Hello All In Phase 2 I will be going over several overlooked twitch.tv settings and some more in depth looks at OBS plugin usage...
**For the OBS plugins, leave a comment on what on-stream actions you would like to see and I will add it in**
**PHASE 3 will be using 3rd party programs with OBS to enhance your broadcasting environment**
One of the most overlooked tools on twitch.tv is the connections settings. With the YouTube connections set, highlighting and uploading videos from twitch to YouTube becomes almost effortless, the only stress you will have now is the problem of what to upload HAHA.
The other setting is the Twitter connection. With this set up, all you need to do is set your broadcast title and then go live! The connections setting will automatically send out a tweet with the title you set along with the link to your twitch channel.
Here you can also view and manage what third part applications you have allowed access to your twitch channel.
I have compiled a list of almost all Twitch.tv settings and options, if you would like the complete list, or need info for one setting in particular, let me know and I will upload it.
**THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN IN PHASE 3 BUT I FEEL THE OVERLAY IS DESIRED ENOUGH I BUMPED IT UP THE LIST**
Another great tool to make a broadcaster's life easier is the Better Twitch TV extension for chrome. Not only will it save your eyes from staring at a white screen all day but it allows you easy chat overlay options in OBS through the use of window capture and color key.
Your Twitch.tv Dashboard
Your Twitch.tv Dashboard with BTTV
Simple Chat Setup
With this setup, it is a simple matter to place a window capture in OBS and adjust the screen region to show only the chat, then color key out the background and *poof* you have chat overlay to place wherever you want in your stream.
Step 1. Right-Click -> Add -> Window Capture
Step 2. Name your source.
Step 3. Settings
1. Choose the window you are using for your chat (can be from dashboard OR your own channel OR the dashboard chat popout).
2. Check the use Sub-Region box.
3. Click Select Region and a white box will show up over the window you have chosen in step 1.
4. Re-size the region box so that only the chat itself is highlighted and hit enter.
5. Check the Use Color Key box, then click Select and click on the background of your chat to set the background transparent. Then click OK.
Step 4. Ensure your chat source is highlighted and Click the Edit Scene button. A red box will appear around the chat source and you can re-position and re-size the source as needed.