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Offline MickyWinz

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Maybe this is a dumb question....
« on: February 25, 2014, 05:37:20 am »
....but, is it possible to stream a game on twitch and record it on your computer at the same time.  If I was recording on my computer for TG and wanted to stream it at the same time can I do that?  Sorry, Im new to the whole streaming thing, but Im getting a little better  :)
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Re: Maybe this is a dumb question....
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2014, 06:11:35 am »
Well, yes. Monitor/screen capture of wolfmame for the stream and you choose the "play and record" option when starting DK in wolfmame.
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Re: Maybe this is a dumb question....
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2014, 11:30:00 am »
....but, is it possible to stream a game on twitch and record it on your computer at the same time.

I know this is possible with XSplit, however I don't know about OBS. So, someone who uses OBS will have to weigh in.

If you're using XSplit, click on "Broadcast" and then click the gear icon next to your stream name. In the new window that pops up, check the box at the bottom that says ""Automatically save recordings on local drive". To see where your recordings are saved, click on the "Tools" menu and look at the bottom of the "General" tab. There should be a box that says "My Recordings" with the folder location where those recordings are saved.

If you're using the free version of XSplit, I believe local recordings are saved in FLV format with an "XSplit" watermark. If you buy a license the watermark should be removed and you can save them in MP4 format.
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Re: Maybe this is a dumb question....
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2014, 11:40:50 am »
Its also a feature in OBS, under broadcast settings there is a box mid way down called "save to file" once ticked it will record to your computer as well as stream.

(not to be confused with *mode*) leave that to live stream.

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Re: Maybe this is a dumb question....
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2014, 04:21:08 am »
Thanks, guys! Lets say the online stream gets choppy as it does from time to time.  I wonder if that would mess with the recorded feed and thus make it somewhat invalid when it come to submitting it to TG?
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Re: Maybe this is a dumb question....
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2014, 02:38:56 pm »
In OBS you can do stream, file, or stream+file.

I record all of my games to the hard drive whether I stream them or not, then save or delete them depending on whether anything interesting happens. Keeping the file output turned on is a good idea because the broadcast copy is always "choppier" than the local copy, which probably has to do with either the connection or how Twitch processes the video, I don't know.

The only problem is that if the stream goes down, like if your Internet connection dies, you'll get an error and the recording will stop. I hate that. It should just alert you that the connection has been lost, but continue to record to the file. Maybe I'll suggest that to them.
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