Tagged: video

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...

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...

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...

Recording/Streaming – Choose your bitrate

Local Recording For a local recording we have two options. First of all we can just “un-limit” the bitrate. That way the encoder will just use as much bitrate as he wants to. Since we are not streaming right away, we do not have to worry about our upload speed or similar stuff. But before we would upload the files...

What kind of Video Splitter or Switch should I get?

Sometimes you might want to get one Video Source to several Outputs or several Video Sources to one Output. Splitter: A splitter takes one input signal and sends it to X available outputs, for example 1×2 or 1×4 or even more. -> Connect a console to your TV and Capture Card Switch: A switch allows you to get X inputs...

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...