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#1 Edited by djhicks1 (150 posts) -

@ajamafalous: Points taken. I'm hoping the whole Xbox One deal is going to provide them with enough exposure and revenue so that they can improve their capacity. I like the service so far.

#2 Edited by djhicks1 (150 posts) -

@audiobusting: @ajamafalous: It's variable so it's only hitting 10 in really intense stuff. 10Mbps is way better than 4Mbps, but people have to have a connection fast enough to stream it. I tested streaming UT3 at 5, 10 and 15Mbps and found that 5 looked like garbage, 10 was okay, and 15 was good. If I were broadcasting at 720p, 5Mbps would be fine. But 1920x1200 requires a lot more bandwidth to look good. I know I'm cutting off a lot of people keeping it at 10Mbps, but I prefer quality over viewers. Plus, everyone here said they could watch the stream fine. When they eventually provide automatic transcoding to everyone this won't be a problem. I have a fiber connection so I could send it out at 25Mbps then.

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#4 Posted by djhicks1 (150 posts) -

@audiobusting: True, I'll play UT3 later and see if that's a problem. Thanks.

#5 Posted by djhicks1 (150 posts) -

Awesome, thank you. I'm broadcasting 1920x1200 at 10Mbps and I wasn't sure if it was too much.

#6 Edited by djhicks1 (150 posts) -

http://www.twitch.tv/djhicks

Please. I'm not advertising. I don't know if other people can watch it. I have great connection so it isn't a problem for me.

#7 Edited by djhicks1 (150 posts) -

@ravenlight: The install directory for the LifeCam was "Program Files (x86)", so I assumed the drivers were 32-bit. I've been using the 32-bit version of OBS because that was the shortcut the installer placed on my desktop. Out of curiosity/desperation I opened the 64-bit OBS (which is installed with the 32-bit) and the camera worked. No more crashing when I try to configure. So yeah, I guess the LifeCam drivers were 64-bit. What a relief. Now I'm working on getting an N64 to run through OBS.

#8 Edited by djhicks1 (150 posts) -

Figured it out.

#9 Posted by djhicks1 (150 posts) -

I've been using Open Broadcaster Software to stream games on Twitch and I wanted to use my Microsoft LifeCam Studio webcam. I was able to add the device after installing the latest drivers and updating the firmware, but the camera feed won't show up while previewing or streaming. I can view the "Properties" of the LifeCam, but every time I try to "Configure", OBS crashes.

I was wondering if I need to do anything weird to get OBS and the LifeCam to cooperate. This is really frustrating because I can't find anything helpful on the internet. There was some random stuff on the OBS forums, but nothing that provided a solution. Anyway, I would appreciate any advice.

This is the PC I'm using if the specs matter: http://www.djhicks.net/achilles/

Thanks.