OBS Studio Tutorial – How to Stream LOTRO on Twitch

A bit of a tutorial on how to use OBS Studio to stream a game (LOTRO specifically). If you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments, via twitter.com/arathaert or in chat on my Twitch channel: Twitch.tv/Arathaert 🙂 — Table of Contents below… —

Getting Started – 0:45
Profiles – 1:50
Scenes – 2:35
Adding Sources – 3:57
In-game Settings – 6:37
Broadcasting Settings (& Recommendations) – 7:55
Adding a Webcam – 14:04
Adding Source Filters (Greenscreen, Transparent Logos, etc.) – 15:06

–Advanced Stuff–
Browser Plugin – 18:40 – https://obsproject.com/forum/resources/browser-plugin.115/
TwitchAlerts – 19:49 – http://twitchalerts.com
Stream Labels – 24:00
Stream Chat Overlay – 26:35
Social Media Popup – 29:09 – http://codepen.io/anon/pen/qNaWPb?editors=0110
Soundboard – 31:23 – https://sourceforge.net/projects/expsoundboard/files/Releases/Windows%20%28.exe%29/

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  • Hannah Pearson 3 years ago

    Ara I have recently downloaded OBS, and have streamed my webcam and images. Unfortunately I cannot get LOTRO to stream! I have opened OBS before loading lotro, made sure the resolution and bitrate is okay – followed the tutorial step by step, and it's just showing as black 🙁

  • Mouzafphaerre 3 years ago

    Ara, I have a question for whenever you're available: When multiboxing, how do we force OBS to record from one of the several lotroclient.exe instances, if at all possible? It seems to be favouring the very first one launched.

    Background: Trying to record a piece of mine from the perspective of one instance while 3 others are playing. I may have to launch the watching one first and the players afterwards…


  • Renaissance Gaming 3 years ago

    I'm having issues playing in 1440 resolution and getting OBS to recognize the game window. It works only when I'm doing desktop capture. Any advice besides scaling my game resolution down to 1080?

  • Mouzafphaerre 3 years ago

    Thanks Ara! I made my first recording to showcase some places as depicted in LOTRO to the friends with whom we've been reading and discussing The Hobbit 🙂

  • Robert Gonzalez 3 years ago

    Thanks, dude

  • Andang 3 years ago

    What are the pros of OBS Studio over normal OBS?

  • Jordan Remington 3 years ago

    I love the Nightwish you had in the audio clip! Great video in all! Loved it, keep up the great work!


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