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How to get mimoLive to show up as a camera and microphone in other Mac apps (e.g. Google Hangout or

edited September 2016 in mimoLive
How to get mimoLive to show up as a camera and microphone in other Mac apps (e.g. Google Hangout or Skype)

You can spice up your Google Hangout, Skype call, video presentation or webinar if you use mimoLive as a video source. Show graphics, present your screen or give yourself a proper lower third. To do so you need to install the Virtual Playout plugins for mimoLive. To do so, please follow these steps: - This feature requires mimoLive 2.3 or newer. - Download the Virtual Playout installer. - Run the installer. Please note that you will be prompted for your administration password. - Restart your Mac for the plugins to load. - Open mimoLive again. - Create a new document or open up an existing one. - Start the third party app for which you want to use mimoLive as a camera. Important: Start the third party app after starting mimoLive and creating or opening your document! This often helps that the third party apps see the correct mimoLive virtual playouts right away in their video setups. Please note: The Virtual Playout feature don't work with apps that are based on QuickTime. The Virtual Audio output could only be used by a single app at a time. - Setup the third party app to use mimoLive by selecting the "mimoLive:<Your Document Name>" as the camera input and mimoLive audio output as the audio input.

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  • I followed these instructions exactly but Mimo doesn't show in the camera selection settings in Skype. Any help?

    Thanks,
    Craig

  • Done! works well for me

  • Craig, sorry to hear that it doesn't work for you. Can you please let me know the version of the OS and of Skype you're using?

  • This isn't working for me. And I really want to use it like this.

  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)
    OS 10.11.5
    2.5 GHz Intel Core i7
    16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2048 MB

  • Skype Version 7.29 (297)

  • Hi Oliver. If you can help me get this to work, that'd be great.

  • I'm using MimoLive Version 2.2 (21824)

  • Recombatant: This is a feature we'll introduce in Version 2.3. You can currently download Version 2.3b2 here: https://boinx.com/connect/mimolive/versionhistory

    Then, follow the instructions here: https://boinx.com/connect/mimolive/knowledge/installation-and-setup/WS100457

  • edited July 2016

    Flash Media Live Encoder doesn't recognized Mimolive as a video source...
    Only it recognized mimolive as audio source

  • This is working for me in Skype (version 7.34 (164)) however, the video is reversed? The video is correct in the mimolive Program Output window - but is reversed in the Skype video window. I know it is possible to reverse the source camera input in mimolive, but this doesn't fix the Lower Third overlays in Skype - they still appear reversed. Is there any way of fixing this please? I have no way of reversing the webcam video as there are no options to do this in the Logitech webcam software. Thank you.

  • I am having a problem using third party app as a camera source. The lower third is ok in Mimolive but is backwards in Google Hangouts. I have installed version 2.5b1 and I am running 10.11.6 on my Mac. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

  • Dean Payne and tonerone: Skype and Hangout mirror the preview video for every webcam (and therefore the mimoLive video too) automatically. This makes sense for normal webcams as it is more natural for you to see a mirror image of yourself instead of the actual video the webcam captures. However, both applications only mirror the preview video you see. Your conference partners will see the webcam and mimoLive output the correct way, exactly as you see it in the Program Output window.
    Hope this helps!

  • Than you Piets! You guys rock!

  • I am seeing the MimoLive as an option for Audio in Skype, but under Camera it doesn't show up.
    MIMOLive 2.5b3
    MacOS Sierra (beta 7)
    Skype 7.35

  • I did this and it says that the virtual camera plugin need to be updated, but then it doesn't direct me to the download page. Where do I get the update?

  • edited September 2016

    Apparently, if you got to this information through the forum, the download link for the plugin did not give you the correct version. I've now updated the post. My apologies for the inconvenience.

    Please use this correct link to download the plugin.

  • Hello good afternoon, I can not record aydio directly from the pc, as udios videos, skype audio, somebody can help me, and please remember that I am very little technical in these things, thanks

  • @AmiAbreu Hi, thank you for your interest in mimoLive. I would love to help you, but I don't understand what it is you're trying to do. Can you please be more detailed about what it is you want to accomplish? Are you trying to record a Skype call?

  • I would like to use Mimolive as the camera source for the streaming app used at Oranum.com called Doclercam. Using either the web interface or the actual doclercam app I can get mimolive to appear as selectable options in both cases. Video shows up but there is NO AUDIO. Mimolive is selected in the system preferences as the audio input as well. I'm a good troubleshooter and have tried everything but can't get audio to be audible.
    Yes I am starting mimolive first before starting doclercam

    Macbook Air (2015)
    latest version of Macosx
    installed the plugin from the link above
    latest version of mimolive

    Let me know if there is something I can do to get this working. It would really help me to put on a great show...and will be drudgery without it.

    Also you guys should contact Docler Media and look at a) getting your software to work with theirs and b) partnering to provide the broadcasters with mimolive perhaps at a bulk discount rate.

  • I am test driving mimolive 2.8b5. The betas have been performing well and great features in 2.8. On launching 2.8b5 dialog calls for update of virtual playout plugin, though I can only find links to earlier versions. Please point me to the most recent update compatible with 2.8b5

  • @Dsal22 Sorry about the confusion. The link is on the page that the message links to, but quite well hidden... I'll see what I can do about that.

    Meanwhile, the direct link to the plug in is this: https://apps.boinx.com/web/appcast/latest_downloadfile.lasso?app=VirtualPlayout&beta=y

  • edited January 22

    I'm using Mimolive 2.8b6 and try to use mimolive as camera for GoToMeeting 7.30. MacOS: Sierra (10.12.2), machine MacBook Pro Retina, Mid 2014, 16 gb RAM.

    When testing Skype and Skype for business it shows i preview, but for GoToMeeing I can choose it as a camera source, but it don't show up in preview.

    Any reason for this not showing in preview? I have not tested in live use of neither of these.

  • my virtual layout needs to be updated and the plugin seems not to be available

  • @"Andrew Quinn" Thank you for using mimoLive. Just to give me an idea of what went wrong, where were you looking for the plugin?

    You can download the latest here: https://apps.boinx.com/web/appcast/latest_downloadfile.lasso?app=VirtualPlayout&beta=y

  • Hi,

    I've installed the latest plugin to work with 2.9.3. And it works perfectly. Tried it with skype.

    However the video in skype is reversed (mirrored) so I can't show any text etc properly.

    How do I flip the output of the Virtual camera?

    Thanks for you help. Colin

  • @ColinMulcahy, Piets wrote about this issue a couple of posts above:

    Dean Payne and tonerone: Skype and Hangout mirror the preview video for every webcam (and therefore the mimoLive video too) automatically. This makes sense for normal webcams as it is more natural for you to see a mirror image of yourself instead of the actual video the webcam captures. However, both applications only mirror the preview video you see. Your conference partners will see the webcam and mimoLive output the correct way, exactly as you see it in the Program Output window.
    Hope this helps!

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