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GETTING STARTED - HOW TO SET UP PADKA

Overview

Padka allows you to share videos, audios, images and play with game tools directly on your streaming video during your broadcasting or online meeting sessions. You can use Padka in all your favourite platforms to teach and stream online by selecting Padka as your camera and your microphone.


How to connect Padka with Zoom, Google Meet, MS Teams, WebEx


Download Padka

To start using Padka on your computer, first Download Padka!

Once downloaded, on MacOS, double click the .pkg to install.


System Requirements

  • Operating System: MacOS Catalina 10.15 or Big Sur 11.0 and above



Select Padka as your camera and microphone

Padka creates a virtual audio device and a virtual camera on your computer. When Padka is open, it takes the input of the physical camera and the audio device and then augments them with selected sound and visual resources. These augmented sound and video are then output to the Padka virtual camera and audio device. In your application that supports camera and audio input, select Padka from the list of Camera and Microphone to utilize the augmented sound and video.

Open Padka beside your video communication app. Go to Setting Microphone and Camera, select Padka Audio as your microphone (leave "Speaker" Same As System) and Padka Camera as your camera.


How to select Padka in Zoom



Sound and visual resources playing via Padka should now be coming through your microphone and camera signal. You’re good to go!


Tip

  • If your video communication application was running prior to opening Padka, you have to restart the application for it to recognize Padka the first time you use it. For example, if you are using Zoom, close, quit (on macOS) and reopen Zoom to see Padka as a selectable camera and microphone.

  • If you don't see Padka as a selectable camera and microphone, restart the application you are using.

  • Browsers like Google Chrome need to be restarted as well before web applications like Google Meet can utilize Padka


Set up Padka to connect in other platforms

Selecting Padka in OBS Studio

As an example, we'll walk through how to select Padka in OBS Studio, a widely used broadcast software for live streaming.


In OBS Studio, we'll add a new input source by clicking the Add button under Sources. Then, we'll select and set up Audio Input Capture and Video Capture Device.

When configuring the new device, select Padka Audio and Padka Camera from the Device drop down.

OBS Studio will now be using the Padka virtual camera and microphone in the same way it utilizes those of physical devices.


Selecting Padka in Google Meet


Selecting Padka in Microsoft Team




Selecting Padka in Skype



Selecting Padka in Youtube



Support

For additional Padka support, please contact us.

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