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    Overload after approx 50% CPU usage

    MacBook Air M1 16GB BigSur 11.1 - i have to set superfast to remain < 50% CPU. FAQ: is there a way to make OBS run without overload even when more the 50% cpu are used? of course video starts stuttering when overloaded... thx! log file attached
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    HD60 Pro CPU Help

    Hi everyone, I am getting a second computer that is just for streaming. I wanted to include the HD60pro in the build and wanted to know if an i5-10400 or even an i5-9400 was a good CPU to achieve a smooth 1080p 60fps stream. The GPU that is in there currently is an HD 6670, I was told that...
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    OBS using too much CPU

    Hello I just got an issue when I loaded up my OBS, it is using at minimum of 40% CPU power without having anything and a Max of 90% when I started streaming. and it is freezing everything. I stream at 720p. ive never had it go past 25% usage when not doing anything, not even streaming. and my...
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    OBS Game Capture uses all of my CPU

    Hello, I've recently started using OBS Studio to capture Minecraft for my YouTube channel. I've encountered an issue where OBS is using about 50% of my CPU when using the game capture source, it makes Minecraft drop from 120 FPS to 10 FPS even when I'm not recording/streaming. When I use display...
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    Random CPU spikes drop frames and de-sync audio

    Hey everyone, In recent months I've encountered an issue I hope you guys can help me solve. As the title suggests, while I stream random CPU spikes (spike I determined by OBS's monitor - normally fluctuates between 5-7% but with these even reaches 20%) lasting 5-6 seconds will make my stream...
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    Very low CPU usage

    I've been trying to record some games using obs, however the video is coming out very choppy and low framerate. I think this is due to a low cpu allocation to OBS. I'm running a i5-10600k and obs is using ~6% atm. I've tryed running OBS as administrator and i've turned off windows game mode...
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    Mac CPU/GPU/memory usage that is safe enough to stream up to 2 hours?

    Hello, I'm a noob in OBS and I'm trying to stream a personal event using OBS. I'm not so sure if my mac can sustain streaming up to 2 hours. I wonder if anyone here can judge it based on specs/usage report below. Streaming setting Platform: A zoom meeting with 1080p HD, expecting more than...
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    OBS Video Stuttering and Low CPU Usage

    Specs: r7 2700x stock clock speeds & Wraith RGB cooler gtx 1080 ftw2 w/ a slight overclock (+300mhz memory, +90mhz gpu, 120% power) 2x16gb g.skill trident z @ 2133mhz (haven't gotten around to adjusting it) Gigabyte GA-AX370-Gaming Mobo 256gb M.2 NVME SSD 2TB 7200 rpm HDD (being recorded to)...
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    Bitrate problems please help!

    Got a quick question, I got a i5 7500 with an RX 580 with sufficient ram and such but my recordings and streams are either terrible quality or dropping frames for a whole second at times, what’s the bottleneck here? Before you immediately claim “i5 bad” it was a pretty decent quad core i5 when...
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    Media Source CPU load: WebM vs Uncompressed MOV

    Hey everyone, We have a lot of overlays in our OBS setup, and I'm trying to make everything as CPU-efficient as I can. I've been experimenting with the format I'm using to render things out from After Effects, and watching the effect it has on my CPU in OBS. Everything I've been reading or...
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    Choosing the correct laptop for our church for live streaming

    Situation: We are a small German church and we started to stream via youtube. Currently I am using my private PC and I am happy to see that it supports hatrdware encoding with QVC. We have one Zoom PTZ camera. 2 Soundinputs. As far as I can see the quality with my I5-1035G1 is perfect. (16GB...
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    Can I stream x264 medium with Intel Xeon E5-1650 V2 and 16GB DDR3 memory?

    Can I stream x264 medium with Intel Xeon E5-1650 V2 and 16GB DDR3 memory? It's a dedicated streaming PC with an elgato.
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    Low usage/temperature of CPU and still slowing down the OS

    Hello, just like what written in the title. I was recording with obs since I had my i7 6700k/Gtx 1070 with my Asus 1080p 144Hz monitor and I had no problems at all. I don't stream, only recording. I upgraded my specs to: - Asus 1440p 165Hz monitor - RTX 2070 super - i7 10700K So basically I'm...
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    Running OBS StreamLabs on Windows boot camp, dropping frames.

    Hi everyone first post here and I’m getting in to game broadcasting. Iv been in to event broadcasting for a while so I feel fluent in programming optimal settings in most streaming software but Iv never used StreamLabs so I might be missing something. I’m running: 2018 Mac book pro with i7...
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    CPU usage is still high even after followed everything that could reduce it

    Greetings, I've been trying everything upon trying to reduce my CPU usage over my gaming desktop, but sadly it isn't working, tried FPS reduction, NVENC (which by some reason isn't working? and yes I have a NVIDIA card that's compatible with it). Tried reducing resolution too and NDI too but it...
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    Question / Help Frames missed due to rendering lag - Constantly occurring

    I've seemed to have this reoccurring issue where I am getting a decent chunk of frames lost due to rendering lag. Whether I stream with CPU or GPU, if I look over to my second monitor, I'll sometimes see a 58, 59, or lower number than 60 for FPS. This is unrelated to frames lost to network lag...
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    Question / Help Low CPU and FPS when streaming?

    I'm new to streaming so forgive me if this is a very obvious question. I've been livestreaming services for a church using an Elgato HD 60S+ HDMI capture card, and for some reason OBS is showing very low CPU usage and around 20-ish FPS when streaming, even when I have set it to stream 30FPS in...
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    Question / Help Encoding overload with very low CPU usage

    Hi, hope everyone is having a nice day. I like recording videos for my YouTube channel and I have had this problem for a long time, I have tried many different things but the problem doesn't seem to go away completely, so I have decided to post here and look for help to try and fix this once...
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    Question / Help High CPU usage Black Magic Atem Mini

    Hi. I use 2 ATEM mini switchers and iMac 2019 with 8 core i9 processor and 64GB of Ram. Looks like even in the idle mode each ATEM mini webcam source consumes ~ 45% of the core. If I add two sources (MJPEG Webcam) I have ~100% CPU Core usage and 6-7GB of virtual memory use. That's even if...