A preview of what’s coming with StreamFX v0.9

A lot of time has passed since the 0.8 release of StreamFX, and since then a lot of code has been submitted and tested. A ton of issues have been fixed internally, making everything work better, and a lot of new features are being worked on. Let’s take a quick look at the already confirmed additions! The FFmpeg Encoders are now available on Linux! You can now use the fancy NVENC UI/UX from StreamFX on your Linux machine! While zero-copy is not supported due to a limitation in OBS Studio itself, all the encoders should be available to you as long as you have the necessary system drivers. This limitation is not something I can work around, so if you need zero-copy you will have to stick with Windows, or find an alternative solution – or just learn coding and write the necessary code in OBS Studio. Continue reading

StreamFX v0.8.1 is now available!

In the two months since the release of Version 0.8.0, a lot of bugs have been discovered – which now have been fixed with Version 0.8.1! Let’s take a closer look at the things that have been fixed. Update: Update 0.8.2 has been released fixing the newly discovered issues in 0.8.1. The links in the post have been updated.Update: 0.8.3 is out, and the links have been updated. Improving the Installer experience on Windows This had been on the table for a while, and finally made it in. Due to the excessive flood of people not reading the installation instructions and asking the same question – usually within seconds of the same question being answered – the installation process had to become a bit more automatic.With that in mind, I went to town on the installer. Continue reading

StreamFX now has its own Discord!

Due to an excessive amount of channels required for StreamFX, I’ve decided to split it off into its own Discord server. You can join it using this link, and enjoy all the new features in it. Make sure to read the rules and select your roles according to what you want to do! The Server features dedicated roles for each category of tasks, in order to better help users do things. Each role also has a dedicated releases channel for their own content in order to spread the content to other creators that are less skilled at the task. You can also now advertise your content in the dedicated channels for it, such as your stream or your YouTube channel. Continue reading

Funding StreamFX: Where to go from here?

StreamFX has grown into one of the most used plugins for OBS Studio, often being called essential for big and small creators alike. And yet, there is a massive problem facing StreamFX: A lack of funding. Like any project, StreamFX can’t survive without it, so where do we go from here? Currently the funding come from Github Sponsors, Twitch Subscriptions, Patreon, and my own job. The first three make up around $110 in total (+- some amount), which I’m really thankful for. While $110 is not a lot, it does help a bit, and reduces my time spent at work ever so slightly. Continue reading

The Art of encoding with NVIDIA NVENC

Streaming with more than one PC has been the leader in H.264 encoding for years, but NVIDIAs Turing and Ampere generation has put a significant dent into that lead. The new generation of GPUs with the brand new encoder brought comparable quality x264 medium – if you can find a GPU that is. Let’s take a look at what’s needed to set up your stream for massively improved quality. Continue reading

Is a 48kHz sample rate truly enough for Audio?

Ever since the day that we’ve been able to push sample rate higher than 44.1kHz, this question has appeared: What is the best sample rate for Audio, and can you actually hear the difference between 48kHz and 96kHz (or higher) sample rates? Before we get into this, note that I am not an audio engineer, or a scientist. I am a software developer, who is often too curious for his own good, resulting in weird new projects – like StreamFX. So take this with a grain of salt, and if you know better, do feel free to contact me! Continue reading

RTX Voice in my VST-compatible Audio Software? It’s more likely than you think!

If you haven’t heard of RTX Voice, it’s basically “Krisp” in Discord but with less shitty audio quality. It’s based on Tensor, which can fall back onto CUDA hardware, but runs best on RTX due to the hardware accelerated Tensor cores on it. You can find a guide on how to set it up here on Nvidias own website. Continue reading

How to use the new Nvidia Face Tracking Filter in StreamFX

A short while ago I teased a new filter live on stream, and now that the Nvidia counterpart for it is publicly released I can finally go into more detail on what it does, why it is useful, and how you too can now use it on your Nvidia GeForce RTX hardware. Continue reading