This is the official support thread for https://watch.8ch.moe/
What is this site?
A place for anons to stream anything they'd like.
You can stream any video you'd like, and users can join chat anonymously.
Streams can also be embedded elsewhere for easy sharing.
Chat is built around XMPP, so you can connect with any Jabber client.
Streams are generic RTMP streams, so you can connect and view them directly. For example, you can watch a stream in VLC instead of on the website.
What can't it do?
So far, no emotes/images in the chat. This should be available soon.
Theme support is poor. The site can have one global theme. User-selectable themes and channel-specific CSS coming soon.
The site supports uploading videos and storing clips, but these features are currently disabled. If there's strong interest, I can make it available, but I'd need a way to pay for storage space.
Why should I use this?
The goal is to provide anons with an easy, convenient way to get a media stream. Other sites actively police uploads to enforce "community guidelines". It can be inconvenient to share some media as a result.
The site isn't working well!
Leave a reply here describing the problem. If you're having performance issues, I can help diagnose. If the site is being used heavily and begins to struggle, I can download more RAM to make it go faster.
I'll be doing some streams myself in the coming weeks, so keep an eye out for announcements.