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How To Add YouTube Chat To OBS

Are you looking to add YouTube chat to OBS? Follow these simple steps to elevate your broadcasting experience.

To add YouTube chat to OBS, you can use a free software called Twidget. This Windows application uses a browser source to connect OBS with itself. To set it up, you need to download Twidget and install it. Open Twidget and sign in with your Google account, then click the start button and paste the YouTube stream URL. Twidget will start loading the live chats from the stream into its chatbox.

In OBS, create a new browser source with the URL “localhost:3000/source”, set the width and height of the chat widget, and enable the “Refresh Browser When Scene Becomes Active” option. Go back to Twidget to select the chats you want to display. If the chats don’t appear in the OBS browser source widget, refresh the scene by changing to another scene and then changing back.

Using Twidget to Connect OBS with YouTube Chat

To bridge the gap between OBS and YouTube chat, we recommend using Twidget, a convenient software that connects the two seamlessly. Twidget is a free Windows application that utilizes a browser source to integrate YouTube chat directly into your OBS setup.

To get started, follow these steps:

  1. Download Twidget from the official website and install it on your computer.
  2. Open Twidget and sign in with your Google account.
  3. Click the start button in Twidget, and then paste the YouTube stream URL into the designated field.
  4. Twidget will start loading the live chats from the stream into its chatbox.

Now that Twidget is set up, let’s configure OBS to display the YouTube chat:

  1. In OBS, create a new browser source by right-clicking on the Sources panel and selecting “Add” > “Browser”.
  2. Enter “localhost:3000/source” as the URL for the browser source.
  3. Adjust the width and height of the chat widget within the browser source settings to fit your preferences.
  4. Enable the “Refresh Browser When Scene Becomes Active” option within the browser source settings.

With OBS and Twidget properly set up, you can now customize and display the YouTube chats during your broadcasts. Return to Twidget to select the specific chats you want to display, and they will appear within the OBS browser source widget. If the chats don’t initially appear, try refreshing the scene by changing to another scene and then changing back.

Twidget Setup Steps OBS Setup Steps
1. Download and install Twidget 1. Create a new browser source in OBS
2. Sign in with your Google account 2. Enter “localhost:3000/source” as the URL
3. Click the start button in Twidget 3. Adjust the width and height of the chat widget
4. Paste the YouTube stream URL 4. Enable the “Refresh Browser When Scene Becomes Active” option

Setting Up the YouTube Chat in OBS

Once Twidget is up and running, it’s time to integrate the YouTube chat into OBS. Follow these instructions to seamlessly set up the chat widget within OBS.

  1. In OBS, create a new browser source by right-clicking on the Sources box and selecting “Add” > “Browser…”.
  2. In the “Create/Select Source” window, give the browser source a name. For example, you can name it “YouTube Chat”.
  3. Check the “Local file” box and enter the URL “localhost:3000/source” into the field below.
  4. Adjust the width and height of the chat widget to your desired dimensions. You can experiment with different sizes to find the best fit for your broadcast.
  5. To ensure that the chat refreshes when the scene becomes active, go to the “Refreshing” tab in the browser source properties and check the “Refresh browser when scene becomes active” option. This will keep the chat updated in real-time.

Once you have completed these steps, the YouTube chat widget will be integrated into your OBS setup. Now, let’s move on to customizing and displaying the YouTube chats.

Customizing and Displaying YouTube Chats in OBS

Now that you have successfully set up the YouTube chat in OBS, it’s time to customize and display the chats according to your preferences.

“Integrating the YouTube chat into OBS not only enhances your broadcasting experience but also allows you to seamlessly interact with your audience. By following these instructions, you can create a dynamic and engaging live stream. Ready to make your broadcasts even more interactive? Let’s get started!”

– OBS Enthusiast

In OBS, you can select specific chats to display by going back to Twidget. Within the Twidget interface, you will see a chatbox containing the live chats from the YouTube stream. Simply choose the chats you want to showcase during your broadcast.

With the OBS browser source widget, you have complete control over how the YouTube chats appear in your broadcast. Whether you want them to be displayed prominently or in a more subtle manner, OBS allows you to make the necessary adjustments.

By following these steps, you are now ready to effectively integrate the YouTube chat into OBS and deliver a captivating broadcasting experience to your audience. Start engaging with your viewers in real-time and make your live streams truly interactive!

Steps Actions
1 Create a new browser source in OBS by right-clicking on the Sources box and selecting “Add” > “Browser…”.
2 In the “Create/Select Source” window, give the browser source a name and check the “Local file” box.
3 Enter the URL “localhost:3000/source” into the field below.
4 Adjust the width and height of the chat widget to your desired dimensions.
5 In the browser source properties, go to the “Refreshing” tab and enable the “Refresh browser when scene becomes active” option.

Customizing and Displaying YouTube Chats in OBS

Now that the YouTube chat is integrated into OBS, it’s time to customize and display the chats to suit your preferences and engage with your audience effectively. By selecting specific chats and making adjustments within the OBS browser source widget, you can create a tailored experience for your viewers.

To begin, open Twidget, the free software that connects OBS with YouTube chat. Sign in with your Google account and click the start button. Paste the YouTube stream URL into Twidget, and it will start loading the live chats from the stream into its chatbox.

In OBS, create a new browser source by selecting “Add” under the sources tab. Choose “Browser” and enter the URL “localhost:3000/source” in the URL field. Adjust the width and height of the chat widget to your desired dimensions. Make sure to enable the “Refresh Browser When Scene Becomes Active” option to ensure that the chats stay up to date.

Now, return to Twidget and select the chats you want to display in OBS. You have the flexibility to choose specific messages that are relevant or engaging. Once you’ve made your selections, the chosen chats will appear in the OBS browser source widget and will be visible during your broadcasts.

If for some reason the chats don’t appear in the OBS browser source widget, don’t worry. Simply refresh the scene by switching to another scene and then switching back. This will reload the chat widget and should resolve any display issues.