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Whats the best settings for me to stream WoW?

by Craxytea » Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:52 pm

Hey all, Ive just got xsplit and ive read alot of posts and tried alot of settings, so guess the stream is working somewhat decent but i was wondering if there is anything i can do to make the stream work even better, as it looks a bit blurry and lags with spikes sometimes.. I also want to add that i am using Game Booster 3 as suggested in the forums, to help out the streams.

My pc is relatively new, so i was hoping to get a decent looking stream atleast, The specs for it are below.

Processor : Intel Core i7 860 2,80GHz
Memory : 8 GB DDR3 RAM 1600mhz
Graphic card : ASUS Radeon HD 6970 2GB OC
Motherboard :Asus - Socket 1156 - ATX Intel P55 (P7P55D)
OS : Windows 7 x64

After running a speedtest(on speedtest.net) this was my result.
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With all this said, i guess is hould talk about the settings im using.

Im using the resolution at 1280x720 while streaming, scaled down to 30% of viewpoint.

The quality is set to 8, VBV max Bitrate(kbps): 1050, VBV Buffer(kbps): 1350. Resolution on properties is set to "Default stage resolution".

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I have read that the location which is currently set to default can be helpful sometimes by choosing it but as i dont know how this will play its part in my case, ive simply not changed it.

The plan is to stream our raids on a casual basis in World of Warcraft, and maybe when pvping or doing different things, for fun. Ive even set down the settings to "good" in game, and i am playing with windowed fullscreen. Does it differ if i use dx11 or dx9?

Id really appriciate if i could get some help in this thread and im really looking forward to get some answers and sorry if i forgot to mention anything,

Thanks in advance!
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CPU: Intel Core i7 860 2,80GHz
RAM: Corsair XMS3 8 GB DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz
Graphics Card: ASUS Radeon HD 6970 2GB OC
Operating System: Windows 7 x64
Internet Connection: 12-24mbps download, 3mbps upload

Re: Whats the best settings for me to stream WoW?

by Novemsol » Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:03 pm

Without seeing your stream, I have no frame of reference for what you are getting. I am still fiddling around myself trying to find best quality at a reasonable performance hit.

My specs are a little of a bump up from yours, but you can use my stream as a frame of reference. I am new to streaming, so I know that there are some improvements I can make as well.

Proc: i7 930 (OC'd to 3.96GHz)
RAM: 12GB @ 1600MHz
GFX: 1.5GB GTX480 (OC'd to 1600)
Bandwidth: 50down/5up (my upload overperforms a bit & usually tests out around 5.13Mbps)
Stage res: 1920x1080 @ 30fps

Streaming to: justin.tv
Preset: XSplit default
Quality: 10
bitrate: 4500
buffer: 4500
Resolution: Default Stage resolution

I am using Game Source & not using Game Booster. I had been encoding the audio at the minimum setting originally, but just last night switched to 44.1KHz 16bit mono to see if I noticed any performance hit; seemed to be fine. I do also use a Killer NIC & have traffic priorities set for game & streaming traffic. My location is set to US Central Secondary.

For reference, my stream is at: http://www.twitch.tv/novemsol
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CPU: 4770k
RAM: Corsair 16GB @ 2133MHz
Graphics Card: EVGA GTX780 HydroCopper
Operating System: Win7 Pro
Internet Connection: 50/5

Re: Whats the best settings for me to stream WoW?

by Craxytea » Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:03 am

Heya and thanks for the response!

I just got some questions aobut this, as i see you are running with 4500 bitrate and 4500 buffer, isnt these specs dependant on your upload speed? i guess your upload speed is abour 4-6 mbps as you can use these numbers, am i wrong about this?

Oh, and i also forgot to mention my stream.
You can find it at: http://www.twitch.tv/craxy_
Craxytea
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Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:21 pm
CPU: Intel Core i7 860 2,80GHz
RAM: Corsair XMS3 8 GB DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz
Graphics Card: ASUS Radeon HD 6970 2GB OC
Operating System: Windows 7 x64
Internet Connection: 12-24mbps download, 3mbps upload

Re: Whats the best settings for me to stream WoW?

by Novemsol » Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:21 am

You are correct.

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Re: Whats the best settings for me to stream WoW?

by Craxytea » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:08 am

Bump, My stream is still laggy! :( Does anyone have any input about how i can improve my stream? Would really appriciate some help!
Craxytea
XSplit User
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:21 pm
CPU: Intel Core i7 860 2,80GHz
RAM: Corsair XMS3 8 GB DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz
Graphics Card: ASUS Radeon HD 6970 2GB OC
Operating System: Windows 7 x64
Internet Connection: 12-24mbps download, 3mbps upload

Re: Whats the best settings for me to stream WoW?

by Grimmage » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:50 am

Yeah I haven't been streaming for long but since your wow stream looks good and you have a good enough comp to stream in this quality I suggest tuning your FPS u might want to set a custom FPS on split and or maybe put your max-bit and buffer to 1000. Stereo might work better than mono but idk. You could lower you quality setting dawn a few to 5-6 maybe your lag will go away :D

I'm only at this page since im trying to figure out the same for me but my computer is garbage compared to yours xD lolz I could stream better if I had your comp :P
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