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    djquad
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    Hey all! This might be more of a Raspbian question, but I’m curious about ways to go about streaming gameplay to a Windows PC.

    I’m a Twitch.tv broadcaster/streamer. The broadcasting software needs “sources”, whether they are webcams or individual windows such as games, Skype, a web browser, etc.. Sure I could simply use MAME on Windows and capture that, but I’d much rather have a physical arcade cabinet running RetroPie.

    Attached is a screenshot of the sources. As long as RetroPie can be “seen” on a Windows PC, that would work.

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    #120231
    Profile photo of lilbud
    lilbud
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    Best thing that I can think of is to use a capture card, No one to my knowledge has been able to stream video from the pi to a computer.

    #120233
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    herbfargus
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    yep you need a capture card.

    #120235
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    djquad
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    Thanks for the reply.

    Yeah a capture card is common with streamers in order to be able to get consoles like Xbox and Playstation to a PC. Or at least, as a “source” on the PC.

    Most of them use AVerMedia cards like at http://gamerzone.avermedia.com//game_capture/live_gamer_hd, and actually at the very bottom of that page, XSplit is the broadcasting software I use.

    It seems like it’s promising, but you’re right, streaming RetroPie to a Windows PC is the challenge.

    • This reply was modified 1 year ago by Profile photo of djquad djquad.
    #120237
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    herbfargus
    Moderator

    Even if you could get it running on the pi the processing power isn’t near enough to be able to stream

    #120238
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    djquad
    Participant

    Would you suggest an actual PC instead of RetroPie then?

    #120241
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    herbfargus
    Moderator

    Depends on what you’re trying to do. You either use a capture card to stream with the pi or you can stream natively on a PC without a capture card.

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