Gaming Video Live Facebook | How To Stream Live Gaming Video On Facebook
Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes who left facebook long time ago has told reporters that Mark is controlling facebook single-handedly and the board of director are just there to give advice and suggestion, Facebook is stealing all the features from other rivery social media and including it to Facebook in other to keep his over 2billion clients addicted to facebook and facebook gaming video is one of the features which some person believed he stole from YouTube, twitch and other video platforms.
Statistics have it that over 700 million users engage in one gaming activities every month, People is either Playing or watching or engaged in gaming groups on facebook. On our last post on how to create a facebook creator gaming video page, we discussed steps by step on how users and game lovers can create own their own gaming video fan page where they can easily put up their gaming videos and invite their friends to watch and probably make some cash off it. This post is about Gaming Video Live Facebook and How To Go Live On Facebook Gaming Video.
Facebook gaming video
Before we proceed to how to go live on Facebook gaming video, I will like to remind us of what facebook gaming video is all about, this is for those of us who are probably stumbling upon the keyword “gaming video” for the first time.
Facebook gaming video is the trending platform created by Facebook to keep a collection of gaming videos made by individuals and pro gamers. The Facebook gaming video page has a database of different kinds of gaming video played by professional gamers and your friends, where you can go to learn how to solve a game puzzle, tricks and cheat on how to maneuver games.
Going live on facebook take the same process like YouTobe and twitch and you will have to go through StreamLab, OBS, and XSplit.
Follow the steps below to go live on Facebook gaming video fan page.
How To Go Live On Facebook Gaming Video With StreamLab
To go live on Facebook gaming video, you will need a third party app called “STREAMLAB”. Stream lag is a tool gamer use to go live on their popular YouTube Channels or Twitch now Facebook has joined the Streamlab users.
Streamlab is a tool which gives you the power to go live with your gaming videos on YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook and you don’t just waste your time with your passion, this gives you the ability to monetize your live videos and make wooping sum with your live gaming videos.
Streamlab prides themselves with over 15 million users and Using Streamlabs OBS saves an average of 12hrs of setup time. Everything you’ll ever need to live stream is in one app and it’s all backed up to the cloud. We are going to discuss more streamlab on our upcoming post, you can subscribe to our email to be notified once we publish.
Streamlab is an amazing web-based app to Capture your screen and start streaming and is compatible with Facebook gaming videos live.
Streamlabs will analyze your internet speed and computer hardware configuration to optimize the best performance settings.
If you’d like to manually configure your settings: Click settings in the top right corner to open the settings window.
Click on “Output” in the side panel.
Choose your encoder.
Click on your hardware encoder (NVENC, Quick Sync) if you have one, or your software encoder (x264). We recommend choosing software unless you have a dedicated streaming PC.
Determine your bitrate.
Bitrate is determined by finding your upload speed and subtracting 20%. The recommended bit rate is 4000Kbps.
Keep the keyframe interval set at 2 for optimal quality.
Click “Video” from the side panel in the setting window.
Choose your video output and FPS value. Recommended settings are 720p (1280 x 720) resolution at 30 frames per second.
How To Go Live On Facebook Gaming Video With OBS
OBS meaning Open broadcast studio or software is another third-party app for Facebook gaming video live. Installing OBS is fast and easy and it integrates perfectly with the Facebook gaming video platform. You can download the app here and follow the setup procedures below.
Install and launch OBS, Skip the auto-configuration wizard for now.
Follow these video format guidelines in Settings > Output: Select “Advanced” in Output Mode dropdown.
Select a H264 video encoder in the Encoder dropdown. We recommend using a hardware encoder (i.e. NVENC or QuickSync) over the x264 software encoder unless you are using a dedicated streaming computer.
Check your upload speed and subtract about 20% to determine your bitrate. Recommended bitrate is 4000 Kbps (4 Mbps).
Keyframe Interval must be sent at least every 2 seconds throughout the stream.
Use H264 encoded video and AAC encoded audio only.
Go to Settings > Video to set up your resolution and fps. The max supported settings are 720p (1280 x 720) resolution at 30 frames per second.
How To Go Live On Facebook Gaming Video With Xsplit
Xsplit Is another third-party app you can use in place of Streamlab and OBS, they pride themselves with ” XSplit VCam makes cutting edge background removal and blurring possible with any webcam, without the need for expensive green screens, and complicated lighting setups.”.
If you wish to go live using Xsplit app, follow the steps below to set it up:
Download XSplit Broadcaster here (use version 3.4 upwards)
Install and launch XSplit
Login using your Facebook account.
Setup your Facebook output.
a. If you have never used XSplit before, the Facebook output will be automatically added for you. Go to Broadcast > [Facebook output].Otherwise, you can add a new output, go to Broadcast > Set up a new output > Facebook Live
b. Now in the Facebook Live Properties popup, click on “Authorize”, and log in using your Facebook credentials. You will need to grant XSplit permission to post for you.
c. In Post On, choose whether to post your live video on your timeline, a group or a page you manage. In Post As, choose whether to post your live video using your profile or as a page you manage.
XSplit is automatically set for to you stream at 720p 30fps. So unless you want to change this, move to the next section.
In Post On, choose whether to post your live video on your timeline, a group, an event, or a page you manage. In Post As, choose whether to post your live video from your personal profile or as a page you manage. We recommend you post on your page as the page.
For your Video Encoding setting: Facebook allows a maximum resolution and frame rate of 720p@30fps and the recommended bitrate is 2,500kbps, maximum is 4000kbps.
Codec: x264 (default), you can use other codecs that are available on your system (e.g. Quicksync, NVENC, AMD VCE).
Bitrate: The higher the bitrate the better the quality, but the higher the bandwidth it needs. It is recommended to set your bitrate by half of your upload speed. For example, if you have 5 Mbps upload speed you can set your bitrate to 2,500.
Mode: CBR (default)
Keyframe: 2 (recommended)
Preset: very fast (default)
You can ensure you are uploading 720p@30fps by setting it in the little gear icon.
Once everything is set up, hit OK to save the settings.
On our upcoming post, we are going to look at how to make a perfect live video using that third-party software we have discussed above.
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