You will need
- A twitch.tv account (Register here, legit email required)
- Broadcasting software
- A decent internet connection
- A non potato computer.
*For the purposes of this post I'm going to talk about using Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) for livestreaming.
Xsplit is also decent, but not free.
The first thing you will need to do after installing OBS is input your twitch.tv information.
Using the menu at the top of the OBS window, select the Settings Menu, and click on "settings".
On the lefthand side, choose "Broadcast Settings"
You will see something like this.
At the top, choose Livestream Mode, stream service "twitch"
For FMS URL pick the location closest to you.
Next, open up your browser, log into your twitch account and go to your dashboard twitch.tv/yourusername/dashboard and select Stream Key at the top.
IMPORTANT! Your Stream Key is much like a password. If you give this information to anybody, they can stream to your channel.
Copy and paste the long string of numbers and letters into the Play Path/Stream Key field in OBS and hit apply.
Delay (set in seconds) : How long after your actions your viewers will see what you're streaming. Good for PVP/WOE/MVPing. Bad for interaction.
Save to file automatically: Output a video file of your stream locally automatically.
Next move on to video settings
Reducing FPS can help if your connection isn't that great, and disabling Aero helps if your computer might be a potato, or lags locally.
(RO doesn't really have a super high FPS anyway)
If you have multiple sound devices, pick the ones you want to use under Audio (if this means nothing to you, don't touch it)
Under Hotkeys, if you wish to set up push to talk so that your typing, sneezing, drinking, belching aren't broadcast without you wanting it to be.
Finally, go to the "Encoding" Tab
I generally find the default settings are ok, but this is where you will have to experiment to match your machine's abilities and your internet connection.
Use this webpage to find a good bitrate for you to start with (dont worry about the other settings listed on the webpage, just look at the recommended bitrate.) You will almost certainly have to adjust this to improve quality/stop yourself lagging.
Apply and hit OK. You are ready to go!
And now the fun part!
Open up RO!
Right click in the "Scenes" box in the bottom left corner, and Add a scene.
Name it whatever you like, so long as you know this is where your RO window is going to be.
Next, Highlight the scene you made then in the next box :
Right click in "Sources", select "Add" > "Window Capture" (Game source doesn't work with RO)
Choose your RO window from the drop down list, and I recommend selecting "inner window" over "entire window" to eliminate the title bar, etc.
Don't worry about the other options until you're more comfortable with the software
Hit preview stream. If all is good you will see the RO window in the preview pane.
Stop your preview and press "Start streaming"
Now is the time to look at your stream and test for lag. If you are experiencing huge delays ingame or your connection is slowed down, try reducing bitrate. Experimentation is required to get a good speed/quality comprimise.
Note: you may lag if you are viewing the stream at the same time as streaming. My computer hates having a livestream open in the background.
And with that, you can stream your gameplay! Please remember that not everyone will be able to do this, you do need a decent connection and computer to do this.
Some other notes:
Twitch will automatically save your broadcasts for 2 weeks. Enable this in your Twitch account settings.
You can save/highlight sections of your stream later on through your twitch account.
If you play copyrighted music in the background, the saved videos on your channel may be muted
(to get around this, either use free music, or a winamp plugin called "pacemaker" to alter the pitch/speed/tempo of music so the automatic detection doesn't pick it up.... or listen to nightcore remixes )
Edited by VModCoffee, 30 January 2015 - 08:14 AM.
tweak: added "Guide" to title :)