Heavy Encoder Issues Starting 05-28-21


New Member
Hello All,

Im a small streamer looking for help resolving some issues with my Encoder overloading during stream and possibly some other issues. On the day in the title, I had a particularly rough stream: encorder overloaded error, the game (Nuclear Throne) was lagging, then eventually the whole system slowed to a complete stop which I had to power off to get out of. After the first instance, i went through and lowered my base resolution, bitrate, encoder preset, the works. While my system has not locked up again during stream, I checked the VOD for my last stream (Super Animal Royale) and over 70% of the 3 hr runtime was frozen frames and just audio.

Links to mentioned VODs:
Included here is the log files from the day in the title and the most recent stream. Thanks for any support

*EDIT* Should mention i've had no issues with console games through an ElGato, both cases above were PC games



Active Member
1. Run OBS as Admin. Right click on shortcut, properties, advanced, check box, ok, apply, ok.
2. Change the encoder from x264 back to Quick Sync Video (QSV).