Yesterday was my first attempt at streaming. It was fun yet there is much to learn.
An amateur practices until he can do a thing right, a professional until he can’t do it wrong. - Percy Buck 1944
I believe the first challenge I faced is the setup. I am currently using XSPLIT. XSPLIT is an amazing piece of software. I have tried to stream many times but I always ended having weird results with OBS. XSPLIT was very simple to setup. Neither software comes with a "wizard" installer that allows you to go over the setup and settings. The challenge with this was that although I was able to figure out how to start streaming to my Twitch channel I was unable to play and stream at the same time. The moment I started streaming my ping went from 60 ms to 400 then 1000+. The resolution was beautiful, perfect and FROZEN... lol
After some tweaking I found a way to limit the bandwidth used by XSPLIT and brought it down to 300 KB/s which effectually corrected my ping issues. I was quite happy with the performance until I saw the resolution of the streaming. I was streaming in a muddy/watercolor format... Not good!
The good news are I finally streamed! This is super cool for me. I was never able to figure it out with OBS and I am so happy with XSPLIT that I will probably be upgrading their paid version.
I also found my microphone and my webcam so tonight I will be adding/testing that along with the stream. Knowing my ISP is COX it will all go terribly wrong. My internet feels like I am connected from a third world country and I would know, I was born in one.