June 6, 2016

Larix Screencaster setup and usage

Our team is continuously improving mobile streaming products set.

Using mobile device, you may want to show your screen content to the public in real-time.
This might be your game play process displayed at popular streaming services like Twitch or YouTube.
It can be your mobile device product live presentation on a conference or a webinar.
These scenarios require capabilities to capture your screen and stream it outside the device via some real-time protocol.

Larix Screencaster is a free app for Android. It's capable of streaming screen content in real time to any destination which supports RTSP and RTMP publishing of H.264/AAC stream over TCP. The Screencaster runs in background and can be controlled from notification area.

Besides streaming the content Larix Screencaster allows recording it to MP4.


Get it on Google Play

The application was successfully tested with Nimble Streamer and Wowza Streaming Engine as well as YouTube live streaming. 

The setup is easy and straight-forward:

  • Install the app
  • Go to Settings
  • Select best resolution
  • Specify the connection URL for your media stream destination
  • Start streaming your screen.

The URL has the IP-address or domain name of your media server, Port and Path. If you have specified Push login and Push password then RTSP URL should look like
rtsp://push_login:push_password@192.168.5.5:1937/live/stream
For RTMP it will be
rtmp://192.168.5.5:1937/live?rtmpauth=push_login:push_password/stream

You may use any media server, including Nimble Streamer. You may take a look at Larix Broadcaster setup instruction to see how you can install and setup Nimble for this task.


Mobile Broadcasting Library


If you'd like to create similar Android app capable of media streaming, you can use our mobile broadcasting SDK which is the core of Larix Screenaster. You will get Larix source code and a library for further UI customization.



Please contact us if you have any questions.


Related documentation


Mobile Broadcasting Library and SDKLarix BroadcasterInstalling Nimble StreamerTransmux RTSP to HLS, RTMP, DASH and more via Nimble Streamer

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