the display.

Conclusion

This simple trick can broaden your content in a lot of ways. Find people to collaborate with to continually create fresh content for your viewers.

About the Author

Luci

Luci is a novelist, freelance writer, and active blogger. A journalist at heart, she loves nothing more than interviewing the outliers of the gaming community who are blazing a trail with entertaining original content.

Back to top