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#1 Jiryn   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4384 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 04 October 2016 - 07:18 PM

I'm looking for a good game streaming and recording device for retro gaming.

I already own the Elgato Game Capture HD, along with the component, composite, and S-video connections.
I thought it worked well.. until I tried to record/stream certain games on the PS1 and PS2.

Specifically the "Mega Man X Collection"
All the games in the collection regularly change resolution between 480 and lower.
The resolution of the animated/anime style cut scenes, the actual game play, and the save screen are all at different resolutions.

Using the Elgato software, whenever there was a scene transition from one to another, the stream/recording would have to stop, disconnect, then reconnect at the new resolution. I even tried forcing it to stay the standed 640x480 resolution, but it still caused the same problems.

So at the end of every level, when the game went from the Weapon Get to the save screen, or when I lost all my lives and it went to the same screen, the device would have to stop, disconnect, and reconnect, causing major problems with both the stream and the recording.

I could not get the component/composite/s-video connection to work with OBS, like I could with HDMI.

I'm looking for a recording/streaming device that would have such a limitation.
I was looking at the Hauppauge 1212 HD-PVR or Rocket.

Any advice would be helpful, thank you!



#2 Jiryn   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4384 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 October 2016 - 09:29 PM

I've been able to get it to work slightly better.

After screwing with OBS' configuration, I was able to get it to work, and to get the stream to stop disconnecting during resolution changes.
Now it briefly flashes "NO SIGNAL" for a couple seconds, but continues to work.. thankfully.

 

Not the best solution, but works for now



#3 Síocháin Zum Subete   Banned Banned   1929 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

Síocháin Zum Subete

Posted 03 February 2017 - 11:49 AM

Was it OBS or the Elgato that interrupted the connection? I was thinking about getting the Elgato Game Capture HD myself.



#4 Jiryn   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4384 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 03 February 2017 - 05:13 PM

Was it OBS or the Elgato that interrupted the connection? I was thinking about getting the Elgato Game Capture HD myself.

Elgato

Whenever the resolution changes, say from the splash screen to the game.. the elgato has to stop and restart in the new resoluion

With the Elgato software, it literally disconnects and reconnects to the stream everytime.

With OBS, it stays connected but the screen goes black for a brief second.



#5 Síocháin Zum Subete   Banned Banned   1929 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

Síocháin Zum Subete

Posted 03 February 2017 - 05:18 PM

I had an AverMedia Game Capture HD and when the resolution changed it would stop recording. Damn thing stopped working for me so I threw it away. I wonder what capture card would keep recording even though it changes like that, I kinda think a PC capture card might solve the problem.







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