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I'm trying to build a setup for educational use of Minecraft:

One person plays Minecraft, another person watches live online with the least lag/latency possible, and the pair can talk over high-quality voice chat.

What is the best setup to allow this?

Scenario A:

1) Write a mod that allows a watcher to be a passive spectator through their copy of Minecraft? The watcher would see exactly what the player sees. Would this be the fastest and clearest picture? Is it a trivial mod to write?

2) Connect together over Hamachi? Can that be dead-easy to set up?

3) Use a voice-chat in the game itself?

Scenario B:

1) Use a streaming video technology. (Twitch? Google Hangouts? Something else?)

2) Third party voice chat like Skype. (Or just Google Hangouts?)

My fear here is lag, low quality video, bandwidth.

Scenario C ?


Thanks very much for any help :)

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  • \$\begingroup\$ This is a rather broad question. It sounds like you should try writing such a mod and ask a question when you get stuck. \$\endgroup\$ – Anko Oct 16 '15 at 12:54
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Anko Thanks, I guess that's a fair point. I've never yet written a mod, but there's no time like the present... \$\endgroup\$ – Mallory-Erik Oct 17 '15 at 0:48

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