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Post by Brandon on Thu 15 Mar 2018, 3:33 pm

Hello everyone,

I was wondering if anyone else uses OBS (Open Broadcasting Software) as a media encoder to stream their casts? I started using it about a month ago or so, it seems to work well. It doesn't use alot of cpu usage and audio and video run crystal clear once you have the settings right.

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Post by mpelmmc on Thu 15 Mar 2018, 7:20 pm

I did use OBS to stream video games. The stream quality will depend on your actual internet connection but I believe the software is one of the better (if not the best) tools to stream.

For example I have 100mb download, 10mb upload of internet connection and I could stream at a high quality. The only problem was my PC. I had to stream to a lower quality than my connection allowed because if not, my PC would lag.

Anyways it doesn't consume a lot of resources and as I said above it's one of the best tools to stream.

Plus it's also very intuitive and user-friendly.
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Post by TigerTankFan on Fri 20 Apr 2018, 2:16 pm

I am currently thinking about downloading this program and installing it on my PC. No final conclusion on this matter as yet however.
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Post by 1mtvfan on Fri 20 Apr 2018, 2:21 pm

don;t know enough about it yet
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Post by DJAaronRadio on Tue 22 May 2018, 8:27 am

i use OBS for my streams and yes i like the software and quality does very with internet since i have a fast enough computer i don't suffer to much with the internet connection i have i do recommend the software for anyone that is just getting into streaming or if your tired of using a site broadcaster and we all know how crappy those are Very Happy
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Post by 1mtvfan on Tue 22 May 2018, 8:49 am

if they work, you use it, the hard part is finding a streaming site with a likable and usable format
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Post by bgradionetwork on Tue 22 May 2018, 10:55 pm

@DJAaronRadio wrote:i use OBS for my streams and yes i like the software and quality does very with internet since i have a fast enough computer i don't suffer to much with the internet connection i have i do recommend the software for anyone that is just getting into streaming or if your tired of using a site broadcaster and we all know how crappy those are Very Happy

Thanks for sharing your input Aaron.

I also use obs, I recently purchased a pc with better specs, in hopes of getting better quality out of it. First show was good, but not perfect because I gotta get the settings down pat.

Anyway my point is obs is good, doesnt actually require much to run and works very well. I do recommend it. Smile
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Post by 1mtvfan on Wed 23 May 2018, 8:49 am

some site broadcasters are better than others, but sometimes it can be very hit or miss
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Post by bgradionetwork on Wed 23 May 2018, 11:55 pm

Well personally I think obs is a really great software, especially when you consider it is open source, so 100% free to use every feature. Very Happy
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Post by Brandon on Mon 13 Aug 2018, 7:06 am

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Post by Brandon on Wed 12 Dec 2018, 9:54 am

@Tigertankfan how are you liking obs now that you use it?

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Post by TigerTankFan on Wed 12 Dec 2018, 1:00 pm

@Brandon wrote:@Tigertankfan how are you liking obs now that you use it?
I have a very basic understanding it now, but would love to learn more.
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Post by Brandon on Thu 13 Dec 2018, 1:34 pm

Do you like it better then FMLE?

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Post by TigerTankFan on Thu 13 Dec 2018, 1:53 pm

@Brandon wrote:Do you like it better then FMLE?
Obs definitely has a lot more features.
Hopefully I can get my headset mic working with this program soon too.
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Post by DJAaronRadio on Sat 02 Feb 2019, 3:25 pm

OBS does work well i only had some issues over the last couple of streams for the most part it's really good Broadcasting software i have done alot more with it over time for certain shows Like chroma key that i might venture into again eventually if it works right anyways Very Happy
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Post by Brandon on Sun 03 Feb 2019, 8:55 am

The main problem occurs when your connection is bad and the settings are too high. Thats when you get the frame drops and fuzziness. I usually keep mine on the lowest settings cause of this. Wink

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Post by TigerTankFan on Wed 27 Feb 2019, 12:49 pm

As far as I know, the OBS installation on my PC is basic but I have dropped frames on at least one occasion. I've also added a new display pic to my OBS installation but can remove it at any time.
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Post by tester12 on Wed 27 Feb 2019, 11:31 pm

OBS sounds like a good piece of software. Very Happy

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Post by DJAaronRadio on Thu 28 Feb 2019, 12:57 am

oh it is fun software i have done some awesome things with it so far Very Happy
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Post by Brandon on Thu 28 Feb 2019, 10:28 am

Yes it is very good and stable software.

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Post by TigerTankFan on Fri 01 Mar 2019, 6:54 pm

Due to complaints, I will be removing a scene from my OBS installation very soon.
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Post by Brandon on Sat 02 Mar 2019, 12:06 pm

I have heard from someone the newest update to obs is prone to freezing, but I don't know if this is true since I haven't updated my obs yet.

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Post by DJAaronRadio on Tue 05 Mar 2019, 12:31 am

i actually went back to version 19 and it works just fine but the only issue i can't use my Hardware AMD encoding cuz it keeps telling me that my drivers need to be up to date so i'm stuck on software encoding for now kind of sucks that OBS Refuses to start on my Hardware AMD Encoding this is an issue with OBS now and it's frustrating as heck and it is starting to effect shows i'm trying to find a work around to get it to work for now Razz
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Post by TigerTankFan on Wed 13 Mar 2019, 10:54 am

I've opened my OBS installation recently and have gotten an update notification. I was going to go ahead with the update, but remembered that Aaron had problems with the new version on his PC and cancelled it.
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Post by Brandon on Wed 13 Mar 2019, 4:32 pm

I don't know if his issues were related to the update or not, but may be best to wait a month to ensure the issues are sorted out before doing the update.

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