Learn how to stream with the highest possible quality, avoid getting stuck and forget about slowing down. We show you how you should customize each part of the configuration.
Does your stream look in low resolution or does it get stuck because the quality is too high? Time to fix that problem. It is very simple, we will guide you step by step.
Increasing the quality in any aspect is positive, streaming in the highest possible quality is something that your viewers will appreciate as well as your new followers, you can attract more public and increase retention. Let's get to work, let's put a mythical touch to your stream!
Set your stream to the correct quality
We will have to open our program "Streamlabs OBS", once we are there, we go to configuration and navigate in the left panel to the option of "Output".
When it comes to encoders (Encoder), there are two types: software (x264) and hardware (NVENC). The software encoder (x264) will use your processor (CPU) to encode video and graphics, while hardware encoders like NVENC will offload the encoding process to your graphics card. Choosing the best encoder for your needs depends on a few factors. However, in order to avoid processor overload, we will let our graphics card (GPU) handle this process, so we will select NVENC.
Let's now go to the “Bitrate” section that is a little further down. It can vary between 2500 to 4000 depending on how many resources you can use. You always have to find an average between them so that we do not consume so many resources and maintain a fluid stream, so 3000 is a key number.
We can review the quality and resolution in the left panel in the "Video" section and we will use the same resolution in our first two options. It is recommended to lower the resolution of the “Output (Scaled) Resolution”, since a very high resolution can result in a lot of load for the processor.
Now, in the left panel we will navigate to "Advanced", once we are there, we will navigate to the bottom until we find "Network". And we will click on the option "Dynamically change bitrate when dropping frames while streaming", this will help us so that if you have an unstable internet connection, we can reduce the latency in your live stream.
Now we just have to click on "Done" and save all our settings.
So let's go live right now! Time to test the new settings and see the new changes. Tell us how you did with these simple but effective modifications, see you on twitch!
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