Setting up the first stream

Now let’s create our first scene with the game and our webcam. To begin with, at the bottom left, click on the plus and create the first scene.

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To the right are the sources that we will gradually fill.

Let’s start by adding a game to stream. Click in the sources “plus”, select “Capture game”.

In the “Mode” item, set “Capture a separate window”.

In the future, when displaying a chat on the screen, this will help display it on the broadcast. In the “Window” item, select the game already running in the background and click “OK”.

Next, we need to add a webcam. In the sources, select the item “Video capture devices” and the settings window will open. Choosing a device, setting the desired resolution and the number of FPS for your camera.

In the main OBS window, we set the size and position of the image from the webcam. When holding ALT, you can crop the picture.

Now let’s add our microphone to the sources. In the same place, in the “Sources” plus sign, select “Capture the input audio stream”, find the microphone from the drop-down list and confirm. If there is a lot of phonit and captures all extraneous noise, use filters and noise reduction, as shown in the video.

Everyone will have to adjust the settings on their own, since the microphone is different from the microphone. And do not forget to turn off unnecessary audio sources, otherwise there will be an unpleasant echo.

I told you the basic settings for creating the first broadcast. Next time I will explain how to connect a donate system, display a chat and show interesting programs for interactive on your streams.

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Every other player in 2019 is interested in how to stream on Twitch via OBS. Let’s start by defining that Open Broadcaster Software is specialized computer software that is open source. The main purpose of the program is to record streaming video. In the context of Twitch, the program is great for saving important streams. For those who are just starting their brilliant career as a player, the principle of operation of such platforms, the process of their launch, the sources of keys for the limits of functioning, the broadcast format, and more are interesting. Therefore, in this review, we have collected all the information about the open Broadcaster Software for streamers of the Twitch universe.


On this tab, you select the service to which the broadcast will be conducted. Let’s take a closer look at the segments that the OBS-Studio program captures. The “Broadcast” section contains all the basic components that are transmitted to the viewer. They can also be regulated there.

Additional video settings

In the “Video” section, you can set the native screen resolution, output resolution for broadcasting, and determine the maximum FPS value.

The zoom filter is a very useful feature. I will explain how the methods differ and which is better to choose for your computer.

The first method is bilinear. It is suitable for weak computers and average broadcast quality. The picture will be a little blurry, especially in dynamic scenes. But the consumed resources will be much less.

The second method is bicubic. Its streamers are used the most. Optimal combination of load and image quality.

The third and most resource-intensive method is Lanczos. The broadcast quality will be maximum, as will the load on the PC. I do not recommend using with processors weaker than Ryzen 5 1400, Intel Core i5 6400 and video cards lower than GTX 1060 with 6 GB.

In the “Hot keys” section, you can set combinations or individual binds to quickly enable certain functions or change scenes of broadcast.

In the “Advanced settings” I advise you to set the priority of the process to high so that background updates or other software do not take up the necessary resources. It is better not to touch the color format, space and range.

How to adjust quality in OBS-Studio

Updated: 03.09.2018 13

Hello dear readers of It’s time for the second episode of Mammy Streamer, and today we’ll take a look at the initial OBS setup. Last time we collected and tested the optimal equipment for streaming in Full HD 60 FPS.

I will try to tell you about important points as quickly and informatively as possible, choose the optimal settings for different computers for each encoder: NVENC, x264, Quick Sync and AVC Encoder for AMD video cards.

Some may wonder why OBS and not XSplit. First, OBS is free. And secondly, it is less demanding on PC resources. And with the same presets, OBS will load the computer less. Let’s start already!

Stream via video card and H.264 codec

To organize a stream using a video card, select the line “NVENC H.264”. In this settings format, you can always change the bit rate, frame rate, GPU and other profile parameters.

Where to get the key (Stream key)

Stream key is located in a special account control panel. Go to the channel settings section, there you will see the main broadcast key at the top. It is presented encrypted. Copy it by using a key combination or a special button on the panel. To see the Stream key, click on “Show” and confirm the operation.

Note that if you reset the streaming key, then all programs on the channel will be canceled.

Audio settings

The next item is “Audio”. Here you can connect several audio devices for playback in the broadcast, select the quality, determine the number of channels, set the delay on and off the microphone.

The audio bitrate for streaming should also be different depending on your resolution, otherwise the sound may lag. I recommend the following audio bitrate values:

240p (426 x 240). 32 kbps (mono)
270p (480 × 270). 40 kbps (mono)
360p (640 × 360). 48 kbps
480p (854 × 480). 64 kbps
540p (960 × 540). 96 kbps
720p (1280 × 720). 128 kbps
1080p (1920 × 1080). 128 kbps

When streaming at low resolutions (up to 720), you can try a higher audio bitrate, experiment.

Setting up OBS for games using the X264 codec

We recommend using this method for those who have a very powerful processor, which is guaranteed to pull the stream and game without lags.

  • Choosing the x264 codec.
  • We set a similar bitrate to 6000 kb / s and a keyframe interval of 2 seconds. We select the profile main or high, there is no difference.
  • Now the most important thing is the CPU Usage Preset. The slower you choose, the higher the quality of the stream will be. The owners of top-end processors often choose fast or faster. It doesn’t make sense to choose slower. If the stream lags, choose veryfast. superfast or ultrafast, but with each increase the quality of the stream will drop.

The following settings are the same for x264 and NVENC, so follow them regardless of which codec you choose.

Setting up a HD web cam in OBS Studio on macOS (for Steve)

Most of the work has already been done, it remains to adjust the sound in OBS-Studio.

  • We go to the Audio item, which is located immediately below the previous one.
  • In the line Audio from the desktop, the device through which audio from the computer will be captured.
  • In the Microphone field, select your micro.

Leave the rest of the settings as in the picture. There is no difference from changing the sampling rate, but if your soul feels calmer, you can set the value to 48 kHz.

The final touch is to adjust the broadcast quality. To do this, go to the Video tab

    Here you need to select the broadcast resolution and frame rate. The baseline line displays the resolution of your monitor, and the output line shows the resolution in which the broadcast will be conducted. If your computer resources allow. set 1080p. It does not make sense to put above this value, since Twitch servers are not optimized for broadcasting in 2K or 4K. An alternative option is 720p, we do not recommend setting below this, since the quality will be rather low.

Everything is almost ready to start streaming on Twitch. but there is another interesting setting that many do not know about. the priority of the process. It is located in the advanced settings.

Its algorithm of action is simple. if your stream lags when broadcasting the game, you can change the priority of the OBS-Studio Studio process. so that the computer allocates more resources for the stream, and not for the game. Most often, the drop in FPS in the game from this is insignificant, but the stream starts working properly, without losing frames. By default, the item is set to medium priority, in case of lags, try to set it higher than normal.

How to start streaming through OBS-Studio

Further settings do not differ depending on where you stream.

Now, to start a stream through OBS, you need to configure the output, go to the item with the appropriate name, which is located below the broadcast item in the settings.

  • We select at the very top the extended display of the output, where you will need to install the codec. The author uses NVIDIA NVENC H.264 (new). This is a great alternative to the x264 codec, but unfortunately it is only available to owners of GeForce graphics cards. Its advantage lies in the fact that when encoding the codec uses the resources of the video card, and not the processor, which has less impact on the performance of the computer. At the same time, the quality of the stream is slightly worse, but there is no huge difference.
  • Check the box next to Force use of streaming service encoder settings.
  • Now we set the bitrate. It is worth choosing it based on the upload speed to the server you are broadcasting to. The optimal numbers for a beginner will be the 6000 kb / s mark. The fact is that even if you set a higher value, the twitch servers will automatically cut it to 6k, since the bitrate above this is only available to members of the affiliate program. We do not recommend setting too low numbers, otherwise the picture will fall into squares, especially in dynamic scenes. It is important to understand that the bitrate does not depend on the hardware, but solely on the connection speed, so even owners of weak PCs are not recommended to neglect this setting.
  • Set the rest of the settings as in the picture.

Now we will tell you about the settings for those who plan to stream through the processor as a separate item.

Setting up OBS-Studio for YouTube

We’ll quickly tell you where to get the key for those who want to stream on YouTube.

  • On the main screen, click on your avatar in the upper right corner and go to the YouTube Creative Studio.
  • Here we click on the camera icon and select Start broadcast (or Go Live).
  • On the left, select the Stream item, after which a line with a key will appear on your screen. press copy.
  • In OBS, go to Broadcasting and select YouTube in the service list.

The server is left with the one that is set by default, and in the field with the key we paste the numbers that we copied.

How to properly set up OBS Studio to stream to Twitch and YouTube

If at the dawn of streaming there was only one stream program. XSplit, and it was so difficult to start broadcasting that many abandoned this idea even at the setup stage, then with the advent of OBS, everything changed. Setting up OBS is the easiest and most reliable way to stream to Twitch and Youtube. Further in the article, you will find a detailed step-by-step guide on how to set up OBS-Studio for streaming.

Additional settings

The basis is done, now let’s talk about the secondary chips. In the General item, you can select the color scheme, the language in which the program will work (there is a version in Russian), and also set it so that OBS-Studio automatically checks for updates every time it starts.

In the hotkeys item, you can set binds for switching between scenes, mute the microphone, etc.

Setting up OBS-Studio for Twitch

Now that you have downloaded the program, it’s time to configure it correctly.

The first thing you need to do is add your channel key to OBS-Studio. Please note that you must never share it with third parties. The fact is that knowing the key of another person, you can start a stream from his channel and for this you don’t even need to enter the password for your account.

So, to find out your key, do the following:

  • Go to Twitch and log into your account.
  • In the upper right corner, we are looking for our avatar, click and go to the control panel or Creator Dashboard.

There is also an alternative, much simpler method that appeared in OBS-Studio quite recently.

  • Go to Settings, also go to the Broadcast item.
  • Click on the button Connect account.

This method has a significant advantage. docks, which can be found in the View tab of the dock. There you can put a checkmark in front of the one you want and open the chat or control panel in a separate window, through which you can change the name of the stream and the game. The main advantage is that you do not have to launch a browser, which can load the system and lead to freezes on broadcasts. Relevant for users with weak hardware.


The first thing you need to do is download the OBS Studio program from the official website. It works not only on Windows 10, but also on older versions.

OBS Studio is an open source software that can broadcast streaming video to the Internet for various services (twitch, YouTube, goodgame, mixer, etc.). The ease of use of the program has made it the most popular application among both professional streamers and those who are just starting their way in this direction.

You can also use OBS-Studio Studio for video recording, so if you plan to record letplays with comments. also pay attention to this software.

How to work with scenes

Now it’s time to set up the scenes. This is the main element that affects what appears on your stream. It is located on the main screen of OBS-Studio. You can create multiple scenes and switch between them depending on what you are doing. However, for a start, one will be enough for you. with a game and a webcam.

  • To create a scene, right-click on the Scenes field and select add. After that, enter the name of the scene. If something happens, you can always change it later by right-clicking on it and selecting Rename.
  • Now click on the Sources field on the right and select Add. Game Capture.
  • The settings should be the same as in the picture, except for the Window item. In it, you need to choose the game that you will stream. Of course, for it to appear in the drop-down menu, the game must be running.
  • What if OBS-Studio is not capturing the game? If so, try capturing the entire screen. This problem is more common with modern games that run on Vulkan rather than DirectX, as well as outdated titles.
  • The previous point is also useful for those who plan to broadcast their computer screen on the stream, if you watch some kind of video or read the news along with the chat.
  • To add a camera, select Add video capture device. In the list of devices, select your WEB-camera and set the resolution and frame rate.
  • You can also add other sources such as images and text. It is very easy to do this, just select the appropriate item in the menu.
  • We advise you to immediately adjust the volume. This is done using the mixer on the main screen. Try to keep you in the yellow range even when talking loudly. this is the ideal volume balance.

In the playback device, set the volume to 50-60% of maximum using the slider. This adjusts the volume of music and games.

That’s all, now all you have to do is click the Start Broadcast button, which is located on the right.

As you can see, there is nothing difficult in setting up OBS-Studio. Using this guide, you can set up a stream in half an hour and start conquering the hearts of the multi-million audience of Twitch and YouTube. Success.

Video tab

The base primary resolution is the screen resolution of your monitor or laptop. The output resolution is the resolution of the video that is uploaded to the YouTube servers. If the connection speed does not allow you to set the quality too high (and it does not make much sense to set it higher than the basic one), you should just reduce this parameter.

Overall FPS. most often the recommended 30 frames per second is quite enough. However, the quality of graphics in games is growing and even now it makes sense to include 60 frames per second in some cases. Remember that recording at 720p at 60 fps often looks significantly better than video at 1080p at 30 fps. Do not forget to set the bitrate in the “Output” tab according to the output resolution and FPS values ​​according to the table above.

YouTube Stream Key

The next step is to configure the YouTube service itself. To do this, you need to enter the official video service portal using your username and password. You can get to the old interface by following this link or from OBS Studio itself. To access this interface from the OBS program, follow these steps:

  • Open OBS Studio
  • Select from the top menu. “File”. “Settings”. “Broadcasting”
  • In the “Service” field, select “YouTube. RTMP “or” YouTube. RTMRS (Beta) “
  • Now at the end of the “Stream Key” field there is a button “Show Broadcast Key”, this is the button that leads to the old YouTube interface.

Here we are interested in the item “Name / broadcast key”. It will need to be copied to OBS Studio in the Stream Key field. “It looks like YouTube has decided to transform its interface every six months, giving users more trouble each time with their experiments.”

You can also get here through the “new” interface once again.

Setting up OBS Studio to broadcast (stream) to YouTube (2021)

Published: May 22, 2017
(Updated: Feb 28, 2021)

Today, broadcasting content on the Internet is more popular than ever. This is also facilitated by the very substantial incomes of some streamers. That is why many also turn to this type of income and leisure. In this case, a completely logical question arises: what exactly to broadcast and how to do it?

OBS Studio Settings

Next, let’s move on to the general settings of the application. You can find them in the “File” menu. “Settings”.

Output tab

It is recommended to immediately switch to the advanced broadcast settings. The most important thing here is the video bitrate setting, that is, its quality. The maximum bit rate should be no more than 80% of the Internet connection speed. For owners of a dedicated channel, this is not so important, but users with low network access speeds should experiment. Thus, if the broadcast is interrupted, it makes sense to lower the bitrate.

  • Recommended 2.
  • Maximum 4.

Capture game

This capture is needed primarily for capturing applications using a graphics accelerator GPU such as games and the like, hence the name capture. If the application does not appear in the window, expand it and then minimize it, it also happens that this is not enough in this case:

Use the following guidelines:

  • “Mode”. Capture a separate window;
  • “Window” select the required process (the process must be running);
  • Window Negotiation Priority. Compare title, otherwise find a window of the same type;
  • It is better to check the “SLI / Crossfire capture mode (Slow)” checkbox at the last moment, as it greatly affects the performance;
  • Check the box “Use an interceptor compatible with cheat protection;
  • Read the instructions on how to fix black screen here;
  • Contact the dedicated team to resolve this issue.

Hotkeys tab

In this menu, if desired, you can configure keyboard shortcuts for quickly starting and stopping the broadcast, as well as for turning on and off sound recording. The importance of the latter has already been discussed earlier. Set the key in the item “Enable sound on click”, now your voice will be heard only after you hold down and hold the “Q” key, as soon as you release the microphone, it will turn off.

Selecting a capture source in OBS Studio

Before you start broadcasting, you need to choose what exactly will be broadcast. To do this, first of all, you should select a new scene in the lower left corner (by clicking on). Next, work with sources begins. consider the four main options for our broadcast, read about all the sources in the article above.

How to set up an RTMP server?

It is better to do this on Linux, so as not to experience problems with all sorts of MINGW / MSYS. And on a separate hardware (not necessarily powerful). Or in docker, then you can skip this section, because the dockerfile is already there. You can also use WSL, but you will need to manually forward TCP port 1935 in the firewall.

Here’s a great guide, How to set up your own private RTMP server using nginx, and the dock readily says it too. Freestyle summary:

Download the latest Mainline source from here:

If it falls down before reaching the Configuration summary. fixing problems.
This command will configure your nginx streamer to live in / usr / local / nginx / and run by sudo / usr / local / nginx / sbin / nginx. Thus, nginx from the repository will not feel anything. This can be changed by examining./configure.-help.

In principle, through make install it is safe in this case, but still it is not necessary.

Optionally, you can configure the HTTP server to display statistics.
The dock describes what else can be configured, there really is a lot of things. If you know how to do it better, I will be glad to add a section about server configuration with material from the comments.

Video capture device. WEB-camera in OBS Studio / Articles / PRO streamer

What to do with an RTMP server?

Send a stream to it from a mobile app at rtmp: //: 1935 / live / habr where live is the name of the RTMP application in the nginx config, and habr is the Stream Key, which must be changed for different cameras.

If you configured the display of statistics (and did not forget to change the path to the stat.XSl file), check that the stream has arrived (at http: // localhost: 8080 / stat).

Obviously, the server can be not only local, but also accessible from the outside, which will allow you to do everything the same, but not via Wi-Fi, but via the Internet. You can make your own analogue of Instagram group streams, and in general, unlimited possibilities))

There are a couple more things that I learned from mistakes and would like to share:

  • You can and should change the target bitrate of the final stream during the broadcast, and adapt to the connectivity. Restream, for example, draws cool graphs that make it clear how much to lower. There is a Pull Request for auto-selection of the bitrate, but it stalled ((
  • There is such a Keyframe Interval parameter, and it must be more than a second (this must be manually set in the Advanced version of the Output settings). Restream talks about this only after the end of the stream, the UX is great! ))
  • There is another extremely useful Pull Request, in which I participated, and for which I am actively drowning, but it also looks stalled, although the maintainer recently remembered and rethought about it. Like, pliz, if you also think that the absence of a button

Now that’s exactly it, thanks for your attention ^ _ ^

For those who still try to build nginx for the ubiquitous Venda, here’s the rake I went through, that quest turned out to be, I was not in vain so afraid of this process:

  • It is necessary to take the sources EXACTLY from Mercurial (it’s good that there is a “download zip” button), there is no src \ OS \ win32 folder in the archives from the site. If you have sources from the site, there will be an error don’t know how to make ‘src / OS / win32 / ngx_win32_config.h’.
  • We need an ancient MinGW from here and not a slightly less ancient MSYS2.
  • When installing mingw-developer-toolkit, you need to uncheck the Perl checkbox. Perl must be Windows.
  • Here this answer helped a lot.
  • The compilation uses rc.exe from% ProgramFiles (x86)% \ Windows Kits \ 10 \ bin \ 10.0.16299.0 \ x64. you need to add this folder manually to PATH
  • It is necessary to remove the.WX flag from CFLAGS in the Makefile so that vornings do not interrupt compilation, there are vornings in 1.15.3.

Stream with multiple cameras from scrap materials / Habr

It all started when, with the help of OBS Studio and some program for animating desktop wallpaper, they made a video logo from the logo (which was also animated to the current playing music). At that moment, I realized that OBS Studio can do a LOT more than just stream games. After a closer acquaintance with OBS Studio, it claims to be the coolest program I’ve ever met.

I had to stream a small event for friends, but since I have the equipment for good sound and the desire to do cool, I was puzzled by organizing a stream with a separate sound and several cameras. For various reasons, the stream turned out to be so, but after this experience, I seem to imagine how it should be. And I want to share. Here.

The idea is to find 2-3 wireless operators who go to different venues of the event, communicate with people, film the action, etc. (well, like serious guys, in short). And someone sits, communicates with them on the walkie-talkie, and forms from all this (and something else, for example, restrained all kinds of windows / monitors / projectors) interesting video content that is not boring to watch.

You can also combine the screens of several computers into one stream, perhaps this can be useful for games. Although most likely there are other technologies specifically for this task.

Because it allows you to do very cool and strongly displace the technological ceiling of stream quality almost for free.

When using a bunch of video streams, the coolness of the stream will be determined by the creative and organizational component (well, the quality of the connections).

  • Laptop
    1.1. OBS Studio
    1.2. nginx with RTMP module
  • Operators with their smartphones
    2.1. Some add-ons from the “stream rtmp” query, for example Larix Broadcaster, or (if you have a little extra money) Ace Live Streaming or BitStream
  • Stable Wi-Fi, preferably 5GHz
  • Stable uplink

If you have something else, you can make good sound, at least on stationary cameras (which can be any relatively high-quality webcams).

And if you have one more computer on Linux (they say, even the Raspberry Pi is ok for ≤3 threads), you can unload the main PC and its network a little to process and send a stream.

The generally accepted video streaming protocol is RTMP. Attempts to use something else lead to wild lags, this was my main mistake.

To be fair, it’s worth noting the proprietary NewTek NDI technology (thanks AleXSey), which seems to be cooler than RTMP. However, for our use case, using NDI will require a lot of extra money.

It turns out that accepting an RTMP stream and redirecting it to OBS Studio is as easy as shelling pears. You just need to compile nginx with a custom module and write a config. But more on that later.

That is, do not give mobile phones the Internet so that they do not waste resources on anything other than stream.
But if you already have good Wi-Fi with the Internet (and there is no extra access point at 5GHz), then you can not disdain and use existing connections. However, it is still desirable to send the final stream from another connection, or, in extreme cases, from the same, but through a wire.

If there is a need to receive streams from cameras and send the final stream through the same Wi-Fi, thoroughly test the stability (and note that it will greatly decrease if a crowd of devices climbs onto this Wi-Fi).


To add source “Video capture device”, first of all, create a new scene or add to an existing scene by skipping 1 step.
1. To do this, right-click on the “Scenes” field and select “Add”, set the scene name or leave it by default.

Let’s go over the settings of this source:

  • The device is Logitech Webcam C525, in this field we select our WEB-camera, I have it Logitech C525.
  • Deactivate. turn off the web camera.
  • Video setup. goes to the setup program supplied with the web camera.
  • Crossbar setting. this setting is not active.
  • We put a tick off when not shown. the source will be turned off if the device is not connected.
  • Resolution / Frame Rate. Leaves at default device values.
  • YUV color space. choosing a newer 709.
  • YUV Color Range. Full.
  • Buffering. auto-detect.
  • Flip vertically. this display is upside down, we leave it as it is, that is, we do not put anything.
  • Audio output mode. if you need a microphone from the camera.
  • Use a custom device. if you have a good microphone it is best to use that of course.

Add Capture Device, WEB-camera to OBS Classic / Articles / PRO streamer

Instructions for adding a “Capture Device” of a WEB-camera to “OBS Classic” are not too difficult, but I still add this simple operation for those who do not yet have a “Web Camera” in stock and those who are thinking about purchasing it.

Right-click on the “Sources” field, select “Add”, name it as you like (the name of your WEB-camera), after which a window opens with our settings where we set the following parameters:

  • Capture device: in our case “HD Webcam C525”, you may have something else.
  • Audio device: “Disable”, if you do not have a third-party microphone, then select “Microphone (USB Audio Devices)”

We leave everything else by default, now it will not be useful to us, click “OK”. We test our settings, for this we click “Preview”, to change the size of the window and its position, select our created source, click “Change Scene” and change the size and position of the source by pulling the red borders of the window.

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Possible problems

  • Black screen when capturing the camera. the camera is busy in another program, for example, skype.
  • My camera is not in the list of devices. camera drivers are not installed, or Windows automatically installed drivers that do not define your WEB-camera as a device.
  • The program does not display my second WEB-camera. at the moment we have tested only the connection of WEB-cameras from one manufacturer. Logitech. WEB-cameras of this manufacturer can be connected 2 or more to one program.

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Setting up the settings

The interface of the program is simple and intuitive. even if you have never worked with such software before, you can figure it out. We will show you what parameters should be set for comfortable streaming. Let’s start to figure out how to set up a stream on Twitch?

The “Settings” button is located at the bottom right. you will immediately see the desired icon. Click on it to open the menu in which we will work. The main tabs are located on the left panel. let’s get started.

  • Select the language (the default should be Russian, but there are failures);
  • Choose a theme;
  • If necessary, customize the window display and minimizing the application to tray.

These are the simplest options that make streaming more enjoyable. you can skip this step. We follow further!

  • To set up OBS for Twitch stream, you need to select the platform name in the “Service” menu;
  • Do not touch the “Server” field, it will be selected automatically;
  • In the “Streaming Key” section, a combination will appear that will link the two platforms. we will talk about this below.

To fully configure OBS-Studio for Twitch, open the “Output” section. Here are the important values ​​of the broadcast:

  • In the first field, select the value of the “Advanced” output mode;
  • Additional parameters will appear. in the “Streaming” tab, click on the “Encoder” button and proceed to select a codec from three options.

We will focus on the x264 codec. it will provide an excellent picture even with a weak video accelerator. Do not forget about high CPU utilization if you select a high bitrate!

  • Leave the CBR value in the Control line. to maintain video quality throughout the entire broadcast. If you will set the limits of the bitrate, then you need to select the ABR option and register the upper and lower values;
  • In the “Interval” section, you can set your own value. this is a small delay in video transmission, which is necessary to improve the quality. We do not recommend setting the delay for more than 3-5 seconds;
  • It is better to leave the “Preset CPU Usage” option at “veryfast”. if you have a normal standard process. On powerful machines, you can increase the value;
  • In the “Profile” select the available high or main values ​​according to the characteristics of the computer. If the configuration of the computer is powerful. high, weak. main;
  • The item “Settings” is needed just below for optimization. For streaming video it is recommended to select “zerolatency”.

Seems like it’s a little tricky to set up Twitch to stream? This is just a first glance. soon you will understand all the nuances! We go to the “Audio” tab.

  • All values ​​on the “Audio” tab need to be adjusted for your own equipment;
  • If you have a microphone that comes with profile parameters, use the manufacturer’s instructions;
  • Otherwise. leave the default values ​​so as not to damage Twitch Studio settings.

Let’s move on to the “Video” section. very important for any streamer. Here we will adjust the quality of the picture that the viewer will see.!

Pay attention to the line “Scaling filter”. The user has three options:

  • Bilinear. standard by default, rather blurry image. especially in dynamic scenes. You can’t wait for high quality, but the computer’s RAM will be loaded to a minimum;
  • Bicubic. the best option for a good picture with an average RAM consumption;
  • Lanshoz method. has the highest picture quality, but too much computer resources are used.

How to set up OBS to stream on Twitch correctly, which method should you choose? The decision is yours. focus on your own wishes and capabilities of your device! And we will go back to the parameters and set the following values:

  • Base resolution. the quality of the video in the preview, the default is 1920×1080. can be reduced to 1280×720;
  • Output (scaled) resolution. video quality for viewers, the standard value is 1280×720. and the minimum is 640×360;
  • FPS (number of frames per second). the default is “30”. But you can choose a higher indicator. this will improve the quality. If in doubt about setting up a stream on Twitch, leave the number 30.

We will leave the “Hot Keys” block without comments. you yourself decide what combinations of buttons you want to set for certain actions. We’re discussing how to set up OBS-Studio to stream on Twitch for a newbie. you can skip this step at this point. Return to hotkeys when you become a confident user and thoroughly understand how the application works!

We’ve almost figured out how to stream through OBS-Studio on Twitch. we finish the process in the “Advanced” section. For a beginner, we do not recommend changing the default parameters. this is the most optimal option for a novice user.

The last thing to know about setting up a Twitch stream via OBS is how to start a test broadcast. It is needed to check the set parameters, to view the screen capture and to comply with other technical points. for preparation. The audience will not see her! It’s easy, do the following:

  • Click on the settings button at the bottom right;
  • Go to the “Broadcasting” section;
  • Insert the found value into the line “Stream key”;
  • Now add to the key “? Bandwidthtest = true” (without quotes).

Done! Now you can start broadcasting in test mode. In the future, for normal operation, we will change the key.

You are done setting up OBS for Twitch 2019 Stream. it’s time to start streaming! Ready?

Steps for setting up OBS-Studio for streaming on Twitch

Setting up OBS-Studio for streaming on Twitch is a simple process, but it can be difficult for a beginner to understand the intricacies of the software. We want to help. you have to start a cool broadcast, so we have compiled a detailed guide on how to work with the application.

Download and install

Setting up OBS for Twitch is a necessary step in every streamer’s business. You already know that this is a special software for broadcasts, which you cannot do without. therefore, we will start working with the application without unnecessary introductions.

We will definitely figure out how to stream on Twitch via OBS. but that will be later. The first thing to think about is where to get the software, is it possible to download it for free. Great news. the software is distributed freely, you don’t have to pay, the download is easy and fast. We will work with the most popular and simple client. you can choose another software if you wish.

We officially start setting up OBS-Studio for Twitch!

  • Open the platform and log in if necessary;
  • Click on the avatar in the upper right corner;
  • Select “Author’s Control Panel” from the drop-down menu;
  • On the left pane, look for the “Translation Tools” section;

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  • Click and look for the Open Broadcaster Software icon in the list;
  • Click on the “Download” button: you will be automatically transferred to a new page;
  • Choose your operating system from three possible ones and click on the name (Windows, Max OS and Linux are available);
  • Wait for the automatic download of the file to your computer;
  • Click on the uploaded document to start processing.

If you have Windows, the installation wizard may pop up on the screen. just follow the instructions by clicking on the “Next” button. On the other two operating systems, the installation takes a few seconds.

Next, you will need to attach Twitch by selecting the appropriate section and then entering all the required data.

Done, Phase 1 is complete. but setting up OBS Studio to stream to Twitch is just getting started! Let’s follow along and try to set the correct parameters for the subsequent broadcast.

Before starting the broadcast and, in general, creating a channel, be sure to study the Twitch rules!

Stream start

You are completely ready. all parameters are set, the content for the broadcast is selected. You can start sharing great streams with other users, gather a loyal audience and develop your channel.

Moving on to a logical question. how to start a broadcast on Twitch via OBS? It’s that simple! Remembering the key that we talked about earlier and starting to search for it.

  • Open the platform and log in;
  • Click on the avatar in the upper right;
  • Go to the “Author Control Panel” section;
  • Look for the “Settings” tab and click on the “Channel” icon;
  • On the first line, you will see the “Main Stream Key”;
  • Click on the “Copy” button. to transfer data to the clipboard.

We are getting closer to the final answer to the question of how to stream on Twitch via OBS. Open the app and go to the already familiar options!

  • Enter the “Broadcast” tab;
  • Paste the key into the field of the same name and save the changes made;
  • Click on the “Start broadcast” icon in the lower right corner!

Congratulations. you’ve come a long way and successfully launched your first stream.!

If you have any problems, please contact Support Twitch!

We described in detail how to set up a stream on Twitch through OBS. save the overview to bookmarks so as not to forget useful tips and use the instructions given in time. We have collected all the important information that can be useful for a novice streamer. you just have to put your knowledge into practice. Good luck!