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Streaming, the what's,how's and if's.

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easeyway
02.01.2013 , 05:39 AM | #1
Myself i like watching others gameplay, for hints/tips and i think it's fun i'd like too see more people start streaming while they play, so i posted this.
please comment if someone has anything too add or have questions i'm sure theres people here that knows plenty and can help

How to use:
open broadcaster <-- recommended
Xsplit

"HD" video is by definition any feed with a greater resolution than SD video, which is 720x480 widescreen (640x480 with a 4:3 ratio). This means you could be talking about 1080i, 720p, 1080p, or some other variant.

Then there's the issue of encoding. Compression has more bearing on data rate than resolution. For instance, DVD-quality data rates typically range between 3Mbit/s to 10Mbit/s, and that's only for 480p video. However, full 1080p encoded video can technically fit into a smaller data rate.

For a real-world example, Hulu's 720p video streams at about 2.5MBit/s. (ref: HowStuffWorks). According to this blog, high quality videos on YouTube are approximately 3.0Mbit/s to 3.5Mbit/s. Let's assume 3.0Mbit/s for simplicity. Multiplied by 1000 users gives you about 3Gbit/s of necessary bandwidth, plus overhead. Over the span of 24 hours, that's around 32 terabytes of data.

Having a fiber-optic connection also doesn't give us enough information about the available bandwidth of the connection. This will be limited by the on-site hardware and the provider themselves. You would need to find out the capabilities of both to determine how many bits per second the system is capable of. My guess is they will want to look into a hosting solution, as they have the infrastructure and internet backbone tie-ins to regularly handle this.

Here's an article discussing streaming to give you some ideas about streaming.
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Masarko
02.01.2013 , 06:23 AM | #2
If youre using xsplit youll have to pay for better than 720p

However my stream is in the sig if anyone is interested in normals / ranked on 2/3 BiS Focus Sent or a Jugg tanks POV

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easeyway
02.01.2013 , 06:38 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Masarko View Post
If youre using xsplit youll have to pay for better than 720p

However my stream is in the sig if anyone is interested in normals / ranked on 2/3 BiS Focus Sent or a Jugg tanks POV
i have used xsplit myself, and im beginning to understand that i shouldn't Zeas and another mate of mine has been talking about using "open broadcaster". you should take a look at it

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Masarko
02.01.2013 , 06:41 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by easeyway View Post
i have used xsplit myself, and im beginning to understand that i shouldn't Zeas and another mate of mine has been talking about using "open broadcaster". you should take a look at it
Figured, after looking at my own recordings, that its not really clear unless you stand still..

I will do some research when I get home

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Aerilas
02.01.2013 , 07:15 AM | #5
I don't have time atm to read everything because I'm quickly packing before i go on a 10day snowboarding trip.
But a quick question, is this guid WITH xsplit or without?
I tried with and i had too many problems with it.

I would love to stream my games.
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DarthSeraph
02.01.2013 , 07:30 AM | #6
Thanks for this. I have tried to stream using Xsplit myself and found it not very good. So will be giving Open Broadcaster a try.
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easeyway
02.01.2013 , 07:39 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Aerilas View Post
I don't have time atm to read everything because I'm quickly packing before i go on a 10day snowboarding trip.
But a quick question, is this guid WITH xsplit or without?
I tried with and i had too many problems with it.

I would love to stream my games.
this isn't a guide on how to set up your streaming software. this is more info you'd want if you are thinking about doing it it's great that ur thinking about streaming!
Heres a a couple of guides on how to set up your software.
Xsplit
Open broadcaster

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Zelegor
02.01.2013 , 10:33 AM | #8
I was thinking of having a machine dedicated to streaming whatever i am doing in my main computer.
That would be the best way to have a decent stream, in my opinion.

Any suggestions ?
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easeyway
02.01.2013 , 11:00 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Zelegor View Post
I was thinking of having a machine dedicated to streaming whatever i am doing in my main computer.
That would be the best way to have a decent stream, in my opinion.

Any suggestions ?
hi there, thanks for posting ehm not sure what you specificly want suggestions on but i'll try :P

As long as your main computer is good, that shouldn't really be needed. if you are thinking about buying a second comp i would rather put the money into a new cpu&gpu and maybe some ram. as long as those are heavy it all comes down too your internet.
i've been told and i've read that 5 up is good, but i've also heard some with only 1 up. (sounds weird but idk) i recommend a minimum of 3

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Bonsaikitten
02.01.2013 , 11:49 AM | #10
Great viddya you linked! Will be streaming softcore easykills on twitch.tv/impossibruw all night yo.