OBS Studio performing WORSE than StreamLabs OBS

d4nkn3ss

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Hello all,

I recently made the move from SLOBS to OBS Studio, as I was told I would get better performance out of it, but for some reason it appears to be performing worse than when I was running StreamLabs OBS.

I manually copied my settings from SLOBS to OBS Studio, to make sure it was a 1:1 clone of how it's supposed to be on SLOBS, yet for some reason I constantly get the message "Encoder Overloaded, try changing settings blah blah blah".

I am running my stream at 1080p @ 60FPS, which as stated before, works with NO ISSUES on SLOBS, yet when I try to do the same on OBS Studio, my stream freezes and it makes it so no one can hear me talking on discord.

I would really like to be able to completely switch to OBS Studio, so any help in fixing this issue would be appreciated.

LOG FILE: https://obsproject.com/logs/s6lZ4Ri2JabaGGlI
 

Lawrence_SoCal

Active Member
Did you compare this OBS log vs a SLOBS log? that may highlight any settings discrepancies
I see audio at different sampling rates, which can't be helping (but unlikely to be cause, just a contributing factor)
 

FerretBomb

Active Member
SLOBS uses most of the back-end from OBS Studio (aside from the plugin system).
They just chopped the interface off OBS Studio and slathered a webpage over the top.

Your logfile contains no streaming or recording session. We need one at least 30 seconds in length, where the encoder overload was occurring to be able to diagnose and troubleshoot the problem.

Off the jump, you aren't running OBS as Administrator. Doing so will enable a GPU priority workaround, so games are less likely to hog up all the resources before OBS can handle its housekeeping.
You have GameDVR enabled in Windows, which should be switched off.
Past that we need the log from when the problem was happening to advise further.

Chances are good that if you're using NVENC, the Psychovisual Tuning or Lookahead options are enabled, or you're using the Max Quality preset. Disable both of those options, and use Quality instead. Those three account for 99% of all 'Encoding Overloaded' errors I've seen with NVENC in play. They use CUDA cores which for some reason can cause massive problems in some setups, while others have no issues.

If you're using x264 Software, we'll have to see how you've got it set up.
 

d4nkn3ss

New Member
My appoloigies.

Here is my log file from after my stream last night, https://obsproject.com/logs/qFveG04NIDQG2Kxx

Everything was running just fine until I switch to playing Escape From Tarkov, which would periodically give the encorder overloaded error. Albeit not as bas as it has previously, but it was still an issue non the less.

I am using NVENC as well.
 

d4nkn3ss

New Member
Did you compare this OBS log vs a SLOBS log? that may highlight any settings discrepancies
I see audio at different sampling rates, which can't be helping (but unlikely to be cause, just a contributing factor)
I saw that too and I adjusted things accordingly. It did seem to reduce the amount of issues that occured.

I've tried to find the SLOBS logs but I can't seem to find them, as there is no menu like in OBS Studio.

**EDIT: I've found the log file location and I have attached my most recent SLOBS log file for comparison. I may not be reading it right but I can't tell if there are any differences.
 

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