StreamCast is an application designed to allow you to overlay a captions onto any application that does not have native captioning support. The application is similar to Text On Top but allows a direct feed from StreamText.Net. You don't need to do anything special to the event when you schedule it. Just start the application and set the event name to the event you want to StreamCast.
For example you may have a customer that has one projector and is presenting using powerpoint or showing a video. Just install StreamCast and position the caption window where you want to display the captions. The window will automatically stay on top of the screen allowing the presenter to go though their slides. See the example below. So if you are using a projector or a platform like WebEx you can have fully a fully integrated solution. See below a few examples. Note the transparent background color on the video overlay.
The application is very easy to install. We currently have the windows install and will have support for Mac OS and Linux coming very soon. Once installed just click CTRL+s in the StreamCast window. The controls will open up and you can configure everything from the colors to the spacing.
We have two windows versions available. The new version has the controls in the upper left hand corner. You also need to open the controls to move the window as well. Below is a screenshot:
New Windows Version:
1. Download StreamCast.exe to your computer by clicking on the link below. We have two versions one for Mac and the other for Windows.
Windows Version with ctrl+s to view controls: https://www.dropbox.com/s/knlxunfv5ylgxo7/StreamCast.exe?dl=1
Windows Version with controls in upper left hand corner: https://www.dropbox.com/s/lfumgdhcj8j9s4p/StreamCast-Dev-x86.exe?dl=1
Note: For the Mac download the file from drop box. Then open the .dmg from the finder and not from the Safari Browser. You will get a warning message that application developer cannot be verified. Just select the option to allow it to run anyways. From then on you can just click on the icon you will not get any other warning messages.
2. It will automatically install once you run or open the file. It will start up with the StreamText demo event running by default.
3. To adjust the settings and connect it to your event just click on ctrl+s in the window. The controls will pop up and you can set the event name to the name you programmed the event with. It is just the event name not the event link. From here you can adjust Font Size, Colors and spacing. Once you have entered all the details just click the "Save Settings" button at the bottom of the form. The StreamCast window will then come up with your new settings. Once installed it will also remember your last settings so you don't have to reenter them. (settings form below)