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hooli streaming
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I was under the impression that you need a beast computer to stream tf2 but it turns out that's not true. I'm running on a 9800gt, 1.8GHz core2duo and 2GB of DDR2 so I never even considered streaming. I took a look at Lange's stream performance thread (thanks) and I gave OBS a try just to see how things would play out and it turns out I can stream great at a decent quality with minimal fps drops. So I'm planning on streaming whenever I play tf2. You can follow me at http://www.twitch.tv/hoolitown
here's a quality test: http://www.twitch.tv/hoolitown/b/335775378

I was under the impression that you need a beast computer to stream tf2 but it turns out that's not true. I'm running on a 9800gt, 1.8GHz core2duo and 2GB of DDR2 so I never even considered streaming. I took a look at Lange's stream performance thread (thanks) and I gave OBS a try just to see how things would play out and it turns out I can stream great at a decent quality with minimal fps drops. So I'm planning on streaming whenever I play tf2. You can follow me at http://www.twitch.tv/hoolitown
here's a quality test: http://www.twitch.tv/hoolitown/b/335775378
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out of curiosity, what settings are you using? I have a 3ghz q6600 & a gts450 and my game always feels noticably laggy when I try to stream (even w/obs)

edit: nevermind my lag problem disappeared after I changed capture from monitor to window

out of curiosity, what settings are you using? I have a 3ghz q6600 & a gts450 and my game always feels noticably laggy when I try to stream (even w/obs)

edit: nevermind my lag problem disappeared after I changed capture from monitor to window
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You seem to be dropping a lot of frames to me, and the stream is laggy overall (might just be 25fps though). What resolution are you streaming at?

You seem to be dropping a lot of frames to me, and the stream is laggy overall (might just be 25fps though). What resolution are you streaming at?
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I would like to know what settings as well.

I would like to know what settings as well.
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my comp is slightly better than yours and i get 20 fps using that program. would like to know what settings you're using

also whenever i try window capture i can't get the program to recognize i have tf2 open since i play fullscreen at 1024x768 (for better fps)when my monitor is 1680x1050

my comp is slightly better than yours and i get 20 fps using that program. would like to know what settings you're using

also whenever i try window capture i can't get the program to recognize i have tf2 open since i play fullscreen at 1024x768 (for better fps)when my monitor is 1680x1050
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do screen capture at that resolution in the top left corner of your screen, that's what I did when I was streaming thief gold to a friend of mine
EDIT: might not work if xsplit and OBS have different screencap methods

do screen capture at that resolution in the top left corner of your screen, that's what I did when I was streaming thief gold to a friend of mine
EDIT: might not work if xsplit and OBS have different screencap methods
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Tip of the Hats
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mghughlauriealso whenever i try window capture i can't get the program to recognize i have tf2 open since i play fullscreen at 1024x768 (for better fps)when my monitor is 1680x1050

That's because window capture cannot capture fullscreen applications, not because of your resolution settings. See this post for more info.

[quote=mghughlaurie]also whenever i try window capture i can't get the program to recognize i have tf2 open since i play fullscreen at 1024x768 (for better fps)when my monitor is 1680x1050[/quote]

That's because window capture cannot capture fullscreen applications, not because of your resolution settings. See [url=http://teamfortress.tv/forum/thread/1308-stream-performance-research-redux/2#post-17925]this post[/url] for more info.
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tf2:1280x720, highframes, borderless window
all unused services/processes disabled
all windows visual effects off

obs settings
encoding: quality 10, max bitrate & buffer 1560 kb/s
video resolution: resolution downscale 1.5, FPS 25
x264 CPU Preset: Ultrafast

btw does anyone know how to force obs to use shift as my push to talk key? it wants me to use a shift+ shortcut and it wont let me just use shift. maybe i can edit a config file?

tf2:1280x720, highframes, borderless window
all unused services/processes disabled
all windows visual effects off

obs settings
encoding: quality 10, max bitrate & buffer 1560 kb/s
video resolution: resolution downscale 1.5, FPS 25
x264 CPU Preset: Ultrafast

btw does anyone know how to force obs to use shift as my push to talk key? it wants me to use a shift+ shortcut and it wont let me just use shift. maybe i can edit a config file?
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Tip of the Hats
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hoolibtw does anyone know how to force obs to use shift as my push to talk key? it wants me to use a shift+ shortcut and it wont let me just use shift. maybe i can edit a config file?

http://obsproject.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=132

[quote=hooli]btw does anyone know how to force obs to use shift as my push to talk key? it wants me to use a shift+ shortcut and it wont let me just use shift. maybe i can edit a config file?[/quote]

http://obsproject.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=132
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thanks Lange
yo tyrone can I be added to the stream page?
streaming now btw

thanks Lange
yo tyrone can I be added to the stream page?
streaming now btw
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