RocketJump is moving from Twitch to YouTube Live!


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TL;DR: We’re taking the same exact free live RJFS streams from Twitch to YouTube. We’re dual-streaming to both until October 20th, after which we’ll only be on YouTube. If you’re one of our awesome Twitch subscribers, thank you so much, but please cancel your subscription.

As a lot of you know, we’ve been streaming on Twitch for about a year. We’ve done random ridiculous game competitions, video commentaries, live demos, and strange, live, soap-opera-meets-WWE dramedy.

While we love making stuff here at RocketJump, we also love sharing the things that excite us with all of you. We got on Twitch because we were fascinated by the idea of bringing you all in to what we were doing while we were doing it, interacting with you, and feeding off of your energy. We all love video games, and table top games, and movies, and experimenting; being able to experiment on movie making while play games with you–and all while streaming LIVE–has been an awesome and crazy experience.

While we’ve loved being on Twitch, it’s been hard to find any sort of exposure for in-depth film demos on a site that was built to stream gaming. The more we thought about it, the more we realized instead of taking our audience from YouTube to Twitch, why not just stay on YouTube? YouTube has our audience built in, has a similar product, and is one less platform for us to manage and invest in…it’s a no-brainer. We’re hoping we’ll be able to reach more of the people who enjoy what we do. Again, it’ll be exactly the same shenanigans, just on YouTube. Same team; same content; different platform.

With allllllllllllll of that said, we want to thank EVERYONE who has been hanging with us the past year. You have been so involved, so much fun, and all-around the exact sort of people we were hoping to find on Twitch. Thank you for sticking it out with us! We appreciate you so much more than you know, and we can’t wait to see you on YouTube! If you have any questions feel free to reach out to us here on the forums, or shoot us an email.

See you on YouTube soon! !hype! !GONG! !hype!


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This brings a tear to my eye, let the end of an amazing Twitch legacy bring life to the beginning of our YouTube streaming one! Here’s to many more amazing memories in the many more years to come! :smile:


#4

So I have a tech question: does YouTube live have different encoding requirements than twitch or would the same encoder work for both sites


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No they’re basically the same: h.264 CBR with AAC or MP3 audio. YouTube allows higher bitrates and there are a few other minor differences but otherwise they’re the same.