1. Download

Download OBS Studio. Select Your Operating System. Click Download Installer.

 
 

2. Open The File

Open the downloaded file either from your browser's quick download bar or your usual Downloads folder.

You'll see a dialog asking: "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your PC?" Click Yes.


3. Install

Once you've opened the file, Setup will begin. Click Next then I Agree. Select the folder you'd like to keep OBS in, then click Install. Install the selected plugins. Watch the green bar fill up. Afterwards, leave the checkmark for 'Run Open Studio' and click Finish. This will open OBS.


4. Set Up OBS

Continue with the Auto-Configuration Wizard. This will select the best settings for your system. (You can always change settings after)

Don't see the Auto-Configuration Wizard? Click Tools then Auto-Configuration Wizard.

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Optimize for streaming should already be selected the click Next.

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Select the resolution and frame rate you would like to stream at then click Next.. Don't know what resolution to stream at? We have some recommendations here.

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Select Service then Show All... then click on Stream.me. Copy your stream key from Stream Settings then paste it in the Stream Key field in the Auto-Configuration window to the right of Stream Key. Click next to continue.


Start the bandwidth test. Click Yes.

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Wait for the bandwidth test to complete. NOTE: Your stream will go live several times while testing bandwidth. 


Final Results. Feel free to apply these setting by clicking Apply Settings. NOTE: The settings in this screenshot are NOT recommend. To see the settings we recommend click here.

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Welcome to OBS Studio! 

Now let's tweak your settings and get you streaming!

 
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5. Settings

Click the Settings button or click File then Settings. This is where we will change some of the settings that the Auto-Configuration set.

Bitrate and Encoder

In Settings then click on the Output tab. Under the Streaming section you can change the bitrate to best match your internet speed, resolution, and frame rate. View our recommend settings to pick the best Bitrate for your stream.

Video and Frame Rate

While still in Settings click on the Video tab. This is where you can change the resolution and frame rate of your stream. View our recommend settings to pick the best resolution and frame rate for your stream.

Server and Stream Key

Still in Settings click on the Stream tab. Here you can change the Stream.Me server you broadcast to. NOTE: Select the server that is closest to your location. You can also change your stream key if need be. 

When you have set all your setting click Apply then OK.


Woo! The boring stuff is over!

Now let's build your stream!


6. Adding Sources

Game Capture

Game Capture adds games running on your computer.

Click on the + icon at the bottom of the Sources section the click Game Capture. This will open the Create/Select Source window. Create new Game Capture by giving this source a name. (optional) Then click OK.

Properties window lets you make changes to your Game Capture. By default this should be go to go and you can just click OK.

Now that you have your game on OBS now let's add a webcam.

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Video Capture Device

Video Capture Device adds Webcams or capture cards to your scene.

Click on the + icon at the bottom of the Sources section then click Video Capture Device. This will open the Create/Select Source window. Create new Game Capture by giving this source a name. (optional) Then click OK.

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Properties window lets you make changes to your Video Capture Device. To the right of Device you can select your webcam or capture card. The default settings should work but you can change resolutions by clicking to the right of Resolution/FPS Type then click Custom. If you are happy with these settings then click OK.

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Click and drag the red outline of your Video Capture Device to resize it by dragging the corners or move it by dragging the entire box.

7. Adding Audio

It's not all about looks. It's also about audio! To setup your microphone and desktop audio go back into Settings then click on the Audio tab.

Desktop Audio Device pulls all audio from your computer and adds it to the OBS Audio Mixer. To add it click to the right of Desktop Audio Device and click Default in the drop down.

Mic/Auxiliary Audio Device will add your microphone to your OBS Audio Mixer. To add your microphone click to the right of Mic/Auxiliary Audio Device and click on Default or select your Microphone in the drop down.

Click on Apply then OK.

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You should now see your Desktop Audio and Mic/Aux in your Mixer in OBS Studio.

That's it!

You can now broadcast to stream.me with OBS Studio.

 
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