Broadcast Pre-recorded video

Here's how to livestream pre-recorded video and make it shoppable with Bambuser

Brief overview

Bambuser not only offers the ability to stream straight from your mobile device, but also allows you to broadcast pre-recorded videos.

Going live with pre-recorded video gives you the flexibility to diversify your content while maintaining a live audience. It takes the pressure away from the host and and allows you to focus solely on moderating your show. 


These are the specs needed for a pre-recorded video to upload and stream properly in our Bambuser player:


  • In a 9:16 format
  • A maximum of 30fps
  • A resolution of 720x1280
  • The maximum bitrate of 3,000 kbps
  • Video upload must be in MP4-format
  • The maximum number of audio channels is 2


  • In a 16:9 format
  • A maximum of 30fps
  • A resolution of 1280x720
  • The maximum bitrate of 3,000 kbps
  • Video upload must be in MP4-format
  • The maximum number of audio channels is 2

Important notes before you start the uploading process: 

  • The larger the file you’re trying to upload is, the longer the upload will take. Internet connection is required during the entire upload process, if you are disconnected while uploading, it will stop and you will need to refresh the page and start over again.
  • Once a pre-recorded video has started, neither you or Bambuser can pause or end the broadcast
  • The broadcast will end once the whole video has been played once
  • The livestream will automatically start once a video file has been uploaded and based on the show date and the assigned time
  • You must, at all times, run a test show with the exact same video file before scheduling a production show. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are uploading the correct video file format and that it runs smoothly on a test show before going live


Bambuser Dashboard > Create Show > Video Source > Pre-recorded

  1. Create a show
  2. On the Setup page navigate to Video Source and choose Pre-recorded from the dropdown menu
  3. Click Upload video
  4. Choose the video file you want to upload by either dragging and dropping or hitting browse
  5. Proceed to upload the video by hitting the up arrow. Keep an eye on the see upload percentage and wait for it to finish before leaving the page
  6. Once uploaded, press save
  7. You will now see the video uploaded beneath the video source section of the show setup and be able to:
    - Preview the video
    - Change file, by uploading a new one
    - Assign Go Live time, in order for the pre-recorded video to start broadcasting. Please note: This action will make the video automatically go live. The video will not start if you don't select a date and time
  8. Complete all necessary steps for the show setup as you normally would do 

  9. Once it's time for the show to go live, ensure you are in the moderate tab of the show and ready to moderate the show by highlighting products and moderating the chat

In Show Setup go to Video Source and select Pre Recorded 

 Drag and drop or select browse to select a video to upload. 

Select Save 

Select date and time in schedule the live show