This is my tutorial on how to stream with OBS on Twitch TV. This tutorial is divided into multiple parts for easy navigation, and will teach you the following:
– Whether or not you will be capable of streaming, and what quality you will be able to stream at with your hardware and internet connection.
– What programs and accounts you will need to stream.
– How to create scenes and sources, and avoid issues with monitor captures and games which run in multiple windows.
– How to get your stream started quickly and easily, without getting bogged down in unneeded details.
– How to use advanced settings to tweak your stream to get the best possible performance out of your computer and your internet connection.
– How to make high-quality local recordings for uploading onto video-sharing sites like YouTube.
If you like what you see here, leave a like! And if you have any questions, comments, or criticisms on the video, leave a comment and I’ll get back to you.
0:00:39 Part 1: What hardware / internet connection is needed to stream?
0:05:55 Part 2: Downloading Software
0:06:44 Part 3: Creating Scenes and Sources
0:16:50 Part 4: Basic Setup
0:32:15 Part 5: Advanced Setup
1:25:40 Part 6: How to make high-quality local recordings
Getting your twitch stream key: http://www.twitch.tv/your_username_here/dashboard/streamkey
Standalone Ping tool: http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=326034
OBS Ping plugin: https://obsproject.com/forum/resources/server-ping-plugin.17/
x264 presets: http://dev.beandog.org/x264_preset_reference.html
x264 settings wiki: http://mewiki.project357.com/wiki/X264_Settings
Speccy (Temperature monitoring tool): http://www.piriform.com/speccy
I couldn’t have made this tutorial without looking into a few other tutorials and websites along the way. Here are some additional links where I got my information.
NovaWar’s ‘Learn to Live Stream’ playlist
This is where I got the idea to make this video, and I could not have made my video without watching this playlist. Basically, my tutorial is a very condensed version of his tutorial, with a few tweaks here and there for the Blood Bowl people. His version is about 3 and a half hours long, but also answers a few live viewer questions. It’s a very good watch if you have the time.
RobinJack0r’s OBS Advanced 2 – High Quality Local Recordings
This great little video shows you the differences between local recording options, and really shows you the fine line between a high-quality recording and one that’s far too massive to be practical. This is a short video, and I highly recommend it.
You can learn more browsing these forums for an hour than you ever though was possible. There’s a lot of OBS experts here (including the creator himself) who can teach you all kinds of a little things and help you with directed troubleshooting if you get stuck.