How do I setup OBS?
First, download OBS for free at obsproject.com!
Get that installed!
ADDITIONAL OBS LINKS
Check out these links at your earliest convenience—you don't have to now because we have everything you need, but if you're curious about OBS or some of its more technical aspects, this is where you'll find what you need.
OBS Studio Quickstart
OBS Studio Overview
SETTING UP OBS
You have a choice between setting up during the installation period or afterward! We suggest that you bypass auto configuration so that you can manually input your settings. Down below, we have all the steps to get your recommended settings ready to go.
VIDEO CAPTURE DEVICE SETUP
Add your camera to sources. Click the + symbol to get started!
Now click "Video capture device."
Set the name for your streaming device.
Choose your device from the dropdown list.
Set Resolution/FPS Type to Custom.
Set your Resolution (recommended 1920x1080 / 1280x720).
Set your FPS to 60 or 30.
Hit OK to save your settings!
This is the page where your start for all of our next settings. You're in the final stretch!
Set Service to Custom.
Copy/Paste Server link from your Stream Settings page.
Copy/Paste Stream Key from your Stream Settings page.
Click OK to save your settings.
Set Output Mode to Simple.
Set Video Bitrate according to this suggestion.
Set Encoder: Software (x264) (recommended: Hardware (NVENC)).
Set Audio Bitrate to 128.
Set Base (Canvas) Resolution same as Camera Resolution (as what you set under your Camera Properties #3).
Set Output (scaled) Resolution same as Base (Canvas) Resolution.
Set Common FPS Values same as Camera FPS (as what you set under your Camera Properties #4).
Click Start Streaming to start streaming.
Click Stop Streaming to stop streaming.
Updated on: 02/01/2022