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Razer Ripsaw Best Practices

Discussion in 'Broadcaster' started by Sam Orlando, Apr 6, 2016.

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  1. MythGS

    MythGS New Member

    So I am setting up a streaming PC to take CPU cycles of my gaming PC and be able to stream 1080p. And to do so, I am using a Razer Ripsaw.

    Thing is, what is the proper way to pipe the audio from my gaming PC to my streaming PC/Ripsaw? Do I do an audio out from gaming PC to audio in on streaming PC, or go from the gaming PC right into the Audio Mix In port on the Ripsaw?

    Still playing with it and will probably figure it out, but thought it may be a common question for similar setups.

    And then how am I suppose to hear my game if I'm sending the audio elsewhere to be picked up by the Ripsaw?

    Can't figure it out audio. Video is working, however it is worse than just streaming from my gaming PC and the gaming PC is on a different ISP than the streaming PC.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 6, 2016
  2. Destrok

    Destrok Well-Known Member

    Go straight from the gaming pc to the Ripsaw, the Ripsaw will broadcast the game audio just as if the sound were coming from the streaming pc itself. You should be able to wear headphones and have a separate cable running to the ripsaw itself so you can hear and record everything. I have been messing around with my ripsaw quite a bit over the last few days. When I get everything finalized I will post a guide on how to set it up. I am not using two different PC's, but have some interesting challenges of my own streaming my xbox one, and getting game audio since I am using a wireless headset and HDMI audio is turned off for the xbox.
     
  3. MythGS

    MythGS New Member

    Been trying that, but no dice so far. I have a 3.5 audio cable going from the audio out on my gaming PC mobo and setting playback to speakers (need to get some earbuds and make sure that is actually working). That is going into the AUX IN on the Ripsaw.

    On the streaming PC, I connect my Kraken 7.1 USB headphones, but what do I set so I can hear the audio coming through the Ripsaw?
     
  4. Destrok

    Destrok Well-Known Member

    That is a unique problem, give me some time to look into it and you may want to go ahead and contact support.
     
  5. MythGS

    MythGS New Member

    Tried out Acoustic Bridge by Stardock and it seems to work well. I was expecting some heavy latency with the video, but it is almost unnoticeable. I will try it tonight when I stream and see how it goes.
    ...
    That worked for about 5 minutes and then just stopped working for some reason.
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2016
  6. Junch

    Junch Associate Product Manager Staff Member

    Hey Sam, the best solution is to use a digital audio splitter like VoiceMeeter - that's what I personally use. http://vb-audio.pagesperso-orange.fr/Voicemeeter/

    It's free, and pretty simple to set up - you set it to just then send the audio both to your Ripsaw and your headset/speakers or whatever it is you normally use to hear audio from your gaming PC from.

    Hope this helps, let me know.
     
  7. MythGS

    MythGS New Member

    Thanks, Junch,

    But are there any step-by-step instructions on the physical setup? What cable goes from where to where? What devices are set as default on the gaming PC and the streaming PC?

    I will play with it more tonight and give VoiceMeeter a try.
     
  8. Detective_Chimp

    Detective_Chimp Active Member

    Couldn't this been made easier with an audio output headphone jack on the Ripsaw?
     
  9. Destrok

    Destrok Well-Known Member

    There is an aux port right on the front of it.
     
  10. Detective_Chimp

    Detective_Chimp Active Member

    Both ports are inputs according to the product page. It states the AUX port is for 'music input'.
     
  11. MythGS

    MythGS New Member

    Ok, so far Voice Meeter is working. Here are the details so far...



    On gaming PC, plug 3.5mm audio cable in mobo audio out (green) and connect to streaming PC mobo audio line in (light blue).

    On gaming PC, set Playback device to Speakers (Razer Surround Audio Controller). Set Recording device to Realtek Digital Input.

    On streaming PC, run Voice Meeter and set first Hardware Input to my Yeti microphone. Set second Hardware Input to Line-In (High Definition Audio). Set A1 Hardware Out to my Kraken 7.1 headset.

    In Devices, on Playback set VoiceMeeter Input as default with Headset Earphone as Default Communication Device. On Recording tab set VoiceMeeter Output as Default and Line In as Default Communication Device.

    With this configuration, I can hear YouTube videos playing on my gaming PC from my Kraken 7.1 headset plugged into the stream PC.

    Now time to test streaming with OBS.

    -=-=-=-=-

    Ok, that went fine. Had a goof when I attempted to switch my headphones back to the gaming PC as I realized I could not communicate via in-game VoiP. But I returned it back to the stream PC and got it working again.

    So I need another mic to use for in-game Voip, but everything else is working fine.

    I will keep using Voice Meeter for a week or so before I decide to purchase it, but so far it is working.
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2016
  12. MythGS

    MythGS New Member

    -=-=-=-=-

    Next day, both systems haven't been restarted or touched; launch OBS and Ripsaw is showing Signal Out of Range. Restarting both systems.

    -=-=-=-=-

    So apparently now the Ripsaw will not accept a 1080p signal at 60 or 30 Hz; only a 720p signal.
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2016
  13. Destrok

    Destrok Well-Known Member

    I had this issue, go to OBS, change video format from custom to default, manually set it to 1080 even though it already says it is by default.
     
  14. MythGS

    MythGS New Member

    That fixed it. Weird.
     
  15. Destrok

    Destrok Well-Known Member

    I had the same exact issue, even contacted support over it XD of course I figured it out as soon as they replied.
     
  16. Junch

    Junch Associate Product Manager Staff Member

    Appreciate the assist @Destrok and glad it worked out for you @Sam Orlando
     
  17. Destrok

    Destrok Well-Known Member

    Can we get that fix added to the FAQ on the Ripsaw support page? We are not the only people who have encountered that little hiccup with OBS.
     
  18. Junch

    Junch Associate Product Manager Staff Member

    Working on it, thanks man.
     
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