Friday, May 29, 2015

Stepping Into The Streaming Scene

For fuck's sake...

With the upcoming General Tso's Alliance TourTardiment, I decided I wanted to take a crack at streaming for this event. Over the last two weeks, I've been testing the waters with various programs and trying out different configurations for what to broadcast.

I've decided to use Xsplit as my broadcaster of choice for the time being. I experimented with OBS, but it really feels like an incomplete program (as many open-source applications tend to) and I may revisit it in the future if it offers more options that I can't find with Xsplit.

I'm streaming on my Twitch account, that I've had for years and barely touched.

Currently I broadcast my mic (always on) and my Alliance's mumble, since we have 0 regard for OpSec. I broadcast no in-game audio as of yet, since I have mumble pipe over a USB headset and game audio (and system sounds, etc) come over my speakers - Xsplit only allows 2 audio inputs. I'm looking into methods for combining the game and mumble into one output, but not a big deal. It was the desire of my Alliance to have comms take precedence over game audio, since we sometimes find our conversations more engaging than EVE at times.

Come this Saturday ( 5/30/2015 23:00 EVEtime, 7pm EST [if everyone is on time...]), I will be attempting to use the "scene" features of Xsplit to broadcast our tourney via two clients, and break out my vocal microphone for some higher quality audio.

This was a quick blog to get the word out, and I hope to see you there!