In just a few minutes, get up và running with a live stream using OBS Studio và Twitch/YouTube with generalimex.com.vn.

5 years ago • 6 min read


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By Jenny

Open Broadcaster Software (known as OBS) is one of the most popular đoạn phim recording & live streaming tools. It"s không tính tiền and mở cửa source, easy to lớn set up & has built-in support for the most common live streaming platforms like Twitch và YouTube. In this guide, we"re going lớn walk through how you can begin live streaming with OBS Studio from start-to-finish.

Open Broadcaster Software™ (known as OBS) is one of the most popular video recording và live streaming tools. OBS is miễn phí and mở cửa source, easy to lớn set up và has built-in support for the most common live streaming platforms like Twitch and YouTube. In this guide, we"re going to lớn walk through how you can begin streaming with OBS Studio from start-to-finish.

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Tutorial Outline

Launch a machineBasic: Audio và simple application streamingHigh Performance: game streamingInstalling OBSDownload và install Visual Studio 2013 RuntimesDownload và install OBSConfiguring OBSResolutionBitrateEncodingSetting up your sceneConnecting lớn TwitchLocate your Stream KeyConfigure OBS to lớn connect to TwitchConnecting khổng lồ YouTubeLocate your Stream KeyConfigure OBS khổng lồ connect to YouTube

1. Create a new generalimex.com.vn machine

After you"ve logged into generalimex.com.vn, create a new machine.

Select the closest region

Choose a Windows template

Select Monthly or Hourly depending on how often you stream

Choose your plan:

Audio và non-graphics intensive applications (Basic): If you are streaming non-intensive applications like a code editor, an online poker game, or an audio mix etc., the Standard GPU machines (Air, Standard, AdvancedPro) work great. In this case, you will use software encoding in OBS. You cannot run any high-end games on this tier and will not achieve quite as high bitrates as you would with GPU encoding. If this sounds lượt thích your desired setup, the Advanced plan is the most popular.

Game streaming (High Performance): If you are running graphic-intensive games like The Witcher, Overwatch etc., and want khổng lồ deliver a high-bitrate stream to your viewers, a Dedicated GPU machine (GPU+, P5000, & P6000) is required. The GPU+ is ideal for mid-range games và the P5000P6000 are designed for maximum performance.

Choose your storage — you can increase your storage at any time in the future

Click Create

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2. Installing OBS

Step 1 - Prerequisites

Please download and run both of the required Vistual Studio Runtimes in order khổng lồ continue setup:

Visual Studio 2013 Runtime <64 bit> - vcredist_x64.exe

Visual Studio 2013 Runtime <32 bit> - vcredist_x86.exe

Note: Both the 32 bit và 64 bit versions should be installed, even if you have a 64 bit version of Windows.

Now you"re ready to install OBS Studio:

Step 2 - Install OBS Studio

Download link

Run the installer with the default settings. At the last step, uncheck "Run OBS studio"

Why? By default, OBS launches in 32 bit mode which is not as fast as the 64 bit option. Click the Start menu & launch the 64 bit version instead:

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When OBS launches, you can ignore the Auto-Configuration Wizard since we"ll be configuring OBS manually. If you want to launch the Wizard at a later date, it will be available under the Tools dropdown:

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3. Configuring OBS

There are only a few things that you need to lớn configure in OBS khổng lồ get a basic stream started. For more advanced customization in OBS, kiểm tra out their guides or other online tutorials.

We"ll start by choosing the resolution of the stream. Click the settings icon on the lower right:

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On the video clip tab, choose the desired Base and Output resolutions:

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Next, we"ll hop over to lớn the Output tab and select the Video Bitrate and Encoder.

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The default bitrate of 2,500 is sufficient for most scenarios but can be increased/decreased depending on your preferences.

The Encoder is dependent on the type of machine you are running.

If you"re using a Standard GPU machine (Air, Standard, Advanced & Pro), you"ll need khổng lồ select the Software (x264) option which will use the CPU khổng lồ encode the stream (slower).If you"re using a Dedicated GPU machine (GPU+, P5000, and P6000), you should select the Hardware (NVENC) option which will use the GPU khổng lồ encode the stream (faster).

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Close the settings menu and we"ll create a Source. This is essentially the part of the screen we"ll be capturing. Click the "+" symbol khổng lồ begin:

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There are several options here for various types of streams:

Display Capture will capture the entire display but not a fullscreen gameGame Capture is for capturing games in fullscreenWindow Capture is for capturing a specific window (application) that you have running

The other modes are less common. Refer lớn OBS Studio"s documentation for more info. In this demo, we"ll be using Display Capture mode. Click OK to showroom the Source:

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Click OK again to lớn accept the Properties:

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Finish composing the stream by grabbing the red outline and pulling it in khổng lồ fit the đen box (the Scene):

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That"s it! You are now ready khổng lồ begin streaming.

4. Connecting khổng lồ Twitch

Start by navigating to lớn the Twitch settings page. There you"ll see an option lớn show your Key which we"ll plug into OBS:

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Please note: Make sure never to chia sẻ your stream key with anyone or they will be able lớn stream lớn your Twitch channel.

Copy the key and navigate back khổng lồ the Stream tab in OBS. Under Service, select Twitch. Then choose the closest hệ thống (in this case, US East: New York, NY & then paste your Stream Key into the Stream key field:

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You"re all set! Just click Start Streaming to initiate the stream:

5. Connecting khổng lồ YouTube

Start by navigating lớn the YouTube Live Dashboard. Towards the bottom of the page under the Encoder Setup section, you"ll find your Stream Key.

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Please note: Make sure never to share your stream key with anyone or they will be able to lớn stream khổng lồ your YouTube channel.

Copy the key & navigate back to the Stream tab in OBS. Under Service, select YouTube / YouTube Gaming. Under Server, select Primary YouTube ingest server and then paste your Stream Key into the Stream key field:

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You"re all set! Just click Start Streaming khổng lồ initiate the stream:

6. Conclusion

In just a few minutes, we were able to lớn get up và running with a live stream using OBS Studio và Twitch/YouTube. As you can see, OBS takes the headache out of the screen capture component. And even though it"s incredibly simple khổng lồ use, OBS is still loaded with advanced functionality which is worth exploring. Enjoy!