iRacing Live Streamer - User Manual

Live data broadcast by iRacing Live Timing can be used to display a transparent web page in OBS or other similar streaming software. This will allow a live overlay to be displayed to your viewers whilst streaming, that isn’t visible to yourself whilst driving. The following example will show how to integrate an overlay web page into OBS studio.

iRacing Live Streaming is only available for Windows 8 and Windows 10 users due to the DirectX Subsystems that are required. However another user (for instance a remote commentator) can view the overlay from any operating system that is running their streaming software.

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To use iRacing Live Streamer we first need to setup the iRacing Live Timing software. Follow the instructions here: iRacing Live Timing User Manual

Ensure you have completed the configuration in iRacing step from the user manual above and next we will configure the iRacing Live Timing software to produce an overlay.

Configuration in

iRacing Live Timing

Click the “Hamburger menu” at the top right hand corner or press F3 to open the Settings Panel. At the bottom of the panel select Load Project and navigate to your extracted iRacingLiveTiming folder and select the Live Streamer.iRacingLiveTimingProject file.

To just display your overlay within your streaming software on the same PC no other configuration is needed and you can skip to the next section.

If you want viewers to be able to remotely access race data such as Live Timing then in the settings panel scroll down to the bottom and set:

  • Room name
    This is the room on our central server where live timing data is sent. You can then use the room based link displayed in your F3 configuration panel to share Live Timing, Live Track map and Live Event links to your viewers/teammates etc.

Be sure to choose a unique room name, not the name of a known series in case of simultaneous broadcast.

We will now look at configuring your streaming software (OBS Studio in our example).

Configuration in OBS Studio

  • In the Sources panel of OBS studio create a new Browser source (Right click/Add/Browser) and name it something recognisable.
  • Stretch the bounding box of the newly created browser source to cover the entire broadcast window.
  • Move the overlay browser source to the top of the source list to avoid it being covered.
  • Right click your newly created Browser source and select Properties
    • Navigate to iRacing Live Timing  and enter F3 Settings / Links.  Copy the F1 style overlay – local connection url and paste into OBS. To view an overlay remotely from another PC then paste the F1 style overlay url instead (you will have needed to have created a room in the previous step).
    • Set Width to 1920
    • Set Height to 1080
    • Set FPS to 60
    • Clear the CSS textbox and click OK

A basic overlay should now be displaying in the OBS preview window. In the next step we will look at how you can customise the look and feel of the overlay to suit your needs.

Choose What Information is Displayed

So now that you have a default overlay displaying in OBS we can decide what Components of the overlay we choose to Hide or ShowIn iRacing Live Timing press F4 or click the up arrow at the bottom of the screen and depending on which project file you have loaded you will see a layout of buttons appear. We will use the Live Streamer default project file in our example.

By hovering your mouse over a Component or a button within a Component, a tooltip will display with a brief description of what it does. You can also click on the question mark in the corner of each Component to open the website support page for that Component!

Most of the buttons displayed allow for a simple Show or Hide option for a particular component. For example if I select Hide under the label Logo you will see the default SDK Gaming logo in the top right of your overlay in OBS disappear! Some of the components have buttons for tuning what type of information is displayed. For example the Timing Tower can be set to display a variety of different information, much of it simultaneously if you wish and present it in different ways (for instance during multi class racing)!

You now have setup a basic overlay that allows you to Show and Hide different components to present the information you want to your viewers!! However iRacing Live Timing allows almost infinite amounts of customisation to your overlay to create a personal and unique overlay with many advanced features! Head over to Overlay Component ListRemote Control Tab and Editing CSS Styles for more information on beginning this customisation and remember to jump in our Discord support channel for any other questions!

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