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    Recorded video is very choppy. Audio is fine.

    Good morning all, I've been tasked at work with recording some Zoom meetings and my boss wanted me to use OBS as a backup. I did this for the first time last week and I looked back at the recording just now. The audio is perfectly fine but the video is just kind of a series of frozen frames...
  2. dankoooo:)

    400MB Internet, RTX 3060ti, Xbox Series,Capture card

    Hello :) I've been trying to start streaming for almost a month, but the problem is quality. I got pixels immediately when moving faster. I don't know how to get rid of it. I can easily have 100k bitrate, but nothing will change anyway. At 30fps, it sometimes works normally, but not always...
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    Hardware for NDI Streams

    Hi, im Streaming 3 NDI Streams (2 Cameras, one Projector, to screen Capturing) to Youtube. Right now im Doing that on a MacPro 5.1 or a Macbook Air M1. The Macbook Air has the Problem that after some time it gets hot, Framerate drops and i get delays. The Mac Pro works OK but there are only...
  4. Rinma

    USB Devices (Mouse, Webcam, etc) start to stutter when I run OBS

    Hello everyone, I have the following problem: As soon as I start OBS, my USB devices, espacilly my mouse, start to stutter. I can observe this at best at my mouse. Every few seconds the mouse stops working for like a second. My Webcam starts to flicker in OBS at around the same time as the...
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    Does Hardware like CPU/RAM/Motherboard affect the performance?

    Hello everybody. I have a pc with following specs: I7 920 Quad Core processor, 16 GB DDR3 Ram, and GTX1050ti 4GB. Now the problem is, that on this PC (using elgato Camlink 4K) I can only receive HD output, and that with a high latency. When switching HDMI out (on camera) to full 4K, the screen...
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    “Apple VT H264 Hardware Encoder" unlocked for Apple Silicon M1

    hey guys, i've been using macbook air m1 16gb for a couple of weeks for streaming and i am generally happy with the performance, m1 is an absolute beast. but, the "x264" encoding in obs' current state (lack of m1 compatibility) leaves a lot to be desired. it's almost impossible to stream at...
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    Outputting color incorrectly

    I'm having issues with the color output on a 2019 Mac Pro. In the output preview the colors appear washed out, however when I open the properties of filter window for the video capture device they appear correctly. (See image bellow, I should be seeing 100% bars) The issue persists to the...
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    Question / Help Maximum bitrate in OBS Studio - not streaming service dependent

    Some background on me: I am a technical expert turned A/V expert through my job in enterprise IT moving to enterprise IT for a large live theater. I am good with tech and networking and currently stream online using a two computer setup, NDI stream, capture cards, network audio... with gigabit...
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    Question / Help Did a case swap today, now I can't stream

    Hey guys, I got a new PC case a few months ago and today I finally had time to actually swap out the parts. I streamed with the old case this morning with no problems, swapped cases and now I can't even connect to my streaming service. Here is a log file...
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    Full, Stand-Alone OBS Switcher/Console

    I would love to see an OBS Switcher/Console be made. Think about it: OBS is already a huge software. If they made a console with video inputs without the need of a capture card, people would love it and buy it. Even just a USB OBS control interface would be great. If OBS made a console, they...
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    Question / Help Best Hardware for 3840x1080 res @ 30fps for Recording Simultaneous Screen Capture, Eye Tracking Overlay, and Webcam

    Really sorry everyone. I've read through about a million posts on these forums over 400 hours in the last two days, and I just didn't find anything that could really address my exact issue. I'm looking for hardware recommendations. I need to be able to record videos in OBS at 3840x1080 at 30...
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    Question / Help Can I stream on Twitch with my hardware?

    Ive always wanted to stream on twitch but my PC could never handle it. With Google Stadia launching soon the idea has sparked in my mind again now that my pc wont be bearing the game's load anymore. I live in a low income home so upgrading isn't an option. These are my spec: Processor: AMD...
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    Question / Help recommended secondary hard drive speed?

    So I record and do youtube all from my laptop which isn't too strong but it's not weak. Its the $600 acer aspire e15. Well I heard that recording to a secondary hard drive is better than recording to the same drive as C:\ since the drive then has to read and write the program your running as...
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    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...
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    Question / Help Processor-Encoding Issues

    I am unable to run a smooth 720p30fps stream even though I recently built a PC dedicated solely to streaming. I am running an Intel i5-8400 CPU, 8GB of RAM (hoping to upgrade to 16 GB soon), a 500GB SSD boot drive, and an external Elgato capture card. I use the very fast x264 preset, and the...
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    Question / Help Poor quality, blur when there is movement, 6k bite 60fps

    Hi all. I'm having poor picture quality on live streaming. this includes blurring, lack of sharpness in details (written for example) and when the camera is moving. This also generates an enormous lack of fluidity. I play RPG with fast movement with many details and fast scenes that move on...
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    Question / Help OBS Encoding overload issues (good internet, hardware encoding)

    OBS is having issues running particular games at 60fps or at all using hardware encoding via AMD, or even software. I just upgraded my internet so it can definitely handle high speeds and what have you. When i run either Fortnite or Star Wars Battlefront II 2005, obs drops and stream crashes...
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    Question / Help What CPU to purchase

    Hey everyone, I'm now looking at a new build and I am a bit divided in my choice of CPU. Options: Ryzen 7 2700X Intel i7 8700K I'll use it for streaming games, playing games and using Adobe software. Anyone wanna share their experience and/or tips?
  19. 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...
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    Question / Help External Encoder, how to setup?

    Hello, I use Restream.io with OBS for my streams to simultaneously send out to Youtube and Twitch at the same time. Restream started promoting a giveaway for a product from Videon called the Sonora, which is an external hardware encoder. Basically it seems to act like a capture card combined...
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