Encoding Error: what does it mean?


New Member
Hi everyone. Recently started getting this encoding error with OBS Studio randomly after the most recent GeForce update. It doesn’t happen immediately while streaming but often 3-4 hours into a twitch stream with no previous issues or warnings that it’s going to happen. It cuts my entire stream off and takes me 1-2 minutes to go live again because of it.

For reference, I stream NVENC with an RTX 3070 and my actual build is a Ryzen 9 3900x with 64GB of RAM. I have never had issues before until last week. I always output to twitch with a 6000 bit rate at 1080x60fps and this specifically happened during a play through of Red Dead Redemption 2. Just wondering what this error means because googling it seems to pull no identical results.

"NVENC Error: get_encoded_packet: nv.nvEncLockBitstream(s, &lock)failed: 8 (nv_enc_err_invalid_param)"

Thank you in advance!



Active Member
Are you using custom params for the encoder?
Log file?

Also could be an error in the encoder itself (nVidia driver) and needs to be reinstalled / clean reinstalled.