Broadcasting Tools

Package Management

Chocolatey - Install software using only one command, with no bloatware and with added security. https://chocolatey.org/ (Windows)

Ninite - Install a bunch of programs at once. Without the commandline. https://ninite.com/ (Windows)

homebrew - Package manager for Mac. https://brew.sh/ (Mac)

Streaming Tools

OBS Studio - Fully featured switcher and encoder. Free and open source. choco install obs-studio https://obsproject.com/

Newtek NDI - Protocol for routing audio and video feeds between programs and across the network. https://ndi.tv/tools/ (Windows, Mac)

VLC - Open-source media player with NDI and OBS integration. https://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Restream - Tool to put your stream on multiple platforms. https://restream.io/

Audio Tools

audacity - Open-source audio editor. choco install audacity https://www.audacityteam.org/

RTX Voice - AI-powered realtime background noise isolation. REQUIRES AN NVIDIA RTX GRAPHICS CARD. https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/guides/nvidia-rtx-voice-setup-guide/ (Windows)

Encoders and other Media Tools

FFmpeg - The greatest video encoder ever created, will handle any audio/video format/file you throw at it, but requires the usage of the command line. choco install ffmpeg https://ffmpeg.org/

Handbrake - GUI for FFmpeg. Great for saving a recording if your computer crashes or if you need a version of it with different specs. choco install handbrake https://handbrake.fr/

mpv - Lightweight video player with a great debug screen. choco install mpv https://mpv.io/

mediainfo - Tool to check video/audio/image specs, like the bitrate, resolution, codec, etc. choco install mediainfo https://mediaarea.net/en/MediaInfo

Streaming Platforms

Twitch - The most fully-featured livestreaming platform. https://www.twitch.tv/

Mixer - Livestreaming platform focusing more on gaming and interactive streams. https://mixer.com/

YouTube - Video streaming platform, live and on-demand. Great copyright policy. https://www.youtube.com

SoundCloud - YouTube but for pure audio. https://soundcloud.com/