The Vidiot Channel

 

        
 
EDIT: 
To watch The Vidiot Channel 24/7, I have uploaded my past Justin.TV videos to LiveStream. Crude, but damn effective. I won't be using LiveStream to actually do the live broadcasts, but instead as storage.
 
Watch live streaming video from vidiot at livestream.com
    
Yes. It's real. 
 
What's playing?
Schedule:
Panzer Dragoon Saga Part 1
Policenauts Part 1
Pax 2010 video 
 
After finishing up the PAX video last month, I found myself in a creative stupor: Where the hell do I go from here?
 
The amount of feedback, from what was really my first real amateur attempt with anything utilizing video was awesome. I did do LiveStreaming a while ago on LiveStream.com, but I stopped after a combination of a lack of general interest and frustration over how LiveStream handled....everything.
 
The idea has always stuck with me though. Streaming and commenting on games. I'm sure such concepts for the rest of you, who joined up during the Endurance Run days with Persona 4 have an affinity with this idea. I'm not the only GB member who have taken up the idea recently. Ossi is kicking ass, and Ace829 streamed Sonic 4 from an Android phone. 
 
Setting this up has been an infuriating process, that taught me a bunch but has equally annoyed me to no end. Problems with my Dazzle capture device regarding audio set me back a week, then add a couple days while I tried to understand how to set up audio with my computer headset. The end result is something that bothers me, whenever I talk into the microphone I hear myself, and the game audio, on a delay. It's kinda funny re-watching some of these videos and hearing myself messing up in mid-sentence because of this. I've gotten better, but it's very evident. 
 
Even with streaming this, I was not satisfied. 
 
I didn't like the concept of having a video feed perpetually down. I have no schedule when I decide to stream things, so why not have something playing when I'm away? So I wanted to set up a playlist.
 
Two weeks later....
 
Apparently Justin.TV had a playlist feature. Said feature has been removed. Why? Who knows, I personally don't care.
I just wanted it, and while were at it: Let me tell you something else when it comes to me personally, regarding most things in my life:
 
When I want something. I get what I want.   
 
Or...well...I try my damnedest. The playlist runs off of VLC player, after executing two .bat files I made. If it's not running it's because of two things:
1) My computer is off.
2) <-That.
 
I'll have it on for a few days and see where it goes. I usually am chatting with people in the ?super-secret-invite-only? GB chatroom. Not specifically anyone in the actual Justin.tv room. When I go on next time, I'll be sure to announce myself.
 
Stuff I wanna do:
  • Play more good obscure games.
  • Find a way to incorporate the chat transcripts into the pre-recorded videos.
  • Maybe have someone else join me? Who knows. Getting that set up is something that sounds pretty daunting.
  
So I hope everyone enjoys it. I think it's time to go back to my regular scheduled blogging. 

 

I am so tired of election commercials.

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Posted by vidiot

 

        
 
EDIT: 
To watch The Vidiot Channel 24/7, I have uploaded my past Justin.TV videos to LiveStream. Crude, but damn effective. I won't be using LiveStream to actually do the live broadcasts, but instead as storage.
 
Watch live streaming video from vidiot at livestream.com
    
Yes. It's real. 
 
What's playing?
Schedule:
Panzer Dragoon Saga Part 1
Policenauts Part 1
Pax 2010 video 
 
After finishing up the PAX video last month, I found myself in a creative stupor: Where the hell do I go from here?
 
The amount of feedback, from what was really my first real amateur attempt with anything utilizing video was awesome. I did do LiveStreaming a while ago on LiveStream.com, but I stopped after a combination of a lack of general interest and frustration over how LiveStream handled....everything.
 
The idea has always stuck with me though. Streaming and commenting on games. I'm sure such concepts for the rest of you, who joined up during the Endurance Run days with Persona 4 have an affinity with this idea. I'm not the only GB member who have taken up the idea recently. Ossi is kicking ass, and Ace829 streamed Sonic 4 from an Android phone. 
 
Setting this up has been an infuriating process, that taught me a bunch but has equally annoyed me to no end. Problems with my Dazzle capture device regarding audio set me back a week, then add a couple days while I tried to understand how to set up audio with my computer headset. The end result is something that bothers me, whenever I talk into the microphone I hear myself, and the game audio, on a delay. It's kinda funny re-watching some of these videos and hearing myself messing up in mid-sentence because of this. I've gotten better, but it's very evident. 
 
Even with streaming this, I was not satisfied. 
 
I didn't like the concept of having a video feed perpetually down. I have no schedule when I decide to stream things, so why not have something playing when I'm away? So I wanted to set up a playlist.
 
Two weeks later....
 
Apparently Justin.TV had a playlist feature. Said feature has been removed. Why? Who knows, I personally don't care.
I just wanted it, and while were at it: Let me tell you something else when it comes to me personally, regarding most things in my life:
 
When I want something. I get what I want.   
 
Or...well...I try my damnedest. The playlist runs off of VLC player, after executing two .bat files I made. If it's not running it's because of two things:
1) My computer is off.
2) <-That.
 
I'll have it on for a few days and see where it goes. I usually am chatting with people in the ?super-secret-invite-only? GB chatroom. Not specifically anyone in the actual Justin.tv room. When I go on next time, I'll be sure to announce myself.
 
Stuff I wanna do:
  • Play more good obscure games.
  • Find a way to incorporate the chat transcripts into the pre-recorded videos.
  • Maybe have someone else join me? Who knows. Getting that set up is something that sounds pretty daunting.
  
So I hope everyone enjoys it. I think it's time to go back to my regular scheduled blogging. 

 

I am so tired of election commercials.

Posted by Symphony

Vote for me!

Posted by vidiot
@Symphony: done.
Posted by Ossi

I AM OSSI AND I APPROVE OF THIS STREAM!

Posted by Symphony
@vidiot: Hooray! 
 
Now that I am president, I have decided to ban all live streaming from the internets.
Posted by CommodoreGroovy

I like that fact that I had mistaken the vidiot channel for an actual live stream. Boy... did I feel dumb!

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Posted by vidiot
@CommodoreGroovy:  
...oookay? I guess? 
 
I'll use this random comment to elaborate on something regarding the stream it-self. 
I tried re-editing the blog to be more specific. Instead I ran into an error. 
I can't run the playlist 24/7 as I would like, so right now the playlist will only run on days that I broadcast. Blame the bizarre limitations of justin.tv, new broadcasts will be happening soon. It took over a week to get everything set-up through VLC player. Very disappointing, I don't understand why there can't be a straight-up playlist feature on the site instead of having to stream everything.
 
I do though, want some type of set-up where I can have a playlist of some-sort running at all times. The sporadic nature of when I decide to stream means there will be down-time, and I would like to have someplace where I can play a playlist 24/7, or upload big videos for streaming. I'm still researching this, and there will be an update on the situation soon. Until then, previous videos are on the channels videos section. Annoying, but it's the only way to do it right now.