Pi Model or other hardware: Pi model 4b
Power Supply used: Original from raspberry
RetroPie Version Used (eg 3.6, 3.8.1, 4.1 - do not write latest): 4.6
Built From: Pre made SD Image on RetroPie website
USB Devices connected: none
Controller used: wireless controller from 8bitdo
Error messages received: segmentation fault
Verbose log (if relevant): see next post
Emulator: both "ports" and "lr-pcsx-rearmed" (others not tester)
How to replicate the problem:
launch game from emustation
enter retroarch menù
settings -> recording
enter Twitch streaming URL with Key
set udp streaming port ti 1935
save settings (optional)
select "start streaming" when you launch game
You could also select any preset ( from low to High , or custom and select the file from previous topic)
Hi @Awesomegamer656. I've been streaming to Twitch directly from my Pi, going directly from the emulator like you have. It has worked for NES, SMS, Genesis/Megadrive and MAME and FBA, but for some reason it doesn't work with PCEngine. I haven't personally tried NXEngine (not even sure what that is, honestly) but there is another way, which is what I did to stream PCEngine.
Start up a game as normal, without the Twitch streaming custom emulator and hit Select + X to get into Retroarch. Go to the Quick menu and Settings and Recording and you can enter the Twitch link with stream key there. Then go back to main menu and you should see Start Streaming, and then it should be on your Twitch.
This thread from 2018 discussed a couple of options to stream your Pi's picture to another system, but I don't know how much of it is still viable. As you can see there, I tried to do it myself, but I eventually gave up, because it was either not working or too slow on my Pi 3B. Maybe the latter will be better on a Pi 4.
I also tried a external capture card for around 80€, but although it worked, it added somewhat of half a second of delay, which made most games not pleasant to play.
The reason I wanted to stream the picture rather than just use an hdmi splitter was that my 16:9 / 720p video projector doesn't like the native solution of the 4:3 / 1600x1200 monitor in my arcade cabinet. So I had to convert it somehow, and streaming was one possible way to do that.
Finally, I found a working solution in an external hdmi-to-vga converter, since my projector only has the aforementioned problems only with digital video signals. Luckily, there's no discernable difference in the quality of the analog vga picture, maybe because I spanned the hdmi cable most of the way and plugged the vga converter directly into the projector (it's only the size of a cable's connector without the cable).
Just some experiences that may show you a viable way for your setup.
@BGallagherLA I've just watched your videos . Those are really nice! The main point is you can play "nice and soft" on RBPi4.
If you check my streamings out you'll see the results are the same as yours. But unfortunetely unplayable on RBPi3. See you on Twitch!