OBS Studio – 2018 Ultimate Guide to Streaming to Twitch [BEST SETTINGS]

UPDATED 2018 version of The Ultimate Guide to Streaming to Twitch with OBS Studio. In this video, we go through how to setup OBS Studio’s server, bitrate, resolution and framerate settings to get you started and streaming to Twitch ๐Ÿ‘‡๐ŸปTimestamps & Links๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

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โฉ 0. Introduction 0:00
โฉ 1. 3 reasons this guide needed updating 0:43
โฉ 2. Install for Windows/Mac/Linux 1:51
โฉ 3. Layout basics 2:24
โฉ 4. Profiles and scene collections 3:43
โฉ 5. Auto-configuration wizard settings 5:00
โฉ 6. Scenes and sources 11:06
โฉ 7. Tips and advice 12:45
โฉ 8. Outro 14:48

Links mentioned and more details:
๐Ÿ”— Written Guide (with screenshots) – http://geni.us/BXPf
๐Ÿ”— Download OBS Studio – https://obsproject.com/
๐Ÿ”— OBS Studio Sources Guide – https://youtu.be/J5ojeVYsLY4
๐Ÿ”— Fix your Twitch Stream – https://youtu.be/M9xt3xLTY-A
๐Ÿ”— Old 2017 Guide – https://youtu.be/BtZazqLgBjw
๐Ÿ”— OBS Studio Streaming Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTQlHTE5qfSgkfIlj4v7YU0xEgZu_CIvg

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  • DaGaimez 3 years ago

    As a streamer and youtube creator who has been doing this for many years I find your channel amazing man! Even someone like myself who has a very good understanding of these broadcasting programs can learn something from you. Well done and I have been a subscriber for a few months now. Keep up the amazing work GC!

  • Wolfgang Rush 3 years ago

    Worth it

  • Bahadur Hodzhamkulyyev 3 years ago

    interesting, non of OBS streaming tutorial doesnt cover the problem of Google Chrom, OBS with Google Chrom doesnt dock in some computers. Firefox better for streaming.

  • Psychotic Elf 3 years ago

    Quick question. I never saw this answered in the video and was hoping someone more have some input. I am a streamer with a 2 PC set-up and can easily run 1080p 60fps with my setup/Network but I am not partnered (only affiliate). If I'm not mistaken I believe that because I'm an affiliate and not a partner I do not have a dedicated source button on my stream. Correct me if im wrong but I beleive that means my viewers are forced to watch at source and cant lower it based on what their setup can handle. If i am correct in saying all this then my question is what is the sweet spot to run ones stream at so that one does not alienate any viewers from being able to watch yet still being able to put out the best quality possible?

  • kelz1lla 3 years ago

    folllow the only girl to ever stream in kelz1LLA@twitch.tv

  • Beer tv 3 years ago

    Great great video and awesome channel. I'm looking to start streaming but absolutely know nothing. Your channel has been a huge help and my one and only go to channel for streaming help. Thank you so much

  • Abner Miguel 3 years ago

    How do I put a description like the name of the stream I donโ€™t know how to do gang

  • jim jakobsson 3 years ago

    after i done the source and choosen gamecapture and named it, my screen on the "prestream" scen is still black? what did i do wrong? thanks

  • KING DAVID 3 years ago

    Where is the auto configuration button for streamlabs obs? Thanks in advance!

  • Agghh 3 years ago

    Finally a decent tutorial for OBS. Google recommended stuff from 2012, which is obviously out of date.

  • Whiteknight 2332 3 years ago

    ok im seeing this as a pc stream setup does this work for console to twitch stream with this bridging the gap or am i over complicating how this should be done?

  • Simming Kpop 3 years ago

    I did use this before and it worked amazingly! but now that i have a new computer, I'm watching this again and did for some reason the Auto-Configuration Wizard keeps saying "Failed to connect to any servers, please check your internet connection and try again." I did that at least 3 times I even closed everything out and did it all over again with also resetting my twitch key. Still does it, anyone have any other ideas I could try?? Thanks a bunch!!

  • Jaspr_ 3 years ago

    You are dutch?

  • Obi-Wan-Nikobi - 3 years ago

    plz i need help i have been doping frames and i need help i have i7 and a 1070 gtx with a 400 down and 40 up connection using slobs for twitch. i have tried everything i spent 300$ on a router and ive lowerd my bit rate nothing seems to work i have changed all cables i am out of ideas plz help

  • Alan Trejo 3 years ago

    Do you have any tutorials on how to stream console gameplay to twitch using OBS by plugging your console to your PC? Also being able to hear party audio i.e. PS4? I just started streaming more consistently & have picked out some overlays to give my channel some flare but only if I stream games directly from my PC, I've been having trouble being able to stream my ps4 gameplay to my channel how I want it to and other channels really don't help…they all seem to rely on that "remote gameplay" method…anyways, hope you can reply to this comment man & thank you for helping coming up streamers!

  • Jinx 3 years ago

    Nice vid I understand the new obs software now thx.

    Ik this random but u look like the young Rhys Ifans look it up lol

  • Nicky Marley 3 years ago

    Not recognising my Elgato hd60s in sources

  • Jose Castell 3 years ago

    The latest version of OBS (as of January 2019) comes with the "Prefer hardware encoding" box unchecked by default. Since I have an intel i9-9900K would you recommend leaving it unchecked?

  • Fouad Yehia 3 years ago

    i did all that and my screen still black can someone help pls

  • Young Chapo Gaming 3 years ago

    2019 version now? Lol

  • djcandy0605 3 years ago

    @Gaming Careers My OBS preview screen is black even though i Selected the game that I wanted to show. what shall i do about this issue?

  • daniel roth 3 years ago


  • Dynamite86 3 years ago

    Pretty detailed guide thanks.

  • Juanmiguel Navarro 3 years ago

    This guy is the mann

  • Ryan Cavanagh 3 years ago

    How do I use my ps4 party chat as audio? is that possible?

  • SILVER CROSS VEVO Svic 3 years ago

    What about the audio settings

  • Kuzor 3 years ago

    now, we need a 2019 version

  • Alex Jones 3 years ago

    mediacom sucks

  • Shane 3 years ago

    None of your vids go over advanced settings

  • Cmgamer3390 3 years ago


  • Mr.NoStyle 3 years ago

    im a new streamer this really helps like you have no idea man you REALLY DON'T HAVE AN IDEA HOW THIS HELPS PEOPLE LIKE ME i went to other channels looking for a different settings 1/5/2019 i had all setting from your first video BUT BIG MISTAKE I MADE it made my streaming really bad dropping frames all over the place. was looking for you all over youtube i tought your last video was good. But this is better thanks for making this videos keep them going.

  • Lucas Gomez 3 years ago

    How do i put less power into my obs?

  • Sauce Walking Empire 3 years ago

    New gaming channel check me out

  • Lucas Gomez 3 years ago

    i have a question, i tried to start streaming and it began to lag on my screen but not on the stream. i was running 160+ frames in game but it look choppy as if i was running at 30, but on the stream it looked smooth. do you know how i could fix it so that it is smooth on my screen as well

  • TheDerpyCornDog 3 years ago

    This was made on my Birthday! ๐Ÿ˜€

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