iRacing Live Streamer – User Manual

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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.

Live data broadcast by iRacing Live Timing through the central server 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.

Installation

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 3 dots in the top right hand corner or press F3 to open the Configuration Panel. At the bottom of the panel select Load Project and navigate to your extracted iRacingLiveTiming folder and select the .iRacingLiveTimingProject file. Next in the configuration panel scroll down to the bottom and set the following parameters:

  • Server URL
    Should be livetiming.sdk-gaming.co.uk
  • Room name
    This is the room where live timing data is sent. A room based live timing system allows several simultaneous live timing sessions as well as private sessions. You will need to ensure this room name matches the settings in OBS that we will cover in the next step.

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
    • Type the server URL, including your room name or IP information
      • Direct connection: http://livetiming.sdk-gaming.co.uk/f1-overlay.html?server=IP_ADDRESS:PORT
      • Using central server: http://livetiming.sdk-gaming.co.uk/f1-overlay.html?room=MY_ROOM
    • 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 Show. In the Live Timing app 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.

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 & Live Streamer allows almost infinite amounts of customisation to your overlay to create a personal and unique overlay with many advanced features! Head over to Frequently Asked Questions and Remote Control Tab for more information on beginning this customisation and remember to jump in our Discord support channel for any other questions!

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