Web site with video player and chat #
Owncast includes a web interface for your video with built-in chat that is available once you start the server. It shows online/offline states, viewer counts, stream duration, your instance’s description, images, links and more. You can just start using it without making any changes and it’ll reflect whatever you put in the config file.
If you want to embed Owncast in your existing website, checkout our documentation on embedding Owncast.
By setting your name, description and logo you can quickly update the contents of the website to reflect your stream.
You can add links to your profiles on other sites by simply setting
socialHandles in the config file.
socialHandles currently supports the following services by name:
Here’s an example.
socialHandles: - platform: github url: https://github.com/owncast/owncast - platform: instagram url: https://www.instagram.com/owncast
For adding additional content you can edit the
data/content.md file. Anything you put in this using markdown or HTML will display on the page without you having to touch the existing page. Some ideas here: Your Patreon or Paypal link to support donations, an embed of a Soundcloud track, some images, or an embedded social feed.
Text Formatting #
The web chat supports some basic formatting using markdown:
Code blocks: `your text`
Custom Emoji #
Place your own custom emoji images into
/webroot/img/emoji/ and the next time you refresh the web site you’ll see your images in the emoji picker, available for use in chat.