Desktop Presenter is a utility application that is provided free with Wirecast for YouTube. Wirecast for YouTube can broadcast the desktop of any computer on your local network as a live source.
NOTE: Desktop Presenter does not support audio streaming from Windows XP and will only stream video. To capture the audio from a Windows XP system, it will have to be routed to the Wirecast machine in a different way, such as an audio cable running out of the desktop presenter machine and into the Wirecast machine. This is a more advanced set up and is not recommended to new users of Wirecast for YouTube.
Downloading Desktop Presenter
Desktop Presenter can be downloaded from Telestream here.
Click the Mac or Windows download link, save the installer to your computer, then run the installer and follow the instructions.
Listed below are several typical applications of Desktop Presenter.
Lecture Hall/Board Room: If a lecturer installs Desktop Presenter on a laptop, you can broadcast their Keynote or Powerpoint presentation directly from that laptop. If the lecturer is demonstrating something using the laptop (like a 3D graphical animation), Wirecast for YouTube can also broadcast this to viewers. Other programs including Excel also work perfectly with Desktop Presenter, allowing the speaker to spontaneously refer to data without having to create new slides.
Training: As part of a training broadcast, you can switch to a live application to show exactly how to perform a particular action on a computer. This saves the laborious step of having to create screen shots of every minute detail.
Demonstration: You can demonstrate your business process, software, or hardware, as part of a presentation. This can be done any time during a presentation by switching directly to the application program.
NOTE: Video games can be captured, but make sure your computer has sufficient speed and memory capacity.