Know any streaming services that aren't shit?

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  1. Kazekai
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    I'm tired of Livestream's 500kb limit
    Twitch doesn't let you stream anything besides games
    Justin.tv has become a complete pain in the ass over the past few months with their bogus severing from Twitch and now I can't even sign up for them with the same username
    Ustream is and has always been garbage
    Any join.me recommendations will be assumed to be trolling.

    I wish there was a way to just stream something from my computer to a few friends - without paying for Skype premium, I mean. >_>

    EDIT: I'm not looking for a gaming solution, I'm trying to find a way to stream art and videos in decent quality.
     
  2. omgpwn666

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    Not 100% positive, but I believe Google+ Hangouts may have group screen sharing for free. Maybe you could use that to show your game play to some friends.
     
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    Have you tried azubu.tv?
     
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    I forgot
    IIRC Youtube also has a Streaming service, and from what I hear it's not all that bad.
     
  5. Kazekai
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    If I wanted o stream games I'd use Twitch, I'm looking for a way to do art streams as well as sync up watching shows with people (without counting to three or sending a 4 gig archive to 6 people at a time)

    I've never heard of it, I'll look into it, thanks.
     
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  8. BowlOfSpiders

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    Twitch isn't just dedicated to games. (though that's what most people use it for) Go ahead and use Twitch to stream your desktop. I've used them for a while now and they have never let me down.

    EDIT: This is a great program for streaming. http://obsproject.com/
     
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    Hmm, counting down is a way but I am going to have to look at getting a shared remote control for a media player. I have network control but simultaneous and for multiple machines sounds like something I should look into. I might even be sufficiently motivated to develop something.

    As for streaming I only ever do it within a LAN (give or take security cameras but they do not really count here) and would infinitely rather edit my videos than upload raw footage so I am out there.
     
  10. omgpwn666

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    Sorry about that, I misunderstood.
     
  11. RedCoreZero

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    Hangouts on Air (HOA) does have screen sharing for anything on your screen, switching back and forth between your camera and your screen, group sharing, and more tools. I'm not sure if it's suitable for gaming and it can get your YouTube Partnership taken away forever pretty quickly.
     
  12. Shadow_Boss

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    i didn't notice you saying the rest of what you wanted the streaming for.

    I think what you're looking for is

    http://www.teamviewer.com/en/index.aspx

    install it on your and your friends pcs, all of you log into one terminal, and enjoy. When you logout, the passwords won't be saved and will change the next time you want to log in, in order to prevent someone trying to screw with your computer.

    here's a better explanation.

    "The absolute easiest way to get you streaming would be to usehttp://www.teamviewer.com/en/index.aspx . I could then enter your computer with your password that is rendered useless when either one of us logs out. A new password is needed at each log-in. You can just click my name and then click on email Goerge with your user id and password.

    Next up is to look at your sounds and see if anything is muted. There is also an option within the livestream brodcaster to adjust the sound. You allow it access to your player which in this case is manycam and then you go into the sound set-up prior to broadcasting. I have used justin.tv + Manycam as well as justin.tv + FME + Manycam or splitcam in order to broadcast live gaming, public domain video and music. Have you tried with Splitcam http://www.splitcamera.com/ or Xsplit http://www.xsplit.com/download/ or VLChttp://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-win... If we got you going with justin.tv you would just have to tell your friends your channel which I believe works similarly to Livestream."

    -Goerge from Yahoo answers.
     
  13. Foxi4

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    Y'know, if you tried numerous streaming solutions and they all seem to suck... then perhaps your upload rate is simply poor and you should opt for lower quality video and audio or higher compression? :P
     
  14. Forstride

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    Wrong you are. Twitch is against non-gaming content, and are cracking down on it even more now due to The Playroom app on PS4.
     
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    Probably had a lot to do with the Chaturbate incident lmao...
     
  16. Kazekai
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    YouTube is definitely not going to like some of the things I stream and I like my account being in good standing.

    I am currently using OBS.

    That wouldn't work, there's no way I can convince them all to download that - besides, I tend to broadcast my art streams for the sake of advertising so I do need an open solution.

    My upload speed is 5.14mbps. The problem is that I don't have the money to pay for a Pro account on Livestream so I'm just looking for a different solution.

    Edit: Twitch works for what I wanted but it doesn't let you stream non-game content. When I tried using justin.tv they wouldn't let me sign in with my Twitch account and they wouldn't let me make a new account because my account details are already on their server from where they're still connected to Twitch. I really don't deserve to be jerked around like that.
     
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    [̲̅$̲̅(̲̅ ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°̲̅)̲̅$̲̅]

    Assuming you do indeed mean 5.14 Mb/s and not 5.14 MB/s, that is kind of... low for streaming. I have ~32Mb/s upload and I still run into stutter every once in a while when I stream.
     
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  19. Kazekai
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    No, I meant 5.14mbps is my download speed according to this website: http://www.speedtest.net/

    It did used to be faster at one point though, I'm pretty sure comcast is speedbumping us again just because they cannot identify everything I download.

    Like I said, Twitch works just fine for streaming, but I can only use it for games and I already mentioned the problem I'm having above.