Stream Xbox One to OSX

Wanted a way to stream my Xbox One to my MacBook as my girlfriend wanted to watch TV and I only had a MacBook with me. Simple and easy to use program (but it is only a trail). Would not use it to play multiplayer games, but good enough for some singleplayer fun.

OneCast Download: https://onecast.me/
Buy Xbox ONE S 1 TB: https://amzn.to/2DfBYvT

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Make a basic dynamic flash template for CasparCG

CasparCG is play-out software often used in broadcast for graphics and overlays and even better it is free! I am making several tutorials on how it works and how you can use it in your broadcast (all CasparCG tutorials are in this PLAYLIST), but first, we need to prepare some assets for it to be usable in CasparCG. The first tutorial is how to make a simple lower third from a video file (that includes alpha) and convert it into a CasparCG flash template with the Template Generator plugin in Animate CC (2019 is tested).

Most of it is explained in the video, but make sure that you download the Template Generator and have Animate CC installed on OSX High Sierra or Windows 10. Those are the two platforms I personally have tested. At the beginning After Effects is used to convert the video into a PNG sequence, but there are also other alternatives that can be used.

How to make a basic dynamic text flash template in Animate CC

You can use the template generator on OSX and Windows. The following videos are how you can install the Template Generator for the two different OS.

How to install Template Generator Animate CC 2019 Windows 10


How to install Template Generator Animate CC 2019 OSX

Animate CC: https://www.adobe.com/products/animate.html
Template Generator: http://sourceforge.net/projects/casparcg/files/CasparCG_Template_Generator/
Buy Animate CC: https://amzn.to/2M5ZuOI

More CasparCG Tutorials in this YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQES5AxInv6DFl-WPy4MmRwsuz9pLrp3U

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Use the Stream Deck to play out CasparCG

The Stream Deck from Elgato is a useful device for streamers, but also to control loads of different devices or programs while using the Companion app. With the app you can control for instance CasparCG. A graphics and media playout system used by several broadcast companies.

In this short YouTube video, I will show you how you easily can set it up with CasparCG.

Bitfocus Companion: https://bitfocus.io/companion/
Buy Elgato Stream Deck: https://amzn.to/2SyKcED
Icons I make can be found in this Google Drive:https://drive.google.com/open?id=1VzHK1gFm82SdD-vAaSg0cjGTwLEfFuKz

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How to set up Twitch Plays

For a project, I was asked to set up a Twitch Plays. This is how I did it and the links for all what you need are under the video. Note that it doesn’t work with all games, but when you have it running it basically gets the keyboard inputs from the Twitch chat. If you find any error make sure to check out the comment section of the video as most of the explicit errors are explained there. 

How to make your own Twitch Plays with Python.
Twitch Plays Quake during DreamHack Winter 2018

Python: https://www.python.org/
PyWin32: https://sourceforge.net/projects/pywin32/files/pywin32/Build%20221/
Script*: https://drive.google.com/file/u/1/d/1BuxFUhDiM2lViSExvpgv91PKTCtMqJI6/view?usp=sharing
Modified script by Paul Zappia to have words as keystrokes: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1myH9JAkMFXzcr8HBYJT_S1t4jmR-O2GX

* updated script on the 5-12-2017 so it won’t crash when it doesn’t recognize a character

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Short Tutorial: Tweets Live in Gephi

This needed to be made as it kinda does the same as a tutorial I made 4 years ago on how to get Twitter data live into Gephi. For the ones that don’t know Gephi: It is a visualization tool that I use for scraping and analyzing data. With a Twitter analysis you could, for instance, see what users were the most important during the time you were gathering data. An example is a simple visualization I made during DreamHack Denver.

It is fun to play around with and see what people are actually influential during an event as it comes to conversation. Way more functions, but maybe I will make tutorials later on that.

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Short Tutorial: Visualize Twitter Connections live with Naoyun and Gephi

In my other post I show a simpler way of downloading live tweets using a plugin: Tweets Live in Gephi
One way to scrape and visualize Twitter Interactions is using Naoyun (http://matthieu-totet.fr/Koumin/tools/naoyun/), a small piece of software created by Matthieu Totet, and Gephi with the Streaming Graph plugin. A similar tool has, for example, been used to show the interactions during the Egyptian Revolution (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2guKJfvq4uI) over time. I personally use it to scrape data and visualize live events using some keywords or usernames. For instance the video below that shows one hour of interactions searching for #TDF (Tour de France) last year. It is a great way to identify conversations and key players on a certain subject.

 

 

To install Naoyun you have to download it at http://matthieu-totet.fr/Koumin/tools/naoyun/ and install Gephi that can be downloaded at: http://gephi.github.io/ The video below shows how to connect both programs and start live streaming Twitter interactions. The data collected consists of username, media, hashtag, link and status. Exporting is possible at the Data Labory in Gephi.

 

 

If you are having problems with running the Naoyun batch file follow this link to activate java in cmd:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X05JPr… (is about minecraft but applies)