Question: is there a format or length (of a movie) that ManyCam likes?
When I add a movie layer (as a background), I get the ‘waiting/loading’ dots and stuttering––quite frequently. The movie format I’m using is mp4 with a 6-minute duration. I would rather use the Youtube URL option, but, it doesn’t seem to work yet—which may have more to do with youtube.
For my scenario (as example), I have a full-screen movie of dolphins swimming layer behind my talking head webcam with chroma key.
I don’t seem to have the same issues when I make long-duration Gifs as animated backgrounds.
Takes longer to find a loop…256 color palette is…well…not good…but it works and I can store them as objects…would love to do that with movies too!
Desktop Window Capture
I don’t get stuttering if I use the desktop window capture of youtube movies. That said, my CPU jumps to 90%–I have a 2016 macbook pro ( 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 and 16 gigs of ram).
If I add an ESL app on top of that…well…will be a 2 fps teaching session.
The CPU is lower (at 45%), but, ManyCam crashes too frequently. I’ve included the crash log for that
crash log: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11F5o7WuVmOPnutR5_L_ISmYltHDTvDlH/view?usp=sharing
So the question becomes, how do I play movies (as backgrounds) within ManyCam?