Sunday, March 18, 2018

Twitter rules changes and what streamers need to know

Twitter is updating their rule and policy document and here is what streamers should know.

The update focuses on cracking down on bot related activities but will also impact anyone using automation type of tweeting.

Here is what you need to know about the rules update:
  • Do not post duplicate content to multiple twitter accounts
  • Do not post the same content more than once to a single Twitter account
  • Do not use any form of automation to perform actions such as likes or retweets across many accounts that you have authorized.

Here is the official blog post on twitter about the update changes - https://blog.twitter.com/developer/en_us/topics/tips/2018/automation-and-the-use-of-multiple-accounts.html 

If you use any sort of automation to generate tweets when your stream goes live, make sure the URLs, the titles and description content is also unique.
 


Monday, February 19, 2018

How to delete clips made by viewers

Guide on how to delete clips created by viewers from your channel on Twitch.tv

One of the new features on twitch.tv allows viewers to create clips from your broadcast. If you wish to delete the clips created from your channels content, here is how to do just that!

Step 1
Login to your Twitch Account and then go to the following clips URL:
https://clips.twitch.tv/my-clips/channel
Login to your Twitch account and then go to your Dashboard. On the left sidebar under 'Video Producer' a link for Clips (see screenshot) will be available.


Here it will show you all the clips created by yourself and viewers from your channel.


Step 2
Click on Clips of My Channel




Step 3
Select the clip you wish to delete by clicking on it. You can narrow down by game via the game search box which is located under the 'clips of my channel' section.

Once you click on the clip you want to delete a pop up will happen with the clip video player and some button options.



(4) Menu Buttons are available.


1. Moderation
  • Timeout User (24 hr)
  • Ban User
  • Delete All Clips from Video


2. Delete


3. Share
4. Watch Clip on page


TIP
Clips currently don't seem to offer any sort of monetization.What I have seen streamers do in order to monetization clips is to create compilations by combining user created clips and then uploading that to the channel. Since you don't want to duplicate content, it maybe best to remove all clips from that stream session. You can use the 'Delete All Clips' option from step 3 to do just that for certain stream broadcasts.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Capture Cards for live streaming on twitch.tv

Looking for capture cards for live streaming or video capture? Check out our list here with tech specs showing resolution input, output and more!

Image Name
Resolutions / Tech Specs
Price Range
Blackmagic Design DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G Interface:
PCI Express 8 lane generation 2, compatible with 8 and 16 lane PCI Express slots with HDMI or SDI mezzanine card.
SDI Video Inputs:
2 x 12Gb/s SD/HD/2K/4K. Supports single/dual link 4:2:2/4:4:4. 2D/3D switchable.
Analog Video Inputs:
1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs switchable to S-Video or Composite. Component supports HD and SD.
HDMI Video Inputs:
HDMI type A connector with support for 2160p60.
HDMI Video Outputs:
HDMI type A connector with support for 2160p60.
$800-1200

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Elgato Game Capture 4K60 Pro Interface: PCIe x4
Input: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, unencrypted HDMI
Output: HDMI (lag-free pass-through)
Max Bitrate: up to 140 Mbps
Supported Resolutions: Up to 2160p60 (4K)
$399.85

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Elgato Game Capture HD60 Pro Interface: PCIe x1
Input
: Play Station 4, Xbox One & Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch & Wii U (unencrypted HDMi),
Output: HDMI (pass-through) up to 1080p60
$150

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AVerMedia Live Gamer Portable 2 Plus GC513 Interface: USB
Input: HDMI 2.0
Output: HDMI 2.0 pass-through / 4k pass-through
Max Resolution: 1080p60
$199 - 250
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Avermedia Live Gamer HD 2 GC570 Interface: PCI Express x1 Gen 2
Input: HDMI, 3.5 mm audio
Output: HDMI pass-through, 3.5 mm audio
Max Resolution: 1080p60
$149.99 - 250

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Razer Ripsaw Interface: USB 3.0 Only
Input: HDMI
Output: HDMI pass-through
Max capture resolution: Uncompressed 1080p60
$160

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HAUPPAUGE HD PVR 60 Interface: USB
Input: HDMI
Output: HDMI pass-through
Max resolution: 1080p60
$120 - 180

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Newer Capture Cards Above, past list of capture cards below.

DeckLink 4K Extreme HDMI Video Input / Output: 1 x HDMI type A connector including 3D frame packing support and Ultra HD support.
SDI Video Input / Output: 2 x 10-bit SD/HD/2K/4K and 2D/3D switchable. Supports 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s single link and dual link.
Analog Video Input / Output: 1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs switchable to S-Video or Composite. Component supports HD and SD.
HD Format Support: 1280 x 720p50, 1280 x 720p59.94, 1280 x 720p60, 1920 x 1080i50, 1920 x 1080i59.94, 1920 x 1080i60, 1920 x 1080PsF23.98, 1920 x 1080PsF24, 1920 x 1080PsF25, 1920 x 1080PsF29.97, 1920 x 1080PsF30, 1920 x 1080p23.98, 1920 x 1080p24, 1920 x 1080p25, 1920 x 1080p29.97, 1920 x 1080p30, 1920 x 1080p50, 1920 x 1080p59.94, 1920 x 1080p60.
2K Format Support: 2048 x 1080PsF23.98, 2048 x 1080PsF24, 2048 x 1080PsF25, 2048 x 1080p23.98, 2048 x 1080p24, 2048 x 1080p25
4K Format Support: 3840 x 2160p23.98, 3840 x 2160p24, 3840 x 2160p25, 3840 x 2160p29.97, 3840 x 2160p30, 3840 x 2160p50*, 3840 x 2160p59.94*, 3840 x 2160p60*, 4096 x 2160p23.98, 4096 x 2160p24, 4096 x 2160p25. *Output only
$750 - 1500

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Elgato Game Capture HD60

Input: PlayStation 4, Xbox One & Xbox 360, Wii U (unencrypted HDMI)
Output: HDMI (pass-through)
Interface: USB 2.0
Supported resolutions: 1080p60, 1080p30, 1080i, 720p60, 720p30, 576p, 576i, 480p
$60 - 160

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AVerMedia CV710 Extreme Cap U3 Max recording resolution: 1080p 60fps
Input: HDMI and Component Video, RCA L/R Audio
Resolutions supported: 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080p
$150 - 175

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AVerMedia Game Recorder -C985 Live Gamer HD
Maximum recording quality is 1080p at 30fps
Input
: HDMI and DVI input and output connections
Video input supports up to 1920*1080 at 60 fps (Hz)
$170 - 225

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Yuan High-Tech SC512N1-L DVI
Max. FPS: 1920×1080p @ 120/100fps
Recording Mode: Software Compression, Real-Time Mode Dimension: 135.6 × 69 (mm) Interface: PCIe×1 (Gen2)
Video Input: 1 × DVI-I, 1 x YPbPr, 1 x S-Video, 1 x Composite Video Output: 1 × DVI-I, 1 x YPbPr, 1 x S-Video, 1 x Composite (Loop-through optional)
Display Video Format: YUY2 Display Video Resolution: 1080p@60/50fps 1080p@30/25/24fps 1080i@60/50fps 720p@60/50fps 1024p@60fps 960p@60fps,
768p@60fps , 600p@60fps 480p@60fps 480p@60fps 576p@50fps 480i@60fps 576i@50fps
Recording Video Format: MPEG4 / H.264 (Software Compression)
Recording Video Resolution: 1080p@60/50fps 1080p@30/25/24fps 1080i@60/50fps 720p@60/50fps 1024p@60fps 1280×960p@60fps 1024×768p@60fps 800×600p@60fps 640×480p@60fps 720×480p@60fps 720×576p@50fps 720×480i@60fps 720×576i@50fps
Audio Input: 2 x RCA (Audio R/L through component cable)
Audio Output: 2 x RCA (Audio R/L through component cable), (Loop-through optional) Audio Format: Stereo / 16-bit / 32000 ~ 48000Hz I/O: 16 WatchDog: Yes Multiple Cards: Yes SDK: VC++ / .NET / VB OS Support: Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 Linux 2.6.14 or Higher (32bit and 64bit) (32-bit and 64-bit)
$240

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Datapath VisionDVI-DL Captures Quad-HD (2160p) Digital Cinema modes at 24/25/30fps
HD video capture for all progressive and interlaced DVI/HDMI modes
Input
: One Dual Link DVI-D connector
Pixel Transfer Format: RGB: 5-5-5, 5-6-5 or 8-8-8 (24bit/32bit) pixels, YUV: 4:2:2, MONO: 8bit
$1500

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Blackmagic Design Intensity Pro 4K HD Format Support: 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
Ultra HD Format Support: 2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97 and 2160p3
HDMI Video Input / Output: 1 x HDMI type A connector
HDMI Audio Input / Output: 8 Channels embedded in SD, HD and Ultra HD.
Analog Video Input / Output: Component, Composite or S-Video.
Analog Audio Input / Output: 2 Channel RCA HiFi audio in 24-bit.
$189 - 219

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

The case of 2 "curious" partner streamers and some members of the community

When two partner "World of Warships" Twitch streamers enter your channel.

This is going to be a opinion / reflection post on something that has recently occurred on my Twitch.tv Channel.  Here is the chat log and under the logs I will write my opinion and reflect on whats being said.

[22:53:01] <ROY4LPAIN> When fart
[22:53:32] <bfk_fer1yfe> hey
[22:53:37] <bfk_fer1yfe> how is the shima?
[22:53:37] <Phelin3> hi, can plizz you tell me how to be as good as you?
[22:53:40] <bfk_fer1yfe> is it good?
[22:53:47] <bfk_fer1yfe> I am at tier 5 jap dd
[22:53:52] <~%Daopa> im not good
[22:53:53] <bfk_fer1yfe> so working on that line atm
[22:53:53] <~%Daopa> lol
[22:54:31] <ROY4LPAIN> do yeh have a kami
[22:54:38] <ZakuuI> shimakaze is a great ship, you're gonna get so many torp hits!
[22:55:24] <USSADIDAS> I beat a Yamato 1v1 GUNS ONLY with the Shima before
[22:55:30] <generaldort> any tips on how to get 300 viewers?

Here is Twitch Partner #1, bold and purple color thru this log to make them stand out. This is not how you should enter another Partner channel on Twitch. I know right from the start this guy is going to be problematic.

[22:55:38] <bfk_fer1yfe> this is a really busy stream!
[22:55:44] <USSADIDAS> F
[22:55:48] <bfk_fer1yfe> I like this game
[22:56:01] <USSADIDAS> ARE YOU ONE OF THOSE UNICORN PLAYERS?
[22:56:03] <ZakuuI> 291 real hoomans
[22:56:07] <Phelin3> whoa much viewers you must be pro
[22:56:10] <ROY4LPAIN> UNICORNS?!?!?!
[22:56:15] <akulazz> am I prangent?
[22:56:15] <ZakuuI> uniCUM
[22:56:18] <Phelin3> is it an actual unicorn?
[22:56:29] <ROY4LPAIN> DEV STRIKE
[22:56:33] <ROY4LPAIN> DO IT
[22:56:59] <ZakuuI> CUCKED
[22:57:05] <USSADIDAS> oh! Unicum gota ya
[22:57:07] <USSADIDAS> I like penis
[22:57:08] <bfk_fer1yfe> this game looks fun
[22:57:13] <generaldort> dortKUK
[22:57:18] BAN: USSADIDAS

This viewer was perma banned.

[22:57:18] <ZakuuI> send me your referral link @Daopa
[22:57:24] <Phelin3> weedPoop weedPoop weedPoop weedPoop weedPoop weedPoop weedPoop weedPoop weedPoop weedPoop
[22:57:52] <generaldort> i like it too @USSADIDAS
[22:57:52] <ROY4LPAIN> Are you selling lawn gnomes?
[22:57:53] <Phelin3> weed1 weed2
[22:57:57] <ZakuuI> AH DEE DAS NOO
[22:58:00] <akulazz> how is babby formed
[22:58:04] <ZakuuI> #freethemans
[22:58:10] <akulazz> am i gregnant
[22:59:45] <ROY4LPAIN> I got attacked last night in my tomato garden by lawn gnomes, puny things took all my tomatoes, what should I do?!
[23:00:08] <generaldort> can i sub?
[23:00:21] <Phelin3> you are top streamer for world of warships! you should really thank your viewbots
[23:00:52] <Phelin3> all 250 of them
[23:00:59] <generaldort> LUL
[23:01:07] <ROY4LPAIN> WHAT?!
[23:01:15] <generaldort> no way this guy viewbots
[23:01:18] <generaldort> he has to be legit
[23:01:21] <Phelin3> lol
[23:01:26] <ROY4LPAIN> What's a viewbot?
[23:01:27] <akulazz> dort shut up you known viewbotter
[23:01:28] <generaldort> daopa mod me ill ban them,
[23:01:38] <ZakuuI> VIEW BOT ME HARDER DADDY, TIE ME UP AND FORCE ME TO WATCH TIER 2 UMIKAZE CO-OP.
[23:01:58] <Phelin3> okay son ill need to borrow some from dopa
[23:02:27] <ROY4LPAIN> GUNBOAT SHIMA
[23:02:49] <ZakuuI> AIM HIGHER
[23:02:50] <ZakuuI> REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
[23:02:53] <Phelin3> aim higher scrub
[23:03:34] <ZakuuI> SHOVE YOUR TYPE 93 TORPEDOES UP MY STERN DADDY
[23:03:41] <generaldort> ugh i NEED 14 million views

Bad sign of insecurity / jealously here.

[23:03:52] <Phelin3> you have to get as good as him dort
[23:03:54] <ROY4LPAIN> WOAHAHAAH
[23:03:55] <Phelin3> then maybe
[23:03:56] <generaldort> dammit
[23:03:59] <~%Daopa> So you guys alltogether I take it?
[23:04:03] <ZakuuI> how'd you get 14.7m million views?
[23:04:04] <~%Daopa> all a big group
[23:04:06] <ROY4LPAIN> I'm single
[23:04:10] <ROY4LPAIN> ;)
[23:04:11] <ZakuuI> must have to do with view botting you piece of shit
[23:04:14] <~%Daopa> and dont like it that i have views
[23:04:15] <generaldort> ready to mingle
[23:04:18] <~%Daopa> and your wondering whats up
[23:04:23] <~%Daopa> so u came to chit chat?
[23:04:27] <Phelin3> im with zakuul hes my shooger daddy
[23:04:28] <~%Daopa> I guess thats it
[23:04:36] <ROY4LPAIN> Whats goin on
[23:04:38] <~%Daopa> I dont hide anything
[23:04:42] <~%Daopa> Im a embedder

When people ask, I disclose that my stream is embedded, I'm transparent about it. Its on my info section, on this blog etc

[23:04:46] <generaldort> how come i watched u for an hour and nobody talked til we did lol
[23:04:46] <~%Daopa> I run content sites
[23:04:51] <ROY4LPAIN> whats that dad
[23:04:53] <~%Daopa> and I put the stream on the side bar
[23:05:06] <~%Daopa> check my info section for 2 different websites
[23:05:09] <~%Daopa> with examples
[23:05:10] <ZakuuI> iirc google banned auto-play.
[23:05:13] <~%Daopa> thats what i do
[23:05:28] <~%Daopa> Now if you dont believe it
[23:05:34] <~%Daopa> i have nothing more to say.. it is what it is
[23:05:48] <Phelin3> so technically these ppl arent watching you
[23:06:00] <~%Daopa> no
[23:06:04] <~%Daopa> thats not the case at all
[23:06:14] <~%Daopa> they are prob watching and reading .. or seeing on twitter
[23:06:15] <Poster_Nut_Bag> One downside of having a massive amount of embed viewership is being accused of viewbotting. Many people will mistakenly assume you are viewer botting because of the imbalanced of the chat to view number ratio. Lucky for you these type of people are very simple to ignore.
[23:06:20] <~%Daopa> I embed on twitter too
[23:06:42] <~%Daopa> there is a guide on how to do that too on the twitch blog i made
[23:06:45] <~%Daopa> ushould use it
[23:06:47] <~%Daopa> if ur a streamer
[23:06:53] <~%Daopa> very handle and good
[23:07:28] <ZakuuI> "very useful" Well it also proves you're a piece of shit that would stoop to such low levels instead of working hard and building a community. Really makes me think.
[23:07:44] <ROY4LPAIN> Who no premium consumables
[23:07:47] <generaldort> dortROASTED
[23:08:55] <Phelin3> so there are always exactly 250 people on your "contest website"?
[23:09:04] <Phelin3> at all times?
[23:09:08] <Phelin3> no more no less?
[23:09:25] <generaldort> thats the best streamer retainability ive ever seen
[23:09:49] <~%Daopa> u are free to run ur stream how u see fit
[23:09:58] <~%Daopa> this is not to your liking just leave guys
[23:10:00] <generaldort> yo 4 emotes
[23:10:02] <~%Daopa> its a waste of time here
[23:10:05] <ZakuuI> Am I free to hijack websites and put hidden streams in the background too?
[23:10:09] <generaldort> whats that like 10 subs?
[23:10:27] <Phelin3> it may not be viewbotting but your still a fucking scumbag
[23:10:38] <~%Daopa> Hey
[23:10:47] <~%Daopa> theres nothing wrong what embeding

with* typo, I made alot of typo's I was kinda busy playing the game.

[23:10:54] <~%Daopa> Every streamer has embeds somewhere
[23:10:56] <~%Daopa> ruunning
[23:11:00] <generaldort> nope
[23:11:01] <~%Daopa> lets not be stupid now
[23:11:03] <~%Daopa> yes
[23:11:09] <ROY4LPAIN> real talk, why don't you have premium consumables
[23:11:09] <~%Daopa> everyone does over time
[23:11:10] <bfk_fer1yfe> Not actual streamers
[23:11:11] <generaldort> and i still get 270 viewers lol

This guy reeks of competition mentality, needs to compare, make fun of others.

[23:11:16] <~%Daopa> people get embedded all over
[23:11:20] <Poster_Nut_Bag> @Phelin3 @ZakuuI wtf is wrong with you people
[23:11:25] <bfk_fer1yfe> Why is there no chat?
[23:11:27] <generaldort> GOOD people get embedded all over
[23:11:37] <generaldort> not people who dont talk...AT ALL
[23:11:51] <bfk_fer1yfe> nearly 300 people with no chat?
[23:11:56] <generaldort> ^
[23:12:04] <ROY4LPAIN> Real talk, why no premium consumables?
[23:12:38] <~%Daopa> This is not a gimmick stream
[23:12:43] <~%Daopa> nor a personality stream
[23:12:48] <~%Daopa> its chill and mininal
[23:12:53] <bfk_fer1yfe> It sure is not a WOWS stream
[23:12:57] <~%Daopa> i run my thing different from what u see on twitch
[23:12:58] <ROY4LPAIN> BUT NO PREMIUM CONSUMABLES
[23:13:00] <Poster_Nut_Bag> its a titty stream obviously
[23:13:01] <~%Daopa> again
[23:13:05] <bfk_fer1yfe> the standard of play is junk
[23:13:08] <~%Daopa> IF this is not your likeing move along
[23:13:16] <~%Daopa> no one is holding ur hand here to watch
[23:13:22] <bfk_fer1yfe> The reports will begin to flow

The re-occuring we are going to report you threat.

[23:13:24] <ROY4LPAIN> My question
[23:13:24] <ZakuuI> Do you know who @generaldort is? He's one of the most ACTIVE World of Warships streamer in the community. He's been streaming for years, creating a community with HARD WORK and yet somehow he is nowhere close to your view count. You - a nobody that no one knows who is. Please, can you fucking go 200MPH on the highway for a while and make a sharp right?

Here is a confirmation they at least know each other, prob in the same circle of friends.

They want to say I dont work hard? Kappa

I have been a partner streamer since Justin tv, I was most likely one of the original pack of streamers to get into the partnership way way back then.  I have been streaming almost every single day, 8 hours+ for many years. What works for my channel is vast different from what you normally see on Twitch. I'm not a personality streamer, I do not engage in gimmicks or overlays, giveaways etc. I aim to be as minimalist as possible and interaction mainly via chat.  Its a super chill stream with supplemental support from my gaming related blogs that advertise my channel on. This also creates many synergies back to guides and blogs.

Over the years people would ask me, How do you do X or how do you do Y.

Instead of sending people to other websites that offer guides on how to do X or Y, I built up many blogs that answer these questions. I enjoy making game related fansites and thru out my many years of content creating this all adds up. All of this is hard work, done over many years to which these other people have no clue on...

[23:13:32] <ROY4LPAIN> no consumables?!!?@@@1!~!
[23:13:37] <ROY4LPAIN> oops
[23:13:39] <bfk_fer1yfe> 50 plus people will be reporting you daily
[23:13:39] <ROY4LPAIN> I mean
[23:13:47] <generaldort> dortGOAT
[23:13:50] <ROY4LPAIN> NO CONSUMABLES?!?!!?
[23:13:57] <generaldort> dortROASTED
[23:14:00] <~%Daopa> Hey have run reporting or whatever u wanna do
[23:14:04] <Phelin3> have fun with your scam stream im out
[23:14:09] <~%Daopa> this is not lookin good on this partner streamer
[23:14:17] <~%Daopa> to come to another channel and do this
[23:14:17] <ROY4LPAIN> You haven't answered my question
[23:14:20] <generaldort> no its not, you should be ashamed
[23:14:25] <bfk_fer1yfe> scammers
[23:14:26] <ROY4LPAIN> Why don't you run premium consumables
[23:14:31] <ZakuuI> it's not looking good for the viewbotter
[23:14:44] <ROY4LPAIN> extra charge of smoke, spood beest
[23:14:45] <bfk_fer1yfe> enjoy the 50 reports daily
[23:14:57] <ROY4LPAIN> You could have 3 smoke
[23:15:06] <ROY4LPAIN> instead of a two smoka
[23:15:11] <bfk_fer1yfe> OR, stream with ACTUAL vieweers
[23:15:19] <bfk_fer1yfe> and we will leave you alone
[23:15:21] <generaldort> ^
[23:15:41] <bfk_fer1yfe> You're taking away viewers from actual WOWS players
[23:15:45] <~%Daopa> this is the end of my session dont worry
[23:15:52] <~%Daopa> last game :P
[23:15:52] <generaldort> no its not
[23:15:55] <generaldort> we arent done with you
[23:15:58] <ZakuuI> gonna go back in the closet where mommy told you to?
[23:16:05] <ZakuuI> get off her computer
[23:16:05] <bfk_fer1yfe> Keep scamming and we will be back everyday
[23:16:24] <bfk_fer1yfe> Stream like everyone else and we will leave you alone
[23:17:10] <generaldort> yeaaa this is gonna get out to the whole community
[23:17:17] <generaldort> sorry @Daopa ur done

hmmm?

[23:18:31] <Femennenly> Daopa, I’m a massive fan but first time chatter. I felt confident enough to say something now that there are other people chatting

Here comes Partner Twitch streamer #2, a "massive fan"

[23:18:41] <bfk_fer1yfe> oh
[23:18:42] <Femennenly> I was curious on something tho
[23:18:43] <bfk_fer1yfe> hai
[23:18:43] <ROY4LPAIN> :D
[23:18:49] <bfk_fer1yfe> femeWave
[23:18:57] <Femennenly> May I ask a question please :)?
[23:19:10] <bfk_fer1yfe> femePoint
[23:19:51] <Femennenly> Why twitch? You say you’re not one for interaction and it’s just about game play

Why Twitch? Twitch is the #1 live streaming platform for gamers.  They seem to want to push the narrative that I do not interact, which is not the case, I interact with everyone via chat.  I do at rare times mic up and chit chat also but I try to stick with text chat (some reasons why, for non english speaking viewers they can translate what I say from text chat and I have some viewers who I know are deaf. I do not have the ability to captioning and transcription in a live stream format.)

[23:19:59] <Femennenly> Why not use YouTube?
[23:20:40] <Femennenly> The add revenue from having all those videos embedded everywhere would be much more than this
[23:20:53] <generaldort> dont bother he interacts about as much as @bfk_fer1yfe 's dad. Dude went out for cigarettes 30 years ago and hasnt been back
[23:21:05] <Femennenly> Considering that no one is subbing to you
[23:21:21] <Femennenly> No one is chatting with you
[23:21:29] <~%Daopa> I offered disclosure
[23:21:37] <ROY4LPAIN> Thats not funny, my dad left to get milk for breakfast and I haven't seen him in 7 years :(
[23:21:39] <Femennenly> What’s the point of being live, if you’re not planning on interactig
[23:21:40] <~%Daopa> U guys know whats up
[23:21:46] <Femennenly> You know what’s fun Daopa
[23:21:48] <~%Daopa> its fine u dont like it
[23:21:53] <Femennenly> Not sure if you use the Partner discord
[23:21:55] <~%Daopa> but its not against any reals

rules* typo here

[23:22:03] <ROY4LPAIN> whats reals
[23:22:03] <Femennenly> But we actually were chatting about this the other day in there
[23:22:09] <~%Daopa> I promo my channel different the what u do
[23:22:12] <Femennenly> And it’s actually against ToS

This is interesting, they want to say embedding a stream on a website is against the ToS. If this was the case, Twitch wouldn't offer the embedding option which you can find under all streamers in the share button section.

[23:22:15] <ZakuuI> I offer the truth, you view bot and you know it. Have fun getting cucked.
[23:22:17] <generaldort> ^
[23:22:17] <~%Daopa> no its not at all
[23:22:22] <~%Daopa> everyone gets embeds
[23:22:29] <Femennenly> Then why did twitch staff confirm it :)

I will assume this person is making this up; if not this Twitch Staff is not getting the correct facts of the matter and this streamer is creating a false narrative against my channel.

Update: After checking Twitch Partner Discord, I found the following which furthers my point this person is possibly making things up and attempting to use scare / intimidation tactic.



[23:22:30] <~%Daopa> u can promo your stream on your website
[23:22:37] <Femennenly> Iyes
[23:22:40] <~%Daopa> whatever
[23:22:40] <Femennenly> Your website
[23:22:48] <ZakuuI> link to this website please?
[23:22:49] <Femennenly> That no one has posted on for ages
[23:22:53] <Femennenly> Or commented on
[23:23:00] <Femennenly> I’m just curious more than anything

So now they want to know more details of my website(s) because they are curious. Kappa

[23:23:08] <~%Daopa> Again
[23:23:11] <Femennenly> What’s the point of it? You’re not building a following

This person wants to believe this as fact when they don't have any idea. Yes I have a following and its not in "World Of Warships" sphere of things.

[23:23:14] <~%Daopa> you are free to do whatever u like
[23:23:16] <~%Daopa> on your channel
[23:23:22] <~%Daopa> whatever gimmicks
[23:23:23] <ZakuuI> Also what's this 14.7m views website? I am curious, for something so popular it must be great!
[23:23:24] <~%Daopa> and engagement
[23:23:27] <Femennenly> Your social media accs have very little activity
[23:23:28] <Phelin3> is that all you can say?
[23:23:37] <Femennenly> I agree
[23:23:40] <~%Daopa> how ever u like to promo on social media or whatever
[23:23:40] <Femennenly> You do you
[23:23:46] <~%Daopa> im different so u wanna target me
[23:23:47] <Femennenly> But I’m curious on your motivation
[23:23:52] <Femennenly> That’s all
[23:24:00] <~%Daopa> If i wanna watch a stream
[23:24:00] <Femennenly> I stream for community

When people say they are streaming for community and then enter other people channels who are streaming the game they primary on and do what they do.. this is not community building, its tearing down others or trying to intimidate others.

[23:24:05] <~%Daopa> I dont want gimmocks
[23:24:07] <Femennenly> You’re obviously not doing that
[23:24:09] <~%Daopa> I dont want cams
[23:24:14] <~%Daopa> I dont want mic up alot
[23:24:15] <Femennenly> You don’t need them
[23:24:16] <generaldort> i stream so i dont have to pop my p***y up at the club
[23:24:17] <~%Daopa> I do streaming
[23:24:20] <ZakuuI> are you 10 then?
[23:24:22] <~%Daopa> the way i wanna chant
[23:24:24] <Phelin3> NO ONES ASKING you to cam
[23:24:24] <Femennenly> Again I just want to know why
[23:24:25] <~%Daopa> watch
[23:24:31] <~%Daopa> THis is a chill stream
[23:24:36] <~%Daopa> I do Chat Interaction
[23:24:39] <~%Daopa> its simple
[23:24:45] <Femennenly> Chat interaction...
[23:24:46] <ZakuuI> a 10 year old that found a website to view bot and become like *ahem* PEWDIEPIE? But you're so scared of showing your fucked up face?
[23:24:49] <~%Daopa> I offer guides and do gaming content
[23:24:50] <Femennenly> No one ever chats here
[23:24:57] <~%Daopa> and this is suppilemental to that
[23:24:57] <generaldort> ever
[23:24:58] <Femennenly> We’re only here cause it’s confusing to us

Sure you are ....

[23:25:00] <~%Daopa> and that to this
[23:25:01] <Femennenly> Daopa
[23:25:04] <bfk_fer1yfe> stop zakul
[23:25:07] <bfk_fer1yfe> let him talk
[23:25:07] <Femennenly> I looked at your media
[23:25:08] <ZakuuI> lul
[23:25:11] <Femennenly> Content pages etc
[23:25:15] <Phelin3> no its an illegal stream embedded on some BS site no one ever visits to cover up your viewbots
[23:25:15] <Femennenly> No one watches it

This person has a wizards ball of some sorts or telepathy. And knows where all the content pages are and who watches what...

[23:25:35] <~%Daopa> You have no idea of what website, webpage
[23:25:42] <ZakuuI> link pl0x
[23:25:45] <~%Daopa> what traffic levels are
[23:25:48] <generaldort> no idea?
[23:25:49] <~%Daopa> or anything
[23:25:52] <~%Daopa> you dont know
[23:25:58] <~%Daopa> all you can so is speculate
[23:26:06] <Femennenly> I just want to know what you’re gaining from this :) you’re not building community, you’re not getting subs, yours not making money(besides farmed ad revenue)
[23:26:08] <~%Daopa> I have been up front with u guys
[23:26:18] <Femennenly> You haven’t answered my question
[23:26:20] <Femennenly> :/
[23:26:27] <Femennenly> What are you getting from this
[23:26:33] <Femennenly> Nothing that twitch is know for
[23:26:37] <Femennenly> So why not do YT etc
[23:26:38] <~%Daopa> why can I have a stream and chat with people?
[23:26:47] <Femennenly> That’s what I’m confused about
[23:26:56] <Femennenly> I’ve lurked enough to know no one talks here
[23:27:08] <~%Daopa> My friends come here
[23:27:12] <Femennenly> It’s literally you playing T2 or 10 DDs
[23:27:16] <~%Daopa> Other viewers come here
[23:27:24] <Femennenly> Lesigh
[23:27:27] <generaldort> i watched u for onver an hour, nobody said a word
[23:27:27] <~%Daopa> its not crazy but it is what it is
[23:27:28] <Femennenly> You don’t understand
[23:27:39] <Femennenly> 300 viewers no one chats
[23:27:42] <ZakuuI> you have 30k friends that view your stream a day?
[23:27:43] <~%Daopa> Sometimes its like that
[23:27:50] <Femennenly> That’s ad farming if I haven’t seen it before
[23:28:01] <Femennenly> You have nothing to be proud of here
[23:28:06] <Femennenly> The good streamers

Very clear this person doesn't like the content of the stream and my stream style.

[23:28:10] <Femennenly> You are no close to them
[23:28:16] <Femennenly> Despite your inflated numbeers
[23:28:23] <~%Daopa> Byy all means
[23:28:28] <~%Daopa> support the streamers you like
[23:28:33] <~%Daopa> and ignore the ones u dont like
[23:28:33] <Femennenly> You can deny it all you want
[23:28:37] <generaldort> Daopa i think maybe you shouldnt stream this game anymore. Now that we are here the whole community will know

Here you see the crux of the issue, these people feel threatened in some way that I'm taking something from them (and or others) due to having more viewers. If your a streamer and your channel's fate rests upon placement in the Twitch directory, thats pretty grim.

[23:28:56] <~%Daopa> Doing threats as a partner against another partner is a big no no
[23:28:57] <Femennenly> But you’re the one who will lay there at night and be like I’ve wasted my time building a false community

Now I feel bad for this person, this statement here is a possible sign of anxiety / depression.

[23:29:05] <Femennenly> I haven’t threatened anything
[23:29:12] <generaldort> neither have i
[23:29:27] <Femennenly> All I have told you is it’s against ToS

Embedding a Twitch stream to a website is not against ToS. Viewbotting / Fake viewers is against ToS.

[23:29:29] <Femennenly> Which it is
[23:29:34] <generaldort> ur going to be reported to twitch by alot of people. call it a threat all you want but its a fact at this point.
[23:29:45] <~%Daopa> Do whatever you like
[23:29:45] <Femennenly> And we are within our rights to report you for doing so
[23:29:56] <bfk_fer1yfe> YOu will be reported by over 50 people EVERYDAY you stream this game
[23:29:56] <~%Daopa> Next time when you report, just press the report button

General Tip, if you are going to report a channel for some sort of violation that you believe is occurring, just report it - offer as much detail as you can that supports your case. Do not go into the chats channel and harass / make implied threats.

[23:30:00] <Femennenly> Will do :)
[23:30:05] <~%Daopa> and dont come in with your people and harass the guy
[23:30:09] <generaldort> good luck Daopa
[23:30:18] <ZakuuI> hope you get bannedferlyfe
[23:30:25] <~%Daopa> Have a nice day, support the streamers you enjoy
[23:30:25] <generaldort> dont viewbot and you wont have a preoblem
[23:30:35] <~%Daopa> you guys seem well
[23:30:46] <~%Daopa> I dont viewbot
[23:30:56] <~%Daopa> Im done for the night anyways :)
[23:31:01] <ROY4LPAIN> gud
[23:31:02] <generaldort> bye felicia
[23:31:03] <~%Daopa> Take it ez people
[23:31:10] <generaldort> ur only viewers are out
[23:31:22] <ZakuuI> please don't stop breathing in your sleep
[23:31:26] <ZakuuI> that'd be a real shame

Created a highlight that captures the chat for documentation purposes.


In ending let me say, if you are a Twitch Partner, Twitch Affiliate never do what these people have done in my channel. Do not brigade your circle of friends into another persons channel in attempts to intimiate / harass them.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

2000: Network error

What is 2000: Network error that shows up on the Twitch.tv video player?
2000: Network error
Ever get that pesky black screen showing up on the video player listing 2000: Network error and wonder why it happens? Well whenever you get that error showing up it basically means the video file the player is trying to play is not accessible.

Twitch uses many servers for content delivery across their entire platform. And sometimes issues will arise making files not found and or accessible.

Make sure to check your network connection first is working correctly if you see this error.  Most of the instances that spawn the 2000: Network error occurs due to a local internet issue.

Here are some recommend steps to take which have a chance to resolve the issue if its a browser, dns, or cache related problem.
  • Clear Browser Cache, cookies, forms and any saved temp files.
  • Force a refresh of the webpage
    • On Firefox/Chrome, go to the page then hold down CTRL and press F5 or the reload button
  • Change your DNS (steps included for win 10, no router setup, if you have a router check with the manual on how to change its dns)
    • On windows click on the start button, type ncpa.cpl, 
    • Right click on your network adapter, click properties
    • Select Internet Protocol Version 4, click properties
    • Then Select "Use the following DNS server addresses:
      Preferred DNS Server: 8.8.8.8
      Alternate DNS Server: 8.8.4.4
  • Flush your DNS Cache ( win 10 instructions)
    • Click on the windows start button, type cmd
    • A window should show up with Command Prompt
    • Right click on that and run as adminstrator
    • Then type inside that box ipconfig /flushdns
If all that doesn't work I would try the following next. On your browser press F12, which is usually the hotkey to bring up  developer tools.

On Firefox it will look like the following screenshot:


On Chrome it will look like the following screenshot:


What you will want to focus on is network related issues, which I'm pointing to in purple. Look for fail responses and see if you can narrow it down to what server is causing the problem. Try doing a trace route to the server, nslookup on the domain name and see what happens.




Thursday, November 30, 2017

Minimum Wage Job vs Full-Time Streamer, a look at the numbers

Full-Time Streaming vs Minimum Wage Job

Do you think you have what it takes to make streaming into a full time job? Here are some numbers you should consider in making that decision.

First up, minimum wage is generally 7.25 a hour, a work week is 40 hours.

Spreadsheet for US Minimum Wage at 7.25 & 40 Hours a week.
YearlyMonthlyTwo WeeklyWeekly
Gross Income$15,080.00 $1,256.67 $580.00 $290.00
Taxable Income$4,680.00 $390.00 $180.00 $90.00
Federal Tax$468.00 $39.00 $18.00 $9.00
Social Security$1,153.62 $96.14 $44.37 $22.19
Total$13,458.38 $1,121.53 $517.63 $258.82

Next up streaming income, the super bare bone basics!

Twitch Revenue Dashboard


Advertisements / Subscription / Bit Income
  • For every 1000 Impressions (not blocked by Adblockers) you earn an average of 3.00
    Twitch runs 1 Ad during the start of a stream and another at the end.
    • Partners have the option to trigger mid-roll ads every 8 minutes in various blocks.
  • For you to make minimum wage you need roughly 2,420 Ad Impressions Per Hour
    • For 8 Hours per day that is 19,360 Ad Impressions
      Note, video ad time play is also taking into account, but I'm not sure how to calculate that metric, I'm leaving that out and just keeping basic ad impressions.
  • If you go by just base entry sub of 4.99@50% split and only that you will need to have around 503 to meet the monthly minimum wage amount.
    • That’s about 16 or so every day for 30 days.
  • For bits and only bits you have to get 125,600 each month.
Some issues you have to take into account for advertising income. First problem is viewers who use ad blockers, Twitch has recently updated the advertising servers to bypass many blocking apps but its not perfect.  Other issues many streamers do not account is for geo viewers, if viewers are located in countries with no advertising inventory (some are discounted ad rates ie 1.00 per 1k ad views), you cant account for that; nor can you account for general advertising inventory shortages. Advertising inventory shortages from my understanding happen alot during off advertising spending months or generally during big platform wide concurrent peeks. - review the best months to stream

Check your broadcaster stats, run it against the above basic data and see if you have at least minimum wage type of potential before going full-time.


Monday, October 9, 2017

Android app blank screen during login fix

How to fix the blank screen when tapping login on the Twitch android app!

So I recently ran into this issue with the Twitch mobile app on a samsung galaxy s4 phone.

Since I haven't used this phone for anything in a long time, some android related updates were missing.

In order to fix this blank login screen I had to go to the app store and update "Android System WebView"


Direct URL Link:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.webview&hl=en


Upon installing the update and trying the Twitch android app again, the login screen worked and I was able to get into my twitch account.

Other options you may consider if still having problems.
  • Uninstall and reinstall the latest twitch android app
  • Make sure to delete all cache from the app in settings