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OBS Studio is a free and open-source cross-platform streaming and recording program maintained by the OBS Project. It is used to switch between audio and video sources, stream video online and act as a virtual camera.

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Use Streaming Online Video/Live As Source In OBS Studio

Is this possible? Use others or your own Facebook or YouTube live stream as source in obs or any broadcast software and then broadcast it on another page or channel.
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How to Record Screen in 4K on 1920x1080 monitor? (OBS Studio)

Is it possible to record in 4K when you have 1920x1080 monitor? I am currently using OBS Software. If so, please let me know how? In my obs setting the Base Resolution and Output Resolution at ...
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Multitrack video export in OBS Studio

OBS Studio composites various video inputs into a single video stream, but it lets users configure local recording on the side. Is it possible to save each video input separately, preferably as ...
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How to skip/minimize encoding workload in OBS?

I am a beginner and I am trying to stream a local file to YouTube Live. I noted that when I start streaming on OBS using the below settings, the CPU usage is at 35-40%. Since, I am using a local file ...
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h264 (Constrained Baseline)/(h264 (native) vs h264 (libx264)

I am recording a video using OBS Studio with the following settings: With these settings, OBS is consuming 55 to 60 MB storage for a minute long recording. Considering that my recordings span across ...
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How to record OBS Studio in full screen?

I'm new to OBS Studio and have just recorded a video. Once the recording completed, I realized that the produced video was not in full screen. There is a blank area mark with X as shown in the ...
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OBS Studio: desktop audio falls out of sync

I have an interesting problem: When I stream to Twitch (or record), my desktop audio goes out of sync with the video over time. The microphone is perfectly synced the whole time. Both OBS Studio and "...
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Why do my NDI Sources not appear in Windows (or OBS on Windows)

I noticed recently that even when on a 'known good' configuration of computer and network, NDI sources could not be found even by NDI Studio Monitor or by the OBS plugins that provide NDI sources. ...
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OBS custom filename for recordings

OBS allows you to change the pattern for the recordings filenames but there is no simple way to update the file name with any custom string before every recording. You need to visit the options pane ...
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Schedule a live stream of a pre-recorded video

I have a pre-recorded (edited from dozens of sources) event that I wish to play as a "live stream", i.e. the video starts streaming at a specified time, and viewers must watch it in sequence ...
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OBS Studio - 'Blurred background copy' effect. Is this possible using only filters?

I don't know exactly what is the correct/technical name for this effect, but, to illustrate, i'm searching for a way to reproduce this effect in OBS for a live video source (both window, webcam and so ...
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Firefox only uses OBS virtual camera

I'm on macOS (10.14.6) and have OBS installed. I tried out the virtual cam a while ago using the native virtual cam functionality (not the plugin) and now whenever I need to use my camera in Firefox (...
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YT stream key - best practice?

Like so many American workplaces, my campus moved this year to a lot of virtual interactions and events. I work in live events management, so I mostly dealt with a lot of Zooms and Blue Jeans, but one ...
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Does recording desktop audio reduce quality?

If I record audio (say, a 320 kbps mp3) that's playing through my desktop audio (in, for example, Audacity with loopback, or OBS) is the quality going to be reduced if I compare the recording to the ...
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OBS studio capture webcam only?

When I use webcam as an input device, obs studio puts the webcam in the upper left corner of a big black area. How to have only the webcam exported to file? Update: this is what I see when using OBS. ...
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How to record with low file size in OBS

I downloaded OBS to try to record some online lectures with low size. I tried some other software already, but the file sizes and quality were too high. I'm trying to keep the file size as low as ...
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Fixing screen flicker / screen tearing

I had some capture issue in OBS, where during certain parts of my screen capture some windows flicker. Here's a sample of the affected footage: I think this should ...
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Open Broadcaster MOV to MP4 conversion

I just used OBS to record an MOV file (4k screen recording). Now I'm having trouble opening it in Premiere. When I import it into Premiere, I get only the audio (no video). File opens fine in VLC, but ...
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Why has my game video, captured with OBS/Win10 DVR, a black screen in iMovie/WindowsMovieMaker?

I am capturing games on my Windows 10 PC with Open Broadcast Software and x264 codec. My problem is that as soon as I import a video.mp4 file to iMovie or WindowsMovieMaker for editing, it is black, ...
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Skin tones shift redder when OBS outputs to virtual camera, then to Google Hangouts

I'm using a MacBook Pro 2015 with its internal webcam. When I use the webcam directly in Google Hangouts, skin tones look normal. When I use OBS as a virtual camera in Hangouts using the same webcam, ...
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OBS in Linux can't find NDI sources from other PC running Skype in Windows

As SkypeforLinux has no NDI support, I decided to split the work between two computers. A windows laptop to manage Skype videochatting with NDI support and a Archlinux PC with OBS and the obs-ndi ...
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Is it possible to push an video stream via OBS to a video server for consumption by another OBS Studio?

Just wanted whether this was possible. I know that within OBS, I can stream video from my phone camera on a url like localhost:5050 when I used a "turn phone into webcam" app. So I was wondering, ...
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Application specific screen recorder for Android

For windows, using OBS studio, I can record the screen of a particular application. If in between, I open another window, the recorder records only the selected window and not the window on top. But ...
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OBS Audio MIDI Control

I use OBS to create technical demonstrations, and had the thought: What if I could regulate my audio levels using a MIDI Controller? The Korg NanoKontrol has faders that I could use to mix, but now ...
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Use wirecast and obs at the same time

I am new to video production and I would like to ask you if is it possible to use OBS and Wirecast at the same time. Is there a possibility of conflict or something? In my case, I have a Blackmagic ...
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How do I prevent Wirecast from crashing? [closed]

I'm attempt to livestream from a 2016 MacBook Pro, but for some reason Wirecast (12.2.1) crashes. It doesn't matter what I'm doing, it only stays open for a couple of minutes, then it just completely ...
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Video quality degrades when uploading to YouTube with variable frame rate

So I use OBS (latest ver) to record my gameplay on Windows 10. OBS settings are: recording format: MP4 Recording quality: indistinguishable quality, large file size Encoder: Software (x264 low CPU ...
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Too much bass in desktop sounds with a headset, but not during recording, only afterwards

I recorded some video footages with my voiceover, both with Fraps and OBS. (Also streamed with the latter) While I was playing everything was fine. (I played with a headset) When I played the videos ...
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Vegas pro file size explosion - having to use Handbrake currently

I am currently screen recording with OBS and then editing the resulting mp4 in vegas pro Here is what happened last time i screen recorded as an example 35min screen record at 1920*1080 resulted in ...
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Overlays and local ad insertion for live streaming

I have an event coming up and i am only broadcasting on youtube via OBS,i want to have overlays(the person who is on stage name appearing from the bottom) and locally stored sponsored ads to the ...
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phone vs dslr vs webcam for making videos

I'm using OBS to record some videos for youtube with a webcam. Right now I'm using the Logitech BRIO Ultra HD. It's alright... but definitely could be better. I'm looking to upgrade to something high ...
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How can I play a file created in OBS?

I downloaded OBS based on an answer here. I tested it by selecting "Start Recording" saying a few words, and then "Stop Recording" I then selected File > Show Recordings, and it opened the This PC > ...
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When multiple windows are captured simultaniously can OBS capture only cursor in currently active window?

I am making a small video for some of my colleagues where I show them how CI/CD with GitLab and Kubernetes works (software development stuff). For that purpose I would like too keep 4 windows visible ...
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NDI vs RTSP/RTMP in PTZOptics cameras

I am working on building a live streaming system for my church and have settled on using PTZOptics cameras for the project. Our AV dealer wanted to set them up with SDI connections and then go through ...
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Is it normal that using OBS with the Skype NDI integration is unusable on mid-2015 Macbook Pro?

Experimenting with OBS... I can easily live stream a 5 Mbits stream to YouTube at faster. As soon as I add a split screen guest via the Skype NDI integration, the stream becomes unusable. Is it ...
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Video production at higher quality - alternatives and solutions

My question here is a redirection per suggestion of my original question over here I have an i5 4th gen CPU which can support 2k displays and output 2k signal. And I have an AMD Radeon R7 graphics ...
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Can I export keyframe settings in OBS?

I exported my settings and got a file like this: [General] Name=Adobe RTMP [Video] BaseCX=1920 BaseCY=1080 OutputCX=1920 OutputCY=1080 ColorSpace=601 ColorRange=Partial [Panels] CookieId=...
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OBS RTMP to Web player

Good morning, I'm biiiiig newbie and I struggle to understand one thing I want to stream video with e.g OBS, it supports RTMP, so I'm setting up RTMP server. It works fine, I'm able to watch it via ...
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Can I capture different native resolutions with the same CCD-Sensor?

Im working on a paper for my university and need capturings of the same scene in different native resolutions. Im currently using the Logitech BRIO camera with OBS for capturing. My question is: If ...
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How to configure OBS studio to have only one recording window?

Since I reinstalled OBS my display has changed from having one scene recording window to having 2. I have tried modifying every possible setting I thought off but I don't manage to get rid of the ...
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OBS Studio multitrack audio exports only one track

I have OBS Studio configured to combine different audio inputs into several audio tracks/channels using its built-in mixer. But when OBS saves a local copy of the stream, the video file only has one ...
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How do I let OBS automatically record the active monitor?

I've got 7 monitors plugged into my computer and I'd like to do a screen recording of my workflow, but I don't want to record just one monitor or manually switch between monitors or even record all ...
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How to view Audio and Video of an on-going RTMP stream?

I have looked, and may be missing this question if it already has been asked. It is possible to view the video/audio (or audio alone) in a RTMP stream. The workflow goes as follows: Video Encoder ->...
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Really struggling to record video + sound on PC, can anybody steer me in right direction?

This is what I'm trying to acheive: Record myself playing guitar with 3 microphones. They are USB condenser microphones plugged into my PC One channel for voice in the middle, and 2 channels for right ...
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Need to connect a Nikon D3200 to a windows laptop and use it as webcam

I need to use a dslr as a webcam on my laptop, windows 11. The dslr that I have is a nikon d3200. I then want to use the camera on OBS Studio when I am live streaming. What are the different ways for ...
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My OBS Studio Mac OS is stuck in 9:16 aspect ratio

I'm running OBS [[[ 30.0.0 (64 bit) ]]]on Mac OS [[[ 14.2 Beta (23C5055b) ]]] My only options are vertical video. This just happened and I think it's since the beta update.
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ffmpeg: preserve quality in trimmed video from a HEVC (h.265) source video

I've have some screen recorded video with OBS software using the video codec "NVIDIA NVENC HEVC" (which is h.265 via GPU hardware) using CQP level 17. Full encoder options in OBS were: The ...
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Jumping forward or backward in a .mp4 file takes a long time in VLC

Recently, I randomly played around a bit with the video encoder settings of my OBS Studio (29.1.2) and recorded a video playing in the browser. In this particular video (recorded with some settings I ...
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HD60X Game capture getting wrong aspect ratio from Canon EOS M50

I am outputting a HDMI signal from my camera Canon EOS M50, capturing it with HD60X game capture. In OBS, it appears cropped and with wrong aspect ratio, Why? Pressing info to get rid of info icons, ...
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How do I stop OBS from contrasting my mouse pointer?

I just started transitioning from Xbox Game Bar which I previously used for recordings to OBS, and I don't know why, but the game I'm playing records the mouse in a very different way. The first image ...
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