I spent some time this weekend doing research on PS4 streaming. I’ll admit I was somewhat inspired by the Artwork & Assets thread. Why can’t I have nice things?
I chose PS4 because I expected it to be the simpler platform. No need for capture cards or Blue Yetis. I thought all the basic tools would be present in the console.
My main concern was bandwidth. My service provides a measly 1.5Mbs upload speed. Would that suffice for streaming? Again I suspected the PS4 would be the better choice for testing.
I searched various websites and forums but never got a clear answer on minimum requirements for streaming. So this morning while the baby was sleeping I linked my Twitch account, set my PC to my channel, and hit that Share button. @Nubhugs was swell enough to join me for a few minutes.
I started out on Best(nonHD) quality. Stream seemed to run fairly well. I tried raising to HD but the video quality would drop constantly where there was action on the screen. I may try Medium level later just for a comparison.
At the present time I wouldn’t be able to have a consistent stream schedule. I doubt I could stream for 30-60 minutes at a time. But at least I have shown that I do have the capability and I might enjoy turning it on sometimes for the lulz.
So come check out teh_ninjaneer on Twitch. Profile pending.
Now to grab that awesome PS camera!