So, I have an 8megabit upload speed. When I use my capture gear I push out to twitch a little under 720p with a 4000kilobit/s bitrate. I don't have any macroblocking or smearing that I've ever seen. Here's a sample of me pulling from my PC: http://www.twitch.tv/eujin/b/478306871
However, when broadcasting to Twitch through the PS4 itself, even using the "Best" quality options, I seem to see a lot of distortion/macroblocking/etc going on. Has anyone else experienced this? Is this just because of Twitch being hammered right now?
If this isn't a temp twitch thing, then I'm unsure what may be causing it. I can't actually tell what output resolution the PS4 is using, but the only thing I can think of is either A: "Best" is an ultra low bitrate, or B: It's trying to stream in 1080p resolution, which is silly since you don't have any resolution options.
If anyone else has seen this as well/found any solutions, let me know. Thanks.