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#Lovense #Tech help OBS freezing/lagging my video/sound feedback
hello and SOS!
i recently started camming on chaturbate from my chromebook. All was well (albeit basic) until i got a lovense lush. I learned that to make the lush tip controlled, i need to run the lovense stream software and an OBS, and the OBS won't work with my limited chromebook (to my understanding.) So i dug out an older windows gateway laptop and was able to successfully install all the software i needed there. Everything looks like it's running perfectly until i actually start the stream. Then for me it shows as extremely laggy, and my viewers say they either get a black screen with the lovense overlay, or the lovense overlay with a frozen or extremely laggy cam. (viewers have sent me videos of their screen showing my audio and video feed being nearly three minutes behind from when they tipped. I feel like i can't even stream now, it's so bad!
So here's my question? What option sounds best?
- the ideal solution is i figure out a way to run obs on my chromebook. i seem to be able to get the lovense taskbar to pop up but can't do any type of overlay without OBS. things like my lovense menu, sounds, tip animations, and games send me to an OBS error message when i try to apply them through the lovense software. i can only set my prices for vibrations and it wont let me get through anything else. if anyone has advice with how to make that work, you get a big wet kiss because the gateway runs really slow. can i ditch the old gateway computer and go back to trying the chromebook somehow?
- should i just accept that i can't use any visual aids without a better computer and try running only the lovense software on my chromebook? it does pull up the taskbar but i'm unsure if my viewers are able to use it. i could list menu options through a bot in chaturbate but i want to be sure that viewers will get what they tipped for. the taskbar does allow a send test tip option so my worst case scenario is to try running the losense software on my chromebook and having people tip off menu, and i manually type it in as a test tip, but that would be miserable to do everytime, especially, with a busy room.
- is it an issue with the software on the gateway computer? is there something i can do either in obs or in chaturbate that will make the feedback run smoother? i'm not able to connect to my internet with a cable, i have to use wifi, which i suspect isn't helping in combination with the old gateway computer. and my cam quality is already pretty low so i don't want to lower it anymore and pixelize myself.

i'm BEGGING the universe to send me a magical little tech wizard who can help save the day here. this has given me such an anxiety about my streams and is quickly starting to effect my income. i'm considering not even using the lovense because i don't want to mislead my viewers if i can't get it working right. I feel terrible when someone sends me hundreds of tokens and all they get is a glitchy laggy moan three minutes later or a black screen. PLEASE let someone out there have the answers.
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SexySpookje
Level 27
3 days ago
First, OBS won't run on a Chromebook, Chromebooks would be to slow (most laptops in general will even be to slow).

Think the best thing is trying to have not to much effects in this case, sounds like the Chromebook can't rlly handle it, if you are willing to give it another try you could try reinstalling things. :)

Prob not the answer you would like to hear, but camming burned the shit out of my 1900 euro laptop within a yr (never get Lenovo lol), I'm saving up for a better one now, thats the best advice I can give sadly. Goodluck! <3
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lovie
replied to SexySpookje:
3 days ago
thank you so much for your advice. after connecting with an ethernet cable, i seem to be able to get lovense to work fine and my stream to run smoothly on the chromebook. just had to give up on the bells and whistles of the obs for right now. i'm researching what a good system might be to save up for. i really appreciate your help!
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Lorum
Moderator replied to SexySpookje:
3 days ago
Lenovo's are good...just got to get lots of RAM and a high end video card for streaming..... :-)
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SexySpookje
replied to Lorum:
3 days ago
@Lorum is that why my 1900 euro Lenovo died just after 380 days and they didnt do anything about it cause the one yr warranty was over, it was declared irreparable, the ventilation had melted away and the video card burned out, I don't call that quality and service.😅 Never had any of this with my old Dell, they are higher priced but don't burn themselves to shit.😂
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SexySpookje
replied to lovie:
3 days ago
Oh thats great news, never thought about the internet being the problem, but makes sense that it was just laggy cause of your connection, have fun camming!😊 I always had a good experience with Dell and Asus, but went with the cheaper brand Lenovo last yr cause it had the same stats as the other brands but was 1000 euro cheaper, big regrets now about that.😅😂
Lorum
Moderator replied to SexySpookje:
3 days ago
I get that...but you got the wrong model. You need to get a gaming or engineering laptop. :-)
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SexySpookje
replied to Lorum:
2 days ago
It was a engineering laptop.. They even advertised it as great for video editing, they just didnt think trough the ventilation system, talked to many people that work in ICT they said Lenevo tried to good stats in a to small laptop for to cheap, they are known for that, making them look great but leaving out important things to keep them running well. Lenovo just aint a good brand if you want a quility product.
3 days ago
I'm going to assume this is running Windows 10.....disable all the Start Up Items. Disable the firewall and any anti virus/malware tools. That will free up system resources and should help with the latency. You can also check out Crucial (https://www.crucial.com/content/crucial/en-us/home/store/advisor) and enter your Gateway model and find more RAM for it. Get as much as the system will allow / you can afford. Stick with the ethernet cable...if you live in a wifi crowded area and/or have an older wifi device...it can cause latency issues.
Daryl.Rose
Level 7
3 days ago
Totally agree with the high end laptop comments, I use a Win 10 Dell XPS15 i7-9750H @2.6GHz, 16GB ram, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, with 4k screen that is designed for gaming (~£1.8k) along with a Logitech C920. It just takes it in its stride.
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SexySpookje
replied to Daryl.Rose:
2 days ago
Can for sure agree on that, on a 7 yr old XPS15 I7 7th gen right now haha, it will still stream with splitcam, won't video edit and accu is dead but it still works even after it was dropped on the street, so going to get a new one even tho they are wat more then Lenovo's never going with the cheaper one again haha.
Daryl.Rose
replied to Daryl.Rose:
2 days ago
I don’t buy new very often, and I like to future proof if I can, mine is only 2 yrs old but it is still better than most on the market.
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