Simple two PC Setup – Capture Card, no Video-splitter
This setup is not as complicated as it looks, as the “Main Audio Device” I use my “Onboard Sound”. A Y-Adapter splits the outcoming sound signal for the Headset and the streaming PC. Using the HDMI connector of my graphics card I could also send the audio to my capture card by using the stereo mixer. For now I use my DVI connector with an DVI to HDMI cable to connect to my capture card and the HDMI connector with an HDMI cable to my gaming monitor. I then bought a shielded stereo to stereo cable for about 10€ to connect my “Onboard Sound Speaker Output” to the “Line-In” port of the streaming PC, you can get a cheap Y-Adapter to also have your soundsystem connected to this source. The capture card could also input a seperate audio source using a stereo to cinch cable. Test for yourself. After connecting all cables and booting Windows you will want to set your Monitors on your gaming PC to duplicate/clone mode. So everything you play will be sent to your monitor and your capture card.
|Onboard Sound||Onboard Sound|
|HDMI Output||HDMI Input|
|Gaming Monitor||Control Monitor|
For the Console setup you will have to play the Game using the preview of your streaming application UNLESS your Capture device supports a passthrough option to connect your Monitor/TV or you might wanna check the setup on page 5 using a Video-Splitter. To end this quick setup a short-list of connections you will use:
Now start testing. Depending on your connection speed, capture card, CPU capabilities you will be able to get a very nice stream. Have fun!