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    What is Skype for content creators?

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    With Skype for content creators, you can collaborate, tell your story, and quickly share it with your audience - all without investing in expensive equipment!
    Ready to start livestreaming to your engaged fans?

    Skype for content creators works directly within NewTek NDI ® enabled software, and is available in Skype (version 8) for Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and Mac users. 

    To enable Skype content creators mode:
     
    1. Select the More more menu menu, and then select Settings
    2. Select Calling, and then select Advanced.
    3. Toggle Allow NDI usage on or off


    FAQ and known issues with Skype for content creators

    Why is my video frozen?
    When your video feed ends, it may appear as is your video is frozen. It's not frozen -   the final frame is just retained, and that's what is sent out over NDI. 

    I enabled Skype content creators mode, why does it keep turning off?
    There are a couple reasons why Skype content creators mode may turn off after you've enabled it:
     
    • You disable it during a call: If you turn Skype content creators mode off during a call, the setting will remain off the next time you use the feature. 
    • If you restart Skype: When you restart Skype, we intentionally turn Skype content creators mode off.

    How do I get NDI streams into OBS?
    OBS requires that you download an additional plug-in to utilize an NDI source. 


    How do I stop the NDI feeds from changing sizes in OBS?
    The Skype NDI automatically changes resolution based upon the network bandwidth that's available.

    To keep a consistent size in OBS:

    1. Right-click the NDI source, and then select Transform
    2. Select Edit Transform.
    3. Change the Bounding Box Type to Scale inner bounds.


     

    No emergency calls with Skype
    Skype is not a replacement for your telephone and can't be used for emergency calling