Browser Layers/Twitch Overlays

OBS supports browser layers which take overlays or other Twitch extensions and uses them to make audience engaging content. Is there a way to do this with MimoLive? At first I thought I could just use a browser source, however it’s not a transparent (true overlay source) for the feed from MimoLive.

I currently stream to Twitch, as well as YouTube and facebook, however I’m realizing more that the engagement on Twitch is dependent on these extensions and overlays.

I honestly can’t stand using OBS Streamlabs as it’s clunky and not intuitive.


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It would be nice to be able to pull a luma key.

The mimoLive Web Browser Source supports transparency. However, the HTML needs to be actually transparent (no background).

I may post another thread @Oliver_Boinx , however I go this issue handled and I’ve been able to utilize all kinds of overlays on Twitch for my stream, however I recently upgraded to an Apple M1 Pro, and have subsequently had to use the Beta version to work out the kinks.

Almost all of my overlays work, except for one… it’s called KappaGen and it displays floating emotes using an HTML overlay that is truly transparent.

It works on my Intel Mac, it works on OBS, it works everywhere except for my Apple M1 Pro… I’ve changed display settings, I’ve tried FX options, I’ve turned the transparency button on and off on the web browser (which by the way wasn’t needed on the Intel Mac since it’s a true transparent HTML page), etc.

I’m really at a loss, and while I get that you don’t support Twitch per say, is there any reason why emojis wouldn’t display? I have the layer at the top, I’ve created new templates, I’ve literally tried everything. Other transparent overlays work fine, videos, GIFs, etc… just not emojis.

Anyone have any ideas why?


@JoPhi or @Kebbel might you have any insight on this? I’ve been reading through fort posts about the M1… making me regret my decision a little, or it’s going to force me to start using another streaming software, which is not ideal.

One more thought… privacy setting of some kind for Safari? Is it possible for another browser to be used when MimoLive opens a browser instead of defaulting to Safari? I mean, all other overlays work, so I don’t think this is it, however Chrome does sometimes have more functionality.

I’m sorry, I have no experiences with this overlay. I assume that it is optimized or made for Chromium. As I know, mimoLive’s internal browser is based on Apple technology. I’d write a feature request to the developers of the overlay to support Safari. I don’t think that they willingly exclude users. :slight_smile:

With “it works”, did you mean “with OBS and on an intel device”, or “with mimoLive and on an intel device”?

Hello! Thanks for responding.

The overlay is called Kappagen and used on one of the largest platforms that provides content to Twitch called StreamElements.

“It works,” on:

  • my Intell 2014 MBP with OBS and MimoLive
  • my M1 Pro Mac and OBS

It does not work with my M1 Pro Mac and MimoLive

So, after having to download the last Beta for just the video to work properly, I assumed that maybe there were other features not completed.

The weirdest thing is that another overlay called Emote Cloud that makes use of emojis in a similar way does work, however it doesn’t cover the whole screen.

So, I can say it’s not a resolution issue, it’s not a compatibility issue with the type of graphics utilized, and I know the overlay is transparent because other things, I.e. animated GIF and other overlays like TriggerFyre work the same as they did on my Intel Mac, so what you’re saying makes sense.

I’ll reach out to Stream Elements and see if they have any ideas. Again, it’s just weird that the only thing that does not appear on screen are emojis that get posted and then flown around on the overlay.

Hi @chance_dj What OS (and therefore Safari version) are you running on the Intel 2014 MBP and what on the M1?

I suspect it might actually be a problem with the Safari framework on Monterey.

Ey @Oliver_Boinx thank you for the response.

The older 2014 Intel Man was recently upgraded to Big Sur latest version and works normally.

The M1 Pro Mac came with the newest OS Monterey.

I ran a stream last night and have added multiple overlays to test various things such as emotes and GIFs, and even alternate “emote wall’ overlays to find that they all work on OBS just not in MimoLive.

I was leaning towards the same thought which is why I was curious if there was an option to change browser sources from the native Safari one to another such as Firefox or Chrome.



We’ve considered adding Chromium in the past. It would more than double mimoLive file size, add significantly to the memory footprint and costs a lot of performance.

However, since it seems that Safari is getting worse, we will consider it again after we’ve looked at the recent issues with Safari and what can be done about it.

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