Live stream and recording backgrounds
Yes! You can use an MP4 or GIF file for the stream or recording background. Click Brand, then scroll to Background. Click here to learn more.
Virtual background and Green screen backgrounds
Video/animated backgrounds are not currently supported for our virtual background or green screen feature.
However, as a workaround for your virtual background, you can use OBS! This is an advanced, so we don't recommend it. OBS will allow you to open and loop a video file. Then, using a green or blue screen, you can chroma-key your camera feed to replace your background with the looping video. OBS can send that feed as a virtual camera that is recognizable by StreamYard! Here's our tutorial on using the OBS Virtual Camera! This process uses a lot of computer resources! Monitor your CPU/GPU/RAM usage to make sure your system performance doesn't drop.