Streaming Advice

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by LinksOcarina, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. LinksOcarina

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    Xsplit I hear is good.

    Got to remember I have no clue how this shit works in the end. Most of the streaming done has been on my PS4 which is a one button press thing.

    The new capture card is for future streaming, and for video capture from the PS4 to the PC. One of the ideas I had was to do a No Mans Sky video series and turn it into a Jacque Cousteau sort of narrative with footage captured.

    So the footage for that will be edited. Otherwise not sure what else will happen.
     
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  2. UghRochester

    UghRochester https://www.twitch.tv/ughrochester

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    B-but OBS is very much like Xsplit and it's free to use
     
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  3. LinksOcarina

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    we have a sub at techraptor free to use for me, Xsplit is.

    Plus the last few times I tried OBS it failed miserably. Couldn't get the stream to work properly and when it did the footage was mediocre, at best.
     
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  4. UrbanMasque

    UrbanMasque Everyone Wears a Mask

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    If you can use a free license for Xpslit - then I would suggest using that ONLY BECAUSE it allows you to send to multiple places at once. But Ugh's right - OBS is basically the same thing, and free. the benefit is - is that there is an open source community that will find work-around for things you might need to do, where Xsplit is a "legitimate" company.

    Also using OBS will force you to educate yourself on what exactly streaming is and the various settings that fine tune your broadcast.


    Just out of curiosity - what are you planning to do? I liked your Fallout PS4 streams, what are you wanting to do differently"?
     
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  5. LinksOcarina

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    The idea broached to me was a collaborative project with some staff members to record No Mans Sky, have someone possibly edit it, and then do commentary as if it was a Nature Video in some form.

    I would be doing the capture and possibly voice over, while others would chime in with the action. Would probably do like 4-6 hours or so of recording a day and go from there to cut it down into weekly chunks.
     
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  6. UrbanMasque

    UrbanMasque Everyone Wears a Mask

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    watch Achievement Hunter on YT - they got really cool collaborative ideas because they play dead by dawn and use Cards as a multi-view window
     
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  7. LinksOcarina

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    I have no idea what some of that means when it comes to cards and multi-view windows.

    That said, I shall check them out.
     
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  8. LinksOcarina

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    So I got the Elgato HD 60 device, and for the most part it is working, although we got some growing pains to deal with as I figure this out.

    My biggest problem is audio sync, like Ugh stated, so I need to mess around with that. The thing is, the games own audio is also a few seconds off.

    I think changing that up a bit might help, have to mess around with it and see what I can do, but otherwise the device is working well.
     
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  9. Master_Craig

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    Hey Links, what console did you say you were streaming for? Just curious.
     
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  10. LinksOcarina

    LinksOcarina Rookie

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    Well I tested it on all I have, it worked on the PS4, Xbox 360 and Wii U without too many hiccups
     
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  11. UghRochester

    UghRochester https://www.twitch.tv/ughrochester

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    Even though Urban says it doesn't matter, always update Elgato's software. You probably already did that. It could be an XSplit problem, because I remember a couple years ago I tried XSplit and the audio of the game was desyncing from the video over time.
     
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  12. LinksOcarina

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    Oh I didnt have Xsplit on, it was just straight up capture from the TV to the laptop that had sync issues.

    I think I fixed it, also tested it on the other systems so well see if it works now when I translate it over.
     
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  13. UghRochester

    UghRochester https://www.twitch.tv/ughrochester

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    Oh right. I have no idea about configuring that. I use an HDMI splitter (mainly to bypass HDCP) and I connect one input to my TV and one input to my Elgato. I don't have to worry about adjusting the brightness and whatnot.
     
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  14. LinksOcarina

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    All I did was change the resolution, it worked like magic.
     
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  15. jesusevans

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    Thats great!! thanks for the information...
     
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