Question / Help Plugin to use OBS to stream to USB


New Member
Basically I'm trying to stream from OBS, through USB 3.0, into another computer and use it as an input device for OBS.


Computer 1 outputs video data via OBS
Computer 2 takes in video data via OBS

Any help would be appreciated
(If this is the wrong section I'm sorry, but I am on windows)


Active Member
I'm not aware of any way to do that. Perhaps someone else knows of a piece of hardware I don't? But here are some workarounds:

Any capture card would let you take an audio/video feed from an HDMI port and translate that to USB 3 to be used as a source in another computer. But from within OBS, the program is expecting its output to be a recorded file or a network stream. You could mimic a live feed out of it by using an available HDMI port (if you have one) for a preview, and then also sending monitor audio to that port (if your machine supports HDMI audio).

Alternatively, if both machines run OBS with the NDI plugin, you can do this over a network cable instead of USB. This is probably your best option.

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