Question / Help OBS settings to game record

REL284

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I've been trying to record speed builds for The Sims 4 and I don't know what settings to use to get the recording to not be laggy/choppy. I play on a MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch Late 2013 version with a 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5 processor. Graphics specs are:
Intel Iris:
Chipset Model:Intel Iris
Type:GPU
Bus:Built-In
VRAM (Dynamic, Max):1536 MB
Vendor:Intel (0x8086)
Device ID:0x0a2e
Revision ID:0x0009
Displays:

Color LCD:

Display Type:Retina LCD
Resolution:2560 x 1600 Retina
Retina:Yes
Pixel Depth:32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
Main Display:Yes
Mirror:Off
Online:Yes
Built-In:Yes


Currently I have the OBS settings as
Bitrate: 1200
Rescale Output: 1024x768

What should I use so the video doesn't come out laggy/choppy?
 

REL284

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How do I find the upload/download/what do you mean by that?
 

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How do I find the upload/download/what do you mean by that?
Sorry I forgot you only wanted to record, not to stream ^^'

After seeing your log file, here's some advices:
  • Update your OBS to the latest version (0.8.3)
  • Set your FPS to 30
  • You said your display is 2560x1600 but I see your base resolution is 1440x791...is this normal ?
  • Your output resolution & your bitrate don't match: either you record in 720p but your bitrate must be around 2000, either your bitrate stays at 1000 but then you must downgrade your resolution to 480p...
 
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REL284

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I play in windowed mode, so I don't keep my base resolution at the same as the display. I just tried it again and it goes smoothly for the first minute of recording and then gets laggy/choppy again.
 

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I play in windowed mode, so I don't keep my base resolution at the same as the display. I just tried it again and it goes smoothly for the first minute of recording and then gets laggy/choppy again.

OK so try my advices & tell me if something changed !
 

REL284

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These are the settings it lags on currently:

08:19:32: OBS 0.8.2 (mac)
08:19:33: CPU Name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4288U CPU @ 2.60GHz
08:19:33: CPU Speed: 2600MHz
08:19:33: Physical Cores: 2, Logical Cores: 4
08:19:33: Physical Memory: 8192MB Total
08:19:33: OS Name: Mac OS X (NSMACHOperatingSystem)
08:19:33: OS Version: Version 10.10.2 (Build 14C109)
08:19:33: Kernel Version: 14.1.0
08:19:33: audio settings reset:
samples per sec: 44100
speakers: 2
buffering (ms): 1000

08:19:33: video settings reset:
base resolution: 1280x720
output resolution: 1280x720
fps: 30/1
08:19:34: output 'adv_stream' (rtmp_output) created
08:19:34: output 'adv_ffmpeg_output' (ffmpeg_output) created
08:19:34: encoder 'streaming_h264' (obs_x264) created
08:19:34: encoder 'adv_aac0' (ffmpeg_aac) created
08:19:34: encoder 'adv_aac1' (ffmpeg_aac) created
08:19:34: encoder 'adv_aac2' (ffmpeg_aac) created
08:19:34: encoder 'adv_aac3' (ffmpeg_aac) created
08:19:34: service 'default_service' (rtmp_common) created
08:19:34: source 'Scene 1' (scene) created
08:19:34: source 'Window Capture 1' (window_capture) created
09:14:30: Output 'adv_ffmpeg_output': stopping
09:14:30: Output 'adv_ffmpeg_output': Total frames: 84191
09:14:30: Output 'adv_ffmpeg_output': Number of skipped frames: 16456 (19.546%)
09:17:48: encoder 'streaming_h264' destroyed
09:17:48: encoder 'Track4' destroyed
09:17:48: encoder 'Track3' destroyed
09:17:48: encoder 'Track2' destroyed
09:17:48: encoder 'Track1' destroyed
09:17:48: output 'adv_stream' destroyed
09:17:48: output 'adv_ffmpeg_output' destroyed
09:17:48: Freeing OBS context data
09:17:48: 2 user source(s) were remaining
09:17:48: source 'Scene 1' destroyed
09:17:48: source 'Window Capture 1' destroyed
09:17:48: service 'default_service' destroyed
09:17:48: 1 service(s) were remaining
09:17:48: Number of memory leaks: 0
 
Code:
08:19:32: OBS 0.8.2 (mac)
Please install the last version of OBS (0.8.3)
Don't rely on auto-update: uninstall the old one & install the new one

Code:
09:14:30: Output 'adv_ffmpeg_output': Total frames: 84191
09:14:30: Output 'adv_ffmpeg_output': Number of skipped frames: 16456 (19.546%)
~20% of your frames are skipped: for a 30FPS output expected, it's in fact only a 24FPS output. It's due to your encoder working too slowly.

You can try to record in 720p with just a bitrate of 1800 but I'm afraid that, for now, you can only record in 480p with a bitrate of 1000-1500...sorry !
(When hardware encoders will be implemented on OBS Multiplatform, maybe you'll try to encode in 720p via QuickSync encoder)
 
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