Transcoding to 720p60 / Livestreaming without OBS/dedi GPU
Hey guys, amazing forum, been lurking since some years ago.
Been researching about VPS/dedi GPU server prices for Cloud OBS livestreaming to Twitch from IRL/mobile locations; can't find anything below around 85USD/m (OVH IIRC).
Reading here about VPSs for Plex transcoding it ocurred to me that, if CPUs are powerful enough, you could get to ingest a livestream's RTMP and apply some kind of basic overlay (subtitle hardcoding IS kind of an overlay, right?) with dynamic live-data; I still haven't researched, but there has to be some Linux utilities that make this possible.
Now, I don't really know if a powerful-enough VPS for 720p60 realtime encoding is really cheaper than a dedicated one, or if I'm subestimating how difficult it would be to manage "overlays" without a centralized solution as OBS.
Am I overthinking this, is it too farfetched, or simply technically incorrect? If it's not, would love to hear suggestions about it. Thanks.