My name is EposVox and today I’ll be showingyou how to set up live streaming for a few different platforms in the Elgato Game CaptureHD software.
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Why bother with third-party streaming programswhen the Elgato Game Capture software can do it all for you? Check out my video on the Stream Command functionalityto see all the tools available to you.
Let’s set up a live streaming profile ortwo.
To set up live streaming, find the “LiveStreaming” box in the right sidebar of the Game Capture software.
By default it should say “No Accounts.
” Click the little plus symbol next to thatand choose your desired streaming platform.
YouTube, Twitch, Ustream, and DailyMotionare supported with direct tools within the software, but you can also choose the customRTMP option and stream to just about any platform on the internet.
Let’s walk through setting up a few popularchoices.
If you want to stream to Twitch, select the“Twitch” account choice.
This will pop up a box to log in to Twitchand it will automatically access the stream.
Now you can adjust the bitrate on the leftand change your stream title.
Once you type in a new title, click the arrowin that box to send the update to Twitch.
The same arrow now also appears next to theGame Name box under “Tags” at the bottom.
Change the game name and click the arrow tochange your game name on Twitch.
Click the gear icon next to your stream titleto access advanced settings.
Here you can manually select a server to streamto, based on ping, choose a maximum resolution and frame rate to stream at – you’ll wantto set this low if you don’t have a fast upload speed – and choose whether or not youwant to save a copy of the streamed video file.
This is useful for re-uploading the streamvideo to another platform, or just keeping an archive.
Most Elgato cards will record the “MasterCopy” when you use the main record button, which is why the Stream Copy box is necessary.
Once your settings are solid, click the green“Stream” button at the bottom and have fun! To stream to YouTube, click the YouTube accountoption instead.
This will prompt you to log in with your GoogleAccount.
This does support 2 factor authentication, by the way.
Log in and choose your desired YouTube channel.
You can add multiple channels from one account, or multiple Google accounts to the software.
Then you can choose which channel you streamto via the drop-down menu.
Now you also have a new settings button nextto the channel name.
Clicking that will let you set up a Live Eventon YouTube.
Not setting up a Live Event will just usethe “Stream Now BETA” on YouTube.
Using the live stream manager on YouTube givesyou the most control over your stream title and game name.
You cannot push live updates of these titlesto YouTube from the software like you can with Twitch.
Clicking the settings gear icon again letsyou customize server selection, resolution, and frame rate, but now you can also changethe privacy of the live stream and the category.
If you’re not streaming a game and don’twant to be on YouTube Gaming, you can change the category to something else.
Once again, set up your settings, change yourbit rate, and click “Stream” and you’re good to go! Streaming to Facebook from anything but amobile device used to be a complicated process.
But not anymore! In the latest 3.
5 update to Game Capture HD, Facebook is now a dedicated platform choice to stream to, for your Facebook profile.
To add your Facebook profile, click the Plusagain to add a new live streaming account, and click Facebook.
Log in with your Facebook account information, and hit okay.
Now you’re good to go to start streaming! If you want to stream to your Facebook fanpage, it’s a tad more complicated.
Go to your Facebook fan page and click “PublishingTools.
” Then click on the “Videos” section onthe left side bar.
Now over on the right there should be a “+Live”button.
Here you can get a Stream URL and Stream Keyto paste into the Elgato software.
This will allow you to stream to your page.
For Facebook, the key is only valid for 7days, and you have to start your stream within 5 hours of creating this key, or you’llhave to start over.
This is an annoyance, but one you can workwith.
But again – make sure NO ONE sees your Streamkey!! If you wish to stream to another streamingplatform, you will need to choose the RTMP:// option and set up a custom profile.
For this, I will be using Restream.
io – aservice designed to let you stream to multiple sites at once.
I’m doing this as an easy example, but Elgatohas actually recently added Restream as a dedicated platform choice in the software, so keep that in mind.
Once you’ve clicked RTMP, give the profilea name – such as Restream.
Then copy over your RTMP URL and Stream Keyfrom your platform into the boxes and hit “Add”.
This profile now shows up by name with “(CustomRTMP)” added to the end.
NOTE: NEVER show your stream key for ANY siteto ANYONE! They can use this to stream to your channelswithout a password.
If you accidentally show someone your key, use the site’s tool to refresh or reset your key immediately! ConclusionAnd that’s it! This has been a fairly lengthy tutorial, butI wanted to make sure all the bases were covered when it came to live streaming.
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