How do I set up live Twitch streaming from RetroArch on a Pi 3?

By | January 24, 2018

I have been tinkering with Raspberry Pi’s for a few years now and have some experience with installs, command line and using SSH e.t.c…

I currently have Pi 3 with Retropie 1.6.3 installed and I can SSH into the Pi from my Mac OSX Machine.

I have been searching the internet for about two months in regards to live streaming from RetroArch to Twitch natively (no capture card just the Pi and RetroPie with RetroArch).

I have had no success.

I have some How managed to install FFMPEG (which most tutorials say to use for Twitch live streaming from RetroArch).

But when I try to configure the record/stream I cannot get this to work, (unable to select FFMPEG for RetroArch record driver).

I am going to be doing a fresh RetroPie Install before trying again.

Can someone please help me with this problem.

I need help getting FFMPEG or equivalent Recording for RetroArch and then be able to stream it directly to Twitch.

I want to be able to try this with lr-mgba, lr-gambette, lr-pcsx-rearmed, lr-snes9x2010 & lr-picodrive.

The following are some not all of the tutorials I have found but none have worked. In whole part or any combination. I have not even been able to record a video and save it to the Pi’s micro SD card.

Recording Live Gameplay in RetroPie’s RetroArch Emulators Natively on the Raspberry Pi

https://retropip.net/retropie/twitch-live-stream-from-retropie/

https://selsine.com/2016/10/16/how-to-live-stream-to-twitch-from-a-retropie/

If anyone can shed any light or point me in the right direction that would be very helpful.

PS

Please don’t complain or tell me about video stream quality issues, I really want to know if it can be done and see it in action even if it is a bit laggy and lumpy, seeing a £30 credit card size computer running a GBA for instance and streaming it to Twitch would be very impressive.