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Offline Beardini

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Open Broadcaster Software Guide

So where to start of course the first program you will need is a casting program heres a couple theres more but not really needed

Note OBS only supports directx 10 so any Windows OS XP or Lower will NOT work! Also this software is not for Mac OS or Linux (for now)
http://obsproject.com/faq

Open Broadcasting Software http://obsproject.com/
XSplit http://xsplit.com/

This guide is about casting with OBS because its free and IMO the best one out of those three since xsplit does have a free use
but to get better quality you will have to pay..

So after you installed Open Broadcasting Software lets go over how to use the program
(Make sure OBS is up to date it should ask if you would like to apply the new update when you open the program)


-Scenes Box

This allows you to use setup sources already in place its always good to have at least two setup shots
One when playing and one to use when you have to step out or go afk to add a scene simply right click in the box

-Sources Box

These are the source your capturing whether it will be a camera or game window or even capture card..theres many different things your could do to see what you are capturing hit the preview stream button as you can see I have many different some not active some are..
Background is actually a Image Source
Main is my Mame
when looking at your sources you can scale em bigger or smaller..
Click "Edit Scene" then simply click on the source red brackets should appear around the source
drag boxes on the corners to resize

-Window Capture Box

Inner Window = takes off the windows border around the border to just have the game.
Subregion = if you want to capture something apart of a window you can use the sub region and select region to cut it out

                                         example:




color key is basically a chroma key itll attempt to off any color of whatever color you choose to ex. green screen
this option is on most of the other sources

-Settings
Im going to do a quick glance of these since theres alot if there are more questions Ill add them to the faq
Note: Most advanced settings are noted in red text if you try to mess with them. Twitch.tv uses specific settings which OBS will alert you at the bottom of the main page

   +Encoding
basically how much of your upload do you want to use to cast to twitch to see a approx amount of upload you have
goto speedtest.net aka bitrate

   +Broadcast Settings
pick live stream twitch/justin.tv select server closest to you, to find your stream key login to twitch, find the menu (when watching a stream the pane to the left on the homepage upper right
drop down menu) click dashboard on the right you should see Stream Key


   +Video
I usually do 1920x1080 (monitor resolution) then downscale the resolution to whatever my internet can handle fps 30 or 60
for donkey kong 30 is fine unless your adament about 60 fps which alot of streamers are and also DISABLE AERO!!! cant stress that enough  some emulators will screw with the fps with aero on especially if your processor is pretty old or slow

-Bonus Stuff

Want Chat on your screen and messeges to disappear after a certain amount of time So you can see what people are saying in the highlight?
Yeah, me too!

The plugin for OBS we want is Desert Kharon IRC
a few easy steps to get you started!

First Acquire CLR Host Plugin
https://obsproject.com/forum/resources/clr-host-plugin.21/

Then Extract it and put it your OBS plugins folder
NOTE: MAKE SURE YOU PUT IT IN THE RIGHT OBS FOLDER, IF YOU ARE USING x64 (c:\Program Files) or x86 (c:\Program Files (x86)\)

then get Desert Kharon Irc
http://desertkharonirc.codeplex.com/

then put it INSIDE the clrhost folder

open OBS and then click add Desert Kharon IRC

The rest is pretty easy to understand one thing you might have difficulty is you cannot drag the chat window to make it bigger! You have to specify the resolution of the chat window within the properties and also chat appears at the bottom of the chat window!

YOUR LOGIN PASSWORD IS IN THIS LINK
twitchapps.com/tmi



If you have any questions Ill gladly help you out!
« Last Edit: May 17, 2014, 08:59:34 PM by Beardini »
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Re: A Guide To Streaming Twitch (OBS Edition)
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2013, 12:37:09 PM »
Great step by step tutorial Beardini, welcome aboard :)

corey.chambers

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Re: A Guide To Streaming Twitch (OBS Edition)
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2013, 11:47:52 PM »
Nice information. What is Xchat?

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Re: A Guide To Streaming Twitch (OBS Edition)
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2013, 12:30:15 AM »
Its an IRC Client back in the day people use to chat through IRC basically a glorified chat room but twitch removed most of the glorified stuff so just a chat room in twitchtv's case  :P
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Offline dkshawn

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Re: A Guide To Streaming Twitch (OBS Edition)
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2013, 12:26:06 PM »
It is helpfull to note that OBS is not compatible with Windows XP due to lack of DirectX 10 availability on XP.
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Re: A Guide To Streaming Twitch (OBS Edition)
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2013, 07:11:22 PM »
hehe thats true, i would hope noone still uses XP still  ;D

Updating the guide
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Re: A Guide To Streaming Twitch (OBS Edition)
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2013, 09:17:01 AM »
This is true. I use XP on the laptop I use the most. I love XP!

Offline Martin Laing

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Re: A Guide To Streaming Twitch (OBS Edition)
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2013, 12:32:00 AM »
Hi,

I have tried following the instructions; never streamed before. I keep getting an error message; see jpg file. Sorry of small and hard to read.

Can anyone help?

Thanks
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Re: A Guide To Streaming Twitch (OBS Edition)
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2013, 12:36:13 AM »
Hold that thought; I think I got it.  ::)
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Re: A Guide To Streaming Twitch (OBS Edition)
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2013, 06:45:33 AM »
Did you get it? :P

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Re: A Guide To Streaming Twitch (OBS Edition)
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2013, 02:05:11 PM »
Yes I did!!!

Had a go last night at streaming using OBS and got it going, and figured out how to save the games.

Originally tried Xsplit but had some difficulty setting this up.

What software do you recommend?
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Re: A Guide To Streaming Twitch (OBS Edition)
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2013, 06:12:44 PM »
I use OBS

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Re: A Guide To Streaming Twitch (OBS Edition)
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2013, 03:21:04 PM »
How do I save games?

Edit: Found it.
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Re: Open Broadcaster Software Guide (Livestreaming) *Updated 05/17
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2014, 09:05:45 PM »
updated
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Re: Open Broadcaster Software Guide (Livestreaming) *Updated 05/17
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2014, 04:12:08 PM »
I have a problem in that no matter what setting I have, when I start the preview for the stream it just shows a black screen the whole time.
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