My livestreaming setup

I've been experimenting with livestreaming lately. Here is the livestreaming setup, software, and equipment I use for streaming to Twitch, YouTube, and Periscope.

Hardware

  • Computer: Macbook Pro 2013, 16 GB RAM, i7 2.6 GHz
  • Microphone: ATR2100 USB
  • Webcam: Logitech Webcam Pro

Software

  • Live studio: Ecamm Live. This helps produce your stream, show your desktop and camera, switch screens, and will even allow you to take live Skype calls. (Example)
  • Restreaming: Restream.io. This will take your live video stream and re-broadcast it to multiple platforms at one: YouTube, Twitch, Periscope, Facebook Live, etc…
  • Chat: Restream.io will also provide you with a consolidated chat, that shows you the incoming messages you’re getting from all the platforms.

Where I stream

  • Twitch.tv/megajustin – originally meant for video game streamers, it’s increasingly becoming the home for “technical content.”
  • YouTube.com/justinjackson – still the king of video.
  • Periscope.tv/mijustin – this is Twitter’s live stream service, and it’s currently where I’m getting most of my views.
  • Facebook.com/nerdmullet – I don’t have a huge following on Facebook, but I’m still streaming there a bit.
  • Larastream.com/@mijustin – my current livestreaming series is around programming and learning Laravel, so I’ve been streaming here too.

Other software you can use:

  • Open Broadcast Software – open source live-broadcasting software. I found it a little too hairy to manage (so many options, so many ways for it to go wrong).
  • Streamlabs – a Windows-only fork of OBS, that tries to improve on its downsides.
  • Lightstream – another impressive looking livestreaming suite.
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