Add NDI Support for Teams Live Events
Adding Network Device Interface would allow us to ingest non-Teams feeds (desktops or cameras) and ideally make the preview and live windows available as sources so we can send the live feed to a projector or other software that supports Network Device Interface.
We have started to roll out NDI-Out for the Microsoft Teams client on Windows and will soon follow for the Mac client. To learn more about enabling and using NDI-Out, please visit https://support.microsoft.com/office/using-ndi-with-microsoft-teams-e91a0adb-96b9-4dca-a2cd-07181276afa3.
We need also NDI INPUT, to stream from OBS into a teams meeting or live event instead of having to use a virtual camera in full screen, which I think doesn't has the same quality compared to screen share. A work around is using the projector function OBS that requires a dedicated monitor though which than can be send via screen share
UPDATE:Did some more testing and turns out that using OBS projector in fullscreen on a dedicated monitor combined with virtual camera output into Teams AND SPOTLIGHT feature bumps up the camera resolution from 720p to 1080p! Interesting and very comfortable for a meeting viewing experience. I understand that 1080p video resolution is still coming end of month though.
Ian Cook commented
Just noticed today that there is now in the 3 dots menu dropdown in Teams lIve producer window the option for Turn on/off NDI broadcast. Great so Teams live is now updated similar to Teams Meeting
However, yes always a However this fix seems to appeared in the last couple of days and has now created another issue in my Teams Live. The Preview screen works ok But when you click SEND TO LIVE the LIVE screen shows nothing.
Not much help if you running a live production and cannot see the Live screen output. The odd thing is that the SEND TO LIVE does work and is live when you start the broadcast and watch it. On another PC testing logged in as producer is showing ok. Now I did have turn of new features in Teams in my none showing Live screen display, and my other machine as with new features on.
I also do not see anymore the tickbox to turn on new features so looks like my Teams Meetings/Live is stuck in limbo land just before I have a event as usual.
Whats going on microsoft!
Wouldnt it be good you have an option that brings an update button to install new teams meeting/live updates so you can choose when they happen than just finding out they have updated and cause problems.
[Deleted User] commented
2021 and still no NDI support on M1 Macs.
Okay, feedback from support, it will take them over 3 months to fix it. No comments!
-go to option and activate "NDI" (the old methode)
Which method is that? Not via the permissons in Teams settings?
Thanks Keith Copeland ... it's a good solution.
-disable "New Meeting Experience option"
-turn off/on teams
-go to option and activate "NDI" (the old methode)
Thanks a lot
The creation of live events from MS Teams is quite simple, however, a bit limited if you want to have a more professional event, since it does not allow the incorporation of NDI implemented by OBS Studio,
I would like to be able to share the NDI source as content.
@Keith Copeland: Disabling New Meeting Experience doesnt bring NDI output back for me?
For Aaron and Tony G, NDI wasn't removed from Live Events, but it was definitely "broken" during the update several weeks ago. You have to disable the New Meeting Experience option in settings. Extremely annoying, but workable.
Thomas Mendelssohn commented
Is NDI working on Mac for anyone? I get an error if I switch it on: "Something went wrong. Please try again later"
B Plan commented
An absolute must is having NDI for Teams Live Events for Mac. A game changer! That way while running Live Event, your presenters and producers can show up as an NDI sources. These sources you can then import into Wirecast or OBS on another computer. Produce your show there and then bring it into the Live Events live window via NDI virtual input or if you are outputing main program feed from Wirecast or OBS to ATEM Mini, then your Atem can feed Live window as well.
Hope Microsoft realizes the potential of this...
This has been a frequent talk on a FB groups and overall in streaming groups. It would migrate all of us to Teams Live.
+ 1000 with Aaron...
And it's a shame to turn off the NDI without warning us!
Can we have an official answer?
Absolutely ludicrous that a professional tool such as MS Teams Live Events should loose the NDI feature. Thank you for keeping it in for MS Teams Meeting, but please bring it back for MS Teams Live Events.
Will support come for the new Macs with the M1 chips?
@admin When is NDI for mac planned to Launch, I can't see anything in the roadmap
The Watermark in the feeds seem to appear at random. Some feeds have it, others don't. Ideally none of them would have it or it would at least be smaller and less obtrusive. If you have to have it, at least put it in a bottom corner, not right next to someone's head. It doesn't seem that I'm the only one with this request. Support states it's hardcoded, but given that some feeds don't show it tells me that it must be controllable somewhere. Any input on how to (re)move the watermark would be much appreciated. thx
I had exactly the same very bad experience as IAN Cook.
It's a shame to remove the NDI in live events because now it doesn't have any interest for us and for all our customers.
But what is much more serious is the action of turn off the NDI without warning us.
Teams live event is not a game but a professional tool.
Can you confirm comments below that NDI for Teams on Mac is rolled out, or is it still "partially done"?
Ian Cook commented
Hi, in response to Eamonn coment below on 19/10/20, I had the same thing happen. NDI in Teams Live has been working for some time really well then MS added the Broadcast over NDI to standard Teams meeting and this has killed the Teams Live NDI. I been onto support trying to look at this and showed how they can test themselves to see its no longer working.
Whats the worst thing is that the day it change was the Day before I was going to run an AEM with a BlueChip client and Microsoft changing things without warning caused the failure of the AEM, which we were using the NDI feature to re-format the screen with multiple presenters. Client was not happy!!!!
Whats worst is that we been using this for previous AEMs perfectly. Its was great to have this feature.
MS please fix this asap we need this.
Maybe for future updates in Teams you can prompt to accept the change or not and list the changes this way we can not go ahead with a change if its going to disrupt major clients buisness operations. Simple idea!
I have a ticket raised on this and kinda given up chasing it but now seen Eamonns comment MS please please fix this.