Tagged: streaming

OBS Studio: Send an UDP Stream to a second PC using OBS

Instead of using OBS in the usual way of sending out an rtmp stream, the custom ffmpeg output offers us even more output protocols that we can use. In this guide I will use UDP as an example. (A full list of supported protocols can be found here: https://www.ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg-protocols.html) First we of course have to configure OBS-Studio: Settings -> Output...

How to Stream to Facebook Live

Facebook added Live Streams to their Facebook Pages. So if you own a page you can from now on start streaming on Facebook. (It might not be unlocked for everyone right away. And you might need to have a certain number of likes. I could not find exact info about this.) There are a few limitations though (see here or read...

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....

My stream lags/buffers/loads constantly for my viewers, but why?

To answer this question we first have to ask another one: Are “we” dropping frames? In OBS we can fortunately see this right away in the bottom bar: But most other streaming programs of course also show a similar counter. If you are dropping frames this will probably be the reason for your viewers problems. If the packages do not reach your provider,...

Use two or more Instances of OBS

While Jim is re-writing OBS to probably sooner or later simplify the whole process, we can already use OBS(1) to stream to two locations or stream and record at the same time. In contrast to my “How to easily stream to two or more locations?” guide we will use OBS, two instances (or more if wanted) and have the advantage...

Xsplit Broadcaster 1.3 – Guide for Starters

You want to start streaming? Have not used a software similar to XSplit before? Are not sure where to start? Then you have come to the right place. I will try to explain, step by step and in an useful order, how to get started and setup your XSplit for streaming. First of all, let us take a look at...

XSplit Broadcaster 2.0 – Guide for Starters

You want to start streaming? Have not used a software similar to XSplit before? Are not sure where to start? Then you have come to the right place. I will try to explain, step by step and in an useful order, how to get started and setup your XSplit for streaming. First of all, let us take a look at...

Open Broadcaster Software – Guide for starters

You want to start streaming? Have not used a software similar to OBS before? Are not sure where to start? Then you have come to the right place. I will try to explain, step by step and in an useful order, how to get started and setup your OBS for streaming OR recording. First of all, we should make sure...

How to easily stream to two or more locations?

Streaming to more than one service can be done using an RTMP Server that relays your input to several outputs or using an external service. Services like restream.io offer free and paid options to send your stream to several services at the same time. This can be a viable option if you have not enough upload speed or bandwidth limitations...

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...