Minimizing Art-Streaming Impact on Tablets Using VNC with Open Broadcaster Software
I have an unusual setup that I’d like to share information on as I believe it might be a thinking-outside-the-box solution that most people haven’t considered.
Open Broadcaster System (OBS) is a reasonably processor-intensive piece of software - and on some video chip-sets won’t even work.
However, if you have two computers, it’s possible to have one do the encoding, music/voice processing, video screening, chat monitoring, etc while you send raw uncompressed video across your LAN from the (potentially underpowered/incompatible) drawing computer using a program like Virtual Networking Computing (VNC). This way you do not impact your processor on your art computer encoding video, offloading that task to the encoder computer.
I notice a sizable decrease in heat generation and processor use when VNC displays the output of the art computer on another computer to encode instead of encoding it natively on the drawing computer.
Remember to get the best results, do not send compressed video from VNC to your encoding computer over the LAN. Let the OBS computer do the encoding output.
This also works around the issue that OBS has with Photoshop CS6 requiring OBS to display it in monitor mode.
Hope this suggestion helps those of you with two computers who want to optimize your efficiency art streaming!