The Dxtory program, is that good? I would love to give streaming a try and I am wondering if i can use the Dxtory to stream and then also do youtube or can i use the twitch highlight program to put clips onto youtube. I have looked into the Wirecast but it is just too expensive.
Has anyone got any experience with the Dxtory program i guess is what i am asking :)
why is streaming seemingly based around windows platform so much? surely by now people have realised that there are alot of mac users out there, other companies have adapted to this, and from the software that used to be available it seems like twitch are going backwards with it all.
I'm curious about this as well. I would like to stream on my Mac, but I am not interested in dropping $500 for Wirecast to do it. Is the problem that there aren't any free streaming apps for Mac or that Twitch doesn't support them?
If you are looking to stream console games, the Elgato Game Capture HD software that comes with that capture card can stream directly to Twitch and some others. However, it will not support webcams; it will support microphones for voice over/talking to the chat room/livecom.
If it's just console games you are looking to stream, the Elgato is a decent choice and a hell of a lo cheaper than Wirecast's $500 price tag at $160-$180. Plus it has software for Windows if you ever switch (back) to that platform (Like I am doing, soon).
I'm also looking for a solution for streaming with Mac. I'm not about to pay $500 just to have a PIP in the stream.. That's just plain stupid. I already paid $60 bucks and have the PS4 camera and THAT even puts a PIP in the stream for FREE. I was wanting to set up a channel and have recordings of the games I play WHILE streaming, but that's just not going to happen.. WTF is happening with this site :/ Has anyone found a solution yet?
i recently bought the elgato capture card and would definitely recommend this for xbox and playstation consoles. mac friendly and easy to use. although i agree that they do need to make streaming software for macs. xsplit is sweet and i would love to also stream my computer games. too bad i cant since there isn't any known decent mac software. XSPLIT PLS JOIN APPLE
I've recently started using OBS on my MacBook - it runs great and has a lot of capture options to get overlays, multiple windows, etc. Also, it's open source, so it's free and has a great community supporting it, so it sees regular updates. Their site is https://obsproject.com. I also have a writeup on how I capture 2 iPads at once for streaming the game Vainglory, if you want to check that out http://kneurons.com/2014/12/17/howto-stream-2-ipads-to-twitch-tv/
I use OBS for Mac. If you're having CPU/framerate problems, especially if the game lags in the OBS preview screen you can do two things:
1. Go to the Advanced Settings of OBS and choose Encoder at "Ultra Fast" 2. If you're using Quicktime in Yosemite to capture the game footage and then using OBS Window Capture of the Quicktime Window, do not do this! Instead use "Display Capture" and then "crop" the window to the Quicktime Window. This will drastically reduce the CPU usage and get rid of that choppy video.
Video upstream lag will depend on your upload bandwidth for your internet. You will need to mess around with down scaling the video quality as well as lowering the bitrate. The default 2500 bitrate setting is too high for a lot of people. Even for me with 10Mbit upload, i found setting it to 1500 bitrate worked the best for me.