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How To Stream On YouTube With OBS

Streaming on YouTube with OBS requires a few simple steps to get started. First, you need to create a YouTube account if you don’t already have one. Verify your account by linking it to a mobile number. Once your account is set up, head over to YouTube Studio and click on the Camera icon, then select Go Live. From there, choose Schedule Stream and ensure all the settings are correct. Make sure to set the video to Public and create the stream. Don’t forget to copy the stream key from the Stream Settings tab.

Next, you’ll need to download OBS from the official website and install it. Open OBS and navigate to the Settings. Here, you’ll find the Video and Output tabs where you can set your desired frame rates, resolution, and bit rate. Then, head over to the Stream tab and select YouTube – RTMPS from the Service drop-down menu. Paste the YouTube stream key in the Stream Key field. In the Audio settings, select the appropriate audio source for in-game or desktop audio and microphone. Once all the settings are configured, apply them and exit the settings panel.

To start streaming, click the Plus icon under the Sources heading in OBS. If you’re streaming game footage, choose Game Capture and configure the options for capturing the footage. If you’re using an external camera, select Video Capture Device and choose your camera from the list.

Finally, you’re ready to go live! Click on Start Streaming in OBS to start your live stream. To establish the connection with OBS, go to the YouTube dashboard and click on Go Live. When you’re ready to end the stream, simply click Stop Streaming in OBS and then click End Stream on the YouTube dashboard. Should you encounter any issues, OBS has a log that can be analyzed to troubleshoot problems with the stream.

Setting Up OBS for YouTube Streaming

Once you have your YouTube account ready, the next step is to set up OBS for seamless streaming on YouTube. To begin, you will need to download OBS from the official website and install it on your computer.

After installing OBS, open the software and navigate to the Settings section. Here, you will find various tabs that allow you to configure your streaming settings. Start by selecting the Video tab, where you can set the desired frame rates, resolution, and bit rate for your stream. Adjust these settings according to your preferences and the capabilities of your computer.

Next, move on to the Output tab in the Settings section. Here, you can select the appropriate streaming settings for YouTube. Choose the YouTube – RTMPS option from the Service drop-down menu. Following that, you will need to paste the stream key, which you can find in the Stream Settings tab on your YouTube dashboard, into the Stream Key field in OBS.

Once you have completed the video and output settings, proceed to the Audio section within the Settings panel. Here, you can choose the audio source for your stream, such as in-game or desktop audio and microphone. Make the necessary adjustments and apply the settings before exiting the settings panel.

With OBS now properly configured, you can start adding sources to your stream. Click the Plus icon under the Sources heading and choose either Game Capture or Video Capture Device, depending on your needs. Configure the options accordingly, such as selecting the game you want to capture or the external camera you want to use, and click OK.

Finally, you are ready to start your live stream. Click the Start Streaming button in OBS to initiate the streaming process. Once OBS establishes the connection with YouTube, navigate to your YouTube dashboard and click Go Live to go live on your YouTube channel. To end your stream, simply click the Stop Streaming button in OBS, followed by the End Stream button on the YouTube dashboard.

If you encounter any issues during the streaming process, OBS provides a log that can be analyzed to troubleshoot problems with your stream. Review the log to identify and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise.