Any streaming/OBS experts here? Switch advice please...

Hi there all, I was wondering if I could get some advice. I occasionally stream games with my friends in a voice chat as a way of hanging out with them long-distance, I recently treated myself to Smash Bros (as well as that nice Gamecube-style controller it sometimes comes with) and I'd love to be able to stream that with them over Skype or something since neither of them own a switch,

I'm having a bit of trouble making it playable,

what I mean is, I've only tried this once before with BotW, but when my switch is plugged into my Elgato HD60, and I open OBS, the game will come through, but with a delay, after much searching I have accepted that this is basically unavoidable because USB just isn't fast enough (though please correct me if I'm wrong) this wouldn't be a problem, but when my Switch is plugged into my Elgato, no sound comes through the TV speakers, I can still hear in real-time if I use headphones, but if I do that, no audio goes through to the elgato, so, if I want to stream Smash Bros with my friends, am I doomed to a one-second delay on the audio? Is there a way to fix it so that my TV and OBS get the audio? Failing that a way to eliminate the delay on the capture card? Any insights would be greatly appreciated

I've been staring at this post for a while now and only just realized that you're running OBS. Obvious question is, why aren't you using the elgato software instead?

I'm familiar with the delay using the HD60 -- I have one myself -- but as I've only tried connecting it to MacBooks (one very old, one relatively new) and I noticed a delay on both. What I haven't done is connect the HD60 to my new tower, which I built not too long ago.

Elgato recommends high-end processors as the external capture device still relies on your PC for processing power. Are you running a laptop? Does your rig fit into their recommended specs?

 

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