TechTime: Chapter One: Introduction to OBS

Posted by AOD323 January 28, 2023 in Epok

OBS, short for Open Broadcaster Software, is a free and open-source software suite for streaming and recording live video and audio. It is widely used by content creators in the gaming, esports, and streaming communities, and is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux. In this chapter, we’ll cover the basics of how to use OBS and get you started on your streaming journey.

First, let’s talk about why you would want to use OBS. OBS is an incredibly powerful tool that allows you to customize your stream with overlays, transitions, and other effects; set up multiple scenes to switch between; and record and stream at the same time. Plus, it’s completely free!

Now, let’s get started. The first step is to download and install OBS. Once it’s installed, you’ll need to create a profile, which is where you’ll store all of your settings. After that, you can configure your settings and add sources. Sources are the items you will stream/record, such as your webcam, screen, game, and audio. After you’ve added all of your sources, you’re ready to start streaming!

Finally, you’ll need to set up your streaming service. OBS supports a wide variety of streaming services, such as Twitch, YouTube, Facebook Live, and more. Once you’ve set up your streaming service, you’ll be ready to start streaming!

And that’s it! With OBS, you can create professional-looking streams, record footage, and more. In the next chapter, we’ll cover more advanced topics such as creating scenes and adding overlays.

Check out Chapter 2 today!

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