Web Site + 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, but you’ll likely want to update the content displayed on your page by visiting your server admin page.
If you want to embed Owncast in your existing website, checkout our documentation on embedding Owncast.
Below are some items you’ll likely want to customize to update the content that displays on your page.Changing settings in the admin panel was first supported in Owncast 0.0.6.
Name and description
By setting your name, description and logo you can quickly update the contents of the website to reflect your stream.
By setting tags you’re showing potential viewers what categories of content you typically stream.
External social links
You can add links to your profiles on other sites by adding them in the admin.
Web page content
The body of your page content can be customized in your admin. Use standard Markdown syntax to add links, images, and more.
The web chat supports some basic formatting using Markdown:
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.