Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Daily Blog #648: How to stream your own test kitchen

Hello Reader,
       As I prepare to get the test kitchen back in service I thought I'd share what I use for others who are looking to do the same. I got this idea after this tweet from Gerald Davis


So here is my setup:
Hardware: I have a Windows 10 desktop with a Nvidia GTX 980 an i7 processor and 32gb of RAM. It's nothing special and you don't need much in order to do this. The OS is running off of a SSD and the virtual machines are running off a 2TB 7200 RPM Western Digital.

Broadcasting software: I'm using XSplit broadcaster. You could use something else like OBS or Wireframe but XSplit when I was looking was the easiest to setup and use with all of its built in plugins and stream support.

Hypervisor: I'm using VMWare Workstation

Mic: I'm using a HyperX Cloud 2 headset, nothing special just a headset with a mic.

I have a 4K Samsung monitor so I have the VM running in the upper corner of the monitor and have drawn the broadcast window over it. This allows me to keep most of the screen off camera as it were so I can monitor the stream, check chat and google things while also making the streamed desktop be a readable size to the viewer.

I got the Windows OS ISO's from MSDN but you could also get eval images from Microsoft directly.

Have other questions? Let me know in the comments and I can explain more about what I do and how it works. 

No comments:

Post a Comment