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Streamlabs OBS Configuring

Streamlabs OBS is a free, open source streaming and recording software supported by Streamlabs.

Streamlabs OBS characteristics:

  • The program is free and open source GitHub
  • Adding multiple sources
  • Effects support
  • Free AAC codec (is required for HTML5 players)
  • Images streaming
  • Recording broadcasts
  • Screen Capture
  • Logo overlay

Step 1. Installing the encoder

To get started with the encoder, download it from the link and install it.

Step 2. Configuring the encoder


Scene is a logical entity with its own set of content resources.

Resources are the direct content providers. Among those there may be: an image, a camera, a desktop, a text, a game, a video file.

Having added the resources, you can easily manage their position and size.

Using several resources will help to solve the following problems:

  • Placing a logo on the stream
  • Aggregating several streams in one window

Open the encoder settings and choose the “Simple” output mode in the “Output” tab. After that set the following options:

  • Encoder — x264
  • Video BitRate – depends on the quality of the original image, but we would recommend the one not less then 2000 Kbit/sec.


Go to the “Stream” tab then, choose the “Custom Streaming Server” out of the drop-down menu.

You will find the data for the following fields filling in the “Setup Instructions” section - “Publication Links”.

  • URL = URL primary
  • Stream key = Streams



Click “Go Live”.

Step 3. Publication

  • You’ll see information and status of the stream on the screen.
  • If the previous point didn't work - please ensure that you filled all the fields correct.


Step 4. Stream checking and embedding the Player into a website

Open the “Player” tab in your account.

Here you may watch your stream and copy the player code for embedding it into a webpage.