@Oliver_Boinx I just wanted to drop a note and let you know a couple of things…
First, I love MimoLive’s GUI, ease of use and functionality. I’ve been a subscriber and user for 2 years and I have not wanted to change to anything else just because of these things, however there are a few things I have realized and wanted to share as I leave for now until an Optimized M1 version comes out in full.
First, I’m replying here as this is what started the issue after I got my new Mac, but I have also realized a couple of the things now that I’m running my stream on Streamlabs OBS. While the user interface on OBS is clunky and not nearly as pretty, it has a tremendous amount of functionality, it’s less resource intensive and the audio quality even using my older 2014 Intel Mac is far superior in all aspects.
I honestly hate using OBS because it’s a time waste setting up even the most simple of tasks, however the end result is a stream that sounds great, looks great, has tons of modifiers and overall doesn’t make either of my Macs (Intel of M1) want to run at a snails pace.
I have literally tried everything I can in order to made MimoLive the choice for what I want to do, but running multiple browser overlays, and adding more integrations to increase an overall user experience, I just don’t think it’s designed for what I need. My M1 Pro Max runs like it’s a 10 year old computer when I add even the simplest of transparent overlays using the built in Safari browser, and the other thing that’s been driving me nuts has been a gurgling audio noise that I finally figured out was the software.
I have for months tested everything from all my cables, musical instruments, mics, and even went so far as to purchase a new mixing board and test my USB ports to make sure they were carrying the right voltage just to get rid of this gurgling noise post mixer. I needed a new MacBook anyway, but this was simply my only final answer to why I was the only streamer i could find with such issues. Constant searching and changing of audio settings and late nights making no sense stream after stream, all came to a stop by simply using something other than MimoLive. This has been happening for over a year and my refusal to leave the interface I love to use, cost me a better quality stream in the end.
This is not a complaint, and I’m not asking for anything, but I look forward to what a fully realized update for M1 chips looks like and I’ll try it again, but after all the headaches and tweaks, I was starting to feel hopeless about a brand new Mac with the best processor money can buy with 12 cores, an 18 core GPU and 64GB of RAM.
Moving to a simpler program, even if it’s more labor intensive has changed everything for the better, and I’m sorry that I will be leaving. I hope you find this useful as new builds and a final product gets released, but I can’t imagine that a single video source, and audio mixer and a few transparent overlays would be the demise of my favorite stream software. I guess i don’t understand enough about video to know, but if this is giving me so much trouble, how do large scale productions (news broadcasts, etc) make it happen without having a problem?
I suppose it has to do with the amount of processing and maybe number of computers it would take to run a single broadcast, but my new Mac is top of the line and could probably run NASA, so I just can’t figure it out.
Best of luck, and I’ll stay on the lookout for something in the future, but for now, due to the issue first posted in this thread and the other issues mentioned here in my replay, I’m leaving my subscription.