play back footage on mac is insanely laggy


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so when ever i try to record a video on a game the game its self is extremley laggy and the play back footage is even more laggy and i have no idea what the problem is. i tried everything there is to get better footage and i cant find anything so i came on here to get help.

(here is my specs)
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Here is my output settings

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here is my video settings
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and here is my advanced settings

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Can someone please help me


Raising the bit rate is correct.
How hard is the game hitting your CPU?
Open the OBS Stats window and you'll get a lot of information as to where things are going wrong.
Try encoding in H264 or H265, move the encoding from CPU to GPU.