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Zetsuma

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Streaming
« on: Feb 18, 2013, 11:34 AM »
I am looking for some software that would allow me to take videos/stream my Swtor shennanigans.

I don't thing my computer can handle streaming right now, so in the meantime I would love to make videos.

So, any good software out there for me? Preferably free/dirt cheap :D
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Re: Game recording/streaming software
« Reply #1 on: Feb 18, 2013, 11:56 AM »
Xsplit and open source broadcaster are both streaming programs that work with twitch.tv

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Re: Game recording/streaming software
« Reply #2 on: Feb 18, 2013, 12:02 PM »
Xplit is what i used in my time. Probably going to start again once I find my iPod with security key on it since I finally have 3mb upload compared to my old .47  8)

Zetsuma

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Re: Game recording/streaming software
« Reply #3 on: Feb 18, 2013, 12:08 PM »
Can they take locally recorded videos as well? And how much strain do they put on the computer?

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Re: Game recording/streaming software
« Reply #4 on: Feb 18, 2013, 01:48 PM »
I recommend Open Broadcaster Software since its free and easy to use:

http://www.twitch.tv/spritepr/b/366801044

my uplink speed isnt the best so quality is affected. I've done raids and pvp with it running and I don't get a noticeable performance drop while recording at 720p.

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Re: Game recording/streaming software
« Reply #5 on: Feb 18, 2013, 05:53 PM »
Having used (and paid) for xsplit for a year, OBS is soooooo much better. Has all the features that a full license of xsplit has, for free, with less strain on the computer.

This is a solid setup video for it:


As far as local recording, I use fraps if I want to edit. Twitch.tv will record broadcasts for sometime however, and you can save past broadcasts and have it upload to youtube for you.

Zetsuma

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Re: Game recording/streaming software
« Reply #6 on: Feb 18, 2013, 07:48 PM »
Grisha, you are awesome.

Thanks!

And I checked the folder the fraps video was saved to, and I found a couple I took waaayyy back when on a free version. The first file was a voidstar - pre 1.2. The cast of this Voidstar were:

Pub:
Myself
Eph - My guildie healer
Relent
Sawyer
Lumax
Trousers

Imp:
Rua Dona Gents

The next game I see Rua Dona again, and this time they brought a dirty little operative named "Grisha"

Fun stuff

Cates

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Re: Game recording/streaming software
« Reply #7 on: Feb 18, 2013, 09:34 PM »
Man, that must be some old footage, I'd love to see it.

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Re: Streaming
« Reply #8 on: Apr 27, 2013, 03:45 PM »
Random network tools:



JTVPing: http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=326034

Gives you ping and jitter to all of the Twtich/JustinTV ingest servers.



TCPRelay: http://strikerx3.blogspot.com/2013/01/tcprelay-03-beta-2.html

Short story: It makes more of your available bandwidth available.

Long story:
Spoiler (hover to show)



DU Meter: (Free for 30 days) http://www.hageltech.com/dumeter/about

DU Meter lets you monitor your bandwidth usage more accurately than windows built in tools. It's handy for checking things that seem to good to be true. (See above.)



DiffProbe Shaper Module (ShaperProbe): http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~partha/diffprobe/shaperprobe.html

Short story: It's probably the best bandwidth test there is.

Long story:
Spoiler (hover to show)



NetLimiter (Lite is free, $30 for Pro): http://www.netlimiter.com/

NetLimiter is a traffic shaper for your local machine. It allows you do things like cap download/upload rates on programs that don't have built in rate limiters. This is to correct QoS issues from shared caps.
« Last Edit: Apr 27, 2013, 03:57 PM by Ratio »
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Happiness is when you play a game so well that people call you a hacker.

There are two types of people in the world, those who can extrapolate from incomplete information.

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Re: Streaming
« Reply #10 on: Jan 02, 2014, 04:41 AM »
Stream box. ( http://amzn.com/w/2C92L3MENJ567 )


Title Comments Price Wants Has Priority
Microsoft Windows 8.1 - Full Version
$106.04 1 0 Medium
WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache - WD10EZEX
$59.99 1 0 Medium
Kingston Technology HyperX 8 GB (2x4 GB Modules) 1600 MHz DDR3 Dual Channel Kit (PC3 12800) 240-Pin SDRAM KHX1600C9D3K2/‚Äč8GX
$79.99 1 0 Medium
Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53570K
$224.99 1 0 Medium
AVerMedia C985 Live Gamer HD 1080p Capture Card
Offered by AVerMedia.
$179.90 1 0 Medium
SHUTTLE SH67H3 PC Barebone System
$247.47 1 0 Medium

There's some substitutions that can be made depending on needs. The Shuttle barebones is pretty hard to beat in value. That's a motherboard, power supply, chassis and aftermarket cooler all in one. (This is an 1155 system. An 1150 system that supports Haswell adds about $50 to the build. Here's the 1150 version, just in case: http://amzn.com/B00FBSSXFU )

The hard drive is sort of a filler--more as a cheap mode than anything. Streaming boxes don't need amazing storage, but if you want to record a lot of video or use it as a home server in addition to a stream box, more (and better) storage may be warranted. The Shuttle has room for 2 3.5" drives and a 5.25" bay which can be used for another 3.5" drive or 4 2.5" drives with a bay adapter ( http://amzn.com/B0040Z924Q/ ). There are 4 SATA headers on the motherboard. (There is room for two PCI-E cards, and the capture card takes up one, so you could add a storage controller to support more than 4 drives.) If you intend to use an old drive, stay above the 500GB mark as a minimum.

8GB of memory is a good amount. The Shuttle mobo has 4 DDR3 slots, so there's room to add more later if you find you need it for other uses. Any decent DDR3 memory from a reputable manufacturer will do. Slow memory still has more than enough bandwidth for realtime encoding tasks.

The processor is around the minimum for encoding full 1080p60 video. The next step up would be a 3770k at $100 more which gives you more speed and hyper-threading. It is not necessary unless you want to do some fairly computationally heavy real time effects on the stream. (The Haswell equivalents are the 4570K and 4770K.)

You don't need a video card. The built in video (Intel HD4000) is more than enough to handle 2D at 1920x1080 resolution.

The AverMedia Capture Card acts as a pass through in addition to capturing, so you may need an extra HDMI cable, but you won't need a splitter. Unless you intend to hook up a serious camera (SDI/TDI) this card should handle whatever you need to patch in. It comes with DVI to HDMI adapters.

If you want to stream consoles as well, you'll need something like this http://amzn.com/B009CHRLOA in order to get around the issues you'd have with HDCP output. (For older consoles with composite outputs, try: http://amzn.com/B00CQLIQD4 )
« Last Edit: Jan 02, 2014, 05:30 AM by Ratio »
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Re: Streaming
« Reply #11 on: Jan 02, 2014, 05:27 AM »
And handy Twitch utilities (like downloading your streams for editing):

http://twitchapps.com/
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Re: Streaming
« Reply #12 on: Jan 03, 2014, 01:58 AM »
AMD can be done a little less expensively at the moment. Worse video performance, but if you have an old card a couple of generations behind, more than viable. I also used a bigger drive here... Twice the size for $20 more seems too ludicrous to pass up. The Corsair power supply is on special and has a $20 mail-in rebate, so add $20 if that goes away.

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor  ($189.99 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard  ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital WD Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 5450 1GB Video Card  ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case  ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit)  ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Other: AverMedia Live Gamer HD ($177.28 @ Amazon)
Total: $747.19
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