Just want to know when we’re online?

1) Create a Twitch.tv account! (use an email address you don’t mind sharing)

2) Follow RedditSpaceProgram: http://www.twitch.tv/redditspaceprogram

3) By default, Twitch should email you when the channel goes online. Alternatively, users may post to the sub with a [LIVE] tag to let people know they’re broadcasting. (mods may remove these posts when the stream is a few hours old)

Want to broadcast an official mission, design process, or flight?

That’s great! As long as it isn’t abused, I see no reason why any RSP pilot can’t use this channel to broadcast any gameplay. It doesn’t have to be an official mission.

1) Create an account.

2) Request a streaming trial by sending a request via modmail. We need to make sure that your software is configured correctly so you don’t broadcast your desktop and not the game.

3) Receive a broadcast key. Provide the email to your Twitch account, and the approximate time you expect to broadcast (you can plan this hours in advance if you like). This key may be revoked after your broadcast so that we can maintain control of the content on this channel. When you want to do another broadcast, just request a new key.

4) Install and use any compatible broadcast tool. Make sure you save the broadcast code Twitch sends you! I’m recommending you use the free Open Broadcaster.

5) Post to the RSP sub with a [Live] tag! Not everyone will be following on Twitch, and a post will help catch the attention of interested pilots. These posts may be removed by mods after the session has ended to keep the front page clear.

6) Keep it clean. You’re potentially broadcasting to a mixed audience, keep that in mind.

How to use OpenBroadcaster and Twitch to livestream

1) Install Open Broadcaster. (It may prompt you to install a DirectX update, it did for me in Win8.1)

2) Run the software.

In the bottom right, click Settings

Go to Broadcast settings

- Mode: Livestream

- Service: Twitch/Justin.tv

- Select the Server nearest you.

- Paste the Stream Key you received in your RSP broadcast invitation email from Twitch

- DISABLE Start/Stop stream hotkey 

Go to Video settings:

- Check the box to disable Aero (Win7, Vista)

- Consider downscaling the video if your computer/network’s performance suffers.

Go To Advanced

- Set Keyframe interval to 2 seconds. (Twitch compatibility setting)

Go To Audio options  

- Set your Default Audio Device (if necessary)

- Push-To-Talk if you don’t want everything you say broadcast

Go to Microphone Noise Gate (optional)

- Noise gate: this tries to filter out background noises.

3) Launch KSP

3) Right click in the Sources box, Add-> Game Capture.  In the Application dropdown select KSP.

4) Click Preview Stream, check that it is showing what you want, and only what you want.  I’ve found it’s useful to have the stream loaded as well (but turn off the audio to avoid an echo.  

5) Stop preview, then start the stream! you’re LIVE!