Question / Help Video Lag.. New to streaming

Zack Dondey

New Member
I'm just looking to stream some older GBA/SNES games to Twitch. I don't have much to any knowledge about streaming.

My specs are:
MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)
2.5 GHz Intel Core i5
4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Intel HD Graphics 4000 1024 MB

I downloaded OBS, Wavtap, and SyphonInject..

The audio is perfect, but the video is laggy. I tried a bunch of different settings lowered the bitrate to 1200. 30fps. Twitch kept telling me my "Keyframe Interval" is high and should be 2. But I believe I have it set at 2. and I have CBR checked but again Twitch says it's not.

I tried using Display Capture, and Game Capture.. Same problem. Thought it got better when I used Display Capture but it would run fine for a few seconds and then buffer for quite some time.

Again, I really don't know what I'm doing but any help is appreciated!

You posted in the wrong section !

@Osiris or other modo: can you move it to OBS-MP Mac section please ?

@Zack Dondey : go to read sticky posts in OBS Multiplatform > Mac Support while waiting for your post to be moved & prepare a log file.

Zack Dondey

New Member
Sorry about that. Not sure how to prepare a log file. However I tried today at work with much faster internet and it worked much better. Just need to upgrade my internet it seems.. Thanks for the help!