Open Broadcaster Software Studio or OBS Studio is a free and open-source application for streaming. This guide serves as a primer to get you used to this widely used broadcast tool. It covers everything from getting OBS downloaded to starting a stream. There’s a lot to cover, but you will be streaming in no time. Let’s go on our OBS journey, shall we? Why OBS Studio? There are several options for creators looking for broadcast software. The most well-known options include Streamlabs OBS, XSplit, and OBS itself. With multiple choices, you’re probably asking yourself “Why OBS Studio?” OBS is a great option because it’s free, regularly updated, and highly customizable. Right after downloading OBS, you can stream within a few minutes. OBS is flexible and the best reason to use it is because its functionality can be enhanced or extended through the use of plugins (adding Closed Captions, for instance)....

When selecting broadcast software, it’s tough to decide which one to use. While there are many options, creators often end up choosing between two of the most popular ones: OBS Studio and Streamlabs OBS. This guide breaks down each app to help you decide what makes a great choice for your needs.   OBS Studio Open Broadcaster Software or OBS Studio, started out as a small project in 2012 that quickly grew. Nine years later it is still one of the best solutions for broadcasting. OBS studio is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux. OBS supports streaming on Twitch, YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook. OBS Studio is completely free. Let’s talk about all the things that make OBS Studio the broadcast application to consider. Highly Customizable OBS Studio is open source, which allows for improvements and customizations by any developer. This created a thriving community that develops plugins and scripts for...

Streamlabs OBS integrates Streamlabs services directly with a well-established broadcasting application. If you are looking for a broadcast solution that ties in a number of useful tools and widgets, then Streamlabs OBS is a great option. This guide walks through the basics of set up so you’ll be streaming from Streamlabs OBS in minutes. We’ll break it down by elements you’ll work with the most and add notes on what’s possible. Finally, we’ll cover going live and tips on how to use Streamlabs OBS while broadcasting. Why Streamlabs OBS? Streamlabs OBS is mostly free and includes easy access to a multitude of useful widgets (built-in alerts, event lists, and goals.) that streamlines the additional elements that streamers need for a complete broadcast. Download, Install, and Launch So, ready to get Streamlabs OBS? Here’s how you download it: Visit the Streamlabs OBS download page. Click Download. Run the installation. Launch Streamlabs...

Despite Twitch Studio currently being in beta, it’s still a robust broadcasting software that allows anyone to start streaming on Twitch with little to no experience. The application comes with built-in integrated Twitch alerts, a broadcaster dashboard, and a clean user interface. After installing, users are taken through a guided setup. This avoids the “information overload” new users often run into with alternative 3rd-party applications. You can also report bugs or request features directly through the program. Clicking the help icon in the upper right corner brings up an in-app menu. Here you can log issues you’re having, contact support, check out the FAQ, or request a feature on the UserVoice page. Alternatively, you can join the official Twitch Studio Discord and provide feedback directly to the product development team. In this guide we’ll cover: How to get started with Twitch Studio Adjusting your quality setting Should you switch from your current broadcasting software...

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