It's already in the works, IRL & creative getting removed and replaced with 10 new categories, one of those being ASMR.
Here's 100% the reason why - https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/08/18/can-amazon-help-twitch-become-a-1-billion-business.aspx
Emmett set a $1B ad revenue goal for Twitch which is more than double their current state.
There's absolutely no way in shit they're hitting that goal without a major change.
Getting better at selling ads is hard, especially to Twitch's demographic. It's a tough one.
Combine a ridiculous c-level pipe dream goal with an impossible timeline, and you've got the perfect formula for marginalizing your most loyal customer base.
This is a HUGE slip on Twitch's part. They're effectively acknowledging they'll lose Prime revenue, and thereby diminish the value they offer to the developers paying to have their games on Prime, so that they can sell more ad units. Unequivocally the most annoying, frustrating, friction-filled experience they have to make money.
Step 2 will be partnership managers "training" and encouraging Partners on how they can and should run more ads in their streams, further frustrating their user-base. Mark my words.
These kinds of silly goals always result in horrible decisions staff are forced to make to stand even a remote chance of landing the goal. And they'll still miss.
This is sad.
Nah this is a false positive, i've seen one earlier on. Possibly a technical issue with them forcing the new 2fa out to all accounts before they can stream. i think it's possibly just a knock on effect.
check your password on https://haveibeenpwned.com/ to see if it has been listed on known sold password databases etc,
No password is secure 100%
If there was a breach Twitch would have to declare it by law the moment it is discovered.
As much as I wanna say this guy is a douchebag/idiot and karma will come back around... that’s not how the internet works. We’re all giving him free press right now.
A VPN is a good idea, I suggest Private Internet Access. Their client is super easy to use. If you're using a separate laptop to click links and all that then just fire it up on the laptop and you're good to go.
The problem with blacklisting words related your personal info is that you're defining what is related to your personal info. Example of why this is bad:
I want to figure out your name
I write a script that sends common names to your chat and records which ones get censored
I wait until you go offline and run the script
I now have your name.
So to recap and comment:
1. The channel is partnered with Twitch and the channel is licensed to whoever signed the contracts. Seems like the wife was the signer.
2. She decided to incorporate the channel and a majority of connected assets as an LLC to be spun off as a separate legal entity. Now it appears the wife will not be a member of the LLC as a part of the divorce, which may still not be over.
Most likely in order to incorporate the channel or make changes to the Partnership agreement, Twitch does have to approve. Future control of this account will be determined by who signed the Partnership agreement, the content of the agreement with Twitch, and how the divorce is handled.
Look, this is a tumultuous situation. This channel's community is left feeling confused, betrayed, and upset. The things that the couple had shared, both in and out of Twitch, are being quantified and squabbled over. In addition, the divorce is being picked over and magnified by the general Twitch public; and it's getting picked up by a few gaming blogs. In my experience, no one comes out of a divorce unscathed. One can only imagine how much worse it can be when it's dragged out in public.
Like any other divorce some people will choose one side and vilify the other, some may attempt to remain with both parties, and some will just walk away. All the while, they are left wanting answers that the couple may not be able to give. Answers may be too personal, or cannot be legally discussed due to partner agreements with Twitch, and some answers cannot be discussed until the divorce is finalized. Given how things are being handled, it's an arduous time to put it delicately.
Edit: Some major edits after some comments from /u/Galadeon & watching the stream/chat replay. Husband starts answering questions at around 3 hrs 24 mins
>Live Studio- The one I am talking about here, free only with a small watermark (that is not even there yet, unlimited recording - serverside and we are not charging right now for future features)
How is this different from using restream.io to stream in-browser, and then using commanderroot's Vault (or any other cloud service, many of which are free) to store vods? I struggle to see how this service is unique or better value than existing services.
as usual, practice using unique passwords, password managers, etc!
additionally, a really good resource to sign up for is https://haveibeenpwned.com/ which will notify you when a major breach happens!
> Even hardware suggestions would be great
Get a rode boom arm for his mic, its a pretty expensive arm for it but its sturdy and never let me down.
> if theres anything to boost his viewers
Don't worry about stuff like that. You can re-tweet his stream on Twitter and talk to your friends IRL about his stream to get attention to his stream.
> He did make a comment about needing a better audio set up if he wanted to stop relying on his roommates
My friend TG has a professional help website with a Do It Yourself guide: https://www.audio.support/
Hope this helped.
Apart from the "standard" path to partnership (500+ concurrent viewers, regular schedule) Twitch allows for alternative ways to get the coveted sub-button (100,000+ Youtube subscribers, large Twitter-followership). I guess that is what applied here.
A sub-button however is meaningless without subs. Almost no one is going to sub to someone streaming that rarely and alien to the Twitch community. The channel doesn't appear to have even used the two emoticon slots than come with the sub-button for 0-25 subscribers. I know it feels completely undeserved compared to the enormous effort many streamers have put into their broadcasts but in practical terms I don't think that sub-button is going to generate any significant revenue.
Fifine has a cardioid microphone that is a good, cheap, and easy to start with.
USB Microphone,Fifine Metal Condenser Recording Microphone for Laptop MAC or Windows Cardioid Studio Recording Vocals, Voice Overs,Streaming Broadcast and YouTube Videos-K669B https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XCKGLTP/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_wvX.Db86J7JE1
I've been using it for months now and it's amazing. When i first saw the price I thought it was probably just cheap trash but it's actually better than most popular blue yetis and is close to xlr quality mics. Check out some reviews if you don't believe me.
Please also note microphones only do well if your soundcard is decent quality or you have a mixer.
> that only speaks one language
I mean you can just go through my reddit comment history. I speak English, French and Romanian and I'm learning Korean but nice assumptions my dude.
> You come across as some dumb high school kid, to be perfectly honest.
Dawg your comment is based on a deep rooted hate for Twitch that has nothing to do with net neutrality. Of course I'm gonna call you out.
Also regarding your scenario. It's completely irrelevant for many many reasons and I'm not gonna bother to explain all of them. I will tell you this much though. There are alternatives to Twitch in Asia and most people that go to Twitch don't go to it for it's vast number of foreign streamers. The foreign streams struggle to get any viewers because the majority of the audience on Twitch speaks, you guessed it, the English language. More info about that here
Will there be a public chat between G4G and TwitchAlerts? This situation escalated way out of hand imo.
Edit: They had a chat here:
Part 1 - https://www.twitch.tv/athenelive/v/57602088?t=40m51s
Part 2 - https://www.twitch.tv/athenelive/v/57621831
Gonna hijack the top comment and suggest OnTopReplica which has fully working click-through and click forwarding, 4 different transparency settings, and is resizable, and I've been using it for months.
You can combine this with Borderless Gaming and force windowed applications (that don't have a borderless option) to borderless windowed and then add the process name to the list so you can then use OnTopReplica.
OP's work is a good start, but in case you are having issues, these apps have been around for a while now and they work flawlessly.
I'd recommend staying from Hotspot Shield personally and instead go with another more trustworthy VPN service such as PIA, TorGuard or another VPN listed here:
Here's some information on Anchorfree Hotspot Shield: as to how much you want to believe, or how much to trust them and what not is entirely up to you of course.
So she's saying that there is a high probability that these children will die due to their cancer and that their illness is most likely genetic given their age. From the videos circulating:
>... and now here we are and we do not have the fucking technology yet to do it, but yes you should donate to perhaps further the research for technology to help these kids..."
While she could have spoken with better tact, there is nothing suspension or ban worthy per the ToC or the RoC.
It is very unlikely they got it from Twitch as they don't store your phone number unless you have SMS notifications turned on. Can you think of where it may have been posted before?
Your phone number, the one used by Authy (for 2FA) is saved with Authy itself, you have to visit their website to change it.
I've been experiencing the exact same thing for the last couple of days. Tried installing my VPN on my phone and access a Twitch chat and the same thing happens on the Twitch app when the VPN is activated on the phone. Using NordVPN.
When a stream goes online it's served only from the San Fransisco Twitch server. As a stream gets more viewers it gets distributed to more servers. If a stream stays on a low view-count it'll only be served by the SF server and if you have a bad connection to that server you'll buffer to no end. I figured when Amazon acquired Twitch for a billion dollars they'd have been able to increase server capacity, but apparently not.
EDIT: Zenmate and other VPN services fix the issue because they offer a different route to the server which is less congested.
There are some third party twitch apps like Pocket Plays that I've come to like more than the official app. This new version feels even worse. Putting more a focus on the social features I don't give a crap about while making navigation harder and more annoying.
False. Being drunk to the point where you no longer have any control over yourself and are an endangerment to yourself or others around you is a violation and bannable. Being just drunk, is not. Otherwise some of the most popular streamers on Twitch wouldn't do it.
As-per the Rules of Conduct:
Any activity that may endanger your life or lead to your physical harm is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: suicide threats, intentional physical trauma, use of illegal drugs, or drinking excessively.
Midnight Cinema is a game, not a category for streaming movies to
Granted it's not got a lot of data.
it appears to be Newgrounds point and click game
It is a new direction they are going. They've been planning it for a while but I wasn't sure when it would release. They have quite a few more changes they are planning, if you'd like to read into it and get some more information check out this page for upcoming updates.
I can't provide a screenshot, but here's how mine is set up on two monitors:
Monitor 1: game
OBS: Streaming. I'll usually have it in the front with the preview going.
TeeBoard in background for all notifications. This is usually behind other programs just because I don't need it up front.
The regular browser Twitch chat, popped out. I don't like looking at my viewer count so I just keep that up while the rest is minimized.
My bot and Notepad++ (my bot is custom coded and sometimes I need to change something on the fly, if you use a GUI bot like Ankhbot keep that open).
Completely understand. We have the advantage that Throne is not completely new, we started in March and have transacted hundreds of thousands for 5000+ creators which can vouch for us.
Regrading data safety: We use Google Firebase to host our backend data (which is essentially a backend as a service). This means that all of Google's security measures to protect sensitive data are in place, not just our own. Essentially the only way to get access to our users data would be to break into Google's own internal servers and then bypass their encryption methods and authentication steps. Private data such as address are hidden even internally and automatically pre-filled into checkout forms.
Best part is that on Twitch's official Trello page they state that one of the KEY features of the new design is so that people can more 'easily see clips'.
If they are using PayPal for donations they are paying a massive vig. Paypal charges 2.9% + $.30 (source: https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/paypal-fees ). Lots of people donate $2-3 at a time. 2.9% of $3 + $.30 is $.38, or 12.6% of the donation. On a $2 donation it's 17.5%. Paypal is not the platform for microdonations. Imagine losing 12% of your pre-tax income to processing fees. PayPal must LOVE Twitch.
For those of you sorting by new and are waiting for a new patch, you can use https://twitchls.com/ which uses a player that seems to be unaffected by the new ads system.
It has no built in dark mode, however the Dark Reader Extension works pretty well.
Regarding the sub-button, to be fair, Twitch allows for alternative partnership requirements, such as "100,000 subscribers on Youtube" or being "huge on Twitter". The streamer in question appears to pass both of those hurdles easily so I don't think this is necessarily super-special treatment.
But a sub-button might be pretty moot in this case anyway as the streamer doesn't seem to resonate well with the Twitch community, if the (offline) chat and this Reddit thread are any guide. I assume subscriber numbers will stay very, very limited.
I know I'm going to get downvoted for this but...
I doubt you were "hacked" here. Someone guessed your password or used social engineering to get it. If not that, you might have some malware on your computer (such as a keylogger) that got your password. If you had enabled 2-factor authentication, even if they guessed your password, they wouldn't be able to log in.
You might also want to check https://haveibeenpwned.com/ to see if your e-mail address is on any leaked list.
Great you got an answer!
For anyone else: if you don't want to use an OBS plugin (or don't use OBS), then I'd recommend the Restream Chat client - it works for Twitch/Youtube/Mixer all at once, if you're multistreaming to them all.
BTTV and FFZ both "work" again but both of them are heavily crippled in functionality and you will have to wait a few more weeks until they have rewritten all the missing features.
Workarounds exist, first one on Twitch itself would be to make use of the "Legacy Pop-Out Chat".
Anything BTTV/FFZ should work in there just as it used to be, downside is just that it is a popped out chat.
Other workaround would be to not use the webchat and instead use a program like Chatty.
Usually comes with similar functions.
Pro tip for the "Static Computer Hum"--if you're using an analog mixer or mic plugged into your computer's line in and you hear an annoying buzz or hum on-stream, you probably have a ground loop (your mic and computer sharing the same ground wire). This is easily remedied by buying a "Ground Loop Isolator" off of Amazon for about $10: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001EAQTRI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_FNDuybZZ8NK68
I have had the same issue since a couple of days on KPN and I fixed it just now. It seems like KPN might be throttling Twitch which means the ISP intentionally limits the bandwith of connections coming from the Twitch server which is causing these sudden lags. The thing that worked for me is downoading the Zenmate extension for chrome which fixed all my problems. I read somewhere that this fixed it for other people and as far as I can tell it works like a sort of VPN, rerouting incoming connections so KPN doesn't know that the Twitch stream is coming from the Twitch server. There is also a Zenmate app for mobile which works like a charm too.
I don't know for sure if KPN is throttling Twitch or why, all I know is that I can view Source quality streams again without buffering every 5-10 seconds.
for me enabling the "disable cosmetic filtering" option in uBlockO settings fixed it
EDIT: Better option is to click the uBlockO icon while on the twitch website and then on the little eye icon at the bottom. That only does it for the twitch.tv website
Yes this can be done. PC1 - gaming pc - runs the game and OBS (no brainer.)
PC2 - you're going to run an instance of NGINX with RTMP plugin.
PC1 would then stream directly to PC2. PC2 would then accept the stream, transcode it, then spit it out to Twitch.
Here's a link from the OBS forums addressing this. OBS FORUMS
How is this service different from services like Restream.io's browser streaming, or VDO.Ninja for interview streams? There just doesn't seem to be anything unique about this service, and it's not good value either.
Why not just spend less money and get an entire beginner setup?
If you read enough English to read this book, you should check it out.
Sounds like the cities in China are so hyper-modern-society'ized that it can be very harmful for your mental health.
> The following is not permitted for any reason whatsoever in relation to the Services and the material or content made available through the Services, or any part thereof:
> 2) copying, reproducing, redistributing, "ripping," recording, transferring, performing, framing, linking to or displaying to the public, broadcasting, or making available to the public, or any other use which is not expressly permitted under the Agreements or applicable law, or which otherwise infringes intellectual property rights;
Guess what Streaming is?
I am a partnered twitch streamer w/ that kind of upload. Works for games likes visual novels and the Binding of Isaac. Or heavily pixely games.
Never try 3D games though.
My settings : https://obsproject.com/forum/threads/low-upload-any-way-of-of-streaming.3535/#post-20023
lol I can't really explain mine but a friend did it for me - http://picosong.com/98ea/ [ not a spam/malware link ] as for alerts, this might sound stupid but check out alot of cell tones for notifications. I got some good ones from http://www.zedge.net/
I can't help out with the fix for this, but I might have a temporary solution for you so that you can still watch Twitch.
Try using this program to access streams, and for chat you can give this a shot. This may allow you to get around what's currently happening.
It was so much worse than just an open test site, though. It was basically a public-facing Python console hosted on the root of the domain. Remote execution without even having to do anything because some sysadmin didn't read the fucking manual.
NordVPN is considered the best one in all terms, except for the price. Well, you should probably pay for stuff as good as NordVPN. But, I find the cost for its subscription a bit expensive. But if you use this one, you can be sure that it will definitely work with twitch chat.
Another good VPN I can recommend is HideMyAss VPN. I know, the name is hilarious, and it literally helps hide your ass. But, when I bought a new laptop, I struggled to connect to this VPN for some unknown reasons. Even though it worked perfectly fine on my old laptop.
Now, I’m using CyberGhost VPN. I attached it to my Mozilla browser, and I’m pretty happy about it. It has some advantages and disadvantages like any VPN service. But, if you are looking for something particular, I suggest you check out this site — Hopefully, this review will give you much more answers.
Probably the same as Lulzsec, some kids in their mothers basement thinking its cool to hack , until FBI raid their house and send them to Jail. This guy got 10 years http://mashable.com/2013/11/15/anonymous-hacker-sentenced/
It's spelled out black-and-white in the TOS:
> You may not sell or transfer Bits to other users of the Twitch Service, or offer Bits in exchange for real or virtual currencies or any other consideration or items of value whether inside or outside of the Twitch Service.
"Consideration" in this context means (from a dictionary):
> 6 a : recompense, payment - a consideration paid for legal services
> b : the inducement to a contract or other legal transaction; specifically : an act or forbearance or the promise thereof done or given by one party in return for the act or promise of another
Song requests in exchange for Bits clearly counts as "transferring Bits in exchange for consideration".
For the first part of your question, this post includes a ton of useful information for first-time streamers who are looking to set up their OBS.
>So in order to do few of this fun stuff I mentioned, I need some onscreen text writing without tabbing the game. Any app for that?
I'm not too sure what to say about this for this. Maybe some of the built-in Windows features could help? I honestly have no idea.
I don't know anything about Overwolf either, but I've never heard of anything out-performing OBS.
For anyone wondering, CamelCamelCamel keeps track of Amazon prices for comparison.
This seems to be pretty standard pricing as Darklord says.
Searching online seems to say yes, it does stream directly from the phone (your camera).
Those who like to do IRL streams, this is quite the answer.
edit: Reference url: https://www.switcherstudio.com/blog/go-live-from-twitchs-new-mobile-app
They are owned by Amazon who happen to own AWS, the biggest cloud infrastructure in the world.
They power Netflix and Reddit, take a look at some of their customers https://aws.amazon.com/solutions/case-studies/
I thought that maybe this could help deliver higher quality for the regular man, not just the partnered guys. But I guess even though they could get cost price it's that expensive.
Makes you wonder how anyone could even compete with twitch on this level.
NordVPN selling data? I'm gonna need a source on that. They are among the highest rated VPN providers out there and independent tests have confirmed their policies and dedication to privacy. So unless something changed in the past 2-3 months, I'm going to need a source for that claim.
> Important information and features aren’t always easy to see on the page.
> User studies and interviews have shown:
> - On smaller monitors and browser windows, the navigation bar shrinks, hiding the links for videos and clips.
> - Panels are also hidden from view on smaller windows. More than half of users who visit the channel page can’t see panels without having to scroll down and activate the mini video player.
> - The Videos tab is the 5th most popular link on the page (after player controls and the Follow button), but in order to see them, viewers have to navigate away from the video player.
So they shuffled the entire page around to compensate for smaller screens?
High quality 1080p 60 is impossible at 1000kb bitrate. I'd drop to 720p 25 fps if that it the best bitrate you can manage.
You can also use this estimator for a guide on settings.
http://restream.io is the easiest option (and it's free). It does have some issues though. I sometimes have to restart the stream because a feed to one channel dies for some reason.
Another option I've tried which seemed to be the most stable one - albeit a bit more complicated to set up - is to install and setup your own nginx server on your machine. (how-to that I used: https://obsproject.com/forum/resources/how-to-set-up-your-own-private-rtmp-server-using-nginx.50/)
Both requires only 1 OBS/whatever instance to work.
For League (Since they just LOVE to have a window for the lobby and a DIFFERENT window for the actual game, which makes it hard as hell to capture properly in OBS -- They also love to start their software off with loud sounds/music :) ):
Create 2 Scenes: LoLLobby and LoLGame (Name them whatever, just know one is the lobby and one is the game).
Add Game Captures or Window Captures to both scenes (whichever captures the window perfectly for you. Note: it won't recognize the lobby nor the game until you actually click the window, they're apparently invisible to OBS when in the background).
On the right side of OBS, click Plugins. Go in the Scene Switcher plugin. And tell it to switch between the two windows when one window becomes active and the other becomes inactive. I'm sure you'll figure out this part easy enough.
There you go. Now, it will automatically switch between the two. Happy twitching!
As for Fallout, I've never streamed it. I'd say just go with Game Capture.
FYI, Aero should not be disabled. Enabling Aero makes Window capture work much, much better, and if you want to capture your Monitor, I recommend instead using DWM Monitor capture with Aero enabled.
I also agree with others that 720p30 at 2000kbps is a much better place to start.
I did some research about this a few weeks ago in another thread. Supposedly the Logitech HD Pro Webcam C910 supports 60FPS at 640x480, 640x360 and 320x240 resolution. But the 60FPS feature was removed in the newer C920 version.
No clue why tho.
There are some topics around the reddit and OBS forums.
https://obsproject.com/forum/threads/logitech-c920-60fps.8407/#post-73983 is one.
Honestly? Get a Raspberry Pi and set up a Pi-Hole on your network. It may be a little more work in the long run, but it'll keep you from getting bombarded with ads across all the devices in your home, not just on your TV box.
Really its all down to personal preference at the end of the day.
If you stream on Youtube you'll have your Youtube subs have a notification in their sub boxes and maybe drop in.
You can also make a 10 second "Hey yo' guys I'm streaming over at Twitch, links in the description".
I personally feel like Twitch is really the place to stream over Youtube, it's designed from the floor up with streaming in mind and it shows that with the way you can progress as a streamer through partnership and with other streamers you meet hosting you e.t.c. It just feels like a closer community for streaming over Youtube from my point of view.
An option though is to stream on both platforms at the same time if your Upload can handle it at https://restream.io
A lot of my friends who have a very large Youtube following have not had many good things to say about streaming there and all stream over on Twitch, myself included.
I use a tool called Snip that creates a text file and a JPG file with the album art. Then you only have to follow the tutorial that /u/DeezjaVu has posted below and configure it to your liking.
But be careful when streaming music to which you don't have permission of!
Downscaling is the way to go:
> Downscaling will always be better performance. The reason is because the downscaling process in OBS costs almost nothing. The output image is much smaller, requires less throughput, and requires less encoding time as well because it's smaller.
Disabling that functionality wouldn't help one bit, unfortunately.
You can create essentially unlimited accounts with one gmail account by using plus aliases. and both go to the same inbox. Quicker than going into twitch and enabling that feature too.
But okay, let's counter that google plus alias trick on twitch's end and treat and as the same email address and disallow creating more than one.
Great! Except, you can just use an email forwarding service like simplelogin or anonaddy. They let you create a brand new unique email address to sign up to twitch right in a browser extension in a second that just forwards to .
Okay crap, let's disable signup on all known email fowarding/proxy services like simplelogin an anonaddy then.
Awesome, we did it! Well, unless your troll has 99c to buy a .xyz domain and use that in conjunction with simplelogin or just use the catchall address feature. , and so on would just go to the same inbox.
I hope I made my point. Preventing account creation for someone who is determined enough to fuck with people on twitch (or any other website) is very hard and there are countless of ways around most of the systems you could come up with to put stones in their way.
It's very possible that her email and password could have been obtained from a database leak from another site or service she signed up an account for, like the late 2013 Xsplit leak which had email addresses and SHA-1 passwords that were not salted. That's exactly how someone hacked into my buddy's Twitch account, and I actually was able to figure out my buddy's password myself and confirm that's how it happened.
If her Twitch password was 1.) weak enough, and 2.) the same password she used as the password that got leaked, it's very possible he just did a reverse hash lookup to figure her password out, and got in that way.
MAKE SURE YOU USE STRONG PASSWORDS, AND MAKE SURE NO TWO PASSWORDS ARE THE SAME. In fact, I highly recommend using a password manager (I personally recommend Keepass2 as it's open source, has a lot of cool features and is easy to use) because stuff like this can happen.
She can get her account back as long as her email account is still intact. Have her get in contact with Twitch staff to get them involved, they've handled issues like this before, though probably with higher priority for partnered users.
Recommended links to check out:
/r/twitch sticky thread on account security
Have I been pwned?
Not officially. I have contacted Nightdev about it, and they don't publicly display their subscriptions (because Nightdev doesn't pay for that, that's controlled by the streamers/Twitch, since they 'give' a subscription to Nightbot), but I did do some tests and made an incomplete (and possibly outdated) list of channels Nightbot is "subscribed" to:
Thanks to /u/laagone for the list below
This list is also on Pastebin and I'll update this when I notice there are more channels, but that won't be very often: https://pastebin.com/Uzx1Z2uc
It doesn't matter if you don't actively think that. The point is that you have their product in mind. Just in conversations on Reddit about this new Twitch thing that I've seen today, I've seen people mention Coke, Doritos, Totino's, NordVPN, 5gum, The Boys, and others. They clearly remember the products being advertised.
Sure, I've rarely seen an ad and had the immediate desire to go purchase a product. Ads often don't work like that (although they certainly do sometimes - I've known plenty of people who see an ad for, say, McDonalds and think, "Hey wow I haven't had McDonalds in a while; why don't we get McDonalds tonight?"). The more common way for ads to work is for you to be in a store sometime in the future, deciding between a bunch of different brands, and your brain thinks, either consciously or subconsciously, "Hey I've heard of this brand before, I'll go with this one." You might not even remember where you heard of the brand from, but it's just the fact that the name seems familiar to you that makes you more likely to purchase the product. Again, this stuff has all been extensively studied in marketing/psychology.
There is that caveat, yes. Hopefully Twitch will allow broadcasting of higher bit rates and resolutions in the near future!
You can actually pre-order it on Amazon as soon as they decide to open pre-orders, lol. We are waiting on them.
They slow down your net noticably, and they can be spotty. Invest in ExpressVPN. Nord is alright, but nothing else really comes close from what I've tried. It's weird, though, only certain VPN locations work for me. The good thing is, Express' VPN locations bypass Netflix's proxy blockers, so you can watch a lot of stuff
That's an excellent question. If Twitch processed the payments as a first-party type of service and then itemized it between ad revenue, subscription model, "tips", etc. then it would certainly be an easier means of itemizing your own tax returns when the time comes as an independent contractor. Twitch would need to be setup as a merchant service to accept plenty of micropayments for donations, and I haven't looked into it further to see if that's something on the horizon for them.
As far as books are concerned, I usually recommend the following to friends and family who are looking to gain a better understanding of finances as a whole:
Aside from those books, I'm more than happy to answer any other questions on here or via PM. I've spent quite literally my entire life either working in finance and wealth management or being around those who were in my own family.
Hope that helps!
I switched to Pocket Plays a couple month ago when ads started popping up when switching between streams. The only the I miss is the pop out feature.
I haven't tried it myself, but I've heard good things about BitStream.
Also, Twitch announced last year that they will be launching native streaming from the Twitch mobile app sometime this year. When it launches, it will default to the IRL category.
I would highly advise to go here https://haveibeenpwned.com/
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Creation: Yoshi's Themed Rap Song
Song: Yoshi's Island Rap
Description: I'm in the process of creating a "mixtape" and this song is the second of 6 planned recordings. It features the instrumental of Common's "The people". I try to have an alternating flow through the song. I rap as Yoshi talking trash to Baby Bowser
They have a public work board that details different ways that they intend on approaching how other users can discover content.
The latest announcement was that they're planning on introducing more specific streaming categories for IRL and Creative. In addition, there will be a tagging system put into place to bolster discovery.
Dm them with this news article:
Tell them your private life is not a part of your stream life. I've had similar issues with high school / university age girls on my stream. I'm nearly 30.
so what you're saying is that this part:
> PayPal Account Optional
If this feature is activiated it allows certain customers to pay with their bankaccount or credit card without opening a PayPal account rightaway.
PayPal Account Optional:
PayPal Account Optional: yes/no
has to be set to "no", right?
which is hidden here: https://www.paypal.com/de/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_profile-website-payments
Punch your specs into this handy estimator for recommended settings, although for non partnered streamers the general recommendation for a good quality stream that most people can watch is 720p 30FPS at 2000-2500 bitrate.
There are a couple of great guides available, I'll point you to the ones that I have had the most success with...
The first is freeee! - https://obsproject.com/forum/threads/fixed-im-looking-for-a-voice-processor.5379/
The second depends on Adobe Audition, but works beautifully and painlessly! - http://www.psynapticmedia.com/stream-voice-audition-obs/
I have heard awesome things about Reaper, and also a program called VoiceMeeter Banana... Haven't played with them though.
Hope this helps!
OP, please don't listen to Marstead. He is seemingly uninformed about the technical side of streaming.
Most people don't stream at 60fps because you're basically trying to pack twice the amount of information [edit: oversimplified, see /u/UltimaN3rd's comment below] into the same sized package as a 30fps stream at the same bitrate. If you really want to stream at 60fps for that buttery smooth feel, then stream at 720p/60fps/3500kbps with the lanczos downscale filter, and as low an x264 preset as your computer can handle (I have a 4790k and I can handle fast). If you're playing a game that doesn't use a ton of CPU then you might try medium, but I'm not sure if your 4770k could handle that.
Another option would be to stream at a lower resolution than 720p, but you're trading off fullscreen clarity vs. bits-per-pixel at that point. Your best option is to pick a middle ground (maybe 45fps) and use the rest of the settings I outlined above. This will make your stream look decently smooth while still having a somewhat decent bits-per-pixel ratio.
edit: more info below
I hope I'm not stepping on any toes in here Destiny, but dodgepong (one of the admin's over at the OBS forum) had a pretty in-depth step by step on a certain mixer that's not too pricey.
/u/JAYBOOZY, scroll down to the second post in this thread: https://obsproject.com/forum/threads/dual-pc-audio-stream-tangled-mess-of-cables.21811/
Here's how I do mine: https://obsproject.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=6138
Using the same window I see lets people see if their message came through.
Using NightDev's plugin, one client can receive a message while the other misses it, especially during hungry hungry chat days, like yesterday. So it can seem like you got the message (since Nightdev's plugin did, and it's being shown on-stream) but you never actually see it (as the client you're actually reading didn't).
Some games offer "Borderless Windowed" which is probably what you're looking for but for those games that don't you can use Borderless Gaming.
Skrill is a real company that provides payment processing services much like PayPal, but it is lesser known. Odds are they are pushing to expand into the game livestreaming market. They do boast having lower fees compared to Paypal.
Is It Worth The Switch? What PayPal Users Ought to Know About Skrill
I don't use the service and it's your prerogative if you wish to start. If a lot of your potential donors and viewers whom you trust want to donate with this method, you might consider it. Otherwise PayPal is the de facto standard.
On https://www.warframe.com/user there is an option to unlink your Twitch account. If you disabled it before unlinking you might have to contact DE support to have the account reopened.
Also you can try disconnecting "Warframe" here: https://www.twitch.tv/settings/connections
That being said, if you already clicked the Claim button while your old account was linked you probably won't be able to claim it on a new Warframe account.
>How much money does a streamer with lets say 5000 followers makes?
Money from Twitch, just based off followers? $0.00
If you're not partnered you'll have to do that first if you want money from Twitch. See here
Then you get money based on ad revenue and subscribers.
If you're not partnered you can stream, set up a donation button and hope people throw money at you.
I'm only vaguely aware of the situation, but if I recall correctly, the official release for Halo Online was in Russia only. So, the title is locked for region specific gameplay. This hasn't stopped modders from making an effort to allow the game to be played elsewhere.
On top of that, Microsoft has made specific efforts to shut down those modders and limit the ability for people to exploit the system and play outside of the specific region. Thus, the game is officially not meant to be played outside of Russia and the company has made an effort, well within their legal rights, to shut down the people trying to circumvent their rules.
This creates a problem from a streaming perspective. If you examine the Terms of Service and Rules of Conduct, you'll see that Twitch has some fairly explicit policies against breaking the law, infringing on copyright, and violating the terms of service of online games. And this is just smart business. Streaming is probably protected by fair use, though there hasn't been any landmark case establishing a strong precedent. And regardless, it is in their benefit (and that of everyone who uses Twitch) to keep relationships between broadcasters, Twitch, and game companies friendly. Tampering with a game to play in a region where you cannot legally play flies in the face of this, especially when the company involved has specifically tried to shut down this behavior.
In short, you may be able to stream it, but it definitely doesn't appear to line up with Twitch's rules or the intention behind them. Broadcast at your own risk. If someone reports your channel, it could easily be suspended. If Microsoft complains, you may be in serious trouble.
From my understanding, you can't pay to be promoted on Twitch.
According to their Partner Program Overview:
>Promotion: Twitch partners receive priority for front page and directory promoted placements. The Twitch front page is the best way to discover gaming live streaming content. Streams from top games are featured on the front page sorted by game.
And you don't just get the subscription feature. There is a certain criteria that has to be met before getting it and it can take quite a long time to get it if you don't already have a large following.
You can see the requirements here.
I personally use Chatty to monitor my chat. I can keep track which viewers are in the room/joining/leaving and it supports Twitch commands.
About the delay you will always have delay i always have like 20 seconds delay.
As much as it may seem like a cool idea. I generally do not think that it is sensible to display a viewer count on-stream.
Ask yourself "why?"
Viewers don't want to see themselves as a number, but a human being, with true interaction. I just think displaying a viewer counter on-stream is going a little too far as to caring how many viewers there are.
If people want to actually see for themselves what the viewer number is, they can see it for themselves on your channel page.
Just my thoughts on this matter.
I decided to help you out by making this:
Change "YourChannelUsername" to your username and change "red" to the color of your choice.
You can then load that url in through the CLR Browser Plugin to OBS and you'll be good to go.
TeeBoard allows you to display chat in a "always-on-top" popout window.
The next TeeBoard update will also allow you to customize the look of the chat via CSS:
TeeBoard has an on screen notification window that will pop up near the system tray whenever a notification occurs (follower, sub, donation).
Keep in mind that the notification window can not be displayed on top of a game that is running in exclusive fullscreen mode. Works best with fullscreen borderless.
Based on your description, it really sounds to me like the microphone is broken. It was working fine and now it isn't. If nothing else changed in between those events, that's the most likely issue. But, we can test some more. I noted in another comment you're using Audacity to capture audio. Download Reaper (http://reaper.fm) and record a track from your Yeti into that, see if the problem follows the microphone or if the problem stays within Audacity. And if you have access to another computer, I'd move the Yeti to there and test again using another machine. If the problem follows the microphone no matter which software or computer you are using, then that will probably confirm a hardware issue with the mic itself.
it's generally known as zalgo text. its the end result of combining char's in the Unicode Standard
to the best of my knowledge, it's not easily bannable without nuking some of the unicode text which would produce false positives when people type in Russian and other things that depend on unicode :(
Make sure you don't use that password elsewhere!
A password manager helps, I use Dashlane. (That link is my referral code for 6 months premium)
It'll tell you all of the sites that are compromised, password strength, etc. helps you change them. Highly recommend.
You'll want to reach out to Authy support. https://www.authy.com/phones/change/
Technically if you're a technical person, one could get their Twitch oauth token from the phone app and replace it with the website token to remove 2FA. But that involves a bit of work and technical know how.
If you have a new number use https://www.authy.com/phones/change/ to change your number, read the guidance first. (Authy handles all of Twitch's 2FA service, including SMS texts, you don't need to have used the app before).
Otherwise open a ticket https://help.twitch.tv/customer/portal/emails/new use the issue "logging into my account" (no need to login on the form, use a email you have access to).
After recently going through a similar issue here's likely the solution.
Authy is terrible in that it locks to a phone, relies on cloud storage, and doesn't give you exclusive control over your keys.
This also means it's fairly trivial to get access back, or attempt to steal someones elses account due to less than ideal security.
All you need to do is fill out a phone change form, press yes in the email it sends and wait several days.
I'd also recommend messaging twitch support and request a change to using the open standard TOTP used in apps such as google authenticator. Presuming you make and manage your own backup, getting locked out of your account would be exceedingly unlikely.
My support question to Twitch took roughly 10 days for an actual person to reply. Surprisingly good for this industry and other things I've read. In minor back and fourth with twitch support, it was implied they would be able to remove the authy 2fa upon request.
Just try it and see what works best for you? It's free after all.
If you want something that's more lightweight, doesn't take 30 seconds to launch and doesn't track everything you do then OBS is probably worth giving a shot.
Pardon me, slipped into my bad habit of calling shotgun mics, boom mics. I was referring to a mic like this. Couple that with a decent, but budget interface like this and your golden once you tune in your settings.
I do not recommend Easycap's solely off the fact it is impossible to find a "real" one. Almost every one of them on amazon now are fake Easycap's. With them being fake half the time you could get one that does not work or that just does a horrible job and then randomly stops working.
While it may be a little bit more I highly recommend the GV-USB2 It is $40 which is about the pricerange for any legit capture card. Usually if they are under $40 you tend to get fake ones.
Here is some sample gameplay from my PS2 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ve-VOWIny8U
It is in a dark section of the game so you can see how darks handle. Do not judge me for my bad gameplay :)