Open Broadcaster Software

Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) is free and open source software for video recording and live streaming. Supported features include:

  • Encoding using H264 (x264) and AAC
  • Support for Intel Quick Sync Video (QSV) and NVENC
  • Unlimited number of scenes and sources
  • Intuitive audio mixer
  • Multiple video sources filters
  • Powerful configuration options
  • Streamlined settings panel
  • Real-time audio/video capturing and mixing


Broadcast with OBS

  1. Within Open Broadcaster on PC, click File -> Settings; on Mac, go to Open Broadcaster -> Preferences.
  2. Select "Stream" and choose "Custom Streaming Server"
  3. Enter the settings found in your MyStreamSpot customer portal (link here).
  4. Click "Output"
  5. Change Video Bitrate based on your internet speed. Best practices for your resolution can be found here
  6. Change Audio Bitrate to 128
  7. Click "OK"
  8. From the "Broadcast" interface, click "Start Streaming" to begin your broadcast.
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