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=== PC or mac? ===
 
=== PC or mac? ===
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* When it comes down to it, either one will work. Though there have been instances where girls have issues with certain software only running on Windows. One of those is actually the Logitech drivers required to adjust visual settings on your [[Best webcams|webcam]].
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* If you have a mac and have issues with software, [https://www.apple.com/support/bootcamp/usingbootcamp/ you can utilize Bootcamp to install Windows].
  
 
=== Desktop or laptop? ===
 
=== Desktop or laptop? ===
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* Don't use a netbook. They just aren't powerful enough to do the job.
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* Consider what kind of shows you will be doing. If you're going to always be in one room, desktop works great. If you're going to move around a lot, or do shows outside of your home, laptop is the way to go.
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=== Accessories ===
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* External speakers
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* Wireless Keyboard/Mouse
  
 
==Software and Apps==
 
==Software and Apps==
  
 
=== Cam splitters ===
 
=== Cam splitters ===
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* Manycam is the most popular right now. You can add text, timers, graphics to your feed, as well as utilize picture-in-picture with dual webcams.
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* A splitter is required if you're going to cam on more than 1 site at a time, or if you're going to record your shows while you're broadcasting. It is entirely possible to cam without a splitting program.
  
 
=== HD encoders ===
 
=== HD encoders ===
[[Streamate Encoder|Instructions for Streamate's encoder]]
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* [[Streamate Encoder|Instructions for Streamate's encoder]]
  
 
=== Music ===
 
=== Music ===
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* Streaming apps such as Spotify, Pandora, Slacker, Last.fm or iHeartRadio are popular. Keep in mind that some free versions of these play ads for your localities, so beware if you don't disclose your general area.
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* Some cam girls may be wary of using copyrighted music in their broadcasts or recorded video. Search for a site with "royalty free music" if you're interested in going this route.
  
 
==Internet==
 
==Internet==
  
 
=== High speed ===
 
=== High speed ===
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*
  
 
=== Wifi ===
 
=== Wifi ===
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*
  
 
=== Hotspots ===
 
=== Hotspots ===
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Revision as of 15:45, 31 March 2016

Page under construction!

Hardware

PC or mac?

  • When it comes down to it, either one will work. Though there have been instances where girls have issues with certain software only running on Windows. One of those is actually the Logitech drivers required to adjust visual settings on your webcam.
  • If you have a mac and have issues with software, you can utilize Bootcamp to install Windows.

Desktop or laptop?

  • Don't use a netbook. They just aren't powerful enough to do the job.
  • Consider what kind of shows you will be doing. If you're going to always be in one room, desktop works great. If you're going to move around a lot, or do shows outside of your home, laptop is the way to go.

Accessories

  • External speakers
  • Wireless Keyboard/Mouse

Software and Apps

Cam splitters

  • Manycam is the most popular right now. You can add text, timers, graphics to your feed, as well as utilize picture-in-picture with dual webcams.
  • A splitter is required if you're going to cam on more than 1 site at a time, or if you're going to record your shows while you're broadcasting. It is entirely possible to cam without a splitting program.

HD encoders

Music

  • Streaming apps such as Spotify, Pandora, Slacker, Last.fm or iHeartRadio are popular. Keep in mind that some free versions of these play ads for your localities, so beware if you don't disclose your general area.
  • Some cam girls may be wary of using copyrighted music in their broadcasts or recorded video. Search for a site with "royalty free music" if you're interested in going this route.

Internet

High speed

Wifi

Hotspots