After an hour of searching last week I decided to start streaming.
My hope was to get more people on my serverstreaming. So after a few requests this guide was born.
I wanted to offer a short guide on how easy it was to start streaming. ( this is only one easy way to start streaming, many more ways are available)
Step 1: Who is going to host your stream!
The main site I chose to host my stream was TWITCH.
The reason is because its fast easy and free. Visit the link above and sign up for your free account.
Step 2: Get the program to record and send the stream to Twitch
I went with a free streaming software called Open Broadcaster Software
Visit the site and download the program and install it.
Step 3: Connecting the software to Twitch
Go to your twitch “Dashboard” and you should find this screen.
This is the place to get your stream key to add to your software.
The blue arrows are pointing to where you find the key.
The red arrow is pointing to a link to find different software to use.
Step 4 : Plug in key to your software
Open the software and click setting.
Then click broadcast settings.
See image below for a visual.
If you find that your video is seeming sluggish try dropping your frame rate from 60 to 30.
Also try down scaling your resolution to decrease the pixels that are transmitted.
This is achieved from the “Video” section under “Settings”.
Step 5: Add Your Source
In the sources section right clock and select Add.
Then select “Game Capture”
Step 6: Start Streaming**
Click the button to start streaming.
The broadcast program automatically broadcasts what you hear and say through and team chat programs.
Feel free to add other sources to add text or more video to your stream.
Hope this guide was helpful.
If you have questions comments or feedback please just post below.
Constructive comments will be read, negative comments will be ignored.