I see a lot of people having a lot of problems getting Oculus footage to record properly or to stream it. I stream on my DK2 daily and I'm pretty much the only one on twitch that streams with Oculus regularily. (http://www.twitch.tv/xenobius
So, here's a little tutorial on how to get DK2 footage properly recorded and/or streamed.
What you need to make this work: DK2, properly configured and installed drivers, Open Broadcast Software (https://obsproject.com
) it's free and easy to use.
There are a lot of guides out there on how to configure and use OBS on youtube, one good example is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fylnDUHGgWs
To start, click the settings on the top of the screen and click video on the following menu. Make sure you select the resolution you'd like to record your game in and hit apply.
Next we need to add the game footage to our "scene". To do this, right click in the Sources field and add game capture, give it a name and select the application you want to record. In most cases that's simply the name of your game.
After you have your game source added to your screen, you can now press preview stream, to make sure everything looks the way you want it to. If you'd like to add a webcam window for your recording, you add it to the scene almost like you added the game itself, but instead of game capture, you select Video Capture device.
Now all you have to do is click record and you will be recording your game footage. Watch setup guides on youtube if you want to stream the footage instead of capturing it, so that everything is configured optimally for the streaming service you are using.
If you would like to record only one of the two images from the Rift, things get a little trickier. The most effective way I've found to achieve this involves all of the above steps and putting OBS into fullscreen preview mode. After that's done, I use a second program called Xsplit (very similar to OBS)(https://www.xsplit.com/?lang=en
) to do a partial screen capture of the full screen preview of OBS.
I really hope this helps some of you guys out. Please feel free to hit me up if you have any questions about this process or other questions I can help with. All of my contact info can be found below my stream at http://www.twitch.tv/xenobius
If you found this helpful, please follow my stream. To preview what some of this captured footage can look like, click on past broadcasts in my twitch channel profile.