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Advanced Scene Switcher 1.15.3

Supported Bit Versions
32-bit, 64-bit
Source Code URL
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:

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.

Installation Windows:
: 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

Installation macOS:
: 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/'.

Installation Linux:
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 usually should 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

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.
On macOS OSX is not working on OBS 26.0.2, however it works in 26.1.2.
OBS is shipped with certain versions of libraries the plugin depends on.
The version of these libraries was changed from OBS 26.0 to OBS 26.1 and I chose to support the newer versions of OBS.

I could of course always build two version of the plugin but this would probably cause too much confusion.

In general I hope that the problem resolves itself over time as people slowly migrate to more recent versions of OBS on macOS.
But if you have suggestions on how to handle this situation better I am all ears :)

Unfortunately the plugin overview page also does not let me select OBS 26.1 as the minimum supported version, as only changes in major version seem to be supported. (So OBS 25, OBS 26, ...)
i dont like the week day are removed from time tab
This was not intentional and should be fixed already - please download the plug-in again (same version) and the time tab will once again show the weekday options.
But thanks for also reporting the issue! :)
I can not even install it. Absolutely buggy. Big Sur 11.1
I finally managed to set up a VM running Big Sur 11.1, but cannot replicate any issues installing the plug-in.

Can you describe in a bit more detail what exactly is causing issues?
Do you have trouble running the installer itself or is the plug-in not showing up in OBS after running the installer?

In case of the former please remember that you have to right-click / control-click the SceneSwitcher.pkg file and select "open".
Simply double clicking might result in macOS blocking it as it is an unknown third party installer.

In case of the latter can you please share a log file of OBS?
Please also make sure you are using the latest version of OBS as the plug-in is only compatible with OBS 26.1 or newer, due to changes in the QT version.

Anyways feel free to contact me if you need further assistance and I hope you will get it to work soon! :)
Amazing plug-in!

thank you for making this

The way I use OBS, I program in several scene customizations using scene/source filters activated by function keys (F13, F14, etc) when I switch scenes via Touch Portal.

Would it be possible to also program into this plug-in, customizable virtual function key presses with specific scene switches?

thank you very much
I will add it to the to-do list, but I am not sure when I will get around to looking into it.
Thank you for the suggestion!