Category: video

Resolution? Bitrate? Quality? And which Software should I use? How to capture Source A or B? Everything Video related will be gathered here.

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OBS-Studio: High Quality Recording and multiple Audio Tracks

In OBS-Studio you can very easily configure everything for “High Quality” recordings as well as multiple Audio Tracks. We simply need to go into the “Output” settings of OBS.  Simple High Quality Settings If you do not plan on streaming and do not want to record multiple audio tracks you can even keep to the Simple Output Mode as shown...

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OBS-MP: Filters for Sources/Scenes/Devices

In OBS-MP we now have the ability to add filters to our Sources, Scenes and even our Audio Devices. The following filters are available as of writing this guide: Scenes/Sources Image Mask/Blend Crop Color Correction Scroll Color Key Sharpen Chroma Key Audio Devices Gain Noise Gate You can add them by right-clicking your desired Scene, Source or Device and selecting...

video.js – A free alternative

video.js – A free alternative

In the Tutorial “Setup a simple Video on Demand Server with nginx-rtmp” I used jwplayer as an example Video Player to be used on your Website. There are of course more alternatives like Flowplayer but recently I stumbled upon video.js which is a free HTML5 Video Player which you can use on your website. Video on Demand (mp4,ogg,webm), RTMP and...

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How to use the Replay Buffer?

The latest update of Open Broadcaster Software, for Windows, added a new feature called the “Replay Buffer”. This neat little option allows you to save the last X seconds of Video and Audio to your disk on the press of a button. You might know this feature already from Nvidia’s Shadowplay or other Software. You first have to configure the...

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Why should I record in flv format?

Most streaming and recording applications currently allow you to record in MP4, FLV and sometimes also in raw formats or MKV/QuickTime Video. But simple flv files have a benefit that is often overseen. If your software crashes while you record your greatest footage of all time, the flv file that was written up to this point should still be usable....

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How to use QuickSync?

In this Guide I will quickly explain how to activate and setup everything to use QuickSync. OBS will be used as the example streaming software, but the Guide can also be applied to other programs that can use QuickSync. If you are not sure what QuickSync is, check this article. And now let us first of all check if QuickSync...

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FFMpeg – Transcode, copy flv to mp4 and more

Today we want to take a look at the very useful video encoding and decoding tool-set FFMpeg. (ffmpeg, ffplay and ffprobe) FFMpeg allows you to convert Video and Audio files to several different formats and codecs, as well as cutting, resizing and other functions. So why do we need this? Some Video editors for example have big problems with certain...

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Transcoding your Video with Nginx

Today we want to take a look at the transcoding options nginx gives us. Under Linux we can directly use the exec directive to call ffmpeg as soon as a stream connects for example. On Windows we would have to do this by ourselves each time we want to start a transcoding, but more on that later. Now lets take...

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How to easily stream to two or more locations?

Streaming to more than one service can be done quite easily with nginx. So let me quickly explain a few things first: your upload bandwidth is “the” limit: (your upload – some free room) / stream bitrate = maximum number of streams nginx-rtmp on windows cannot transcode for you, so input = output BUT the linux version can send different...

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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...