Category: streaming

Show Date, Time, Countdown, Twitch Viewers or even System Info in OBS

Today I want to show you two different small but very nice Tools for OBS. First of all we have the Date and Time Plugin. As the name implies you can use it to show either only the current day, or current time or a custom string showcasing both in OBS. Second but with a lot more options we have...

How to add a Chat-Overlay to your Stream

This tutorial can be used with OBS/XSplit and similar streaming programs. I will explain how to add a chat overlay using the window capture/screen-region abilties of said programs, as well as using a plugin for mIRC or the logfiles of Hexchat. If you prefer a video version, check this link. mIRC or Hexchat with a Plugin or using the Logfile...

Stream Control and OBS – Lower Thirds / Scoreboards / animated Team Info / and more

Today I have an interesting guide for a few different types of streams. Either you are a professional player and want to add some infos or a scoreboard to your stream or you are a shoutcaster and want to show what teams are playing, use Lower Thirds to tell the viewers who is commentating or just do some nice animations...

How to run more than one Stream/Instance with/of OBS

How to run more than one Stream/Instance with/of OBS

If you want to stream to more than one location or do a high quality recording with different settings of your stream, you probably ran into the problem that OBS does not allow you to do this yet. Though it will be added in the future we can use a workaround at the moment to do it already. The video...

Add one (or more) Audio sources to OBS

Most video streaming/recording programs nowadays only allow you to select the Microphone device which you want to use for your recordings/streamings. Luckily many programs and even some games allow us to select which output device they will use, so we can exclude audio off our recorded material. OBS even goes further, it not just allows us to select which “desktop”...

How to install a plugin for OBS?

Installing a plugin in OBS is very easy, you just have to make sure you are installing a plugin for the correct version of OBS. If you downloaded the OBS installer and used the default location the file paths will look like this on a 64bit Windows: C:\Program Files(x86)\OBS\plugins 32bit plugins go here C:\Program Files\OBS\plugins (old OBS versions used: C:\Program Files(x86)\OBS\64bit\plugins)...

What kind of Video Splitter or Switch should I get?

Sometimes you might want to get one Video Source to several Outputs or several Video Sources to one Output. Splitter: A splitter takes one input signal and sends it to X available outputs, for example 1×2 or 1×4 or even more. -> Connect a console to your TV and Capture Card Switch: A switch allows you to get X inputs...

Useful Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) Plugins

You probably already heard about OBS, which is a free and open source alternative to programs like Wirecast and XSplit. It was created October 2012 and has been updated a lot since then. A very nice feature that has been added and later tuned is the Plugin “system”. It allows creative people to create all kinds of their own plugins....

How to select the correct Aspect Ratio for your Recording/Stream

You probably used a term like 16:9, 1080p, 1080i or similar yourself, but you maybe never felt the need to resize a picture or video and think about what aspect ratio will be suitable for the resize. Now some programs like OBS allow you to choose a downscale value which will keep the input aspect ratio intact. But sometimes you...

OBS: How to downscale or resize, and whats point filtering?

The Open Broadcaster Software currently (v0.522b) gives us two options to stream or record our footage on a different resolution than our input resolution. I dont want to talk about why you want to change your output Resolution as there are several reasons for this, so lets get on to our available options: Resize Instead of setting your Desktop/Footage resolution,...