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Offline ZioComposite

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Live Streaming
« on: 11:09 AM - 03/30/15 »
Hey everyone, just have some questions and need some input.  I know we've got several twitch streamers here.  Some console, pc, or both. 

I'm currently streaming with my laptop so the quality is definitely lacking while using the El Gato HD for my console footage & OBS.

If I'm to get a desktop, not for gaming, just video editing/streaming and such, would a strong GPU be necessary at all?  Or is the processor (i7-4790) all that is necessary?

I'm asking because I see in OBS a selection for integrated GPU or dedicated however wasn't too sure if this makes a big difference at all.

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Re: Live Streaming
« Reply #1 on: 11:40 AM - 03/30/15 »
Modern GPU s can be used to encode video, but it's not recommended. It has poor quality, and there's no real performance gain over a decent CPU.

If you're only console gaming, invest in a decent CPU, and use CPU encoding.

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Re: Live Streaming
« Reply #2 on: 11:46 AM - 03/30/15 »
Modern GPU s can be used to encode video, but it's not recommended. It has poor quality, and there's no real performance gain over a decent CPU.

If you're only console gaming, invest in a decent CPU, and use CPU encoding.

Thanks Colb!  Much appreciated.

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Re: Live Streaming
« Reply #3 on: 01:06 PM - 03/30/15 »
what about the avermedia live gamer? doesn't it have it's own processor and does the encoding from there?
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Re: Live Streaming
« Reply #4 on: 02:29 PM - 03/30/15 »
what about the avermedia live gamer? doesn't it have it's own processor and does the encoding from there?
For PC gaming only. You can't use it as a video capture source and use hardware encoding simultaneously.

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Re: Live Streaming
« Reply #5 on: 09:17 AM - 03/31/15 »
what about the avermedia live gamer? doesn't it have it's own processor and does the encoding from there?
For PC gaming only. You can't use it as a video capture source and use hardware encoding simultaneously.

o0o, well that sucks, lol
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Re: Live Streaming
« Reply #6 on: 03:55 PM - 03/31/15 »
Alright, got a chance to test out the stream last night.

Halo MCC @ 720P/60FPS

Bitrate @ 2500

http://www.twitch.tv/spiiicychips/b/643811819

Mind skimming through and see how the quality is?
Also, any suggestions to maximize quality settings?

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Re: Live Streaming
« Reply #7 on: 01:09 PM - 04/01/15 »
looks pretty good, you using OBS?
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Re: Live Streaming
« Reply #8 on: 01:13 PM - 04/01/15 »
looks pretty good, you using OBS?

Yes, OBS for the live streaming set-up.  Audio was somewhat lacking after reviewing.

Adjusted for the audio and tested with COD AW.  May have to adjust the brightness via game setting as it looks somewhat dark
http://www.twitch.tv/spiiicychips/b/644237911