Live Streaming Guide

Discussion in 'Game Discussion' started by Aspira, Jan 20, 2012.

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    Aspira Admin Officer

    I found a pretty awesome guide on how to get a really good streaming setup for anyone wanting to live steam. The guide is on TeamLiquid and it is very well written and contains youtube video explanations.

    I know a few people here have started to stream a lot more, and with a few people on here having poor upload speeds, this guide should help you get the best quality you can.

    edit: New guide over on TeamLiquid
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    Acina Admin Officer

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    Allstar Just A "Member"

    I use OBS over x-split, its free and I honestly think its easier to use
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    Doodle Bush Whacker!

    yeah i use obs too :O
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    Fallanx Tactical Veteran

    You guys should start to think about a monetisation strategy with your 3 viewers :) Where is Ricardo when you need him.
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    Law Community Member


    Well just an idea ;)

    But couldn't Boon Members all watch a steam of theirs one night to boost them up the list and get them more random viewers? :p
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    adagio Moderator

    I always try and have Doodles stream on in the background if I know hes streaming.
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    Doodle Bush Whacker!

    currently getting raped in smite btw

    and none of us are streaming seriously.. yet :p will see how things evolve
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    adagio Moderator

    Smite?!?!?!? Whats wrong with you?
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    Aspira Admin Officer

    The legend of Ricardo.
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    Acina Admin Officer

    Couple of help files on Twitch people who want to stream should read:

    Basic settings - this will help get your quality up:
    http://help.twitch.tv/customer/portal/articles/1253460

    XSplit: http://help.twitch.tv/customer/portal/articles/733542-xsplit
    OBS: http://help.twitch.tv/customer/portal/articles/1262922-open-broadcaster-software
    FFSplit: http://help.twitch.tv/customer/portal/articles/1279750-ffsplit-broadcasting (don't think anyone here is using it)

    Remember to use your Dashboard (over sitting watching the full stream) as it is less intensive on your system:
    http://www.twitch.tv/broadcast/dashboards

    From here you can update the title on your stream (without refreshing the page), catagorise what game you are playing (this will allow you to get on the rank lists) and chat/moderate your channel with ease.

    A couple of good bots that will help you automate some things on your channel are:
    http://www.nightbot.tv/
    http://twitch.moobot.tv/

    Both are functionally similar, chat moderation (links, spam etc), music selection, giveaways etc etc.
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    Acina Admin Officer

    Setting up VAC - this will allow you to use multiple audio sources and limit what is and isn't heard on your livestream:



    .bat file setup for VAC:

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    Drexciyian Veteran BOON

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    Aspira Admin Officer

    Should probably be noted that my OP in this thread is over 18months old and is probably waaay out of date.

    Sure the basics are all still relevant but would probably be best to look around for a more current guide as I don't even think Xsplit is the go to streaming tool these days anyway.

    Since moving to the countryside and dropping from 50Meg to 2Meg, streaming hasn't really been up there on my to do list, lol.
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    Acina Admin Officer


    I have added a new link (to the OP) from TeamLiquid that explains how to stream with OBS, I still prefer XSplit (have a premium account) but neither requires DXtory anymore.

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