@L0rdCROISSANT This bot will do that for you :)
You're only as old as you think you are :D
I'm a professional YouTuber! I make videos about language learning & travel, and the surrounding blog (1 million visitors / month) and books (5 published: #languagehacking Spanish/French/Italian/German & "Fluent in 3 Months") helps me focus on making online content that encourages people to learn languages. I've been experimenting with live streaming and hope to learn with Beam and grow with this community!
@Drac346 Thanks for that update!
Yeah, the switch to FTL is something I'm eager to do, as sharing a stream of the Jackbox party pack would be a fun way to get to know the community in a more interactive way!
OK, I'm sold! I'll use both Xsplit and OBS. I'm confident my system can handle it! Then I can use plugins more appropriate to each one. Is there a good directory of RTMP and FTP services to plug into for each system? Appreciate you sharing those thoughts with me. Solid argument, and I may only run both streaming software simultaneously for particular streams, and make the mostly-Beam shift myself too. Just keep seeing more and more reasons why this is the place to be!
@AcuteJungle66 I agree with your analysis that Beam, WAY more so than other platforms, leads to more people within the platform getting to know you and following your stuff, even from my little experience here. I've definitely relied on other social media platforms in the past to direct people between them, so it's refreshing that I can interact with people here pretty quickly without having to overping my other channels.
The weekend is almost here - can't wait to start streaming again :)
Thanks so much for the warm welcomes everyone :)
@Blackcat No worries, you'll catch me soon! Going to try to stream on Friday (maybe 6PM EST / midnight CET) if I successfully finish my week's work! Might do a spontaneous non game stream too, specific to language learning questions, and then a few more this weekend. So you're bound to catch me pretty soon!
I've never tagged the "Web show" on Beam properly (I was looking for IRL like on Twitch and in my last stream someone pointed this out to me), so hopefully my web show streams that I do loads of might seem interesting here on Beam.
@CharmingCharliee Yep! It's on Audible/Amazon under "Fluent in 3 Months". Nothing as of yet on the language hacking series.
Glad my channel is giving you that inspiration!!
@AngryLilSam Cheers! See you then!
I would keep doing what you're doing. We need streamers like you to help the international community grow, and hopefully Beam will add a language option similar to what Twitch has. Something like that is essential so the content can be seamlessly displayed all in one language.
Until then, by writing [GER/ENG] you are getting the best of both worlds - showing up in the main list of streamers, and pulling in those German speakers, but also getting the curious watchers who want to get a taste of seeing a stream in a language they may actually be curious about learning :) You'll get less engagement from people who feel like writing a comment would hijack things, but maybe have text in the description that says you welcome comments in English and German. Keep engaging whenever someone says hi in English, but stay true to stream mostly in German for sure!
Hey @Blackcat ! A fellow YouTuber starting on Beam! I've a pretty successful YT channel, but am both starting here AND starting with game streams (my videos were on other topics), so you've got a good head start on me. I asked some questions too these recent days and got some great replies here that you may find useful!
Great job on having so many followers after your first livestream! How did you get your YouTube viewers to come over? A teaser video? I tried mutli-streaming, but of course then they just stay on YouTube rather than coming over.
Since you two (and likely a few others who might pop into this thread), like the kind of interesting growth methods and outreaches that I'm getting into, I figured I'd share something with you.
In my latest experiment, I'm abusing my non-gamer powers to make connections :D
I'm verified on twitter (because of things like an international best selling book on language learning), and when you have that tick mark, the cool thing is that there's an extra tab on twitter for when other verified users @ you, and often the setting people have is that it pushes to your phone from that kind of @ when it wouldn't for most other people's @ s. Even if they just catch up after a while, you will be highlighted on that tab with way less people. So I followed a bunch of gamer twitters (specific games, like the official mass effect twitter, gaming companies, game streaming services like Beam etc.) to get a way better sense of how the industry is going, what the latest news is etc., and I reply as I see cool things to reply to, or just to generally say thanks or that I can't wait to play the game.
Generally this means I'll make those connections easier, and learn way more to have more fun :)
WOW. My suspicions were right about this community and how welcoming it would be!
@Drac346 Thanks so much for sharing those thoughts with me!
Otherwise TONS of food for thought in your reply. Thanks so much!!!! Love the way you think, since I've been in "analytical" mode about gaming for a few weeks now. I probably need to be less like that a little and just enjoy it, but the mad scientist in me can't help it. :) Hopefully you'll see my stuff grow from this conversation!
Thanks for the deep thoughts in your reply too :)
Thanks a million!! I'll keep experimenting and let you guys know how it goes :) Feeling very welcome here!!
I just introed myself here, if you want to know more about my background. Great to be a part of the community!
TLDR; I make videos for a living, but have been travelling for over a decade and am just getting back into gaming in general, as well as getting started on live streaming. I'd love to pick your brains!
Anything else you think I should keep in mind, let me know! Thanks and can't wait to do dive into Beam!
I'm https://beam.pro/polyglot - I started on YouTube in its very early days (11 years ago) and am crazy about making videos about all sorts of stuff (my YouTube is http://benny.tube ), especially language learning and travel. While YouTube has been the core of what I do, secondary stuff like a blog to embed the videos on exploded and ended up being what I make a living from (yay!) and led to some book deals. All well and good, but the books ended up being so much work (ever hear of the uberman sleeping schedule? I was getting 2 hours sleep a night over several months last year) that I've been doing essentially only that for recent years.
Emerging from my "cave" recently and discovering the wonders of live streaming, and have been streaming random vids over the last month. I love video, and I love interacting with people online, so it's been so much fun to play around with it! I use Xsplit and have been doing little experiments with multiple layers. You can see the kind of fun I have in this 10 second clip where I'm trying to sing along to an opera song.
Other than random live vids I wanted to get back into gaming, since I've worked far too much and deserve some joy in life :D But I've been out of the "game" for a super long time (graduated uni in 2003, and wandered the world for 13 years until settling in New York - never had the equipment to play decent games until recently).
I tried twitch, but it hasn't jived with me so far. Here on Beam though, I contacted the partner evaluation guys and even though I just signed up and barely got any views, they gave me a super nice long chat with tips on what Beam can do, and what I can try out, before I apply again for partner consideration as I grow my channel in the mean time. They didn't say "yes, let's make you a partner" and it makes sense that they shouldn't just based on followers I have elsewhere, which I respect - but the personal attention was great! Shows me this is the right place to be :) [I applied to be a partner on Twitch, and despite 60k YouTube subs, verified twitter, 120k Facebook fans, 1 million visitors/month blog etc., they essentially replied to just say "Get back to us when you have 500 concurrent viewers" on that was it..]
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