Sometimes you would like to share videos that are on your computer hard drive, and not available online. In these cases, sharing your screen or an application like VLC media player would make the most sense
However, if you are a Mac user you might be aware that due to restrictions within the operating system, it is tricky to get access to the system audio. Simply said: getting your friends to hear the same video sound that you are hearing is not possible. In order to help you out, we wanted to give you a quick little trick that solves this problem in many cases.
Rather than streaming your desktop or application, try using the web version of Kast and stream an individual tab from within Chrome. This lets everyone hear the audio just like you hear it (remember to tap the "share audio" checkbox though!).
You don't even necessarily need to be on Mac, this trick can also be used on Windows if you want. Check out the video below for a quick demo of how to do this (example video uses Windows).
"But my video is on my computer and not on the internet!" you might exclaim. No worries, just follow these super simple steps to open up your local video file in Chrome.
1. Find your video file on your computer.
2. Open up a new tab in Chrome.
3. Drag the video file from Finder into the new empty tab. You can drop it either in the address field, into the little tab at the top, or then in the big empty browser part in the middle, it's up to you.
4. Click on "share your screen" and choose "Chrome tab". Then select the tab with the video you want to show. It should have the same name as the video file. Remember to check "Share audio" checkbox. For more details on sharing a tab, check out this article.
5. Perfect, now just start playing the video if you already haven't done that, and you are ready to go!
Note: some video formats and encodings might not play nicely in the Chrome browser, but most popular video formats should work just fine.