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EvanSKVRL

Epic failure.

That's what today was.

So, I need to stream using my laptop in order to do voice while broadcasting the Fur Racing events. (Long story.) Unfortunately, I don't have a $12,000 laptop. I got everything set up and situated to stream today, but every time I opened Procaster, the CPU usage jumped up to 85-100%, and Procaster disconnected itself, claiming my connection was no good. Bull-fucking-shit. It may be WiFi, but the connection is solid. I was WATCHING it. I really wish I had some alternative to Procaster that would allow me to stream my game and two audio sources without EATING my CPU, but I haven't been able to find anything. XSplit seems promising, but it's $40 just for a year of use... x_x Another one I heard of is supposedly really good. But that one costs $450. Jesus butt-fucking Christ!

Unfortunately, what this means is that any broadcasts will be done on my desktop without voice save for very rare exceptions, which really fucking sucks. Why? Because in order to type in Procaster, the sim program has to be out of focus, which causes it to lock the video until it's back in focus, which means a lot gets missed. I can pause it while I type, but that would just be annoying. Trust me. It annoys me to do it. This means that I have to have the sim and stream going on my desktop while WATCHING MY OWN STREAM on the laptop just to talk. Fucking pain in the ass. x_x




By the way, we have a stove now. Bay's family was able to find a replacement, and after nearly two hours of fighting with it all, it's installed and working. So, yeah, there's that. We'll just have to pay them back for it when we can.
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Added: 6 years ago
 
MadDog
6 years ago
Record the races and put them uploaded somewhere? Just a thought.
EvanSKVRL
6 years ago
I had thought about it, but it would still tie up my computer for up to four hours, plus another six or more to encode the video, which would take up a ton of my very limited hard drive space. Also, the interactive aspect is what makes it fun, in my opinion. *shrugs*
Klorsis
6 years ago
Pro caster blames wifi for pretty much any network related issue.  I've caught it several times telling me my network was at fault when there was a packet loss problem on the provider's handoff to whatever data center they are in.

Another thing you can consider is if procaster is limiting the frame rate?  I discovered a couple days ago that I'd you limit the frame rate to much it will cause some really wonky things to happen with your system.  Either disable frame rate limitation or bump it up to 60fps and see what happens
EvanSKVRL
6 years ago
Huh. I never would've guessed the frame rate could be too LOW for it to handle. Bumping it up to 60 (I can't see any option to disable it) helped to lower the CPU usage a bit, but I was still getting disconnects and utterly crappy lag. I was able to sort of get it working now by lowering the output resolution to a measly 320x180. Looks like shit, but it seems to work so far. XP Thanks for the tip.
Quiet269
6 years ago
Can't you only pull up the text portion thereof while on the laptop? You can stop the video and still chat... Tou'd have to use two programs but better than nothing
EvanSKVRL
6 years ago
The stream doesn't work at all on the laptop.
Baree
6 years ago
This is actually what I always do, watching my own stream on my laptop to chat. *Shrugs*
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