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Dojii
02-20-2018, 12:44 PM
I have my gaming pc, and streaming pc connected via gigabit LAN/Ethernet. New to this networking stuff (always been a single PC streamer) so have setup my "homegroup" for the first time. {Question #1}Does the NDI 'stream' from gaming PC travel over the ethernet/homegroup?

Did some test streaming last night and was amazed how well it functioned... I was thinking that setting up audio for streaming PC was going to be a nightmare. Was so easy I almost feel I have to pay someone for this awesome plugin. Anyways looked great... but I want to optimize settings. {Question #2} Which are the best OBS settings for gaming in 2k on my main PC and then sending it to the streaming PC whose native Resolution in 1080?

Gaming PC: i7-8700k, 32GB ddr4 3600 ram, M.2, GTX 1080 ftw , 1440p monitor, Overclocked to 4.7ghz
Streaming PC: i7-6700k 16GB ddr4 2400 ram, GTX 960 SSC, SSD, 1080p monitor, Overclocked to 4.4ghz

I have my Canvas resolution on Gaming PC set to 1440p, downscale to 720. cpu preset medium. bitrate 3000. 60 fps. x264 encoder.

Streaming PC canvas is 720 (downscaling? to 720?) 60fps, bitrate 3000, cpu preset slow, x264 encode.

Looks great, cpu load on stream pc hits around 50% on obs, doesn't rise above 55C temperature wise. Zero dropped frames. tested hours long streaming sessions of Miscreated.

My isp max upload is 5Mbps. Any advice or hints on how to make the stream look even better or optimize settings for my particular hardware? Thanks for your time. I am a bit of a noob, but open to suggestions. Thanks.

SBowie
02-20-2018, 12:48 PM
Did some test streaming last night and was amazed how well it functioned... I was thinking that setting up audio for streaming PC was going to be a nightmare. Was so easy I almost feel I have to pay someone for this awesome plugin.I'll let someone who works with similar things offer advice, but on the point of paying for NDI plugins, I'd just say 'tell your friends' - that will be payment enough. ;)

Dojii
02-20-2018, 05:25 PM
I'll let someone who works with similar things offer advice, but on the point of paying for NDI plugins, I'd just say 'tell your friends' - that will be payment enough. ;)

you bet. but I can't let these other streamers in on my top secrets !!!! so vexed! just kidding I will gladly spread the word. can't wait to learn more. thanks.

Dojii
02-26-2018, 02:36 AM
bump, anyone able to help?

Stream
02-28-2018, 11:56 AM
It depends on where you are streaming to and there requirements.
Are you using a Tricaster in the mix?
if you were streaming to Twitch for example, then you might want to read these:

https://stream.twitch.tv/encoding/

https://help.twitch.tv/customer/portal/articles/1253460-broadcast-requirements

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/the-twitchpc-streaming-guide-setting-up-a-stream-with-video-in-obs/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXVD3SB5Pw8

If you're using a Tricaster, customize a streaming profile and I would bring your gaming console right into the Tricaster with an HDMI to Component or SDI converter, depending on your Tricaster and and cut out OSB unless you need it for On the Fly Overlays.

Good Luck