IF YOU ARE STREAMING, DON’T USE PROCASTER.
DON’T. USE. PROCASTER.
Livestream procaster consumes large amounts of cpu for nothing. No joke, nothing. As a result your stream can become laggy and sometimes it can damage your hardware as your PC has to push itself to keep what your streaming functioning as well as possible.
"But if we can’t use procaster what can we use insteaaaaad?"
Simple. There’s two programs, both that are free, that you can use that uses very little CPU and has more options than procaster. These programs are called Xsplit and OBS. To keep your head in one piece, I’m going to go over how to stream on Livestream with Xsplit.
Under the cut of course.
I just ran a 2-hour test of this. It works flawlessly. Procaster would usually hiccup or bug out every 20 minutes or so. Full-screen video on one monitor that I was broadcasting as my test. Other monitor had Photoshop and several high res images.
After I turned Aero off, there wasn’t even the tiniest lag.
On Procaster, if I shut down everything with a small document in Photoshop only, it lags horribly. So, this one’s a keeper.