Download VLC: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
Download Livestreamer: https://github.com/chrippa/livestreamer/releases
1st method (easiest in my opinion)
Make a new notepad document and paste this in (ends at exit):
echo 1. Enter channel:
set /p channel=%channel%
echo 2. Enter quality (mobile_low, 280p, 360p, 480p, mobile_high, 720p, source)
echo or (worst, low, medium, high, best, for automatic selection)
echo (try best first, if stream lags, try high or mobile_high):
set /p quality=%quality%
start livestreamer.exe twitch.tv/%channel% %quality% –ringbuffer-size 65536 –rtmpdump “%~dp0rtmpdumprtmpdump.exe” –player “c:program files (x86)videolanvlcvlc.exe”
Save the document as ‘all types’ and chose a filename with .bat at the end of it, like this: Twitchstream.bat save it and open it.
Now enter your desired channel, choose the quality and hit enter 🙂
Press Windows key+R and write: livestreamer twitch.tv/STREAMYOUWATCH best
At the end write either low, high, medium, mobile or best (source) to decide the quality of the stream. Then press enter.
I would recommend just making a premade notepad document with all your followed streams.
Here is an example of how I have it in my document:
livestreamer twitch.tv/sodapoppin best
livestreamer twitch.tv/lirik best
livestreamer twitch.tv/summit1g best
This makes it easier and you can just copy and paste after pressing Windows Key+R
Thanks to the Dota 2 post on Reddit “How to watch twitch through VLC”: http://www.reddit.com/r/DotA2/comments/1o5n68/how_to_watch_twitch_through_vlc/
The stream has to be in 60 FPS for you to be able to view it in 60 FPS.
In my experience I have problems seeing the 60FPS when on Twitch.tv it feels more like sluggish 30FPS, so using Livestreamer has really improved my Twitch experience.
Stream I used as an example was: http://www.twitch.tv/summit1g