NintenTom was curious about my live streaming setup in one of my "Request Advice" threads. So I thought it would be better to make a topic about it in the PC forum and share my findings... I hope that is okay! I'll edit this document should there be questions about certain specifics!
I just recently started getting curious about Twitch.tv, so I started doing a little research on how I could livestream my console gameplay through my PC. The big motivator/push was for the Extra Life 2013 Gaming Marathon on November 2nd I thought it would be nice to livestream my attempt into delerium for family & friends.
1. Livestream console gameplay at 720p (1280x720) at 30fps.
2. Stream webcam video with audio (picture-in-picture webcast).
3. Or... stream webcam video with separate USB mic audio.
PC Setup & Streaming Software:
I'm going with a Plantronics "Rig" headset/mixer combo for my console livestreaming, which was released this week on October 8th, 2013. I had a Turtle Beach PX22 universal gaming headset, however I was happier with the Rig headset audio. Alternatively, I have an Audio Technica AT2020 USB Mic (with a foam cover and mic stand) if I prefer to stream my mic audio through that for commentary.
Details get slightly complicated when it comes to broadcasting with XSplit and streaming both game console audio and headset-or-USB mic audio, depending on how complex one wants to go. I can explain my setup in more detail later.
What about multiple console hookups to the LGP's one HDMI input?
For that, I picked up a Kinivo 5-port HDMI splitter:
Console HDMI Output --> Kinivo Splitter --> Avermedia LGP (from here, this streams via USB 2.0 to the PC and also has an HDMI out which can go to your HDTV or Receiver - and there shouldn't be any noticeable lag to the HDTV or Receiver, for XSplit there will be, but it was expected).
It's getting way late, so I'll update this more soon if there are any questions Thanks!