How to Get a Better Quality Video on Twitch



Proper resolution and bitrate are important to avoid artifacts (distorted video) and dropped frames while live-streaming. This video explains why, and it will provide a few tips on how to improve your video quality.

For reference, these are my general broadcasting settings:

Video Bitrate: 2000kbps
Audio Bitrate: 128kbps
x264 Encoder Preset: Faster
Output (Scaled) Resolution: 1096×616
Downscale Filter: Lanczos
Framerate: 30fps
Video Color Format: NV12
YUV Color Space: 601
YUV Color Range: Full


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34 comments

  • Sirenarose 3 weeks ago

    Thank you!

  • Im Sorrah 3 weeks ago

    Thank you dude this helps and ur funny asf

  • Zachary McGehrin 3 weeks ago

    Great video. Very descriptive , felt like I just sat through a training seminar. Thanks for the thorough explanation

  • SilverPhantom24 3 weeks ago

    Anyone got any advice, my streams are highly pixelated and I dont know how to fix it, streaming straight from ps4

  • ッKrakT 3 weeks ago

    wow. you actually explained this so good, i understand it completely! thanks so much

  • DatGuyErikWithA k 3 weeks ago

    Does having RGB in my pc help with the quality issues

  • Scar4Playz 3 weeks ago

    I am using a 6000 bitrate for a stream that works perfectly fine. I am confused because this seems way to high. When I go to 5000, the video quality is like the intro to this video. I have a 10,000 (10) upload speed however.

  • Diego Jaimes 3 weeks ago

    Finally. Someone that doesn’t talk for no reason. Thanks guy

  • Zino 3 weeks ago

    I'm using 720p60fps | 3,500 Bitrate when I stream online games. And 4,000-4,500 Bitrate when I'm Streaming offline games.

  • Grace Guajardo 3 weeks ago

    This helped me alot! I've been having trouble for ages! Thanks

  • XIstonyIX 3 weeks ago

    you actually make sense compare to other youtuber that like to beat around the bush

  • Alex Dobrovodski 3 weeks ago

    good video

  • NADhimself 3 weeks ago

    Thank you so much, very well explained!!!!!

  • Trey Emmett 3 weeks ago

    Twitch said my bitrate should be 4561? And i play xbox and i stream directly from it. Is this good or bad? Please help.

  • Garnes Zyhare 3 weeks ago

    I don't know how to change my bitrate mostly because I'm in

    PS4!!

  • Asphalt Gaming 3 weeks ago

    Thanks for explaining, I subscribed

  • Vexix 3 weeks ago

    Cheers 🍻 for the click bait

  • WorisonTV 3 weeks ago

    I have 0.60 on the upload 😀

  • B O N N I E 3 weeks ago

    shit I subbed for the voice tbh

  • Boligard 3 weeks ago

    This shit is so confusing to me, I hate being an idiot when it comes to editing, how to make my videos not look like shit. Anything to do with computers I'm just a Neanderthal when it comes down to it. I wanna make good videos I just don't understand how to do any of this confusing stuff.

  • AVERYLONGNAME_ 3 weeks ago

    i love hearing every bit of sliver in your mouth

  • John Despo 3 weeks ago

    I Twitch stream on PS4, stream gets pixelated whenever there’s a movement. Will fast high speed internet fix this?????

  • GunSmoke852 3 weeks ago

    Is 3000 bitrate good for 720 60p? Should I go higher or lower because I play fortnite and during fights it becomes pixelated. I also use "faster" CPU usage

  • Lupi Plays 3 weeks ago

    this video is super helpful and through ever video ive found this is the one that helped me tune my settings and get quality clips and streaming. thank you!

  • Leon Doopy 3 weeks ago

    My twitch is twitch.tv/leon_doopy

  • Leon Doopy 3 weeks ago

    1080p 6000 bitrate bicubic. Still looks like trash when I move in game. Any tips or help ?

  • NorwegianPotHead69 3 weeks ago

    Can i stream on Twitch with 0.71mbts ????????

  • SweetheartsNZ 3 weeks ago

    Yes. Good. Aged well. Thank.

  • TropicalRavenz 3 weeks ago

    What would be the best bitrate to use on obs for someone who streams with 1920×1080 resolution, download speed of 10.22 and upload speed of 2.23, so that it wouldn't look so blurry and avoid stream lag spikes?

  • Richard Ex 3 weeks ago

    Now this is a good tutorial

  • Sarvotham Gowda 3 weeks ago

    I have i3 6th gen , geforce 920mx , 8gb ram , and 12Mbps upload what should be my obs settings please help me with this.

  • SobaSoup 3 weeks ago

    Mine does pixelation and I stream on 720p with 3500 bit rate also I have a 1080 ti and an i7 7700k

  • LAURUČKA TV 3 weeks ago

    Can you Make video no ps4 how to Make better pixel qality youtube

  • Blaž Bohinc 3 weeks ago

    NVEC with 6500kbps, high quality preset at 720p60fps.

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