In this article you will learn how to create a live player, download and install OBS and go live on your website or share the live stream via link.

HOW TO STREAM WITH OBS STUDIO

  1. Login to your account
  2. Create a new Live Stream or select an existing ones.
  3. Go to 🎥 Live Studio
  4. Click on green button Download OBS.
  5. If you have already OBS installed and you just want to pair it to a Live Stream player then > Copy RTMP URL and RTMP KEY from the Live Studio and paste it in OBS Settings  > Stream >  Stream type to Custom Streaming Server > Paste URL and Stream Key
  6. Complete the setup by saving your changes with the OK button.
  7. Now simply select the ➕ button to choose a Source to stream. (See OBS Sources below)
  8. With a local source set up we can now start sending the stream to the Live Studio by clicking on the Start Streaming Button. 
  9. Back in the Live Studio we are able to see the incoming stream in the Local Preview Window.
  10. When we want to stop the stream we can either stop it from OBS by clicking on the Stop Broadcasting button in Live Studio or on Start Streaming button in OBS.

📝 NOTES:

OBS Studio is a great program with many advanced features. Although we go through the the simple setup methods above you can also do many extra things such as settings Scenes with multiple Sources. We encourage you to read the OBS Wiki for more advanced techniques. Also here is a detailed guide we've put for you: The Best OBS Settings For Streaming Professionally In 2020

OBS SOURCES

OBS has a large array of different types of sources that you can configure and stream. In this tutorial we will be focusing on the 2 main sources: Cameras via Video Capture Device and Desktop via Window Capture.

CAMERAS VIA CAPTURE DEVICE

  • Select the Video Capture Device as your source.
  • In the popup select 🔘 Create New and enter a name for your Camera.
  • In the next Properties panel, choose your Camera from the Device drop-down menu and select your desired Preset resolution.
  • Save by clicking the OK button.

DESKTOP VIA WINDOW CAPTURE

  • Select the Window Capture as your source.
  • In the popup select 🔘 Create New and enter a name for your capture.
  • In the next Properties panel, choose from the drop-down menu which Window you would like to stream.
  • Save by clicking the OK button.

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