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Snowfox1008

In need of Advice on Twitch Streaming

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Hey, I've always kind of done small amounts of streaming. Always very small but I decided that i kind of want to step it up. I want to start actually trying to get a small audience. I'm not setting my scope too high though. Just high enough to be able to break even if I start paying for the prem package for xsplit.

So what i'm asking is what things should I do, as well as work on?

I like to stream strategy games the most, but i also just like to stream whatever i'm really in the mood for.

So what should i use to stream with, i'm currently using xplit, and do you recommend i pick up a webcam?

My current headset is the sennheiser Game Zero and I've noticed the sound quality from it is pretty good. So should i just stick with it or should i invest into an actual mic.

-Snowfox

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From what I have heard is that Twitch is not really a good place to begin streaming as it was in the beginning. People told me that Twitch is overused and it became really hard to gain an audience. Why?

 

Because there are so many people already streaming on Twitch and that takes up processing power. The delays are so long for the viewers that by the time you answered a question from your audience, he might already be gone. It's that much of a delay. 

 

I for one did a few streaming sessions on Hitbox.tv, most of the times only an hour with League Of Legends and I gained 10+ viewers and 3 subs where as on Twitch with the same game only 1. (Of course, it may be different for you.)

 

One thing I've noticed about the Quality on both of them is: My streaming on Twitch was really blocky, despite having a more than adequate  connection for 720p60fps streams, according to Twitches guidelines. The same settings have been used for Hitbox and the problems have vanished entirely (knowledge from 2 months ago). I've asked Cryaotic about this and he said he uses the same guidelines, yet his streams are crisp clear. Maybe Twitch prioritizes some streamers (it would make sense).

 

The only problem Hitbox has is it's low viewer amount. I suggest growing an audience on Hitbox until you become large enough for Twitch, then you can swap to it if you so desire.

 

Webcams are nice, it is a way of connecting. But it really comes down to your own preference. Cryaotic for example doesn't use one yet chills with 2.000.000+ subs simply because people like the way he talks.

 

Programms:

I use Open Broadcast Software. It has a steeper learning curve but it works just the way I want it. For free.

There are plug ins for OBS that you may want to use. I can help you with it, as I have took quite some time to make things work the

way I want it.

 

Micro:

Well, I also bought a Microphone because I thought it would be better than my Logitech G35. Turns out it wasn't.

Send me some stuff so I can make a better picture about it. But since you have a Sennheiser (and a friend loves those)...

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From what I have heard is that Twitch is not really a good place to begin streaming as it was in the beginning. People told me that Twitch is overused and it became really hard to gain an audience. Why?

 

Because there are so many people already streaming on Twitch and that takes up processing power. The delays are so long for the viewers that by the time you answered a question from your audience, he might already be gone. It's that much of a delay. 

 

I for one did a few streaming sessions on Hitbox.tv, most of the times only an hour with League Of Legends and I gained 10+ viewers and 3 subs where as on Twitch with the same game only 1. (Of course, it may be different for you.)

 

One thing I've noticed about the Quality on both of them is: My streaming on Twitch was really blocky, despite having a more than adequate  connection for 720p60fps streams, according to Twitches guidelines. The same settings have been used for Hitbox and the problems have vanished entirely (knowledge from 2 months ago). I've asked Cryaotic about this and he said he uses the same guidelines, yet his streams are crisp clear. Maybe Twitch prioritizes some streamers (it would make sense).

 

The only problem Hitbox has is it's low viewer amount. I suggest growing an audience on Hitbox until you become large enough for Twitch, then you can swap to it if you so desire.

 

Webcams are nice, it is a way of connecting. But it really comes down to your own preference. Cryaotic for example doesn't use one yet chills with 2.000.000+ subs simply because people like the way he talks.

 

Programms:

I use Open Broadcast Software. It has a steeper learning curve but it works just the way I want it. For free.

There are plug ins for OBS that you may want to use. I can help you with it, as I have took quite some time to make things work the

way I want it.

 

Micro:

Well, I also bought a Microphone because I thought it would be better than my Logitech G35. Turns out it wasn't.

Send me some stuff so I can make a better picture about it. But since you have a Sennheiser (and a friend loves those)...

Hey thank you for replying =), also I'll try out hitbox the next time I stream. The headset is the Sennheiser Game Zero and the microphone on it is a very high quality one with built in noise canceling. I'm also thinking of picking up this webcam http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006JH8T3S/ref=s9_simh_gw_p147_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=desktop-1&pf_rd_r=1MXPW7426XJBT1C315WD&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=2079475242&pf_rd_i=desktop 

for both streaming and skype calls. 

also if your curious in watching it at all the Twitch is Snowfox1008. =) the hitbox will probably be the same

Anyways thank you so much for the reply; I really appreciate it.

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