Category: streaming

Useful Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) Plugins

You probably already heard about OBS, which is a free and open source alternative to programs like Wirecast and XSplit. It was created October 2012 and has been updated a lot since then. A very nice feature that has been added and later tuned is the Plugin “system”. It allows creative people to create all kinds of their own plugins....

How to select the correct Aspect Ratio for your Recording/Stream

You probably used a term like 16:9, 1080p, 1080i or similar yourself, but you maybe never felt the need to resize a picture or video and think about what aspect ratio will be suitable for the resize. Now some programs like OBS allow you to choose a downscale value which will keep the input aspect ratio intact. But sometimes you...

OBS: How to downscale or resize, and whats point filtering?

The Open Broadcaster Software currently (v0.522b) gives us two options to stream or record our footage on a different resolution than our input resolution. I dont want to talk about why you want to change your output Resolution as there are several reasons for this, so lets get on to our available options: Resize Instead of setting your Desktop/Footage resolution,...

Grab an Internetfile every 10 secs to save it locally

Grab an Internetfile every 10 secs to save it locally

Today someone asked the question if the OBS software would be able to use an online text file instead of a local one. It should also check this file for changes and update accordingly. Now my main concern is that downloading an internetfile can always go wrong for some strange reason and could maybe lead to a crash or hang...

VidStudio or vMix – Which one should I use?

I found two very useful programs to add different types of media to your stream. Both are similar but also have different options. VidStudio is completely free to use, vMix on the other hand, offers you a 60-day Trial to test its full functionality. You will now get a short overview of both Programs, and some example Screenshots. VidStudio Camera...

Is my ISP traffic shaping my connection?

Thanks to a guy on the #OBSproject Quakenet channel I found this pretty neat program by the Georgia Tech College. It´s called shaper probe! Grab it here! The goal of DiffProbe is to detect if an ISP is classifying certain kinds of traffic as “low priority”, providing different levels of service for them. DiffProbe actively (and non-intrusively) probes the network...

How to clean my System for Streaming/Recording or Gaming?

Here is a quick tutorial on how to clean your System so its set for a nice streaming/recording or gaming experience: While proceeding through the steps, steck your Number of Processes and Ram Usage, for example with Process Explorer (run as Administrator) Update your System Components, Codecs, Flash, .Net Ninite K-Lite Codecpack .Net Remove unnecessary programs that run at startup....

How to find out whats the bottleneck in my system?

First of all, there are several ways to find bottlenecks or interrupting devices/software that causes your system to Lag/Crash/BSoD. While trying to figure out what is causing these problems I normally use a few different Programs: Page 2 – DPC Latency Checker Page 3 – Process Explorer Page 4 – Open Hardware Monitor and Autoruns Page 5 – Some more...

Possible setup solutions for a Multi-View(PiP) stream

This time I want to give you a brief overview of how to accomplish streaming more than one “video source” at the same time. Co-Op game play, Clan-Matches with more than one viewpoint. Hunger-Games with several streamers. So far I have seen different needs and setups that can be used to accomplish these things. Two or even more PC’s capable of...