Get your general settings right the first time! Learn about setting your bitrate, buffer size, resolution and more. These settings will help you decide if you should stream at 480p, 720p, or 1080p.
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Videos in this series:
1. Introduction http://youtu.be/bOi4c2ppFio
2. General settings in OBS for Twitch http://youtu.be/Hz4lZt7Ns0I
3. Installing plugins, global sources, and setting up scenes http://youtu.be/T8gpAwimvcg
4. Adding music scrollers and donation, subscriber, and follower notifications http://youtu.be/7wXQFnjyQFo
5. Tnotifier and adding animations to notifications http://youtu.be/_NzsfKrk9pY
6. Setting up your Twitch account before you stream http://youtu.be/HMqMkbg0OwA
7. Going live and improvements to make afterwards http://youtu.be/i8UKT6-Y3zY
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Alright so in this video we are going to go ahead and talk about the general settings I use and would recommend for OBS using Twitch’s streaming service. After you download OBS from obsproject.com install it and then launch it. For this tutorial we are going to use the 64bit version of OBS. Some people use the 32bit version of OBS because it’s compatible with a couple more plugins, so make sure to keep that in mind. Now that we have OBS open, let’s go ahead and open the settings panel. Under the general tab the first thing I’m going to do is set up a general profile. I’m going to go ahead and name this Test Profile and hit add. I think it’s important to set up a profile from the beginning because you might stream under a different name sometime, use a different account or you know you might just want to play around with a different profile and try out some things you were thinking of adding to your stream. So it’s good to set it up at the start to avoid confusion later.
So know lets go into the coding tab. We are going to make sure that our encoder is selected at x264, that we have Use CPR checked, and enable CBR padding checked as well, but we are going to leave Use Custom Buffer Size unchecked. It’s recommended by Twitch to leave this unchecked unless you really know what you are doing; by leaving this unchecked you are going to make your max bit rate and your buffer size the same which will give you the optimal settings that you will need. Ok so I actually wanted to stop here for a couple of minutes and talk about the next two settings, your maximum bitrate and your buffer size. I actually think that these are the two most important settings we are going to be covering during this tutorial and two that are quite misunderstood. So first what is bitrate? Well bitrate is actually the number of bits per second that can be transferred along a digital network. So what does this mean?