Streamers with jobs

You can have as many audio inputs into obs as you have adio devices for your pc. I have 3 audio in on mine - my mic, multiplayer discord voice chat, game sounds.

Veloxi wrote:

Oh I have different settings based on whether I'm just listening/playing sh*t, streaming by myself, streaming with other people, or zoom.

What I have done to deal with things like that is have multi actions on my Stream Deck that tell the Wave software to adjust the volume of the inputs in question. For things like mic volume, I use an OBS plugin which lets me change the volume from the Stream Deck. Since I pipe my microphone back through VB Audio cable for discord/zoom/etc... I can mute that input without effecting what goes to a stream or recording in OBS.

Oh kazar I too have a Stream Deck and love it, but I usually only use it for muting or unmuting different audio sources. It's so great. My favorite is my "Blow my Nose" button, which turns off the camera and mutes the mic when I press it, and then resumes them when I press it again. Love that damned thing.

Maclintok, this is the video I used to set up ducking with VoiceMeeter. It's made my streams a TON better. Basically it lowers the game volume when you're talking but raises it back up when you stop. It's SO GREAT.

Veloxi wrote:

Oh kazar I too have a Stream Deck and love it, but I usually only use it for muting or unmuting different audio sources. It's so great. My favorite is my "Blow my Nose" button, which turns off the camera and mutes the mic when I press it, and then resumes them when I press it again. Love that damned thing.

I've seen one streamer who has a similar button, but it also puts a little muted microphone icon in the corner of his webcam window. That way he gets a lot less "you have a sound problem" messages from his chat.

Vargen wrote:
Veloxi wrote:

Oh kazar I too have a Stream Deck and love it, but I usually only use it for muting or unmuting different audio sources. It's so great. My favorite is my "Blow my Nose" button, which turns off the camera and mutes the mic when I press it, and then resumes them when I press it again. Love that damned thing.

I've seen one streamer who has a similar button, but it also puts a little muted microphone icon in the corner of his webcam window. That way he gets a lot less "you have a sound problem" messages from his chat.

Oh that is a GREAT idea. Thank you!

Anyone know anything about restream.io? I've been using it at church to simulcast to YouTube and Facebook. For the most part it works pretty well, but I do have one weird error that makes no sense.

When I schedule an event ahead of time, when I start streaming my cache fills up and the stream dies. If I just hit "go live now" everything works fine. The Internet tells me it's a bandwidth issue but I doubt that's the case. Scheduled events choke and die at the lowest setting while "go live now" works at high quality for over an hour.

The actual streaming is being done by an ATEM Mini Pro from Blackmagic Design. Something in there could be the problem.

I dunno what can be done. It's not a showstopper. It's just weird and frustrating and I wanted to vent.

I use restream.io every day, and I use their event system also every day. I don't have any kind of bandwidth issues at all. I just put the event stream key into OBS and it's off I go. I use a single PC to do everything so maybe I have fewer points of failure.

I also am using a small program they gave me called an Amplifier that has made my streams almost error-free. Maybe ask them about that. I've been using it for over a year now and I either get no or very few seconds of instability per stream.

My guess is it's something that neither Restream nor Blackmagic have run into because it only manifests when the two systems are used together.

That said, I should check and see if there's a firmware update for the ATEM switcher.

And barring that, I should see about rolling back to an earlier firmware. I've had to do that with other Blackmagic devices before.

My Church uses the ATEM Mini but we send the video to Castr, and from Castr it goes to Facebook (unscheduled) and YouTube (scheduled). We don't schedule through Castr, though, but YouTube itself. Any issues we have are usually on YouTube's end, which typically means "pray it will fix itself because you can do nothing".