Video Tutorial: How to Live Stream with OBS Studio

By Harmonie Duhamel

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Harmonie Duhamel

Harmonie is a Senior digital marketer with over 6 years in the Tech Industry. She has a strong marketing and sales background and loves to work in multilingual environments.

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    This video will explain step-by-step how to start live streaming on a Dacast live channel using the classic OBS Studio broadcasting software with integrated encoding features.

    For a faster and easier setup, we recommend using the Dacast custom version of OBS Studio, available for free in your account.

    Please note that this video tutorial is applicable for both Windows and Mac users.

    What is an Encoder?

    Not exactly sure what encoding is? Video 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 a software encoder that is used for 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 INTERVAL2 secs (or 2x 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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