When the extension install completes, the show will start playing with the host you selected.
No big deal. Sign in with your subscription and Scener will reload the page to the show you were trying to watch.
You'll need to subscribe. Netflix and Hulu offer free trials, check it out. You can also go back to scener.com and check out what Sceners are hosting from YouTube. You can filter to just YouTube: go to scener.com, in the header click Browse, then under Filter choose YouTube.
If you want to record video, wear headphones to separate your voice from the show audio.
You should see the video viewfinder and recording controls in the upper-right corner of the show. Have fun! Scener saves automatically as you go.
Recording video: Click to start recording. Click again to pause. You can leave it on and record continuously, or you can pause when you don’t have anything to say. Scener automatically shows and hides your recordings in sync with the show timeline. You can also automatically pause the show while you keep talking. SHIFT+click to pause the show, click in the viewfinder to start the show up again.
Add text: Click and type something. The show will pause automatically while you write. Click Save when you’re done.
Add images: Click , then click Upload Image to browse for an image to add. The show will pause automatically while you pick out and save your image.
Scener saves automatically as you go, so you can record in multiple sessions if you want. Your work stays private until you decide to publish it. No one can see it but you. You can find every show you've hosted, even the Private ones, on your profile page.
Want to get fancy? Scener works fine with external webcams, microphones, and third party effects software for green screens. Just click the gear icon on the viewfinder to choose them for recording. You can also learn how to upload video.
When you're ready for other folks to see you host, click Publish in the sidebar and follow the prompts.
To review your work, rewind the show and your hosting will play over it.
For any changes you make, choose wisely - at this time there is no Undo.
To overwrite: If video is already present, you can record over it and replace it. The viewfinder will say Overwriting if you are replacing older video.
To delete: Any text or image can be deleted. Click the on the upper-right corner.
To cut: For any long video, or if you recorded continuously through the show, you can cut out sections you don’t want to keep. Click . Now you can grab the sliders on the timeline to select a section you want to remove. You can play your selection back before you click Delete.
Plan your end point. Services will often skip over the end credits of a show to start playing the next episode. There are a few ways to get around this: warn your audience to keep watching; use SHIFT+click to automatically pause the show while you get your thoughts out; or just wrap up before the credits roll. While you're recording, turn off the content provider's "auto-advance" setting.
Light your face. Make sure that you have a light source that is in front of you rather than only behind you. You can dramatically improve your appearance on camera with as little as a sunlit window and a desk lamp. Check out Wikipedia on three-point lighting for some ideas.
Clean up your sound. To avoid any audio echoes or feedback from the show, be sure to wear headphones (ones that cover your ears are best) OR mute the show and turn on subtitles. Record in a place that’s free of background noise and has more soft surfaces than hard surfaces; hard surfaces (like kitchen counters) reflect sounds. Try using an external microphone or headset instead of your computer’s internal microphone.
If you already have a video recording and editing workflow that you like, or existing video commentary that you would love to match up with the actual show, we've got you covered.
The video will be synced with the beginning of the show at 00:00.
You will get a confirmation email when the import completes. Then you can review and edit.
If you have a Patreon, you can add it to your profile, and you are welcome to promote it when you host.
Your profile page will now have a Become a Patron button.
Sure. You can host a show and publish it as Invite Only, then share that link in your Patrons Only post on Patreon. Anyone with an Invite Only link can watch.
First of all, hosting does get reviewed by Scener staff (after the host clicks Publish in the sidebar and selects Public). We want you to feel confident about the quality of the hosts in the sidebar if you browse to your favorite show and pick a host.
But nothing and no one is perfect.
If you're watching a show and the host says something inappropriate, or there are unmarked spoilers or explicit content, you can report them.
If you don't want to see or interact with another Scener, you can block them. When you are logged in, you won't see them anywhere.
You can also Block directly from Discussion in the sidebar.
Because Scener adds functionality to websites that aren't part of scener.com, password managers and Chrome autofill can get confused when you're watching a show.
For this reason, we disable Chrome autofill for Scener login forms from the toolbar and sidebar.
Password managers are able to save multiple logins for any site. For each content provider, add your Scener username and password as an alternate login.
Google Chrome, version 66.0.3359 or later
If something is broken for you, we definitely want to know.
You can report a technical issue from three places.
If you include your email, we may contact you with follow-up questions. We can't promise, but we'll try to let you know when we fix your problem.
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