Livestream Procaster is a professional webcasting application, that allows to record and stream video from cameras connected to a Mac or Windows PC. It can also record screen action, for tutorials or gaming. Several views can be mixed to create elaborate webcasts, webinars, or vlogs entries.
It is often used to record personal videos, like entries of a video log, thanks to its free version.
Usage and Failure Modes
Procaster failure patterns correspond to failures during recording process:
- It is recommended to avoid using other applications during recording, as they can steal computing bandwidth and video quality can degrade.
- Lack of disk space can cause the Livestream recording session to end abruptly, leaving an unplayable video file.
- Any incidence during recording (computer goes to sleep, software crash, no battery) can potentially end the Procaster recording session abruptly, leaving a corrupt video file.
How to repair a corrupt Procaster movie?
When a Procaster recording is interrupted before completion (for a number of reasons, see above), the resulting file is damaged and unplayable.
In most cases, you can recover the movie following a few easy steps:
- Find the damaged file in the Procaster folders. This is usually the most recent file, and the one that you cannot open. The file could also be inside a temporary folder. You can create a Finder "Smart Folder" configured to display recently modified files to figure out where the file is.
- Check the size of the file to evaluate the duration of the recorded clip: Sometimes Procaster crashes or stops recording well before you notice it, and the damaged movie file contains only the first seconds or minutes of the event. This can be verified by estimating the duration with the Time Calculator.
- Use Treasured to preview the damaged file.
- Send a Repair Request through Treasured if you are interested in recovering the lost video.