We received a lot of requests on the ability to auto-record and auto-save your livestreams. With the Live to VOD feature, you'll be able to accomplish these tasks.

Let's us walk you through some important points about this feature:

How to Use the Live to VOD Feature

To use this feature, you must subscribe to Castr’s All in One plan.

Step 1: Create an All in One project. How to start a Castr livestream

Step 2: After you’ve ended your stream, Castr will automatically generate a temporary recorded file and save it in the Temporary Files list in Live to VOD tab for 3 days. You can perform the following with the temporary files:

  • Click Save as VOD to save the recording. You can choose to save the whole video or a selected range. You can rename the VOD file after saving.

  • Click the Play icon to preview your recording.

  • Click the Download icon to save your recording as an .mp4 file.
    Note: Your recording is only available for download within three days after it is created.

Step 4: Once you’ve saved your temporary files as VOD files, you'll see the VOD files in 2 places:

  1. In the stream itself. Your VOD files will be shown in VOD section here:

  2. In Video Hosting tab. Each All in One Stream will have a dedicated folder with the badge Live-to-VOD that contains all VOD files converted for that stream only.

Step 5: Get the embed URL and iframe snippet:

  • Click Embed Link to get the Embed URL or iFrame snippet for each VOD file

Some important notes about deleting VOD files

  • As your VOD files will be shown in both Live-to-VOD tab and dedicated Video Hosting folder, if you delete a VOD file in one place, the accordance VOD file stored in the other place will also be deleted, and vice versa.

  • But if you delete the All in One stream that has the VOD files, Castr will not delete the accordance VOD file stored in the Video Hosting.

    This will be helpful in case that you want to delete the stream but want to keep the VOD files (please note that temporary files will be deleted still, only VOD files will be kept in Video Hosting).

Advanced VOD files settings

If you need more advance settings for your VOD files, we recommend you to go to the folder under Video Hosting for full access to player and security features such as Enable/Disable Auto Play, Password Protection and so on:

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