Video Tutorial: How to Live Stream with OBS Studio for Mac

Are you preparing to live stream on your website using OBS Studio on your Mac?

Before you begin, we recommend checking out our video tutorial on how to live stream with OBS Studio using a Mac.

 

What is Encoding?

Not familiar with encoding? Encoding is a process used to convert the RAW video files captured by a camera into digital files suitable for live streaming over the internet.

OBS Studio is an example of broadcasting software with integrated encoding features specific to live streaming. This means that the encoder feeds digital video files to the streaming platform in real-time.

Required Encoder Settings

The following settings are required for live streaming with Dacast, regardless of your selected resolution and bitrate:

VIDEO CODECH.264 (x264 may work)
FRAME RATE25 or 30
KEYFRAME INTERVAL3 secs (or 3x frame rate)
SCANNINGProgressive
ENCODING BITRATEConstant (CBR)
AUDIO CODECAAC
AUDIO BITRATE128 kbps
AUDIO CHANNELS2 (Stereo)
AUDIO SAMPLE RATE48 kHz (48,000 Hz)

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