Pro users can use the Virtual Camera to send the output of Ecamm Live to other apps such as Zoom or Skype.
However, this will only send video and not audio. The other app will not receive audio from videos or sound effects you play in Ecamm Live.
Sending audio will require installing audio routing software. We recommend Loopback.
In addition to the written instructions below on how to use Loopback, we've included a tutorial video produced by one of our Ecamm Live members, Kurt Nugent.
Loopback by Rogue Amoeba software is a powerful audio routing app which allows easily sending sound from one application to another. It is not free, but has a free trial.
Once installed, Loopback presents a screen where you can create virtual audio devices.
There are two methods you can use.
Method 1: Setting up Loopback to capture Ecamm Live's output + Your Mic
Step 1: Launch Ecamm Live
Step 2: In Loopback, click the New Virtual Device button at the bottom left. Give your device a name like "Virtual Mic".
Step 3: Delete the "Pass-Thru" Source by clicking the trash can button.
Step 4: Click the + button and select Ecamm Live.
NOTE: If you're bringing in a Skype guest, add Skype as a source as well.
Step 5: Click the + button again and select the microphone you wish to use.
Step 6: Click on Options in the Ecamm Live section, and uncheck the Mute when capturing checkbox.
Step 7: In the app you're sending to, select the new Virtual Mic as your microphone. For example, in Zoom:
Method 2: Using a Pass-Thru Device and Ecamm Live's Audio Monitor
Use this method if you're not bringing the call audio back into Ecamm Live. (This will create a feedback loop.) For example, don't use this method when live-streaming a Skype interview.
Step 1: Click the New Virtual Device button at the bottom left. You can use the default settings. Give your device a name like "Virtual Mic".
Step 2: In Ecamm Live, select Output -> Audio Monitor -> Virtual Mic.
Step 3: In the app you're sending to, select the Virtual Mic as your microphone. For example, in Zoom: