So, as many of you know I'm always trying a new way to stream sounds! I know with master/minion it might technically not be necessary for much longer but I like to use syrinscape and sounds I've downloaded to my hard drive, youtube ambience tracks, etc.. So, several sources. I started with the discord option of a second instance for my sounds which worked ok for me but I wanted better sound. I then moved to streaming through VLC. I like that option as the sound is good but the latency seems worse and I have to open a port on my router to stream directly to players and they have to open VLC.
So, I just stumbled on cleanfeed. http://cleanfeed.net/ It was developed for podcasts as a high-quality way to setup two people talking to each other with nothing but a browser. I've been testing it to pipe syrinscape and other sounds without using discord or VLC. The feedback so far is it sounds really good, very low latency and in stereo. Yeah!
Only rub is right now they only support Chrome browsers. So, you and your players would have to have chrome. The setup is very simple and all you do is email your players a link, they click on it and access whatever sounds you choose to stream to them. I would have them mute their mics on the cleanfeed tab as you really only care about streaming sounds to them, not vice versa.
Here is a link to a blog post explaining how to set it up. its well done.
I'm going to do a quick video on this when I have time and post to my youtube channel. Still needs more testing but I think it is worth checking out as for me, the latency with VLC was bothering me and discord quality seems in and out for me. If you try it let me know what you think! Oh.. and yes, it is completely free!
I like the idea of this, but I really prefer Discord for voice. I gotta figure out how to do that next time I can catch one of my online buddies for testing.
Thanks for the find!
Yep. Agree that I still like discord for voice.
You're a legend! XP to you!
the OP doesn't seem to suggest NOT using Discord at all. Use Discord for voice, and that site for the soundtrack.
Hey, everyone. Done some more testing with this. So far it is working great with Voicemeeter Banana. It is allowing me to much more quickly and easily stream Syinscape, desktop sounds, ableton live lite, etc without much fuss. I tried to do a video on the setup last night. Tried three separate times but I was in my living room and let's just say the ambient sound (kids in the background...) was too loud. Will try again soon when I move my setup back down to the basement!
all I can get working with it except my microphone. I can't get any desktop sounds through it at all and I'm using Voicemeeter Banana.
Hmm.... I just posted a video to youtube on how I'm setting it up. My setup is for streaming so I do not stream my mic through it as we use discord for voice and I don't want players to hear themselves twice, but I do need the stream to hear our voices too. If this still doesn't help, feel free to hit me up and I'll see if I can help. Here is an invite to my discord channel: https://discord.gg/ZbjZnh8
Here is the youtube video:
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Hopefully we can get it sorted.
Thanks! I've got it working now. Much less latency than VLC we noticed right away.
Excellent! That's what I like to hear.
Morning, all. Just a quick bump for this thread. I really recommend this solution for folks that play using Fantasy Grounds and use the Dulux-Oz DOE: Sound extension. It might not be needed once Master/Minion is fully baked, but right now it seems to be the best solution I have found for me. Rob2e who streams nearly 7 days a week has been using it now for about a month and loves it.