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I want to live-stream some games while I play them. How do I this? What applications/websites can I use?

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What do you mean by "stream some games while I play them"? –  Viper_Sb Feb 4 '11 at 16:46
You might consider checking out this existing question, to see if its info might help you. –  Grace Note Feb 4 '11 at 16:57

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I would suggest streaming with the no longer free program, XSplit. It's very popular for StarCraft II, and is quite easy to use. It can stream both your game audio and your microphone. (Plus, it doesn't need your Stereo Mix!) You can mix together scenes which you can switch between at any time. Plus, it streams straight to the website, and you don't have to have the website you are streaming to open.

Works well with twitch.tv and ustream.com

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@skfd It isn't free... –  Kecoey Oct 2 '12 at 23:27

How to do this:

  1. VH Screen capture drivers to capture what your doing on screen. (Recently bought by XSplit)
  2. Make certain audio drivers are up to date. And are not using Windows default drivers.
  3. Check to make certain Mic and "Stereo Mixer" are not hidden, active and working correctly
  4. Download Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder to actually stream video/audio
  5. Streaming sites will offer you a Streaming API key or an XML file that contains the streaming key. Plug it into the Adobe Software

If all goes well, you should be set to go.

Alternative Programs:

Streaming Websites:

For more applications and a great guide that goes into a lot more detail from the Team Liquid Forums.

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Please include obsproject.com. It is a free program that works like XSplit and is currently in Beta, but works pretty well. I use it myself. –  DeleteMe Jan 14 '13 at 8:52

I use a free Alternative to Xsplit called www.FFsplit.com

Here is a video showing an overview of it;

and for fullscreen capture you can use Dxtory

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Close friend of mine has been using Dyyno with fairly good results.

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I suggest D3DGear, a broadcasting software that works perfectly for video game.

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