Supported Bit Versions
  1. 64-bit
Source Code URL
Minimum OBS Studio Version
Supported Platforms
  1. Windows
  2. Linux

Input Overlay is a small plugin for obs studio that shows keyboard, mouse and gamepad inputs on stream. It adds a new source for visualizing inputs.

How does it work?
The plugin uses a texture and a config file to create the overlay. This means that you can configure which buttons are shown on screen, how they are arranged and how they look.
By default the plugin comes with presets for mouse, keyboard and gamepad.
For version 4.8b and lower they come bundled with the plugin, for all newer versions you have to download the "presets" zip archive on the github release page.
When creating an "Input Overlay" source in obs you can then point it to either one of those preset files or the ones you made yourself.

  • Flexible config system, which can arrange buttons and other elements in any form
  • Graphical tool to make preset creation easier (Video Tutorial)
  • Support for XInput and DirectInput Gamepads
  • Option to rebind gamepads
  • Remote connection to send inputs from gaming pc to streaming pc
  • Input White/Blacklist, so you you don't accidentally show sensitive data
  • WebSocket Server to allow the browser source to access input events
Installation instructions
How to create/modify presets
Additional Information can be found on the wiki.

Why does Input Overlay not detect input in some cases?

This is most likely caused by the application protecting its inputs for a variety of reasons. Launching obs-studio as administrator usually fixes this issue.



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Latest reviews

Only the mouse and keyboard work for me, not the gamepad and by the way I like your universallp plugins
Yeah there are some issues with gamepads. A few work (mine does) but I'm looking into using a more reliable library for gamepad input
Thank you so much
Used this about a month ago, created the textures, exported the .jsons, loaded them up, everything worked fine.
Now the plugin asks for .ini files rather than .js? Something that isn't exported by YOUR tool. So until fixed cannot really recommend.
you're most likely using an outdated version
great, but iI didnot found the source json file in any obs folder...where is this file (not is js folder, there only js files)
Amazing plugin! I use it alot.
This is a great program...
Hi,This is a really useful.I'm very enjoy it in my Final Fantasy XIV live stream. Config creation tool is very powerful. But I can't create key 6,7,ESC and ~ , because the textures png without that key!!!
Can I ask you to create that key textures in the wasd.png?
I really need it.
Worked for a while, but recently doesn't seem to detect any input whatsoever. May not be compatible with newer version of OBS anymore.
Doesn't actually seem to do anything. I've yet to find an instance in which this actually responds to keypresses or mouse buttons. It's just a picture you put in OBS.
i Enjoy it a lot i just wish i could show more of the keys that i use when playing certain games.