Bitrate fluctuating badly at random, frames dropping heavily


New Member
I'm a Twitch streamer, and I tried to go live today. My bitrate is typically around 3000, and last week I had zero issues with it. Today, my bitrate was fluctuating even in the starting screen when nothing was going on, going anywhere from 0 to 13000 and causing massive frame drops. I attempted to go live multiple times over the course of an hour and tried:
- Updating OBS
- Updating game drivers
- Changing games
- Restarting computer (multiple times)
- Restarting modem and router

Eventually I decided I wasn't going to be able to fix it in a timely manner and ended. I've attached all the relevant logs. Any help is greatly appreciated.


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New Member
Dropped frames are due to internet connection instability. If you have Dynamic Bitrate checked under Advanced>Network it will auto adjust your bitrate up and down to help reduce or eliminate dropped frames.


Active Member
Note: dynamic bitrate does not actually solve the underlying issue and can cause your stream encoder to crash if your connection is sufficiently unstable and you're using a hardware encoder.