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Generic User #2 May 10, 2013 03:18 PM

'DVR' for watching Twitch streams
With my telus optic box, whenever I watch live TV, I get the option to rewind and pause. My question is: How do I get the exact same functionality when watching twitch streams? There are usually very many boring parts of the stream where I switch to another tab and doodle. Every once in awhile, I'll hear screams of excitement and jump back to twtich tab, but at that point, the excitement is over and I just go back to my 'downtime' content.

I want to be able to rewind at I catch the tailend of the highlight moment, watch it semi-live, and then continue playing back at normal speeds (of course I would be behind the lvie stream by however many seconds, but that's okay).

I'm thinking I would need something like an Hauppauge HD gamer edition, but does it do what I think it does? Can i actually 'rewind' as it's recording from the screen?

if there is a software equivalent, let me know, I have TONS of CPU and AMD GPU power leftover to use.

supaflyx3 May 10, 2013 03:21 PM

A capture card would do that, yes. But I'm not too sure how well, you'd have to record from 1 source, and watch it on a second computer.

Generic User #2 May 10, 2013 03:44 PM

I've never used one before, but as I understand it, the card will either put a single large file on my comp or a series of fixed length clips. if it's the former, I can even open the file if it's still being used by the recorder?

supaflyx3 May 10, 2013 03:46 PM

There's most likely an option to do that, but with capture cards the files are relatively small compared to something like fraps recordings, so there may not be an option.

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