Help

  • Get Started
  • How to Stream
  • Chat Basics
  • Terms & Conditions
  • Privacy Policy

Get Started

GamePlank is still pretty new, so we need your help to get off the ground! Here are few quick links to get you going with streaming and watching live channels:

  1. Start a Stream

    It's easy to start your own stream! Just go to My Account and grab your stream key to enter into your streaming software. If you don't have streaming software or need help with getting your streaming software setup, head over to How to Stream.

  2. Watch a Stream

    If you don't feel like streaming and just want to be entertained, you can find live streams on the Streamers Page. If you want to browse by game instead, visit the Games Page.

  3. Can't find a Stream?

    Remember, we're still new. If no one is currently streaming, you can always search for streamers to follow or you can watch previous streams from the Archives Page.


Get Started

How to Stream

To begin streaming on GamePlank, you will first need to sign up for an account or log into your existing account. You can do so by using the "Sign In" button located in the top-right corner of the page. Once you have logged in or signed up, click your account name located where the Sign In button was and click "My Account", then click the "Stream" tab on the left. Here, you can generate your stream key which is your unique identifier to the channel through the live streaming software. All stream keys are prefixed with "GamePlank_" and finished with a 30 alpha-numeric random key.

You can also generate a new stream key from within your channel. To do this, make sure you're on your channel, then click your photo in the top-right corner and click "My Stream Key". This will also display the stream URL.

When you're all setup, the environment you will use to stream live to your channel will be:

Streaming Service: Custom
Stream URL: rtmp://gameplank.tv/live
Stream Key: GamePlank_0123456789ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRST

A few common and easy-to-use RTMP streaming tools are:

Open Broadcast Software (OBS): https://obsproject.com/
XSplit Broadcaster: https://www.xsplit.com/

Stream Settings

Need help setting up your stream? OBS has created a settings estimator form that's very useful. These settings have worked in many cases:

Encoder: x264
Use CBR Enabled
Enable CBR Padding Enabled
Max Bitrate / Encoding: 1,500 kbps
Audio Bitrate: 160
Resolution Downscale: 1.50 (1280x720)
Filter: Bilinear (fastest)
FPS: 30
Keyframe Interval: 1 second   (for low stream delay times)
Note:   Your settings may be slightly different depending on what hardware and software version your using.
IMPORTANT!   GamePlank is still new and growing, so streams with high bitrates, FPS settings, etc. may experience lag.

Having Trouble Streaming?

If you're still having issues streaming, here are a few scenarios that could be happening:

  1. Make sure you are streaming to the correct server. This should be set as "rtmp://gameplank.tv/live"
  2. Make sure you entered your stream key correctly before you started streaming.


Contact Us

If you have any questions, you can always reach out to your fellow community members by creating a Board post or you can contact us at our website form or on Twitter!

Chat Basics

The chat allows you to interact with streams and viewers of every channel you visit. Below is a list of commands and emotes you can use to ensure a fun experience!


Chat Commands

[message] - enter any message and press enter or click the "Send" button for the channel to read.

/title [stream title] - channel admin or mods can change the title of the stream

/game [game title] - channel admin or mods can change the game being played on stream

/raid [username] - post a link to chat to raid someone's channel.

/ban|unban [username] - bans a viewer from chat for 60 seconds. Unbanning will lift the ban.


Chat Emotes



:)

:]

:))

>)

O)

<3


:*

:D

XD

>(

:O

D:


:(

:P

:|

;)

Gremlin

Coffee


ExciteGuy

Doge

CharCat

FrankAndBeans

YouGo

BearFaceNoSpace


SadBear

HeartBear

TacoCat

Pizza

Cookie

SaveTheHair


OnFire

Dingle

Pepper

RIP

REKT

PraiseGaben


Heeey

Cube

DangerZone

HappyBirthday

LetsParty

FuckYeah


Braaains

Hype1

Hype2

AngstyLlama

Caged

BestFriend


1up

Illuminati

SoMoist

ThatSucks

Dirty



Other Features

You can also change your username color by clicking the    icon and selecting your favorite color.


Terms & Conditions

Acceptance of Terms

By accessing and using this website, including all content and functionality available throughout the entire GamePlank.tv domain, the "GamePlank Website" or "Website", you accept and agree to be bound by the terms and provision of this agreement. In addition, when using this website and its services, you shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services, which may be posted and modified from time to time, with or without any member's consent, and with or without prior warning. All such guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into the Terms & Conditions.

ANY PARTICIPATION IN THIS SITE WILL CONSTITUTE ACCEPTANCE OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ABIDE BY THE ABOVE, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE OR ANY OF ITS SERVICES.

Accuracy of Information

The GamePlank Website and its components are offered for informational and entertainment purposes only; GamePlank shall not be responsible or liable for accuracy, usefulness, or availability of any information transmitted or made available via the website or any of its other services, and shall not be responsible or liable for any error or omissions in that information, whether that content exists on GamePlank's blog, board posts, a member's channel, or functionality throughout the Website.

Users and Members

You affirm that you are are fully capable and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms & Conditions, and to abide by and comply with these Terms & Conditions. You must be at least 13 years of age to use the GamePlank Website and its services. If you are under 18 years of age, you must be accompanied by your legal parent or guardian at all times during use of the GamePlank Website and you have full permission from them to use this service.

In order to use a majority of the services on the GamePlank Website, you will need to become a member by creating an account. You agree that you are in no way obligated to do so or use any of GamePlank's services at any time. You also agree that you will not log into or use another person's account in any way, including using their stream key, without permission from the account owner.

Permissions, Restrictions, and Intellectual Property Rights

You agree that you will not distribute any of the GamePlank Website content in any medium without written authorization from a GamePlank representative. You also agree that you will not distribute any of the content from a member's channel without permission from the account owner or owner of the content in question.

You agree that you will not alter or modify any part of the GamePlank Website, including but not limited to the embedded video player primarily used for live streaming on a member's channel.

You agree that you will only use the GamePlank Website to stream content it was intended for. Content not permitted on the GamePlank Website includes but is not limited to pornography, or obscene or defamatory material. You also agree that you will not live stream or post content that infringes on any copyright laws.

The content on the GamePlank Website, including all content in the form of text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, and interactive features, is rightfully owned by GamePlank and should not be re-used or duplicated in any way outside of the GamePlank Website. This does not, however, include images or videos posted to the GamePlank Blog or board, and does not include user submitted or generated content.

For more information regarding copyright details and copyright law, please visit the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) information page. If you feel that such copyright laws have been violated, please contact us immediately at hello@gameplank.tv.

Warranty

You agree that your use of the GamePlank Website shall be at your own risk. To the fullest extent permitted by law, GamePlank, its owners and/or employees disclaim all warranties, express or implied, in connection with the website and your use thereof. GamePlank makes no warranties or representations about the accuracy or completeness of this website's content or the content of any sites linked to this website and assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of content, personal injury or property damage, any unauthorized access to or use of our secure servers, and/or any and all personal information and/or financial information stored therein.

Limitation of Liability

In no way shall GamePlank, its owners and/or employees be liable to you for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, or consequential damages whatsoever resulting from any errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of content, personal injury or property damage, any unauthorized access to or use of our secure servers, and/or any and all personal information and/or financial information stored therein.


Last updated on August 12, 2016

Privacy Policy

Come over to GamePlank, we have cookies! Seriously, though. Our website uses cookies to store membership and shopping bag details. Disabling cookies may result in the site being unusable.

Your personal information as well as account information will not be shared or sold to any third-party companies or entities. GamePlank is a live streaming service for game content, not a garage sale of its members.

Certain account information will be made public, such as your selected username and any content that you publish to your streaming channel, and can be accessible by anyone who visits the GamePlank Website, whether they have an account on the website or not.


Last updated on August 23, 2016