My Experiment: The AMV Channel

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My Experiment: The AMV Channel

Postby Radical_Yue » Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:50 pm

So, to put it simply....this: http://www.livestream.com/theamvchannel

The goal is to have an AMV channel with non-stop streaming going on. Whether it just be random videos, AMV Reviews, anime reviews, whatever. One of my goals for the future is to have livestreams of contests, complete with intros, bumpers, credits, etc... going at the same time of an AMV contest IRL. Obviously, I've got a lot of work to do but if anyone has suggestions for things they'd like to see or anything, please feel free to post.


Currently (as of this post) I have all of the videos from the AMV Announcement section's first page streaming on loop. Videos that are announcements but are only available on youtube are obviously not streaming, and those with file formats the site doesn't work with will have to be re-encoded later. It's about 1:16 minutes worth of content currently and will probably be going for a while till I can get to work on assembling the next playlist, but for now I see it as a good way to try and draw people to some of the more recent videos on the org.

Just to make it clear, this isn't an Org thing persay, this is me. This isn't being backed by any of the other moderators or anything like that. So yeah, I am the evil overlord here. :P

But yeah |:>

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/TheAmvChannel
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Re: My Experiment: The AMV Channel

Postby milkmandan » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:19 pm

Me and a group of friends have been in the streaming scene for a while now, mostly games and stream casts for Japanese Culture related topics (Anime/JPOP/etc).

This is a great idea, but keep in mind stream sites are the same as Youtube, or any other video site. Broadcasting licensed music or video can get your account banned depending on the ToS of the site you are streaming to and whether or not the content you are streaming is allowed for personal streams.

I personally would not use livestream. I hate their service, it costs money to stream in HD, and their broadcasting program is inefficient compared to other programs such as Xsplit, etc.
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Re: My Experiment: The AMV Channel

Postby Radical_Yue » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:21 pm

Yeah, I understand it could be taken down at anytime and such :P


I actually experimented with justin tv first, livestream was nowhere near my first choice. However, not a lot of streaming services offer the tools I require and I need to be able to upload pre-recorded footage. This is not being streamed from my desktop currently.
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Re: My Experiment: The AMV Channel

Postby milkmandan » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:29 pm

Ahhhhh, it makes sense then.
My bad, I didn't know you needed that upload bit.
The closest thing I have, is using Xsplit and the Video Playlist plugin :\ I am still live streaming, but only from a video playlist with videos hosted on my local network.
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Re: My Experiment: The AMV Channel

Postby kireblue » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:35 pm

I think that this is a awesome idea. I plan on live streaming MomoCon's AMV contest in March, so I've been messing around with a program called XSplit. http://www.xsplit.com/

One cool feature that XSplit has is that it allows you to simultaneously stream to multiple channels. For examle, I could stream the same content simultaneously to my UStream channel and your LiveStream channel.

When combined with LiveStream's Production team feature, you will then be able to give people limited access to your channel that will allow them stream content like AMV reviews and LIVE contest screenings whenever you grant them access. http://www.livestream.com/userguide/ind ... ction_Team

Radical_Yue wrote:Yeah, I understand it could be taken down at anytime and such :P


I actually experimented with justin tv first, livestream was nowhere near my first choice. However, not a lot of streaming services offer the tools I require and I need to be able to upload pre-recorded footage. This is not being streamed from my desktop currently.

How about you make the streams password protected in order to add a level of security? This would of course mean that the password would have to be fairly obvious and well known. Simply making the password "AMV" should suffice.
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Re: My Experiment: The AMV Channel

Postby milkmandan » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:40 pm

kireblue wrote:How about you make the streams password protected in order to add a level of security? This would of course mean that the password would have to be fairly obvious and well known. Simply making the password "AMV" should suffice.

Hmmm, not sure if password protecting the stream would be a good idea, as it might deter people who want to watch but don't know the password.
Just my two cents ;)

And yes, I <3 XSplit, unfortunately it does cost a little bit of money for a license.
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Re: My Experiment: The AMV Channel

Postby Radical_Yue » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:43 pm

Yeah, once I get some more $$$ I'll be exploring quite a bit more options.
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Re: My Experiment: The AMV Channel

Postby kireblue » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:45 pm

milkmandan wrote:
kireblue wrote:How about you make the streams password protected in order to add a level of security? This would of course mean that the password would have to be fairly obvious and well known. Simply making the password "AMV" should suffice.

Hmmm, not sure if password protecting the stream would be a good idea, as it might deter people who want to watch but don't know the password.
Just my two cents ;)

And yes, I <3 XSplit, unfortunately it does cost a little bit of money for a license.

you don't need the license though. The free version works perfectly, and a 3 month Personal license is only $15 (if you really want the better audio feed option).
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Re: My Experiment: The AMV Channel

Postby kireblue » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:49 pm

Radical_Yue wrote:Yeah, once I get some more $$$ I'll be exploring quite a bit more options.

I don't even think that you would even need to pay for anything since your channel would only act a a hub. It could be up to each individual streamer to make the decision whether or not they want to pay for their own license.
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Re: My Experiment: The AMV Channel

Postby BasharOfTheAges » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:59 pm

Always up for this sorta thing. I really liked the dual (video + audience) live stream thing Nate did at Youmacon last weekend.
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Re: My Experiment: The AMV Channel

Postby DriftRoot » Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:51 am

I really enjoy livestreaming AMVs when I can chat with folks also watching, makes it a little like watching AMVs at a con (being a sort of group activity). I also think it's a great way to watch stuff in a less intense, easy-to-digest manner than single viewing/downloading - during the VCAs, for instance, NG's livestream was fantastic for me in this regard. I was introduced to a ton of videos I'd probably never have otherwise really paid attention to, just by logging on for a couple of hours. Having my PC hooked up to a TV helps...just flip the livestream over there, and I can do whatever I want meanwhile on my PC without it interfering. :mrgreen:
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Re: My Experiment: The AMV Channel

Postby Radical_Yue » Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:29 am

We have a facebook page :P http://www.facebook.com/TheAmvChannel

Whenever I change the stream, updates will go there and such. It'll probably just stay on the announcements for a bit but I am currently working on some other playlists in the meantime.


So like I said, if anyone has any suggestions, give 'em to me and I'll do my best. :P
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Re: My Experiment: The AMV Channel

Postby Zanzaben » Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:19 am

One thing you could stream would be people editing/making videos. That would probably be harder to organize but I think it would be pretty cool if you had different editors streaming things they are making. I know that Shin sometimes does it. The best way I could see that working out it give access to the account to a couple select editors and just have them log on and pause the playlist and show what they are doing if they feel like it.

Another thing to show besides the first 2 pages of announcements would be stuff from different conventions or other popular things. I would look through this thread viewtopic.php?f=2&t=111280 for some ideas.
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Re: My Experiment: The AMV Channel

Postby Radical_Yue » Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:38 am

Zanzaben wrote:One thing you could stream would be people editing/making videos. That would probably be harder to organize but I think it would be pretty cool if you had different editors streaming things they are making. I know that Shin sometimes does it. The best way I could see that working out it give access to the account to a couple select editors and just have them log on and pause the playlist and show what they are doing if they feel like it.

Another thing to show besides the first 2 pages of announcements would be stuff from different conventions or other popular things. I would look through this thread viewtopic.php?f=2&t=111280 for some ideas.



Yeah, showing editors streaming their editing process is actually one of the plans we have lined up.

I'll take that thread into consideration. I'd have a lot more running right now if livestream didn't take so long to upload/convert files xD


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Re: My Experiment: The AMV Channel

Postby HalOfBorg » Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:51 am

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