What Is It?
The Text File Reader input can read Text Files on your computer and assign them to pre-made inputs like Donation, Follower, Host alerts as well as custom made, user Inputs.
How Does it Work?
Text Reader uses XML files from a specified local directory to read in actions and / or events and trigger an action in OvrStream.
Users can also create their own XML files to create new, custom inputs.
When To Use It?
Text Reader is ideal for users wanting to have specific tip amount alerts, or execute special bot commands over a network or desktop app.
The Text File Reader is an advanced feature. We recommend using the Streamlabels Reader for a smoother experience.
How To Use It?
You can find the Text File Reader option by assigning a Text File Reader input to a title in the playlist.
The Text File Reader input should appear. Depending on the input you selected, you may have a variety of options.
Click on "File not set" to select a source .txt file. This can be a Donation alert from Streamlabs or from a custom application on your system.
This data will now drive your alert with each update.
Sample XML file
You can create your own inputs using the Text File Reader. Simply assign the Text File Reader: New Input to a title from the Input Menu.
Then browse your computer for your custom XML file.
Once Added, your custom input should appear in the Text File Reader panel.
This is what a custom XML file looks like:
You can download our example below.