SSBM Streaming Guide – Part 7: Helpful Software and Hints

In this final segment, I will offer tips for streaming and recording.

1. Easily editing the scoreboard for tournaments.

When I found this little program for Windows, it made my life a whole lot easier.

SBE – ScoreBoard Edit. This program has an interface that easily lets you change the players, scores, and other text sources on your stream.

2. Reduce the bad look of interlaced video sources (capture card).

Right click on your capture card source, and hit properties. Near the top, there will be an option for Deinterlacing.

Each of these options in this menu are different strategies to deinterlace your interlaced video source. In my opinion, the best one is Yadif2x, but you should try them all to see which one you like the best.

3. Adding multiple microphones/audio sources.

There’s a plugin for OBS Classic that allows you to add an audio capture device just like a video capture device.

Here’s the link: DirectShow Audio Source Plugin.

To install it, just pick the right version (64 bit vs 32 bit), and unzip the files into your plugins folder.

4. Using 32 bit or 64 bit

I’d recommend using 64 bit unless you encounter some problems. Some video sources work better or only on 32 bit mode.

5. Correct Game Resolution

TL;DR: Melee is not 4:3, Melee is 73:60 (584×480). PM is not 4:3, PM is 19:15 (608×480). Make your stream layouts represent this. (Source)

6. Diamond VC500 Tip

Whenever you start to capture using the Diamond VC500, the next time you try to capture, the audio will be muted. To fix this, after you end capture, exit OBS, plug out the capture card, and plug the capture card back in.

Also, if you want to use S-Video on the Diamond VC500, you’ll need to open EZ Grabber (the software that it came with) and in the settings you can change it to S-Video from Composite.

7. My Current Setup

Currently, I am using this streaming Setup:

I have a Wii with Melee. This Console has a cable that has both Composite and S-video. The S-video is plugged into the capture card, while the Composite video is sent to the player TV. I use AV splitters to split the audio.

This capture card is the Elgato Game Capture HD. The HDMI out port of the Elgato is sent to an HDMI monitor for the commentators to watch in real time.

This capture card is connected to a computer with an i5 processor and an GeForce GTX 670. Also connected to the computer are a Blue Yeti Webcam, a Logitech C920 for the players, and a Logitech C525 for the players.

Software wise, I coded a custom scoreboard software that is suited specifically to my stream layout. I run OBS 64-bit.

Here is the result: video.


This ends the SSBM Streaming Guide. Over time I may add things here and there, but if you have a question leave it as a comment. Good luck!

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