Open Broadcast Software for recording in game footage and making close to lossless 60 fps gifs (using Gfycat).
You might not think of screen recording software as a must have, but anything that makes the creation of promo materials/hype content easier seems like a must have to me.
I make everything by myself. I download all the matches (e.g. I download all the matches Messi has played in 2015, <em>the size of the folder is 320 GB</em>). Then I capture the specific scenes with OBS, then I combine them with FCP X.
Then I upload. It is difficult at the beginning but once you start, you basically do the same things over and over which makes it easy but repetitive.
Why downvote a person who asks a question?
First, record your video. I use Open Broadcaster Software
Then, convert the video into a gif.
There are many ways to do this.
I record all of my calls to any organization that says the call is monitored for quality purposes. I don't need to tell them they are being recorded, they just told me they are being recorded so they already know. I use Google voice calling and open broadcast software (https://obsproject.com/) with microphone and speaker feed in the mixer.
AMD cards already have the Video Coding Engine (VCE), and software that can use it already exists (Plays.tv). I don't see what the problem with Plays.tv is, it works absolutely fine for me.
Alternatively, if you don't like Plays.tv for whatever reason, I've heard that the rewrite of OBS (OBS Studio) has VCE support as well. https://obsproject.com/
Well I usually watch True Detective on T.V, but once I saw someone wanted a gif made, I went and loaded up the episode on HBO GO, ran a screen recording software called OBS, recorded the part I wanted, then I converted it to an mp4 using a program called format factory (which also allowed me to cut the video) and then I uploaded it straight to gfycat! Whole process probably took 5 minutes.
You can use FRAPS or Open Broadcaster Software to capture your game/screen, saving it to your disk.
You can then go to www.gfycat.com and click "Upload a GIF" or something similar. The max video duration is 15 seconds.
Here's a quick guide for OBS.
I stream to twitch.tv with OBS so I got my video from my own archive :-).
Open Broadcaster Software can be set up to do file-output instead of streaming.
I don't know any others that won't watermark your recording...but I'm sure there are more out there.
Your absolute best bet is to stop using FRAPS. It's a great program that records video in an AMAZING quality, but that's because it's completely and totally uncompressed.
A wonderful free alternative is Open Broadcaster Software. It's made for livestreaming, but it also has the ability to record video like FRAPS. It's got a few settings you can tinker with to adjust quality and size. The best part is that it's completely free, no limited trial BS. If you want an example of some footage captured using OBS, you can check out an unreleased Let's Play I recorded here.
The best thing you can do is record one of your games. If that's foreign to you, I recommend getting started with OBS, Open Broadcaster Software. It's easy to download and very simple to use - the only thing you really need to do to set it up is set a hotkey for start and end video, and maybe adjust the bitrate to a lower value if it takes forever for you to upload youtube videos.
Play arena, record one of your games, record your draft even, and let people scrutinize the whole thing. The most likely problem is that one (or more) of these statements:
> I understand how to draft
> I understand importance of curve
> I understand which cards are strong and why
> I understand mana efficiency in game
> I understand trading efficiently
> I understand the important of tempo and board control
...is simply wrong. We can't really know which one, or why, without seeing you make decisions.
An initial alpha is expected to be released sometime early this year (not with all those features finished yet, of course).
It's AMD Gaming Evolved, not Raptr.
I'd use OBS with the AMD recording patched in though.
Get it here: https://obsproject.com/forum/threads/obs-branch-with-amd-vce-support.13996/
EDIT: Raptr and AMD Gaming Evolved are functionally the same but Raptr is more for general use. AMD Gaming Evolved is specifically used for AMD cards and I doubt it's full of ads.
No, OBS studio uses the Windows Foundation Framework as a workaround. It's not a direct VCE implementation.
They are old back by legal issues, because the VCE API is not compatible with the GPL license. Here is the OBS dev talking about it
>I see people saying that the media foundation version is terrible. I am aware that the media foundation encoder is terrible. Media foundation encoders really really suck. Don't worry, I know. We were able to replace the NVENC/QSV media foundation encoders with native ones because nvidia/intel gave them compatible licenses with open source software, but we still can't just outright distribute full VCE support (merge jackun's awesome stuff) because AMD hasn't yet made it compatible. It's mostly just licensing/copyright issues at this point.
I have Int'l league pass, so every game is available and archived immediately.
I have the game I'm watching on my laptop, and then I have OBS on my second monitor. When I see something cool I rewind 10 or so seconds and hit record. It saves the clip to my laptop immediately so I just upload it to streamable. I have a very favourable university schedule so I have time to catch pretty much every game.
Probably proud of *getting a 98 on my Economics final and scraping a B in physics to get into Uni and avoid disappointing my parents
Not experience with music, but I have done it on and off for fun with my friends playing games.
Pick up OBS, because it is easy, the devs are awesome, and it is open source. Donate money if you plan on using it.
Log onto twitch.
then follow this guide or this guide. Or both, whatever I'm not the police. But instead of your main scene focus being on a window or application, you'll want to capture from your camera.
One of the main issues with video and streaming something like playing music live- if you have a lot of movement on screen, you're going to be losing information when streaming at 30fps. That's why something like (e)sports is shot to display at 60fps. Leave nothing to the imagination. So that's something to think about when you design your stream.
Depends on your specs, but you can get OBS for free and switch between whether or not you want to stream for twitch/youtube/etc or record in local high-res. There's a difference in settings because your viewers won't be able to match what is required to see what you can stream/record in high-res.
Lots of customizable features (custom overlay-friendly, scrolling text widgets for donator shoutouts, etc), but it's not very new-user friendly (but there are tons of guides out there to do what you want). If you do choose OBS - check this thread out. Keep in mind, you will need asstons of hard drive space while recording with this setup or clean out recordings often. A 15 minute recording used about 4GB of space, recording 1080p@30fps and some settings changes to up the audio quality.
If you want to take it a step further, also grab a video editing program like Sony Vegas so you can cut together your own highlight reels. There are probably other, more 'free' programs you can use instead of Vegas, but I started with that and it's pretty amazing.
Open Broadcast Software (referred to as OBS) is the most common software used by twitch streamers and people who record and upload pc games. Their screen capture setting is pretty decent as well
This will probably be buried, but there is an awesome free game/screen recording/streaming software called Open Broadcaster. It works realllllyyyyy great, and it's open source!
> I don't really like recording everything when I play, just the last minute or so so I can go back and capture a sweet play.
Never tried it, but OBS can do that as well.
The main OBS release does not support VCE yet, but there's an experimental branch here that you can try out, if you want.
<strong>Simple Screen Recorder</strong> is by far the best if you want a lot of power but want a simple straight forward approach to the settings.
<strong>Open Broadcaster Software (OBS)</strong> is by far the best and most powerful overall solution for Linux. It is also the most complicated to use. If you want a ton of control and lots of cool features including live overlay images then you want OBS.
Kazam is problematic for me most of the time so I gave up on it.
recordmydesktop - is utter garbage whether you use the gtk version or the qt version. In fact, the developer of it agrees and abandoned it years ago. All articles that still mention this app as a suggestion proves they have no idea what they are talking about and those people should be ignored.
Vokoscreen is another option but I've never been able to get it to work, I'm not sure why but it would just constantly crash on me so I gave up on it as well.
try using Open Broadcaster Software and then googling some settings. it's a much better program IMO and it's free with no watermarks. it's mainly used for streaming though so us it however you want.
Basically this same question was asked roughly a day ago. Not knocking your post, I am just directing you to a thread that already has a lot of your concerns and curiosities answered.
Edit - Also, if you are serious about getting them flairs, if you notice the top comment there, /u/i_practice_santeria is requesting a 5 minute replay clip from op to judge and critique. Since that may be kinda difficult to do within the limitations of the tagpro replay extension, instead -- assuming you have Windows -- download OBS and watch a quick, recent, tutorial on YouTube about how to set it up to record. Record a typical pub game or two of yours, dont cherry-pick one that you did exceptionally well in or anything. Then upload it to YouTube and pm it to me and I will be happy to give you some tips/advice.
Edit #2 - Damn, -2 karma almost immediately for this comment?! What the hell did I do to you, guys!? How will I get that karmas back?
The OBS rewrite actually uses x264 to encode the video. OBS's issue with audio sync was caused by a bug in it's code that was fixed a few month ago.
ffmpeg was mostly used for audio sampling and the GPL AAC encoder, although with a recent commit, it can used for local video recording.
Additionally, the biggest issue with audio sync with ffmpeg solutions was/is using -r to indicate framerate instead of -framerate. I haven't had an issue with audio sync since switching.
Its not 1998 anymore. No more grainy pics. Here is an easy guide to recording and cutting videos.
1) Go here to download OBS.
2) Watch this video to learn the ropes.
3) Create a scene
4) Add your source. (window capture)
5) Edit the size to include just omegle window or chat or you (but please don't do the third.)
6) Go to omegle.
7) Do your strategy.
8) Hit record when you get a girl.
10) Download Windows Movie Maker
11) Add your clip to the movie editor.
12) Hit start point before what you want.
13) Hit end point after what you want
15) Upload to gfycat.
16) Post here.
I know this is like really quick and to the point, but its really that easy and its free. So stop taking pictures. You hit one button before that way you don't have to keep hitting take picture multiple times. And we all profit from it.
Seriously please. From all of r/sluttystrangers.
The best program I've used is called Open Broadcaster Software.
You can find the site here - https://obsproject.com/
This allows live streaming or just local recording, very simple and easy to use. Doesn't strain your CPU so you can enjoy the game as you normally would.
Not to tell you what to do, but have you considered using OBS instead of Xsplit? First of all, its completely free, second it really does perform way better than Xsplit and taxes the computer its running on less. As others have suggested in here, the flickering problem can also be caused by high CPU usage.
Either way, keep up the great work dude!
First things first, you have to have a stable upload speed. 0.8-1.5 mbits = 800 to 1500 kilobits. (Bits not Bytes), test using Speedtest.net
Use OBS as a the streaming platform. You'll have to mess around with the sources to give you the best way to capture the output from your gamecenter live stream. It won't be a quick setup, it'll take time to get the right settings to get the stream right, the upload speed right, and it also depends on the performance of your computer. For sure my post is not sufficient but Google is your best friend, that's what I had to do.
Experience: Used to live stream races often (F1, Indycar, etc.) using both OBS and sometimes Youtube.
Quick-start Guide https://obsproject.com/forum/resources/official-quick-start-guide.5/
Youtube settings for OBS https://obsproject.com/forum/resources/streaming-to-youtube-gaming-with-obs-or-obs-mp.232/
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).
I found the answer with some googling, it's always puzzled me too.
"Yep, this is known as "frame roulette". The character blinks on and off every frame, and since the capture card captures every other frame, there's a 50% chance it will capture only the frames where the character is invisible. (You'll notice it only happens sometimes.)"
Here's a link to the forum I found the answer on.
They do have equivalent hardware capabilities... OBS just don't support it.
You can get it working with this version of OBS - https://obsproject.com/forum/threads/obs-branch-with-amd-vce-support.13996/
Or you can play around in the advanced settings for studio (But OBS doesn't recommend it).
DirectX 12 is capable of using multiple GPUs, but I am not aware of anything to actually make use of that yet. You could also use something like OBS to stream or record games using Quick Sync on your iGPU instead of putting more load on your main GPU or CPU. Or you could always put some additional monitors on your iGPU if you already gave a few on your main GPU.
But there is a good chance your iGPU isn't even active by default. There should be some BIOS setting to enable the iGPU when a discrete GPU is being used.
Another free option is using OBS, it is mostly used as a streaming software but can also be used for local recording. Check the tutorial over here. I have been using it all the time and it works very well!
I'd be very interested to see a video on how to do this. The effect is awesome!
I'd recommend Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) to do the screen recording. It's pretty capable, and has a very easy-to-learn interface.
Next time you make a video, be sure to capture straight from your screen, and make sure the settings for the video being captured are not set to an 'interlaced' mode. Interlaced Video uses alternating scan-lines to get more data into a video, but looks like crap when displayed on a 'progressive' (full-picture-per-frame) screen such as your computer monitor. This is why you see this 'comb' kinda artifact near the motion. I have no idea how you got an interlaced video from a non-interlaced source (your computer screen), there are many ways you could have but whatever you're using for capture, either re-configure it or try out the highly recommended Open Broadcaster Software. It's not just for broadcasting,you can also save video to file with it.
All that said, nice contraption!
Hi! You can use a streaming software and save the content on your computer instead of broadcasting it to a streaming platform. I tried several of them, and I chose OBS (easy to setup and use, and free) : https://obsproject.com/
Open Broadcaster Software is free, open source, and completely ad free. It takes a little time to get started, but has a ton of features, such as being able to overlay your webcams (or any other window or portion thereof) and has great performance. If you grow out of the built in game DVR software.
Fraps is still a thing, but there are several alternatives now. If you have an nVidia card, you can use ShadowPlay, which has very little impact on performance and neat features like saving the last few minutes of gameplay (ideal for awesome moments). Another alternative that runs on any GPU is Open Broadcaster, which is most commonly used to stream content, but is also very good at recording footage.
Not OP, but OBS does a pretty good job of recording things and its free. It's made for streaming but it has a recording option. It's also available for Mac, Windows, and Linux.
Oh this is going to be good.
First, you will have to capture the videos using a screen capture program. I use a free program called Open Broadcaster Software which is excellent. I have tried out all kinds of capture software and OBS is about the best there is.Camtasia Screen Capture has a good program that you can edit while you capture so you can add arrows and stuff which I recommend too. If you want to edit the video to show arrows or lines or highlight players after you capture the video then you will need to import the video you made with OBS into an editing program. I useSony Vegas Pro.
Oh, and you have to have pretty thick skin and an ability to take insults well. There is nothing like spending hours putting together clips, editing scenes, adding sound effects, uploading to a service, and then having people tell you your a fucking asshole and an idiot and don't know what the fuck you are talking about.
OBS, free, open source, slightly complicated interface but you can ignore most of it. Hands down the best recording/streaming sodtware ever made. It supports hardware encoding using nVidia's NVENC, Intel's QSV, and there is a fork that supports AMD VCE, so you get 0 performance impact.
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Open Broadcaster Software
OBS can do what you are looking for. Its commonly used as a streaming tool, but it has great local recording options as well. Its open-source, is practically ready out of the box to record and has a lot of support on the web for issues and questions.
It's called VCE (Video Coding Engine) and uses the built in video encoder that every GCN based card has. OBS Studio supports it natively as does Xsplit, while the classic OBS requires a fork version in order to enable it which you can find here https://obsproject.com/forum/threads/obs-branch-with-amd-vce-support.13996/
I'm using it all the time and it's great. However just like every other hardware accelerated encoding, you will lose some quality over the software one, especially when dealing with low bitrate streams such as Twitch. The plus side however is that you won't notice a decrease in performance, your CPU usage stays low and most likely will keep the noise down as well.
Bah! I've posted about this on the game's forum. My advice would be to:
A) record your game (OBS is a great free tool for this, your video card software might come with a tool as well).
B) call your opponent out on this behavior in chat. Something like "could you please hit 'end turn' when you're done", followed by "are you doing this just to make me concede?" hoping for a response like "Yes, I am" or "oh yeah? make me!" or "what are you gonna do about it?".
C) Upload the resulting video (including the game's chat) to youtube, and post a link to the video in the game's official forums, requesting that the team be removed from the WCQ and that the offending coach is warned/penalized for this behavior.
btw: I think your post's title suggested you were advocating this behavior, which would explain the downvotes. Why people would downvote a post without reading it though... =(
The only way I know of to fix this issue is to run your second monitor off your integrated graphics. I am a streamer and CS had become unplayable for me because of this issue. I was getting non stop microstutters and I was considering not streaming it. After researching the issue it seems that everyone who has 2 monitors at different refresh rates have this issue.
So all you have to do to fix it is plug your second monitor into your motherboard and the force Intel Integrated Graphics on in your BIOS. This has 100% fixed this issue for me. I can have streams, OBS, Team Speak, Twitch Alerts, and anything else open and CS runs smoother than it ever has. Not only that but other games seem to run a lot better now as well when I have streams open on my second monitor. Here is a link on the OBS forums where someone else fixes the same issue this way. I hope this helps and good luck! The microstuttering can be the most annoying shit ever.
My person recommendation for Raptr settings is completely uninstalling it and using <strong>OBS with VCE.</strong> 1080p60 with low performance hit if using VCE(over h.264).
Set custom parameters, and for rate control method, use Peak constrained VBR. I don't know if you can use "Quality" preset for 1080p60 with GCN 1.1(290x). Do some testing. If it doesn't work, use balanced.
That's great. Very kind of that person to donate to you in order to make this a reality.
For something to broadcast with, I would look to see if OBS works with YouTube. It's what most Twitch streamers use. Pretty nice program and completely free.
Here you are friend - Just change fps to whatever your computer can handle. I record my clips at 720p 120fps, so the initial size is maybe... 50mb, and it gets compressed down to about 25mb or less usually by Gfycat. =)
Screen recorder: OBS (It's also the best one for Windows in my experience)
https://obsproject.com/ is useful for more than just streaming. And you don't have to be streaming to record. I guess it won't let you edit, but it is easy for quick recordings.
From the homepage:
I don't know how you can even record in 360p these days but I suggest you upgrade your recording software.
I recommend OBS, it's not just for streaming. Its super easy to set up and use.
OBS. Just set the output to a folder on your PC.
EDIT: This is actually the streaming software a bunch of people use to put their stuff on Twitch. I think I originally heard about it on one of Kenji's streams. I use it to record my drafts so that I can analyze them later or get feedback from friends.
I appreciate the effort you put in this, but I'd like to point out that there are a lot of better (at least easier and free) solutions out there.
If you have an AMD GPU (HD 7700 Series and up) you might want to consider Raptr (AMD Gaming Evolved). It's capable of doing the same thing as Shadowplay (instant replays) with no performance loss. You're able to record at 1080p@.
If you have AMD and want some more customization for your stream or recording I recommend a fork of OBS with support for AMD hardware encoding (OBS fork download). This uses the same technology as Raptr so it shouldn't affect performance, but it isn't a stable release yet so there might be some memory leaks in it causing it to freeze every so often (depending on quality).
For Nvidia, just use Shadowplay. The default OBS version already supports Nvidia encoding, so no worries if you want to use that.
If anyone needs help setting recording stuff up, send me a PM.
EDIT: Also, what's up with that codec? They call it a lossless codec and the first thing they're explaining is that they use better compression?
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
I really wish more people would know this software, this implements the codec required to capture games which uses amd gpus.
Bandicam has this already implemented on their software, you could also use this codec in tandem with dxtory.
Almost the same performance hit with dxtory + lagarith, and Bandicam MP4, but the main difference is the output file size:
Dxtory: Around 90% file size reduction vs the lagarith codec
Bandicam: Around 35% file size reduction vs the MP4 codec
Or if you want a free option, there's an OBS branch with AMD VCE implemented
Raptr/AMD gaming evolved is garbage.
If you're wondering, I'm using crossfired 7870 + r9 270x and the performance hit is just 15-20%
A lot of people don't realize this, but there is a version of OBS compiled for AMD VCE support. AMD VCE is the equivalent of the built in H.264 encoder on Nvidia cards. It's been there for years, but no one has made any way to take advantage of it. It's got as little impact as ShadowPlay.
Yeah, would be really fun to watch.
Quick tip, I would recomend using OBS it's a free broadcasting program that's quick and easy to use. Can probably find some good tutorials on how to set it up properly on youtube.
I would recommend Open Broadcaster Software (called OBS for short)
I would guess that 90% of streamers use this. It's easy to use and can capture literally anything from your computer into a nice little video file.
Best quality: Take the window that you are recording and crop it before you start the video and record. If you hit 'edit scene' you can drag the window capture around and even crop it by holding ALT when you click+drag a corner.
Here's what my obs looks like
(dont forget to mute the microphone imput also whenever you are recording audio unless you want us to hear your heavy breathing)
Hope this all helped
To be clear, the fix in 0.15.2 is for game capture. If you're having issues with dropped frames while streaming, that is generally a network connection issue, not an OBS issue. See this thread for details: https://obsproject.com/forum/threads/dropped-frames-disconnecting-lag-read-this-first.8870/
I've used Open Broadcast Software on my i7-3615QM with Intel HD 4000 graphics, 16 GB of RAM for a while with decent success. I had OBS set to capture only at 1440x900 with 30-45 FPS. I got better results by scaling up from 720p.
You can use the OBS estimator to see what you'd be looking at if you're going to be streaming
Record footage -- Sometimes this doesn't need anything, like Windows 10 built in recording or recording built into some Nvidia graphics cards. Otherwise, you can use Obs for local recording. (Can google guides for how to set it up to locally record)
(Optional) Edit Footage -- I use Windows Movie Maker, since you can download it for free. Usually all you need to do is clip the footage so its short enough to be uploaded as a gyf. (Or edit out you clicking the record/pause button on your recording software)
Upload footage -- https://gfycat.com
Screen capture with OBS, add the cursor in with After Effects, save our a .mov, import into photoshop, save as gif.
I believe you can leave the cursor on to be recorded in OBS.
I use OpenBroadcaster. It's pretty straight forward for basic use. There are also advance features for the more serious/professional user. I primarily use it to record quick 'how to' videos.
It's free and open source. There's 32-bit and 64-bit versions as well as Windows/Mac/Linux versions.
You can record as well as setup a live stream.
I used to use CamStudio but the developer went shady and basically added malware to their installer.
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
This is just personal experience with the software. I've only recorded older games with these, and it worked well. Not sure about 1080p. Though you sure need a lot of free space/HDD space.
A quick google search might be more help.
^Hope ^atleast ^something ^helped..
Kinda agree. But the author also wrote about Ubuntu and Firefox phone. Both are free and secure. Also to the author, there is Open Broadcaster Software (https://obsproject.com) for screencasting. Anyway, good article and the takeaway should be: always use FLOSS programs. (One has to fight for his freedom constantly, even today.)
easy guide to make your own liveplays:
Set up a new scene
add windowcapture -> osu window
optional: set up osu!Stream info to show songname etc.
use the following settings for obs:
Hey, if you want to record videos try looking at Open Broadcast Software. It runs a lot smoother than FRAPS does. Or if you have a recent Nvidia Graphics Card, use GeForce Shadow Play.
Right click on the field that says "Scenes" and select "Add Scene" call it something like "Desktop" or games
Right click on the "Sources" field and select "Game Capture"
Select "Use Hotkey" and change it to whatever button you'd like. This is how the program knows what game you are in. IE, hit start recording then open the game and press that hotkey.
Click "Settings" next to "Start Streaming" and go the the "Encoder" tab.
Select "x264" (You can use the Nvidia one if you have a CUDA capable card"
Change the max bitrate to something between 16000 and 24000 for best quality
The audio shout be one AAC at the bitrate 320
Click the "Broadcast Settings" tab and change the mode to "File Output Only" and select the filepath and default file name you'd like
Click the "Video" tab and make sure the FPS is set to something your computer is capable of, like 60
Now you're all set. Open up OBS when you want to record and hit "Start Recording", open up the game and press your hotkey. This method with save you a ton of space and it has a way lower overhead than FRAPS.
The Nvidia one is self explanitory. Open up GeForce Experience and select "Preferences" and select the ShadowPlay tab on the left. Setup is similar and much more straight forward. The quality on ShadowPlay is amazing and takes less than 1% overhead since it's just dumping the VRAM to a video.
I'm only familiar with Windows.
Open Broadcaster Software "OBS" is pretty easy to use to record.
Best of all, it's open source and free.
Others: CamStudio, Camtasia, Quicktime player, Jing.
I know people with macs use ScreenFlow.
EDIT: forgot about DOgaws, another good alternative.
I think the idea of paid subscriptions to streaming services turns some people off from doing so. Which is why I'm here to tell you about OBS. https://obsproject.com/ It's not exceedingly difficult to get 720 out of it, which is fine for twitch.
Stream your ops, gents!
I use Open Broadcaster Software myself. It's often used for streaming games but you can also record to a file with it. It's free, fairly easy to setup, and works with TF2 well.
OBS is good not only for streaming, but also for recording. It's very decent quality, and easy after initial setup. It is free, and you can find many tutorials for initial setup. Here's a link to the official site for it https://obsproject.com/
Yes... just recording that section of the screen. Making a guide and maybe a quick video "How To". It is super super quick and easy to do once you have it all setup. It takes me about 3-5 minutes to make the video. That includes playing the replay and uploading it.
Guide to making minimap videos.
Open Broadcast Software
Settings --> Settings --> Broadcast Settings.
On Right --> Mode --> File Output Only.
Below on Right --> File Path --> Pick a location.
Scene Collection --> New --> Enter a Name "MinimapVids"
Scene Collection --> Click "MinimapVids" or whatever you picked
Bottom Middle --> Right Click in the Empty Box below "Sources" --> Add --> Monitor Capture --> "Minimap"
Monitor Dropdown --> Choose monitor
Sub-Region --> Check Sub-Region Box
Select Region --> Fullsize monitor is done by default. Drag window down to minimap size (Have a replay open with the minimap enlarged)
Note the Size listed below "Select Region"
Settings --> Settings --> Video --> Base Resolution --> Enter "Size" from above
Click Microphone near bottom right to toggle on/off mic. Toggle on/off sound.
Bottom Right --> "Preview Stream"
You should see minimap.
Start replay. Use Up/Down to increase/Decrease replay speed. Hit "Start Recording"
Drop the File onto streamable.com
Why not link directly to the OBS Project website? Instead of a site that does this.
^(I know there are scripts to prevent sites from doing that but I'm just curious)
OBS(Open Broadcaster Software), the name maybe be a bit miss leading but it has a local recording feature which is what your looking for. It supports scene building and layering, and audio level control. If you end up using it just make sure to capture from the Snowball and not the webcam.
yo, CLR browser plugin. Save up on that screen real estate right there. It basically does what you're doing without the browser capture.
I believe this is the link to it: https://obsproject.com/forum/resources/clr-browser-source-plugin.22/
For screen recording, I use Open Broadcaster Software. You can record the entire screen or just certain windows. You can hook in different feeds like a webcam and it will overlay the video in real time. It's a little complicated to set up if you aren't very technical, but you should be able to find plenty of tutorials online. Once you have it set up you can save different profiles for easily switching between different recording modes.
Use OBS... As for the shadowplay / raptor recommendations....
You can use your GPU to record(liek shadow play or raptor) even in OBS.
For Nvidia set the encoder to "NVENC" - Nvidia gpu record
Or AMD set the encoder to "VCE" - AMD gpu record
These are basically just a superior version of intel quicksync but better. (Using integrated gpu's on core processors).
Basically x264 is the superior solution in terms of quality, however the performance hit on the pcu can be quite heavy.... Using NVEC / VCE (gpu) encoding is very very low performance hit at the cost of some quality. The best work around (provided you have bandwith) is too just increase the bit slightly over what you would ideally use in x264...
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.
OBS is probably using a CPU-based x264 encoder by default, but under Encoding settings, it can be configured to use nVidia's NVENC just like Shadowplay.
AMD users can also use this fork to enable AMD VEC support.
Open Broadcaster Software is what I use for recording and streaming. It is by far the best option available and is totally free. Integrates with Twitch and has a ton of plugins.
Can be a bit daunting to set up at first but once you get the hang if it, works beautifully and very reliably.
For editing the videos, I use Adobe Premiere Pro. You can get it for quite cheap with a subscription (like under 50€ a year). I have also tried out a few others but nothing else really came close to the ease of use of Premiere Pro.
openbrodcaster is free and open source and is a great software but if you want to pay I recommend bandicam it is a very nice software that can record screen or capture opengl directx content
Might take a look at OBS and Nginx with the RTMP plugin.
This isn't going to provide a multicast stream, Nginx will act as a relay for unicast RTMP streams.
OBS runs on Windows, and VLC should be able to attach to the RTMP stream URL for clients.
I wouldn't expect any more specific tips because everything else (whether you want to show your face, interact with chat, play music etc.) is a personal choice. Plus we're all more-less new to streaming.
Use OBS, it's open sourced, free, very customizable, lets you combine multiple video feeds, and you can add a ton of plugins to it, so you can show what keys you're pressing on the screen.
If you want something simpler, gyazo can make easy gifs, but it looks pretty ugly.
>I am interested in a new graphics card and the one thing holding me back from the fantastic value that AMD cards offer is poor GVR benchmarks.
? doesnt amd have a delicated encode aka VCE which is only available on newer graphic cards
you are not required to use gvr
you can use obs + vce. You could ask around the quality.
Try Open Broadcaster. Has no watermarks and its open source free.
Not sure how to work with it though, since ive been using fraps for the longest. But I hear great quality videos can be made from it.
OBS just released a mac version yesterday. I haven't had a chance to test it yet but in my opinion OBS is by far the best broadcasting software for windows, so the mac version can't be far off.
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Free, and the best. I have tried every application you can think of for recording. I can name faults in nearly every single one. OBS Studio is free, and works fantastically. Would happy to provide my settings up as a profile download if anyone is interested.
If you are using a projector or other display, one option would be to use OBS.
You add a window capture source and point it at the program you are using. Keep this program on your screen, keep the OBS window on the projector. Right click on the live OBS preview and click Fullscreen Projector then select the projector display. When you move around the window capture, anything behind it will be black. You could also add a background image behind it for the presentation if you'd like. Add a static image source and place it below the window capture source, resize the image to cover the background, and it will replace the plain black background.
Hope this helps/is an option for you.
I think this would help A LOT! Have you cross posted this on coders for Bernie? They may be able to execute some of these things especially the BernieHub.
As for Twitch, if any one wants to do that check out https://obsproject.com for a free program that lets you live stream to twitch. A good internet connection and a higher mid range PC is needed for a quality stream.
They did give us a notice. Few people used it, even though it was built in. If you need something to use to stream, use OBS.
Look into using Open Broadcaster Software instead of Bandicam. I found the Bandicam watermark blocked some of the links on Wideswing making it difficult to read. OBS is an open source (aka free to use) streaming/recording program. I've used it for streaming to Twitch and to record a video to upload to YouTube and it works really well.
I highly recommend ShadowPlay over FRAPS if you have an nVidia card which supports it. It records and compresses in one action without impacting game performance. I think AMD has a similar feature as well.
There's also Open Broadcaster Software which is FLOSS. The big difference with ShadowPlay and OBS is they use the GPU to process video recording and encoding, whereas FRAPS relies on the CPU and does not encode.
You should add Open Broadcast Software for video capture. It's what all the streamers are using.
GIF capture tools are no longer really necessary thanks to GfyCat. You can take your MP4 from OBS and just upload it directly to GfyCat.
And here is a pretty good tutorial how to use it. There are a lot of videos out there, and reddit threads to teach yourself too.
Hopefully this meets all your requirements. It's what people use to stream to twitch, but it can be used to record also.
Other people here who have more direct experience with XBoxOne may be able to give better advice, but I stream arcade tetris with the aid of a video capture card on my computer. Then I use Open Broadcast Software (there are other options out there, but this one seems popular) to put my stream together. OBS lets you pull in multiple sources so you could have your XBoxOne source and a webcam source, and really anything else you can think of to configure.