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How to live-stream your Spout content from OBS Studio

A quick guide for live-streaming your Spout content from OBS Studio
Written by OWL
Updated 8 months ago
  1. In OBS click Settings in the bottom right hand corner. Settings
  2. In the Settings window click Stream. Stream
  3. In the Stream section, select from the Service dropdown menu where you would like to stream to.
  4. Follow the instructions of your selected streaming platform (including acquiring a stream key) and paste the stream key into the Stream Key box. YouTube
  5. Click Apply to close the Settings window and return to the main OBS window.
  6. When you are ready to stream from OBS select Start Streaming in the bottom right hand corner. Start Streaming

4K Streaming

  1. In Settings go to Output and for Output Mode select 'Advanced'
    1. Under Encoder selectNVEnc
    2. Under Rate Control select CBR
    3. Set the Bit Rate to at least 30000 Kbs - (ie 30Mbs).
    4. Ensure that the Keyframe Interval is not 0. (4 seems to be a good interval for YouTube.) Advanced Settings

Minimum Internet Upload Speeds

  1. You should increase the Bitrate as explained above to minimize compression for higher resolution outputs.
Resolution / Framerate Minimum Recommended Bandwidth
1080px/ 30fps +7.5 mbps
2k/ 1440px/ 30fps +15mbps
4k/ 30fps +25mpbs

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