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Free look at your OBS logs to optimize/fix your settings!
« on: April 28, 2015, 09:32:19 pm »
Hey all, I've been volunteering in obsproject support/help section for about 9 months now and have helped out there enough to where I feel proficient to where I figured I'd offer out my services to optimize settings for all of you based on your PC specs.

All I ask is that you:
1. open a fresh instance of OBS
2. stream/record for at least 5 minutes
3. stop the stream then
4.


I will say that I cant check this from work but will do my best in checking here at least three times a week and will reply with my recommendations.  If you dont hear from me, feel free to add me on steam EDIT: http://steamcommunity.com/id/d2_ricci/

« Last Edit: April 28, 2015, 09:58:39 pm by dping »
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Re: Free look at your OBS logs to optimize/fix your settings!
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2015, 10:21:14 pm »
Wtf is "OBS".

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Re: Free look at your OBS logs to optimize/fix your settings!
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2015, 11:29:51 pm »
this moving picture scared the bajesus out of me. 

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Re: Free look at your OBS logs to optimize/fix your settings!
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2015, 12:30:45 am »
Wtf is "OBS".
Open Broadcast Software, its used for streaming.

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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2015, 07:38:56 pm »
Are you still doing this? Or is there anyone reading that could help me out?

 I am a new streamer (started in May) and I have had a recurring issue where, sometimes, I get significant frame drops. Sometimes it is a short stint, other times (like last night) it becomes un-watchable and crests well over 30% dropped frames. And yet sometimes I stream 7-8 hours without a single lost frame.

According to every help guide and FAQ I have read, my internet and hardware should be enough to handle 1080p@60fps at 3500 bitrate. However because of my frequent frame drops I played with my settings and hit something of a sweet spot with 720p@30fps with 2500 bitrate. I want higher quality, of course, but I will live with lower quality should I need to in order to stream. Most of my streams go off without a hitch, but the frame drops still happen and are becoming, seemingly, more frequent. It's just frustrating because most streams are perfectly fine. Then I will get one that is just awful. Here is my hardware and internet speed -

OS: Windows 8.1 x64bit
Processor: AMD FX(™)-6300 Six-Core Processor 3.50GHz
RAM: 16 GB
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
Monitors: Acer G246HLAbd 24” LED-backlit LCD Monitor 60hz refresh 1920x1080 (two of these, in case my monitors matter)
Internet Speed: Ping: 28-32, 110-114Mbps download, 9-12Mbps upload (average numbers from 5 current tests on speedtest.net)
Stream Settings: Resolution 1280x720, 2500 Max Bitrate and Buffer Size, 720p and 30 fps. Using the US West Los Angeles Server
OBS Logs link (Bad Frame Drop Stream) - https://gist.github.com/5ceda6dc3fafb689222b
OBS Logs link (Good/No frames lost stream) - https://gist.github.com/cd510d0143b139e9c01f

I'm not a big computer person but I have been learning more and more as I dive in to streaming, and according to some other people my CPU could be to blame since it's a little on the lower side? As in it might be a weak link in my set-up? I also thought that family in the house watching netflix and/or playing online games could have been an issue. Although last night I was streaming and losing 35% frames with no family members using netflix or doing anything internet related.

Any help or pointers in the correct direction would be fantastic. Thank you for anyone who responds.

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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2015, 10:30:21 pm »
you need a serious upgrade if you want to get anywhere close to 1080 @ 60fps. With your specs i think 720 or lower at 25-30 frames should be what you should handle. 60 fps uses a lot of cpu resources. Cpu charts show your cpu ranks lower than all intel i3s from a the few generations. I personally think if you wanna game a stream on the same machine you should get an i7. also your video card its pretty low end.

TL:DR  you need an cpu/video card upgrade to achieve what you want.

Sorry my english sucks i am drunk

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Re: Free look at your OBS logs to optimize/fix your settings!
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2015, 12:14:02 am »
His videocard doesn't really matter, but he could use a CPU upgrade yes. Nothing beats an i7 if you wanna stream and play at the same time. Wait a few more weeks for Skylake to debut and go for an i7 6700K with no less than 8GB DDR4 RAM. You will have to upgrade the mobo and RAM type as well.
$10 says you aren't anywhere near a controlling position of the L4D3 scene in any continent when it happens.

Thing is he does what he wants, cause his able to and we are letting him do that. He abuses hes place and power in this community and people like me get banned for no reason. Only thing visor wants is more and more control so he can do what ever he wants.

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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2015, 01:03:47 am »
Are you still doing this? Or is there anyone reading that could help me out?

 I am a new streamer (started in May) and I have had a recurring issue where, sometimes, I get significant frame drops. Sometimes it is a short stint, other times (like last night) it becomes un-watchable and crests well over 30% dropped frames. And yet sometimes I stream 7-8 hours without a single lost frame.

According to every help guide and FAQ I have read, my internet and hardware should be enough to handle 1080p@60fps at 3500 bitrate. However because of my frequent frame drops I played with my settings and hit something of a sweet spot with 720p@30fps with 2500 bitrate. I want higher quality, of course, but I will live with lower quality should I need to in order to stream. Most of my streams go off without a hitch, but the frame drops still happen and are becoming, seemingly, more frequent. It's just frustrating because most streams are perfectly fine. Then I will get one that is just awful. Here is my hardware and internet speed -

OS: Windows 8.1 x64bit
Processor: AMD FX(™)-6300 Six-Core Processor 3.50GHz
RAM: 16 GB
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
Monitors: Acer G246HLAbd 24” LED-backlit LCD Monitor 60hz refresh 1920x1080 (two of these, in case my monitors matter)
Internet Speed: Ping: 28-32, 110-114Mbps download, 9-12Mbps upload (average numbers from 5 current tests on speedtest.net)
Stream Settings: Resolution 1280x720, 2500 Max Bitrate and Buffer Size, 720p and 30 fps. Using the US West Los Angeles Server
OBS Logs link (Bad Frame Drop Stream) - https://gist.github.com/5ceda6dc3fafb689222b
OBS Logs link (Good/No frames lost stream) - https://gist.github.com/cd510d0143b139e9c01f

I'm not a big computer person but I have been learning more and more as I dive in to streaming, and according to some other people my CPU could be to blame since it's a little on the lower side? As in it might be a weak link in my set-up? I also thought that family in the house watching netflix and/or playing online games could have been an issue. Although last night I was streaming and losing 35% frames with no family members using netflix or doing anything internet related.

Any help or pointers in the correct direction would be fantastic. Thank you for anyone who responds.



The offer is still good K0range, Sorry it took so long, I barely noticed that you wrote something on here. no notification.

Anway, so the stalled connection shows that you are dropping roughly 300kbps of your 2500kbps.  This cause because by ISP traffic, or a busy ingest (try a few ingests), and other than lowering your bitrate there is nothing you can really do about it. Its just bad routing somewhere.  EDIT: on second thought, its almost like you have someone uploading torrents while you stream that is causing your stalling.  This is really just a guess, but its stalling at the same point so its either that or you ISP is throttling you.

your duplicate frames look really good, no more than 100 over the stream period when your connection is working right.  this might mean you can do 720@60, which is the highest I recommend for fps with streaming.

1080@60 is really only for local recording even if you think you have the bandwidth,you stalling at 2500 every so often says otherwise.  again, sometimes this isn't something you can just upgrade your way out of.

Second, twitch recommends no more than 3500 bitrate, to which where you sit at 2500, is the best place to maximize viewership and not cause your viewers to buffer.


Recommendation 1 Use this tool for your region occasionally, this will tell you if an ingest is good or not.  usually have a primary and a backup.
http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/tech-support/478845-twitchtest-twitch-bandwidth-tester

Recommendation 2 720@60 would be great for quality, but a 6 core AMD usually wont cut it, even though I think yours would, it would be better to just drop your cpu preset to faster or fast with 720@30. 

EDIT for clarity
« Last Edit: July 21, 2015, 11:31:18 am by dping »
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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2015, 08:14:19 am »
https://gist.github.com/d01fd633c03ea56b6f6b

Log from a short test stream because you told me to do this so we can fix my audio desync.

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« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2015, 09:01:49 am »
https://gist.github.com/d01fd633c03ea56b6f6b

Log from a short test stream because you told me to do this so we can fix my audio desync.
I'm not a pro in OBS but I think
Code: [Select]
Global Audio time adjust: -50speaks for itself.
$10 says you aren't anywhere near a controlling position of the L4D3 scene in any continent when it happens.

Thing is he does what he wants, cause his able to and we are letting him do that. He abuses hes place and power in this community and people like me get banned for no reason. Only thing visor wants is more and more control so he can do what ever he wants.

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« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2015, 11:28:10 am »
https://gist.github.com/d01fd633c03ea56b6f6b

Log from a short test stream because you told me to do this so we can fix my audio desync.

Did I have you sync audio to video? If not uncheck that. That setting can bring in drifting but it it best without it if you can just sync it.

Check windows playback devices by m2ing your speaker icon near the clock. Double click your default playback device and go to the advanced tab.  Look at audio format and whatever Hz rating it is set to, set OBS to the same. It will be either 48000Hz or 44100Hz

@visor I asked him to set the global  audio offset because audio was behind video during his stream.

EDIT:  I would make a separate scene for all your game captures instead of housing than all in one scene. Remove all the other sources except the game capture for l4d2 and try again. Multiple (checked) capture sources can cause issues in the same scene, you have 4 or 5

EDIT2: Sorry I'm on mobile so I didn't see this as well. Change from mp3 to AAC since that is pretty standard for your audio device.
« Last Edit: July 23, 2015, 11:34:26 am by dping »
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« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2015, 12:56:23 am »
Are you still checking this dping? Your last checked helped me a bunch and now I'm looking for a little bit of help again.

I just upgraded my CPU! The price was right and I picked up an AMD FX(™)-6300 Eight-Core Processor 4.00GHz. A slight upgrade but it should help. I was hoping you could take a look at my settings and help me optimize it - Best quality for the lowest impact, that kind of thing. I've taken screenshots of all my OBS settings so you can see exactly what they're set at. Again thanks for doing this. Any insight would be great.

1. http://imgur.com/4qAs7gH

2. http://imgur.com/Wpp1dHX

3. http://imgur.com/fktc90P

4. http://imgur.com/NzT91Ll

5. http://imgur.com/4xqMWCI

6. http://imgur.com/Jxo5eJN

7. http://imgur.com/mq08jAS

I seem to be getting a "high encoding warning: consider turning down settings" fairly frequently while streaming, although the dropped frames are gone for the most part. Again, I really appreciate the help.

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« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2015, 07:44:26 am »
I fear you are of the opinion that more AMD cores = better than i7.

Im pretty certain that CPU will not get the output you want.
My modest i5 3570k is better than the CPU you bought and I don't come close to being able to do 108-p at 60fps.

Sorry dude.

P.S. There are plenty of good 720p streams at 60 fps.
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« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2015, 07:55:42 am »
The logic couldn't be any more simple. The more it costs, the better it is. An FX6300 costs even less than an i3. I don't think I need to tell you what that means in this cruel capitalist world.

As a matter of fact, FX6300 is 6 core, not 8, and it's running on 3.5GHz as opposed to 4.0. I'm not sure if it's a typo on your end, or you got scammed.
$10 says you aren't anywhere near a controlling position of the L4D3 scene in any continent when it happens.

Thing is he does what he wants, cause his able to and we are letting him do that. He abuses hes place and power in this community and people like me get banned for no reason. Only thing visor wants is more and more control so he can do what ever he wants.

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« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2015, 12:35:34 pm »
The logic couldn't be any more simple. The more it costs, the better it is.

What? That is not always true. Better is subjective and can depend on the use case. As for price, often price undercutting is done to break into a market and build awareness, so cost doesn't always necessarily determine quality (there's also brand-labeling, government imposed fees such as uber vs taxi industry for example, and so on).

 

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