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.
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.
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.
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.
Performance is important, and even more so in live streaming. Every streamer and content creator absolutely hates it to see the FPS number dip below the configured number – especially if it is a far drop below. But what can you actually do against that as a streamer or content creator?
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.
With StreamFX 0.8.0 being almost right on the doorstep of a stable release, I want to take a moment and guide you through everything that has changed since version 0.7.2. After all, who wants to upgrade to something they don’t know anything about?