Live streaming gameplay to Twitch.tv


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Introduction

Action! LIVE Streaming allows to stream all your gameplays or desktop activites online. Play games and share your gameplay with viewers from all over the world with Twitch.tv service.

Follow this tutorial to learn how to stream gameplay to Twitch.tv.

Action! LIVE Streaming

Run Action! and select "Action! LIVE Streaming" tab.

Mirillis Action! - LIVE Streaming

Enable Action! LIVE Streaming

Select "Enable Action! LIVE Streaming" option.

Mirillis Action! - Enable LIVE Streaming

LIVE Streaming settings

Use video size, framerate and bitrate settings to setup your broadcast.

Mirillis Action! - Streaming settings

Live streaming with HD resolutions is recommended for PCs with Intel Quick Sync Video, AMD APP or NVIDIA NVENC acceleration for video encoding.

Please remember that you must adjust your settings to your internet connection upload speed. If you experience any performance problems please reduce video size and/or framerate/bitrate and try again.

Login to your Twitch.tv account

To stream gameplay to Twitch.tv please select Twitch.tv from "Streaming service" dropdown.

Mirillis Action! - Broadcast Settings

Please note that it is required to have a Twitch.tv account to start live streaming to this service. Open http://www.twitch.tv/ and sign up for a new account if you don't have one.

Now, click Login with Twitch button to show a new Login window. Login to your Twitch account.

If you experience any problems and cannot login with your Twitch.tv account please see chapter "Alternative way to live stream to Twitch.tv with Action!" below.

Mirillis Action! - Login with Twitch.tv

Set your preferred recording mode

Switch Action! recording mode to "Games and Applications" or "Active screen". Both are great to capture and live stream games.

Mirillis Action! - Games&Applications recording mode

Start LIVE Streaming to Twitch.tv with Action!

Run your game, Action! HUD should appear in the top right (default position) corner of your game displaying current game framerate in blue color. This means that game is active, Action! is connected and ready to start gameplay streaming.

Press Ctrl+F9 hotkey to start gameplay streaming to Twitch.tv. HUD status displays "LIVE" icon showing that gameplay streaming is in progress and by default it displays current number of your live stream viewers.

Mirillis Action! - Streaming gameplay to Twitch.tv

Press Ctrl+F9 hotkey again to stop gameplay streaming. HUD status changes showing that your gameplay streaming has finished.

Mirillis Action! - Streaming finished

Alternative way to live stream to Twitch.tv with Action!

With Action! it is extremely easy and fast to start live streaming to Twitch.tv using Twitch.tv Streaming service profile and logging in. However if you have trouble logging in, you can try another method to live stream to Twitch.tv without loggin in.

Alternative way for live streaming to Twitch.tv requires to use Custom Streaming service and provide RTMP server url and Stream Key. Follow the steps below to learn how to use this alternative way.

1. Run Action!, open LIVE tab and select Custom Streaming service.

Mirillis Action! - Custom Streaming Service selected

2. Select the Twitch RTMP server closest to your location for the best performance. A list of Twitch RTMP URLs is available in example at: https://bashtech.net/twitch/ingest.php
Copy and paste your selected RTMP URL to Server / URL field.

Mirillis Action! - RTMP URL for Twitch.tv

3. Now, we need a Stream Key. Open web browser, open Twitch.tv and log in to your account.
Go to your Dashboard and select Stream Key tab at the top of the page. Click Show Key button to display your Stream Key.

Mirillis Action! - RTMP URL for Twitch.tv

4. Copy and paste Streamkey to Action!
Now you are all set up and ready to start live streaming to Twitch.tv.

Mirillis Action! - RTMP URL for Twitch.tv