How to stream:

  1. Sign up for Twitch, Hitbox, or YouTube
  2. Figure out how to make a broadcast (I’ve included some guides below).
  3. Set your game to Ludum Dare (or YouTube: include it in your title/description).

Streaming Guides



Software

Windows

  • Open Broadcaster Software (OBS)FREE – Windows – Full featured FREE streaming suite.
  • OBS MultiplatformFREE – Windows, Mac, Linux – Full featured FREE streaming suite.
  • FFSplitFREE – Windows – Another full featured FREE streaming suite, based on FFMpeg.
  • Flash Media EncoderFREE – Windows and Mac – Free streaming tool. You still need capture software. Grab your config here.
  • SCFH DSFFREE – Windows – Screen capture software (scroll down to the downloads). Complicated, but free.
  • VH Screen CaptureFREE – Windows – Simple screen capture driver, unfortunately watermarked. Rumor has it old versions weren’t.
  • Dxtory$ – Windows – Perfect D3D/OpenGL capture. Not needed for Ludum Dare, but I wanted to share FYI (Twitch Guide).
  • X-Split$$$ – Windows – Easy to use capture software that does everything. Subscription based pricing.

MacOS X

  • OBS MultiplatformFREE – Windows, Mac, Linux – Full featured FREE streaming suite.
  • CamTwistFREE – MacOS X – Capture your Desktop.
  • Flash Media EncoderFREE – Windows and Mac – Free streaming tool. You still need capture software. Grab your config here.
  • SoundflowerFREE – MacOS X – Redirect Audio Sources

Linux

  • OBS MultiplatformFREE – Windows, Mac, Linux – Full featured FREE streaming suite.
  • FFMpeg?

FAQ

Q: How should I be managing my chat?
A: You should do it with the Broadcaster Dashboard. The Dashboard will let you mute and moderate your channel.

http://www.twitch.tv/broadcast/dashboard

Q: Can I view my chat without watching my stream?
A: Yes, but you should be using your Broadcaster Dashboard. In the Dashboard you just click the Hide button.

To get a simpler floating chat, visit your Twitch profile page and find the Popout button in the chat settings.

Popout

Some of the more advanced streaming apps can capture a window, and let you arrange it in your layout. This can be useful for that.

Q: Can I view my chat as an IRC channel?
A: Yes! It’s not exactly an IRC server, but it is IRC compatible.

  1. Set your nickname to your Twitch login (e.g. povrazor)
  2. Set the server password to your Twitch password (e.g. I’m not telling you my password!)
  3. Connect to YOUR_TWITCH_LOGIN.jtvirc.com (e.g. povrazor.jtvirc.com)
  4. Connect to the IRC channel of your login name (e.g. /join #povrazor)

If you want to connect to someone elses channel, do steps 1+2 for you, and 3+4 for them.

Q: How do I “change my game” to Ludum Dare?
A: You can do it from the Broadcasters Dashboard.

Alternatively, you do it on your Twitch channel page.

  1. Visit your channel page (i.e. http://twitch.tv/yourname).
  2. Hover over the “ADMIN” tab, and select “EDIT”.
  3. Set your status to “playing” and edit the text box (make it say Ludum Dare).

Channel

Q: Where do I actually download Flash Media Encoder?
A: You click on the image… I know, it can be hard to see. Then log in to your Adobe Account (or create).

FME

Q: How do I download SCFH DSF? I can’t read that!
A: Scroll down to the downloads, and grab the latest version. After that, unzip, and run install.bat. See an SCFH guide for more details.

SCFH


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