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How does Louper work?

Livestreaming on Louper involves:

  1. Setting up a room
  2. Sending one or more streams to your room
  3. Inviting viewers to join your room


A room is where your stream is viewed and where you and your viewers can communicate with one another using video and text chat. The room interface is browser-based and works on desktop and mobile, so there are no dedicated apps to download or install. Room settings can be configured to suit your needs - you can enable or disable video & voice chat, password protection and other settings on a per-room basis.


Sources contain the content that you want to stream. A source can be:

  • an NDI feed (Avid Media Composer and Premiere Pro both support software-based NDI output); or
  • an SDI / HDMI feed (such as a camera feed, or the feed from an I/O breakout box); or
  • your computer screen + sound.


An encoder is used to receive your source, encode it, and stream it to a room.

Louper supports various types of encoders:

  • LBS: our powerful desktop streaming application optimized for streaming on Louper; or
  • third-party desktop streaming software that supports RTMP or SRT protocols ; or
  • a hardware encoder that supports RTMP or SRT protocols. Click here for a list of hardware encoders.

Encoder setup is covered in the setup guides.