So, you're tired of having buffering from your browser when watching GSN member's amazing streams? This is the post for you.
The process to get this started and ready to use is quite simple. They have created an installer for Windows which does a lot of the heavy lifting for you. That installer can be downloaded by clicking here.
1.) Download the installer
2.) Run the installer and go through the prompts
3.) Navigate to the installer directory and open the config. The default path is below. It doesn't have an extension, so just tell it to open it with notepad.
The file has samples for a lot of the common players and their locations. You Simple need to make sure that this points to the location of a media player that supports piped video.
For example, mine looks like this:
player="C:\Program Files (x86)\K-Lite Codec Pack\Media Player Classic\mpc-hc.exe"
You can leave everything else the same.
4.) Use the awesome-ness.
Since it is a command line tool, we need to start it from the command line (or using a batch-file). I just create a batch file for each streamer that I Watch and keep them in a folder. Here is all you need to put in the file for it to work:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Livestreamer\livestreamer.exe" twitch.tv/thebadbadrobot best
The syntax is simply
[live streamer path] [stream URL] [quality identifier]
I save this in a file called badbadrobot.bat and just run it when he streams and I am ready to go.
Now, this won't give you chat since you aren't connected to it, and for that I use Chatty, but that is a guide for another day. Have fun and let me know if you have any questions.