You Tube vs Twitch

I been testing out the difference between Twitch and You Tube live. You just tilted you’re head and said what are they. What the are is a way to broadcast a game or even a podcast to the internet live and in some case’s have it stay on the service for the world to watch later.

DCS World Military Flight Sim

One of the tings I was looking to do was to get the voice chat that we use during the flight to record live. There are a number of ways to record the game and its sound, but to get the voice levels correct Is not easy.

I started with Twitch and created a account now its a great place to watch what games or podcast’s you want and you can text chat live as they are doing it. But I found out fast it’s built for the kids with a “share” and “points” system I still can not figure out. I tested 2 live broadcast’s and everyone could see and hear what we were doing, I thought great. I saw what what I thought was the video processing and gave it some time to post to my Twitch home page. Days later I saw nothing and was wondering why. From what I saw in the FAQ you have to have X amount of followers before that happens. Also you have meet a requirements before you can upload video’s to the service.

My joystick

So I went to You tube to try it there, now I have a number of videos I have uploaded to the service over the years. I found out you need a code to broadcast and it’s takes 24 hours for them yo “activate” it that was no problem. The software that I am using ( free ) can send the live feed to either service and after getting used to it everything was fine. The video above is what we did Saturday night, now this is not the best example of me playing or broadcasting but you live you learn, it was fun.

Mini PC

I got this 3 days ago and plugged it into my TV and off to the race it went. It comes with Windows 10 version 1909 and updating took a while but I expected that so I just let it sit and do its thing. Now you only have 64gig of space on the drive so after all the updates and apps that come in windows, you will have to do some cleaning up.

After removing all the apps I will not use and using storage sense I have over half the drive free. I have not installed Chrome ( don’t think it would work well ) I did upgrade Microsofts Edge browser to the new chrome version and its working great.
Day 3 installed Ubuntu 20.04 and the install went well but the performance did slow down a bit. I only gave it about a hour ( didn’t give it a fair shake ) with Ubuntu on it and decided to go back to Windows. Now I forgot it came with Windows 1909 and the only USB I have is version 2004. When I did the upgrades on 1909 it said 2004 would be coming soon.
Installed Windows 10 version 2004 and it’s not having any problems so far.

I would recommend one of these devices if all you want to do is surf and browse the internet why pay more.