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Pre-Recorded Video with Castr

The best way to live stream recorded content and video files with complete control and higher quality.

Live Stream Pre Recorded Video
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Live Stream Pre-Recorded Videos vs. Live Video Streaming

Live streaming sends the video source directly from your recording devices to a chosen platform like Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitch, etc.


Live broadcasts are great opportunities to interact in real-time with your viewers and followers.


Broadcasting pre-recorded videos live is a more organized way to deliver your content to your viewers, plus the exciting appeal of a live event.


As pre-recorded videos can be edited, you can stream more professionally with TV-like production and stable quality for your content.

Live Stream Pre-Recorded Videos vs. Live Video Streaming
The Benefits of Recorded Live Streams

The Benefits of Recorded Live Streams

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Live Streaming Pre-Recorded Videos with Castr

Castr’s streaming features can deliver your live stream to websites, social media sites, video streaming platforms,
or any platforms that support the HLS and RTMP protocols.



Live stream to more than 30 social platforms at the same time from one setup.


Embeddable Player

Stream live videos to your website or any other destination using Castr’s HTML5 stream player.

Files import

Import your pre-recorded video from Google Drive or Dropbox to quickly set up and start streaming live.

Files Import

Infinite loop

Stream your pre-recorded videos in an endless loop, 24/7, in just one schedule setup.

Scheduling Mode

Schedule live streams

Set a time and date for the stream to start automatically on the selected platforms.

Schedule livestreams

Simple setup

Upload and start streaming your pre-recorded video to any destination in just a few clicks.

Simple Setup

How to Start a Live Broadcast for Your Pre-Recorded Videos

Make sure you have your recording setup ready to produce the video, including a camera or webcam, a microphone, or a smartphone. A well-recorded video makes it easier to emphasize key ideas, deliver them with minimal mistakes, and improve audience engagement for the stream.


For the stream delivery, make sure your live videos are in the correct format and do not exceed the bandwidth of your streaming plan. See our pricing page for more details.


The last component you need for streaming pre-recorded videos is the destinations that your viewers can access. Castr pre-recorded video streaming allows you to upload one or more videos and schedule the stream to go live on multiple social accounts like Facebook live, Youtube, LinkedIn, etc., at any time.

How to start live broadcast video

Set up a pre-recorded video live stream on Castr in just 5 steps:

Pre Recorded Video Setup

Log in to Castr Dashboard


In the top bar, select Pre-Recorded Streams to create a new Pre-recorded live stream.


In Playlist, click Add Video > Upload to add your video files:

  • From your computer: Upload the pre-recorded video file from your device
  • Cloud Import: Import the video file directly from Google Drive and Dropbox

Once the video has been uploaded, you can choose a Schedule Mode: Infinite loop or Schedule with a date and time.


Finally, click Add Platform. You can add Facebook live, Youtube, and any other social accounts for the recorded live streams.

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Castr has all features you need for live streaming.

Embed Player

Embed Player

Share video content globally

Embed videos and stream to your own website or any over-the-top (OTT) platform like Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV.


OTT Apps

White-label OTT Solution

Castr’s white-label OTT solution lets you launch your own video streaming app with zero coding skills.


Stream to 30+ platforms

Broadcast your live videos across 30+ social platforms and streaming destinations at the same time.

Video Monetization

Paywall and Video Ads

Monetize your live and on-demand videos with Castr Paywall and Video Ads.

Video Hosting

Video Hosting

Secure Video Upload

Securely host and deliver on-demand video content globally.

Multiple CDN

Multiple CDNs

Ensure optimal viewing experience

Castr’s global CDNs make sure your viewers experience videos with 4K quality, low latency, and no buffering.

Frequently asked questions

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  • What is Castr Pre-recorded video live streaming?


    Castr Pre-recorded stream supports uploading your pre-recorded stream to Castr with a specific date and time for it to go live on multiple streaming platforms. This is the perfect tool for streaming live video as a loop to various destinations without requiring constant monitoring effort from you.

  • Which plan includes all the features of Pre-recorded streaming?


    Castr Pre-recorded streaming is available across all plans, including the free account for the 7-day trial.

  • Does Castr encode video files to multiple resolutions when live streaming?


    Castr has support for different video formats: 360p, 480p, 720p, and 1080p for your live streams. Your viewers can choose the best option for the stream quality according to their Internet connection.

  • Can I schedule a stream to my website and YouTube and Facebook Live simultaneously?


    Yes, you can. You can add an existing All in One stream as a destination for your pre-recorded live streams to broadcast to the web, plus other streaming platforms like YouTube, Facebook Live, etc.

  • Is there a recommended setting for recorded videos for live streaming?


    Castr has the recommended settings to record and stream stable on all platforms to ensure the highest streaming quality for your live videos. Make sure to preview your video before live streaming to avoid interruption.

  • Which Content Delivery Network (CDN) does Castr use?


    All live streams are delivered via Akamai and Fastly content delivery networks (CDN). This will help us ensure there won’t be any buffering or lagging to your live streaming quality.

  • Can I stream to a custom RTMP destination?


    Yes, you can stream to a custom RTMP destination by configuring a custom platform in the Castr dashboard.