Tagged: software

How to exclude Audio (Voice-Com, Music, etc.) from your Stream/Recording?

Its fortunately quite easy to exclude an Audio source from your stream or recording. But there are a few things we cannot do. So let us take a look at the different sources we may have available: Good Voice-Communication (Teamspeak, Skype, etc.) Music/MediaPlayer (software with good Audio options: foobar, winamp, etc.) Game sound (with good Audio options) [External Inputs (Line-In,...

OBS-Studio: High Quality Recording and multiple Audio Tracks

In OBS-Studio you can very easily configure everything for “High Quality” recordings as well as multiple Audio Tracks. We simply need to go into the “Output” settings of OBS.  Simple High Quality Settings If you do not plan on streaming and do not want to record multiple audio tracks you can even keep to the Simple Output Mode as shown...

MonaServer – Setup and configuration

MonaServer is a pretty lightweight Streaming Server that supports RTMFP, RTMP, RTMPE, HTTP (with JSON-RPC and XML-RPC) and Websocket. Thanks to the RTMP support you can use with software like OBS, XSplit or even Wirecast, VMix and such.  On Windows you have the option to build MonaServer yourself following the instructions on this page. Or you can grab the package from Sourceforge. You...

How to use the Replay Buffer?

The latest update of Open Broadcaster Software, for Windows, added a new feature called the “Replay Buffer”. This neat little option allows you to save the last X seconds of Video and Audio to your disk on the press of a button. You might know this feature already from Nvidia’s Shadowplay or other Software. You first have to configure the...

Why should I record in flv format?

Most streaming and recording applications currently allow you to record in MP4, FLV and sometimes also in raw formats or MKV/QuickTime Video. But simple flv files have a benefit that is often overseen. If your software crashes while you record your greatest footage of all time, the flv file that was written up to this point should still be usable....

How to use your 120/144Hz Monitor successfully (1 or 2 PC setup)

Getting Windows to use your Monitor on its full refresh rate can sometimes be quite a pain. There are different utilities available to create your own Monitor drivers for example. Nvidia and ATI/AMD also try to help you get your Monitor up and running with its Control Panel Tools and options. Though this can sometimes still lead to problems. Best example,...

How to use QuickSync?

In this Guide I will quickly explain how to activate and setup everything to use QuickSync. OBS will be used as the example streaming software, but the Guide can also be applied to other programs that can use QuickSync. If you are not sure what QuickSync is, check this article. And now let us first of all check if QuickSync...

Xsplit Broadcaster 1.3 – Guide for Starters

You want to start streaming? Have not used a software similar to XSplit before? Are not sure where to start? Then you have come to the right place. I will try to explain, step by step and in an useful order, how to get started and setup your XSplit for streaming. First of all, let us take a look at...

XSplit Broadcaster 2.0 – Guide for Starters

You want to start streaming? Have not used a software similar to XSplit before? Are not sure where to start? Then you have come to the right place. I will try to explain, step by step and in an useful order, how to get started and setup your XSplit for streaming. First of all, let us take a look at...

FFMpeg – Transcode, copy flv to mp4 and more

Today we want to take a look at the very useful video encoding and decoding tool-set FFMpeg. (ffmpeg, ffplay and ffprobe) FFMpeg allows you to convert Video and Audio files to several different formats and codecs, as well as cutting, resizing and other functions. So why do we need this? Some Video editors for example have big problems with certain...