Using OBS with THEOlive
How to use OBS to start streaming video for THEOlive
This guide will shortly describe how to set up OBS Studio correctly so it can be used to stream content to THEOlive.
1. Add a source
In the Source section at the bottom of the application, hit the + sign. You can choose any source you want. As an example, we can select "Display Capture", which will record your screen.
2. Define the settings
Select Settings in the Controls section at the right bottom of the application. Click on the Stream tab and enter your credentials:
- Select "Custom..." as the Service
- Pass the
rtmpPushUrlURL as Server
- Make sure to enter the
streamKeyas Stream Key
As a next step, go to the Output tab in the Settings menu, and configure the following settings in order to achieve the lowest possible latency with THEOlive.
- Output Mode:
- Bitrate: match the max bitrate of the profile used in your channel (e.g.: 4500Kbps for "sport"). More details.
- CPU Usage Preset (higher = less CPU):
Go to the Video tab and set the frame rate to the same value you are using in your channel. See Stream configuration for more details.
Make sure that your encoder has a stable connection and enough upload bandwidth. This will ensure all data is correctly sent to the THEOlive channel.
3. Start streaming
Close the window and click on Start Streaming in the same Controls section
4. Start your THEOlive channel
This can be done either through the API or via the management console.
Updated 10 months ago