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


To 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. The quality of the broadcast you send to StreamSpot will be dependent on the Internet upload speed at your venue - the higher the upload speed, the better the broadcast will look. Please determine your Internet upload speed using a speed test (here is a link to a free speed test) and set the "video bitrate" based on the upload results:
  • Click "Output"
  • Change Video Bitrate based on your speed test result, we recommend 1200
  • Change Audio Bitrate to 96
  • Click "OK"

5. From the "Broadcast" interface, click "Start Streaming" to begin your broadcast.


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