I answered some viewer questions over on my YouTube channel – subscribe here! – about how to do a few things with Ecamm Live:

  • How do you share your screen with someone on Skype AND record a video of it all on your computer?
  • How do you share your desktop, then switch back to a Skype call, then back to you, then back to your Skype call, then back to your desktop. (Kind of like the Old Spice commercial?)

Watch the video above or watch it on my YouTube channel here.

What is Ecamm Live?

Ecamm Live, available here with a free demo to try before you buy it, is macOS software that allows you to live stream to YouTube, Twitch, Periscope, Facebook Live, or just about anywhere else on the web that supports live streaming.

You can pair it with services like Restream.io or Switchboard.live which allow you to send one video feed from Ecamm Live and then they’ll rebroadcast it out to multiple services. So someone like Justin Jackson can start streaming a coding tutorial or marketing chat from his computer and it will go out to YouTube, Twitch, Periscope, and Facebook Live – so no matter which platform his followers prefer, he doesn’t have to limit the live stream to one platform.

Bringing a Guest on via Skype

The really cool part of Ecamm Live is how easy it makes it to bring a guest, with their video and audio, on to your live stream. If Skype is running, Ecamm Live will pick up the video from it and automatically crop/arrange your guest(s) (up to 5!) into a nice video wall for a conversation.

Ecamm Live will also record a high quality video of your conversation so you can upload that to YouTube or whichever video platform you choose for sharing afterwards.

More Ecamm Live Tutorials

If you’re curious about Ecamm Live, I’ve got a playlist on my YouTube channel here where you can learn a lot more about this powerful macOS app.


If you’ve got questions or it’s not working for you, leave a comment below or – even better – join a community of podcasters who are trying to figure this stuff out together over at Castaways.Club.

Want More Tutorials?

Leave a comment below if you’ve got a suggestion for the next video tutorial I should make!

Posted by Chris Enns

Hi! I'm the guy behind Lemon Productions. I love to help people use technology and the web to create, promote, and build neat stuff. And especially if it involves podcasting or video.

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