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Billy Guile
09-05-2013, 04:12 PM
daddy is seriously considering stepping up his game level, and needs some help. i'm a 1st generation vlc streamer, so you can tell it has been a loooooooong time since i've messed around with this sort of stuff. work and all kinda got in the way for a few years.

SO.

software recommendations? i'm looking for easy set up. is it best to just use wirecast from twitch? or should i go custom to twitch?

help me out, and i promise to camo up with face paint and provide witty commentary with some tunes in the background and of course... BEER DRINKING.

Sanguinesun
09-05-2013, 04:25 PM
xsplit is what most use

Notturno
09-05-2013, 04:27 PM
daddy is seriously considering stepping up his game level, and needs some help. i'm a 1st generation vlc streamer, so you can tell it has been a loooooooong time since i've messed around with this sort of stuff. work and all kinda got in the way for a few years.

SO.

software recommendations? i'm looking for easy set up. is it best to just use wirecast from twitch? or should i go custom to twitch?

help me out, and i promise to camo up with face paint and provide witty commentary with some tunes in the background

I know you've posted in my streaming thread, so hi! Here's some information from my (limited) knowledge of streaming:

First, you need software to capture your game client. Here's a few popular choices:
XSplit (https://www.xsplit.com/): XSplit is one of the more popular streaming applications, but the downside is anything beyond the free trial costs money. I believe a year license is $60 USD, which can be a hefty fee for someone who just wants to stream for fun. Regardless, the quality of the program is worth it if you ever get serious about streaming.
FFSPLIT (http://www.ffsplit.com/): FFSPLIT is a freeware alternative to XSplit. This is the program I use for streaming, and I've never had any issues with it. It's one of the best freeware programs I've ever used.
Open Broadcaster Software (http://obsproject.com/): Generally shortened to OBS, one of the most popular streaming applications because it's both free and open source. I've tried to use it before but I had some issues with my stream not processing audio properly. Probably just user error on my part, though.
There are tons of other alternatives out there - I know Arked runs Mirillis (http://mirillis.com/en/), but I've never tried that.

Oh, and if you use any VOIP software (TS3, Mumble, Skype) and want to filter it out... good luck. You have to purchase and setup a program called Virtual Audio Cable (http://software.muzychenko.net/eng/vac.htm). I have not seen any free alternatives to this, but I have not looked very hard.

Other than that, I've since picked up a second monitor to watch my Twitch chat so I can better communicate with viewers. I personally do nothing but PvP and answer questions people have regarding it. Find your niche and talk with people, that seems to be the best way to sustain viewership. However, Defiance really isn't that popular of a game, thus it's very rare to see many viewers on any Defiance stream. I think I capped out at seven, but that was with a few people from my gaming community watching. I'm not really sure if there's much of an audience for Defiance, but I just stream for my own enjoyment.

Good luck. :)

dahanese
09-05-2013, 04:48 PM
Nott has some great stuff written there. I personally use xsplit but really want to compare to OBS - there are a couple features that they lack for our work setup, but I've heard great things and want to try it at home.

Billy Guile
09-05-2013, 09:25 PM
thankkkk ya

A s0t
09-05-2013, 09:30 PM
thankkkk yawhen you start streaming, i'd might actually watch you play

Billy Guile
09-05-2013, 09:34 PM
its really not much to see. i just drive around and kill stuff

BJWyler
09-06-2013, 11:01 AM
its really not much to see. i just drive around and kill stuff

Don't we all.

Thanks for posting the question by the way. Now that I am finally making some spare time to tool around with streaming and Youtube, I was wondering what's best for getting the job done on the cheap.