Category: streaming

How to do a 16:9 stream with any size of Video-input

Most webplayers nowadays use the 16:9 format in a webbrowser. It can sometimes even be a problem to stream or record in the 4:3 or 5:4 format and then watching your own stream. The result will be black borders. If you want to learn a bit more about aspect ratios, also check out this guide. But today I want to...

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...

Do a Picture in Picture Stream with OBS and NGINX

In today’s tutorial I want to show you how to do a picture in picture stream with a friend (or more people). We will be using nginx compiled with the rtmp module, in this case the windows version will be sufficient. In this text guide I will explain two different setups. First the more simple setup, one output stream that...

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...