This week's Snapshot brings an exciting new feature: the ability to live-stream your game on Twitch.tv with one click! How does it work?
Before you can start streaming, you will need to visit your Mojang account settings and link a Twitch account to your Mojang account. Then, while in the game, you may check the quality settings in Options -> Broadcast Options, or just go ahead and start broadcasting at any time by hitting F6. This key can be configured in the Controls options.
Currently, the livestreaming feature is only supported on Windows (XP and higher) and Mac OS X Lion (10.7) and higher. If you cannot start broadcasting in-game, go to the options screen and it should say why it isn't working.
To get snapshots, open your launcher and press the “New Profile” button. Call it “snapshots” and check the box saying “Enable experimental development snapshots” and save. To switch to the normal version, you can select it in the dropdown at the bottom left corner of the launcher.
This is a really awesome feature, and I will be demonstrating it on my Twitch page throughout the day*! Feel free to drop by, see how it works, and ask questions.
SERVER CROSS-PLATFORM JAR:
* - Barring breaks for food, sleep, and/or technical issues - it IS a Snapshot, after all!
Mojang picked a terrible time to partner with Twitch since everyone is boycotting Twitch now.
For all the complaints about lack of bugfixing, I suggest people should lay off. Now, I see the obvious problem here, but bugfixing doesn't take a month to fix, considering all the bugs that are present. I don't see this update as a hindrance, I just see it as unnecessary now. I would rather them take two or three months and add it in to that update, but, as it stands, I don't see any benefits or setbacks. A bunch of 10 year olds being able to stream is quite easy if you ignore them. There's a reason that people have mostly stopped the spam and Bob comments on YouTube, it's because they're realizing how little of an impact they make.
Now, the only real problem I see of any relevance here is the difficulty behind this, but I am optimistic. I'm sure people will get used to this or Mojang will fix errors in how this works.
EDIT: According to MinecraftWiki, the bad bugs have been squashed. Except for that godawful music bug. THIS IS WHY WE NEED OFFICIAL CHANGELOGS ON THE SPOT, MOJANG
*whines about the bugs that weren't fixed*
Fix the damned bugs already instead of adding more crap to the pile of things to fix.
These are my computer specs: http://postimg.org/image/42lntfp07/
Does anyone see a reason i couldn't be able to do it?
I've been having the same issue. I'm going to look for new vid card drivers but if that doesnt do it I dont know what will. I've got high specs
•One click broadcasting to Twitch.tv
Microphone can be recorded too.
Chat integration in the game.
Several new settings
Twitch Broadcast Settings - Quality, Framerate, Bandwidth, Send Metadata, Mic Volume, System Volume and Compression
Twitch Chat Settings - Enable and User Filter
•New Mojang Logo shows on game startup
MC-12413 - Furnace GUI - "full" arrow texture always drawn on leftmost column
MC-14323 - Minimising other windows open, resizes Minecraft window
MC-23132 - Click or right-click stuck on OS X
MC-26102 - OS X Fullscreen is not supported
MC-30300 - Minecraft Mac Command Key Glitch
MC-30537 - Flower duplication glitch
MC-31388 - Right clicking a flower pot that has certain plants in it while holding another plant replaces the one in the flower pot with the one you're holding
MC-35617 - Cactus has incorrect inventory image
MC-35643 - Items with enchantment effect cause blocks and potion effects indicator to not render
MC-35658 - Water too transparent?
MC-35797 - Background Rendering Issues When Picking Up Enchanted Items / Caption of containers white
MC-36383 - Translucent parts of stained glass not visible in 3rd person mode
MC-36395 - Weird rendering of transparent blocks on the 0-axis
MC-37106 - All the textures are flipped/mirrored on north/east sides of blocks
MC-40523 - Game crash at Statup
It will help us streamers out a lot. Thanks mojang!
People stream their game play?
Thanks for keeping this game going, Mojang. Please ignore the children, they don't have any sense of the value of currency since their parents purchased your game for them, or they pirated it.
I'm sure they will do that don't worry:P Have some hope for Mojang lol. It's not like this is the Live-Streaming Update lol
Btw, I'm sure this would help A LOT to other MC livestreamers out there ,GJ Mojang
Although I agree with some of what you said..... the last few sentences left a bitter not that is also inconsiderate of other people's views. So basically..... they're wrong, you're wrong, I'm wrong, we're all wrong!