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Advanced Scene Switcher 1.16.4

Supported Bit Versions
32-bit, 64-bit
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Minimum OBS Studio Version
Supported Platforms
Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
This plug-in is based on the built in scene switcher. It extends its functionality by adding the following:
  • audio based scene switching (Audio tab)
  • media based scene switching (Media tab)
  • system time based scene switching (Time tab)
  • sequence of automated scene switches (Scene Sequence tab)
  • cursor position based scene switching (Region)
  • the option to switch to a scene after detection of being idle (Idle tab)
  • executable based scene switching (Executable tab)
  • file content based scene switching (File)
  • improvements for the window title based scene switching (full-screen / maximized detection, ignore windows)
  • the ability select a different transition for each automated switch case (Transitions tab)
  • automatically pause the scene switcher based on scene or window title
  • hotkey to start and stop the scene switcher
  • trigger actions on scene change
  • and more ...
Some of these are described in more detail below.

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Settings configuration:

Below is a short description on how to set up an automated scene switch if the output of a video source has not changed for a specified duration.

I assume the plugin is installed so let's open the settings.
To do so go Tools -> Advanced Scene Switcher.

You will end up on the "General" tab of the plugin.
Here we can make sure that the plugin is running by clicking the "Start" button if necessary.


Next we switch to the Macro tab to set up our automated scene switch. (1)
Here we add a new macro by clicking the plus symbol on the lower left (2) and enter a name for our new macro.


Now we have to add the condition we want to trigger the automated scene switch by clicking the corresponding plus symbol (1) and selecting the type of the condition we want to use (2).
As we want use video based scene switching we select the type "Video".


The next step is to configure the settings of this condition.
We select the video source we want to monitor (1) and the type of monitoring we want to take place (2).
For this particular use case we choose "hos not changed".
Finally we add the time constraint by pressing the small clock icon (3).


For the time constraint we specify the type of constraint (1) we want to choose and specify the duration (2).
In this case we select "For at least" and "3 seconds".


As a last step we have to specify the action that has to be performed if the condition we specified above is true.
To do this we have to add a new action to our macro by pressing the plus button in the lower middle of the macro tab.


The default action that is chose is already our desired one - "Switch scene" - so we do not have to adjust the type of the action.
However we have to select the scene we want to switch to (1) the transition type we want to use (2) and the duration of the transition (3).
(The duration can be left at "0" to use whatever is configured as the current transition duration)


Now everything should be set up and the scene should be switch accordingly.
You can access the advanced scene switcher the same way you access the built-in scene switcher, by opening the Tools menu and selecting Advanced Scene Switcher.

When opening the plug-in you will land on the "General" tab.
Here you can configure general settings like ...
  • The status of the plug-in (active / inactive)
  • The priority of the different scene switching methods
  • What to do if no match was found
  • Save and load settings


In the following it will be described how to add a scene switching entry on the Media tab as an example.
There are of course many additional ways you configure the plug-in but the steps all are pretty similar.
Each tab will also contain a short description of what it can be used for if nothing is configured.

First let's switch to the Media settings of the plug-in by selecting the corresponding tab (1).
Then click the highlighted plus symbol to add a new entry.


The new entry now has to be configured by selecting the media source which should be monitored, selecting the state that should trigger a scene change, optionally a time restriction and finally the scene which should be switched to and the transition that should be used.

If you have configured everything it should look something like this.

Note that incomplete entries - e.g. if no transition was selected - will not trigger scene changes.

You can of course add multiple entries for each scene switching methods, so let us add another one:

Note that the order of the scene switching entries plays a role.
The list of entries will be checked from top to bottom, meaning that the highest entry in the list will have the highest priority.
You can of course change the order of existing entries by selecting the entry in the list you want to move and pressing the up and down arrows.

Once you have configured everything to your liking make sure to switch back to the General tab(1) and start the scene switcher, if it is not yet active.
To do so press the "Start" button and check that the status says that the plug-in is currently active(2).

Now your configured entries will take effect and automated scene switching will start! :)

You can also set a hotkey to start or stop the scene switcher the settings of OBS.

Installing the plugin:
Recommended: Run the provided installer. (You might have to click 'More info' and select 'Run anyway' if it is blocked by Windows)

Alternatively manually copy the 'obs-plugins' and 'data' folders in the respective OBS Studio installation directory.
It is usually located at 'C:\Program Files (x86)\obs-studio\'.
Install the Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2019, if you have not done so already.
64bit: vc_redist.x64.exe
32:bit: vc_redist.x86.exe
Recommended: Run the provided installer. (You might have to right click and select 'open' if it is blocked)

Not recommended: Alternatively manually extract the file and data folder from the SceneSwitcher.pkg file and either ...

... right click the OBS app inside your Applications folder and choose 'Show Package Contents'.
Copy the file to 'Contents/Plugins' and the 'data' folder to 'Contents/Resources'.

... or copy the file to Library/Application Support/obs-studio/plugins/advanced-scene-switcher/bin/.
And the 'data' folder to 'Library/Application Support/obs-studio/plugins/advanced-scene-switcher/'.
Copy the file and into the OBS Studio plugin folder.
The location of this folder can vary, so you might have to look around a bit.

Examples are ...

Unfortunately the expected location of the locale, which can be found in the data folder, can vary also.
The data folder should usually be copied to:

If this does not work you can try to copy the "locale" folder found inside the data folder to:

In doubt please check where other "en-US.ini" files are located on your system.

Additional Information and Notes:
If you want to build the plug-in yourself the source is available here.

Please report any problems you experience using this plug-in here, on GitHub or send me a direct message.
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Latest reviews

This is a really well done plugin, and I am now reliant on this plugin for switching my scenes upon media states (it even allows switching depending on remaining time, which is great for media sources as you won't have to see the video go black). The macros are also really powerful, allowing you to execute a sequence of actions.
Im not pro in OBS, but this plugin really brings up my beginner levels to a notch higher than I could if i spend someone to coach me and improve my OBS scene management skills.
This plugin has come a long way. It's now fancy as all hell!
Absolutely love the ideas and the dedication the developers have put into it. With the Macros Scripting it makes my insanely intricate setups a breeze. ❤
Can't stop shooting what a wonderful plugin for OBS and churches!!!
Made 10 macros and relative some hotkeys and removed about 10 scenes and PPT files instead.
Became so easy to operate.
Hope it will make us not make a mistake from now on.
Really appreciate you guys for your brilliant efforts.
I've been using this for years to control my scene changes by custom scripts.
Amazing plugin, really recommend it!
Amazing piece of software, this is just incredible. Thanks for creating this great tool!
It was good even before the last update. But the added macros are amazing. I no longer have to think about ending the stream when the ending song finishes. I no longer have to think about launching any program when I start the stream.
Imho this plugin should be more popular.
Hello! It's a very good plugin, I use it a lot, although may I ask something? Is there something like this, for streamlabs? I want to switch to it, but this holds me back a little bit
I don't know if something like this exist for streamlabs.
Lastest version doesn't seem to work on Windows 10 with latest version of OBS for switching audio. I had to uninstall and use a previous version.
I cannot reproduce any issues with the audio tab on my end using version 1.10.
You are referring to version 1.10 and 1.9, are you not?
Can you share more details what is causing issues exactly?

I would appreciate a log file (with verbose logging enabled) and if possible your exported plugin settings.