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How to set up facebook live with obs?   General Discussion

Started Nov-18 by Willjoe2442; 63 views.

From: Willjoe2442


In order to stream games live on Facebook you need to select, download and utilise third-party broadcast software. There are many to choose from including open broadcaster software (OBS). OBS is free, open-source broadcast software that is used by both amateur and professional streamers. Let use discuss How to set up Facebook live with OBS :

Download and launch OBS.
Configure OBS.

  • Click Settings in OBS.
  • Click Output.
  • Select Advanced in the Output mode drop-down menu.
  • Select an H264 video encoder in the Encoder drop-down menu.
  • Determine your upload speed.
  • Subtract 20 per cent from your upload speed and enter that number in Bitrate. The recommended bitrate is 6,000 Kbps to 6,500 Kbps (6 to 6.5 Mbps).
  • Make sure that the Keyframe interval is set to 2.
  • Click Settings.
  • Click Video.
  • Set your desired Resolution: the maximum supported resolution is 720p (1280 x 720) at 30 frames per second.

Create a scene.

  • Right-click the Scenes box in OBS.
  • Select Add.
  • Name your scene.
  • Click OK.
  • You can create multiple scenes and switch between them during your stream.

Add a gaming source to your scene.

  • There are three different sources that you can use to add your game to the scene in OBS: Game capture, window capture and display capture.
  • To add a source to your scene, select the scene and right-click inside the Sources box or use the + and - buttons to add or subtract scenes.
  • Click Add and then choose the source that you want to add.

Understanding game sources:

  • Game capture: This source broadcasts a single game and only recognises games that are running in full-screen. Click to add Game capture as a source, name it and click to choose the game you want to use for the broadcast. The game must be open for OBS to see it; if you don't see your game, make sure that it's open and click the Refresh button. Game capture only supports DirectX 8, 9, 10, 10.1, 11 and OpenGL games.
  • Window capture: This source pulls the feed from a single window, which could be a game running in windowed mode, a web browser or another app. Window Capture will not capture a game running in full-screen mode.
  • Display Capture: This source uses your entire monitor for the broadcast. Display Capture doesn't recognise games that are in full-screen mode. To use this source, click to add Monitor capture as a source and name it. Choose the monitor that you want to capture and choose whether you want mouse movement to be captured.

?Add a webcam (optional).

  • Right-click inside the Sources box in OBS.
  • Click Add video capture device and type in a name for your source.
  • Select Video capture device.
  • Enter a name for your source.
  • Click Device selection.
  • Choose your Device and modify how you want your webcam view to look.
  • You can open up your webcam's settings by clicking Configure.
  • For webcams that have built-in microphones, make sure that the correct Audio input device is selected under the Audio tab.

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