1. Carto

    OBS NVENC (Turing) vs X264 Medium Side by Side Comparison Using the FF XIV Benchmark

    I know there are quite a few of these out there, but the more info the merrier. I'll be doing more with additional benchmarks as well as various bitrates spanning from 3500 to 8000 for reference. Let me know if there's anything you guys would like to see, I've got the hardware and I'm always...
  2. Sharktank

    Question / Help Frames dropping In OBS with new Ryzen 7 1700 CPU installed

    I installed a new CPU, a ryzen 7 1700 and took out the old ryzen 5 1400, and now i've been having frame drops in obs for some reason and i don't know why, for some reason now I also get (a little)better frames with Vsync turned on too. I've always done (FOR RECORDING) 1080p 60fps and i've never...
  3. RobLive!

    Question / Help Encoder Overloaded—single source.

    After doing a few 1080p streams to Youtube with web cams and camcorders via Elgato Camlink 4K, i then used a Black magic design ATEM switcher. The single switched stream was somehow taking more cpu load than the previous week broadcast. I saw message about encoder overloading but didn’t know how...
  4. T

    Question / Help Dual gpu setup

    So I have been running obs and gaming on a water cooled 1070, and it has been running fine, but as new games like apex and subnautica below zero come out, they are putting too much stress on my gpu. (I can play them without recording just fine on the 1070 but I want to record/stream) Recently I...
  5. Cithara

    Question / Help Starting the output failed. Please check the log for details. Please help!!

    Hi, I have been using OBS to record for about a year now, and I always used the NVENC H.264 encoder. One day, it just stopped working. I was confused, so I updated to the newer version, and it still didn't work. I went and googled, I tried everything. I uninstalled it then reinstalled it...
  6. Toastmas

    OBS NVIDIA Encoder doesn't show up!

    I just installed a new version of NVIDIA and the Encoder in OBS doesn't shows up anymore. I already searched for videos, but none of them are working. The version of NVIDIA thay i am using is: NVIDIA GeForce 940MX. Thank if you helped me, IF you need more Information just ask.
  7. S

    Question / Help Encoder Support

    Okay. I have a quad core processor and have been streaming fine with software encoder. However, I have two other options. Hardware (qsv) and Hardware (amd). Are these referring to my video cards? If so, the amd is a 4gb video card. Should I use that?
  8. R

    Question / Help Can someone explain to me why everyone uses CBR for STREAMING with NVENC encoder and not CQP?

    I find a lot of threads about recording with CQP but nothing about streaming to Twitch with it. Twitch itself also recommends CBR but isn't CQP better quality?
  9. D

    Question / Help GPU Option Question

    I use NVENC to stream to an internal RTMP server. I'm both gaming and encoding on my GTX 1070. If were to purchase and install another card, let's say a GTX 1060, can I flip the GPU option to 1 to encode from the 1060 instead? This way I can take some of the load off of the 1070 and get some of...
  10. A

    Question / Help Issue with x264 encoding (i7 8700k)

    Hello, I'm having a strange issue with encoding and i hope you could help me with this. I was trying to make a high quality record of the game. When i'm using GPU (NVENC encoder) the result video is very clear and running smooth. The only issue is that it takes like ~20% of its computing power...
  11. N

    Question / Help Error NVENC or AMD encoders

    Hi, I've been using OBS now for 5 years, and always with the NVENC +264 encoder. It has always worked beautifully, and given great fps and quality. However 2 days ago, it started giving this error. I'm using an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 GPU with 8gb ram, on a Windows 7 64 bit system with Intel i7...
  12. S

    Question / Help Heavy scenes drop quality & FPS hard with good hardware

    Hey all, I'll cut to the point. I record scrims for a team I play on and my last recording was atrocious in fights. I record at 40000 kpbs, 1080p with no downscaling, one 320kbps audio stream (because f*ck you too, Premiere Pro) and output to an .mp4 with CBR on veryfast, I believe. I have...
  13. C

    Question / Help Can't record with AMD encoder (Tried everything)

    Hello, As the title says, I can record (A lagged video) if I set my encoder to x264, but if I use H264 or H265, I get the "Whoops, obs has crashed" error. I included a log file and I BEG for help because I can't seem to understand whats going on. Thank you in advance.
  14. L

    Question / Help Hardware Encoder Options?

    Good morning, I am new to the world of streaming and am trying to work things out. Computer setup: iMac Bootcamp Windows 10, quad-core i7-6700 4GHz, 16gb ram Inputs: PS4 through Elgato HD60S (Hence the Bootcamp for Windows instead of using the mac version of OBS), Logitech C920 webcam...
  15. Z

    Question / Help How to get obs studio to find my graphis card encoder(and need fix on choppyness)

    so i have an amd graphics card and all my bideos are choppy and laggy im not shure if its the encoder or not. my amd incorder if i have one is not being showed and saying i make youtube videos i kind of need to have this choppyness gone. i am also wondering what settings will mostlikely remove...
  16. C

    Question / Help Threadripper 1900x & GTX 1080 Encoding Settings, NVEC vs x264 "Color and Frames"

    Hello, I'm looking for suggestion, I'm currently streaming at twitch to advertise some game server, I'm a newbie on streaming, I happen to have these PC: Threadripper 1900x 4.0ghx 8 core 16 threads, 16 gb of ddr4 ram, and a GTX 1080, Samsung pro M2 + 2 kinfast SSD in raid 0. so here comes my...
  17. M

    Question / Help Should I use x264 or NVENC?

    I'm really just wondering which is better to use with my hardware. My specs: i5-3570 GTX1060 3GB 8GB RAM Games are on a 7200rpm hard drive. I'm looking to stream games with as minimal performance impact as possible with the gameplay still looking good. I'm going to stream Overwatch and a...
  18. SimBaa

    Question / Help Input lag inside games while streaming

    I get high input latency inside games when I stream them using the software encoder but no lag when using hardware encoder, I'm limited to 2200 bitrate so I need to use the software encoder for decent quality at that bitrate since I'm streaming at 720p30 (I cant go lower than that or the quality...
  19. P

    Question / Help Optimal Stream Settings for OBS 1pc Setup

    Hi guys, at first I am a native german speaker so please have that in mind :) At the moment I try to optimize my streaming quality due to an upgraded PC. I am using a single PC Setup: CPU -> Ryzen 7 1700 @ 3,9 GHz GPU -> MSI GTX 1080 RAM -> 16 GB 3200 MHz Corsair Monitor 24" @ 1920x1080 144 Hz...
  20. I

    Question / Help Nvenc not working

    16:04:43.879: CPU Name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4460S CPU @ 2.90GHz 16:04:43.879: CPU Speed: 2893MHz 16:04:43.879: Physical Cores: 4, Logical Cores: 4 16:04:43.879: Physical Memory: 8108MB Total, 3524MB Free 16:04:43.879: Windows Version: 10.0 Build 17134 (revision: 48; 64-bit) 16:04:43.879...