Frequently asked questions about Studio
What are the bandwidth requirements for Studio?
We recommend 20mbps for both upload and download speed. You can use fast.com to check your internet connection. See other technical requirements and recommendations.
If you can, you may want to try switching to a wired connection. If you are speaking or presenting at an event, check out our more in-depth guide.
Is Studio supported on iPads?
Studio is currently supported only on desktop Chrome-based browsers, such as Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge (79+), Opera or Brave.
Can I stream from an RTMPS endpoint into Studio?
Only webcams are supported as a video input for Studio. To add advanced graphics we recommend using RTMPS streaming and tools such as OBS.
How much does Studio cost?
Studio is available to all SpotMe Anywhere customers at no additional cost.
How many speakers can be in Studio at a given time?
Up to 6 speakers can be in the Studio at any time. Hosts and moderators count toward that limit.
What happens when a 7th speaker joins Studio?
The 7th person to join will receive an error message and will be prevented from joining.
How can I mute or unmute a speaker?
As a host, you cannot directly mute or unmute speakers to due technical and privacy limitations. You can however, use Studio to ask a speaker to mute/unmute themselves or start their camera. To do that:
- Click on the ... icon on the speaker thumbnail (in the Speakers section).
- Click on Ask to mute/unmute or Ask to start/stop webcam in the dropdown
After sending a request, the speaker will see a full-screen popup asking them to toggle their settings.
Can I play pre-recorded videos or run simu-live sessions?
Studio does not currently support playing pre-recorded videos with audio or running simu-live sessions. To do this you may want to use RTMPS streaming with 3rd party tools like OBS or StreamYard.
I need to host a session with more than 6 users, what can I do?
If you expect more than 6 users to be simultaneously in your session, there are several alternatives:
You can create an additional Studio room to host your "green room" with 6 additional speakers that are not currently presenting. As speakers need to present, you can direct them from green room to the main Studio room by pasting its invite link in the green room's chat.
Once a speaker finishes their presentation they can leave the main Studio room to free up a seat for next speaker.
Using 3rd party products
If using a Studio green room is not a viable alternative, you may instead consider using 3rd party video conferencing or live video broadcasting products. Using SpotMe Streaming you can then easily stream a video conference to SpotMe.
We recommend using StreamYard, which supports up to 10 speakers and offers an easy to use interface, similar to Studio. For more information on how to use StreamYard with SpotMe, check our detailed StreamYard usage guide, speaker briefing guide and speaker instructions.
I can't share my webcam or microphone
If your webcam or microphone are not showing up in Studio, you can try following steps:
- Ensure Studio has permissions to access your webcam and microphone. If you see a camera icon with a red cross, it means Studio does not have permissions to access your webcam. Click on the icon, allow access and reload the page.
- Make sure no other apps are using your webcam: If you are on Windows, your webcam can be used by only one app at a time. Stop sharing your webcam in another conferencing tool before joining studio.
- Plugin in your webcam: If are using an external USB camera, make sure it's plugged in. Reload your web browser after plugging it in.
I can't share my screen
If you are a macOS user, check out our guide on how to enable screensharing on macOS.
How secure are Studio links?
Studio links for speakers contain a unique 32 character random token that identifies a specific room.
Unlike Zoom or other meeting software where tokens are 9-digit numeric codes, Studio links are not subject to Zoombombing.