How to Stream Content from Your Xbox 360 Console to Your Computer

Gamers worldwide have always wondered how they can transfer their best clips from their console to their computer to create a montage, or even stream content directly to a preferred website in a λ¨ΉνŠ€. With this simple 4-step process you too can capture the image of your console and send it to your computer. However, before we start connecting things we need to have a couple of prerequisites.

What you’ll need:

Capture card (there are various different kinds of capture cards that vary in price. The Black Magic is often said to be the best and captures in HD and 720p.), VGA to RCA converter, a computer, a program such as Adobe Media Encoder, and audio splitters.

Step 1:

Now that we have everything we need, we can start connecting. The very first thing you need to do is to connect your capture card to your computer. Most capture cards also come with an installation CD-ROM. You should proceed to install it so your computer can begin to recognize the hardware. Once your capture card is connected to your computer, proceed to step 2.

Step 2:

This is where the VGA to RCA converter comes into play. To be able to stream you need to be able to, not only convert the VGA to the RCA but be able to split it, so it is also a dual splitter. Depending on the type of VGA to RCA converter you purchase you will need a male to male VGA cable. Connect the Xbox 360 VGA cable to the input of the VGA to RCA converter. Then from the output of the VGA to RCA converter connect the male to male VGA cable to the output of the converter, to the input of your monitor. This should now give you a regular image of your Xbox 360 on your monitor. If you can see your Xbox 360 you can now proceed to the last step.

Step 3:

This is probably one of the hardest steps, where most get confused. To get the Xbox 360 picture on your computer through S-Video you must connect an S-Video cable from the input of the VGA to RCA converter to the input of your select capture card. However, there is also another method other than S-Video to get pictures on your computer. You can use a male to male yellow RCA composite cable. This yellow cable comes with most VGA to RCA converters, which you should simply connect to the input of the converter to the input of your capture card. This is where the software you need to view if you have video comes into play. You should proceed to download Adobe Media Encoder, or any other video software to check if you have video. You can also download other software such as X-Split.

Step 4:

Depending on how you are routing your audio it all needs to meet up in the hub. Your computer hub that it. You need to get an audio splitter that can transfer in-game audio from your Xbox 360 to your computer. To do this you can simply purchase one at your local Best Buy store or you can purchase them online. You can then split your Xbox 360 audio from your Xbox to your computer and have sound coming out of your monitor, or headset to your computer.

Troubleshooting techniques:

If you are having any issues with getting the video to your computer it is most likely the S-Video cable or the composite cable. You should then proceed to check the wiring in the event of an incorrect connection. Be advised that not all of the required prerequisites come in one package. Some things need to be purchased individually.

Streaming has never been this easy. With this guide, you can quickly get tons of viewers to your website to show off your skills. You can also create and edit clips for an awesome montage!