Streaming lag might come from different sources.
Processing lag. The video encoding takes to much resources on your computer, monopolises CPU or disk Input Output.
Uploading lag. The video takes to much size and reach the upload limit of your connection.
The second is most likely to create high pings.
To reduce the effect of 2. you need to compress ...
Unless you're planning on allowing people other than your group of friends to watch the game, any group video chat or screen sharing software would be perfect for your needs.
Google Hangouts have incredibly low latency (< 1 second in my experience) and allow you to share your screen with others in the chat. Google Hangouts are also free if you already ...
Before you can stream your gameplay, you need to be able to record it. Unfortunately, the PS3 does not have recording functionality, so a screen capturing device is a necessity, even if you don't want to buy one.
By far a simpler and better alternative, would be to buy a PS4 instead. It is not only capable of recording everything it can display, but it also ...
To my knowledge, you can't explicitly start streaming.
What you can do is set your security settings so that the public can view your streams.
It appears to make the stream show up in the public section as I've had random people start my stream before when I was playing La Mulana.
To put it simply, you're always going to get some kind of lag when you're streaming. Ping, in this case, is not directly affected; it's influenced by your remaining bandwidth while you're streaming.
How much lag depends on your upload speed and your stream's bitrate. For example, I have a 1 Mbit/s upload speed, and everyone in my house suffers when I'm ...
According to a thread in the Twitch forums:
Note that TTV_EC_QUEUE_TOO_LONG means the network queue is too long,
which means the bitrate that the user set is not being sustained by
Try lowering your bitrate to something more reasonable, preferably something much lower than 1024 Kbps.
The in-game streaming option are being developed at the current stage of the game. However, programs such as OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) are effective for recording such things quite well, with a much wider assortment of options.
I found out what was going on. I play on a laptop that has two different graphics cards. An integrated card and a discrete graphics card. When you use Open Broadcaster make sure the game AND OBS are running off of the same graphics card. In my case, I had to go into the Nvidia control panel and manually set OBS to run on the discrete graphics card.
If you are using Nvidia, go to the Nvidia control panel, and select customize applications. There you should be able to change which video adapter OBS runs on. Restart the application and that should solve your black screen problem
Updated for 2020:
Now that Mixer is gone, the best option by far has been Discord. It has even lower latency than Mixer did, and it automatically works with Discord voice chat, so you don't need to do any complicated setup to avoid people hearing themselves on the stream!
As you said, the video would appear in a software on the PC.
More precisely, your PC would detect the capture card as an "input device" (like says, a Webcam).
Then you need a software able to read from this input device and show the output.
Most of the capture cards come with their own software but you can use a generic one (like OBS for instance).
Here are your options as I see them:
Persuade your in-laws to let you install Steam on their computer.
Probably the most straightforward solution.
Doesn't cost any money.
You have to convince your in-laws to go along with it.
You have to log into Steam on someone else's computer, which is a minor security risk. Make sure you have ...
If you have a decent enough Nvidia card, you should be able to use ShadowPlay through GeForce Experience, set to the Twitch mode. I've used it for quite a while now, and it has unparalleled quality, and doesn't really ruin your FPS.
Streaming from an Xbox One to a Windows 10 PC will be heavily dependant on the quality of your local network, whether that be via ethernet or WiFi, and the quality of the experience will be largely down to latency.
The latency and quality of signal when using WiFi is dependant on the environment - that is, quality of walls, other WiFi networks in the same ...
A couple other options not mentioned.
1) If you have an nVidia card, use their Shadowplay utility instead of OBS. It encodes using the video card hardware and streams directly to Twitch, and will probably improve your performance.
2) If your router supports it, turn on QoS (Quality of Service). Set it up so the stream to Twitch is placed at the lowest ...
This used to be happened to me too. It turns out I had a bad router, which cannot handle too much connection session.
Even though softwares like Skype don't take up a lot of bandwidth, it may require a lot of connection sessions.(I don't know how to explain, it's like passing a 1000g ball to a person, or passing 10 of 100g ball to 10 person.) If your router ...
Just for 2021 and onwards a new view on this topic:
While Twitch and Youtube (and Steam Broadcast) still focus on massive amount of viewers (obviously), latency still takes a hit with that services. Apparently there are ultra-low-latency modes in Youtube and Twitch (look up this link) and they are "fine" but it's still meant for streaming for a big ...
I have thoroughly searched on this issue, and I don't believe that there is an ideal solution with the problems you have. At first, I thought about using Chrome Remote Desktop to port the monitor of a computer to her phone, but the controls would be horrible. Minecraft: Pocket Edition still isn't in sync with the normal version, so that is off limits as well....
The bandwidth used by the PS4 for Twitch streaming for the Best, High, Medium, and Low settings are 1500kbps, 1200kbps, 860kbps, and 520kbps respectively. Given these figures, the highest you can use with a 1Mbps limit would be Medium, and that's also assuming there aren't any other people/devices other than your PS4 sucking much of that limit.
The biggest ...
Yes, there is a way to see all accounts for services that you've linked to your PSN account. Each user on the console is able to link accounts to services as they choose, so you aren't limited to one account per console per service. However, each user can only see their own account links. To see these linked accounts, here are some directions.
From your ...
OBS must be run with Administrator permissions in order to hook into the full screen rendering process.
So right click on the shortcut for OBS and click "Run as Administrator". This is tedious to do repeatedly, so, instead, right click on shortcut and click "Open File location" and do this over and over again, until you find the original .exe file in ...
I've found some useful information in the following posts:
Both of these mention using some software called amarectv. It seems it was last updated in 2013, but this works on Windows ...
While the advice below still holds...
The information you have recently provided, provided that it was obtained while the only devices connected to the internet were the speed-testing computer and the modem or router, has shown that this is an issue at your provider's endsee details. 2 Mbps is clearly not going to suffice for 720P streaming and an online ...
The Nintendo Switch System Software update 4.0 (released 2017-10-18) introduced the ability to record the previous 30 seconds of gameplay:
Added the following system functionality:
Capture video on select games
To capture video, hold down the Capture Button during gameplay
Up to a maximum of the previous 30 seconds will be saved in the Album. You can trim ...
You've got ever so slightly better internet than myself. I've got 12Meg down, but only 700k up.
Anyway, the good news, is you can stream. The bad news, is realistically, only at a very poor resolution realistically.
Go onto youtube, and set the resolution to 360p. That is honestly about as good as you'll get it. It's to do with how many bits need to go up ...
For what it's worth, my personal experience was that Hitbox has far less stream delay than Twitch, which was why I preferred it over the more popular site. Something closer to 5-7 seconds was the norm, from what I recall. I haven't personally tried Steam Broadcasting in any significant amount, so I'm not sure how it compares.
(Just in case, disclaimer: I ...
What version of Windows 10 are you running? If it is Windows 10 N or KN, the OS doesn't have some multimedia components (specifically, "Media Feature Pack") installed by default, you have to install them separately. Windows unhelpfully doesn't prompt you with the real reason streaming isn't working.
Get the installer for Media Feature Pack from Microsoft ...
Based on what Zohman said, you should quit the game and open it again.
Does Fallout 4 work when you play it without streaming? If not, the problem has nothing to do with streaming, as streaming is simply a mirroring tool.
If you go to your settings, and find the devices category, you can make your xbox forget the controller. That might help.
If all else ...