Twitch Stream Set-Upsav
Since NiP’s various adventures into Twitch lately, some of you have asked for some information to help you in your own streaming exercises. In the interest of helping you out, I will provide some of the settings our newest streamer YZN use and some screenshots of my own OBS set-up. It is important to keep in mind through out that not all internet and computer set ups are capable of streaming at the highest quality and that your own set-up needs to be taken into account.
The important settings for YZN’s stream are as listed below (From his Twitch profile www.twitch.tv/yznb )
SOFTWARE:OBS (Open Broadcaster Software)
RESOLUTION:1920×1080 (Ingame – 1920×1080)
AUDIO BITRATE:MP3, 128k
Use Multithreaded Optimizations:On
x264 CPU Preset:Veryfast
x264 Encoding Profile:Main
The seemingly important settings here for any issues with lagging streams would be the Bitrate and Buffer. Between 3000 and 3500 are the top range for 1080p streaming. However, internet capabilities may limit you and anywhere between 1800 and 2500 will still have you streaming at 720p.
Below are some screenshots of my own OBS setup. Using these exact settings, my stream (www.twitch.tv/develop3) runs without issue. Keep in mind that some settings will be different for you, such as the GFX card used, Twitch server etc.
If after applying settings either from my screen shots or from YZN’s setup, you are still having issues, the case may be a problem with your internet upload capabilities or your computers processing power. The cpu capabilities are important for the compression of the upload, the upload capabilites are important for your ability to get the information for your stream from your pc to the twitch servers. There are many different individual circumstances that may affect your streaming, and thus I can not go into them all, however the above information is there as a guideline for what settings are currently in use and working fine.