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Publish directly from OBS (or other) to VDO.Ninja without a virtual camera
Added experimental "WHIP" support to VDO.Ninja, which means in the near future you'll be able to publish directly from OBS to VDO.Ninja without a virtual camera. There's some big caveats to it all, so I don't recommend it over the normal method to most users, but we'll see how it evolves.
You have to use a version of OBS that contains WHIP support to get OBS to WHIP working. As of April 2023, these are some builds of OBS that support WHIP: https://github.com/obsproject/obs-studio/suites/12263428876/artifacts/649328007 win (x64) https://github.com/obsproject/obs-studio/suites/12263428876/artifacts/649328001 mac (arm) https://github.com/obsproject/obs-studio/actions/runs/4711358202?pr=7926 (others here)
Hopefully WHIP support will be in OBS officially sometime soon. WHIP support is already added to many other applications and services, and VDO.Ninja will do its best to ensure compatibility as the situation evolves.
See this video for details how to set up OBS WHIP to VDO.Ninja:
Publishing from OBS directly to VDO.Ninja
I've refined the WHIP service on
vdo.ninja/alpha/?whipview=xxx, making it as robust as I can I think, so if some third-party WHIP client/app doesn't work with it, it may not an issue with VDO.Ninja. In those cases it will be up to the client to ensure full support of the WHIP specification, else it may not work with VDO.Ninja.