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

Dacast - Live Streaming and On Demand Video Platform
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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 CODEC H.264 (x264 may work)
FRAME RATE 25 or 30
KEYFRAME INTERVAL 2 secs (or 2x frame rate)
SCANNING Progressive
ENCODING BITRATE Constant (CBR)
AUDIO CODEC AAC
AUDIO BITRATE 128 kbps
AUDIO CHANNELS 2 (Stereo)
AUDIO SAMPLE RATE 48 kHz (48,000 Hz)

 

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