OBS is one of the top softwares for streaming and it's been used in the metaverse web3 .
Ever wanted to be a streamer or artists that showcases their work LIVE ? You came to the right place! OBS is a great software you can use to broadcast into the metaverse or social platforms. I have been using OBS for 5 years, and have done more than 400 to 500 streams from streaming on Twitch, Youtube to now streaming in Decentraland. If you are new and are branching to web 3, make sure you read these tips below so that you can start streaming today.
OBS, or Open Broadcaster Software, is a popular open-source software used for live streaming and recording. It allows you to capture and mix audio and video sources from your computer and broadcast them to various platforms like Twitch, YouTube, or other streaming services. I have been using it to stream in Decentraland for the past 3 years. It has allowed me to stream over 250 shows in the metaverse. With the use of a 3rd party server, i am able to plug in my stream key information to OBS, that will allow my stream to go directly into the metaverse. Those services do come with a cost, but OBS is a FREE software for creatives to use, and make you streams into a flawless live production. There are many options to create you streams unique, with adding elements, borders, fonts, or using a stream deck to make align to your personal brand. Make sure you check out youtube to learn more.
Here's a general guide on how to use OBS:
Download and Install OBS: Start by visiting the official OBS website (https://obsproject.com/) and downloading the version compatible with your operating system. Follow the installation instructions to install OBS on your computer.
Set Up Your Scene: In OBS, a scene is a collection of sources such as webcams, displays, images, or media files that you want to include in your stream or recording. To create a new scene, click on the "+" button in the Scenes box and give it a name. Then, add sources to your scene by clicking on the "+" button in the Sources box.
Configure Sources: Once you've added a source, you can configure its properties. For example, if you added a display capture source, you can select the specific display you want to capture. Similarly, if you added a webcam source, you can select the webcam device and adjust properties like resolution and frame rate.
Adjust Audio Settings: OBS allows you to capture audio from different sources, such as your microphone or system audio. To configure audio settings, click on the "Settings" button at the bottom right, navigate to the "Audio" tab, and select the desired audio devices for your inputs and outputs.
Set Up Output Settings: OBS provides options for streaming or recording your content. To configure output settings, click on the "Settings" button, navigate to the "Output" tab, and select your desired settings such as stream bitrate, recording format, and file location.
Start Streaming or Recording: Once you've set up your scenes, sources, and output settings, you're ready to start streaming or recording. To stream, you'll need to obtain a stream key from your streaming platform (e.g., Twitch) and enter it in the "Stream" tab of the OBS settings. To start streaming or recording, click on the "Start Streaming" or "Start Recording" button, respectively.
Adjust Audio Settings: OBS provides real-time monitoring of your stream or recording. You can preview your output in the main OBS window and use the controls to adjust audio levels, scene transitions, and more. Additionally, OBS offers features like scene transitions, video filters, and overlays that you can explore to enhance your content.
Remember, OBS is a powerful tool with numerous settings and options. It may take some time to familiarize yourself with all the features and optimize your settings according to your requirements. Consider exploring tutorials, guides, and the OBS community to learn more and make the most out of OBS.
I really hope this was helpful, if for whatever reason you need assitance, You can always reach out to me via twitter or Instagram to get help. Youtube has been my go to when it came to learning this software. Good luck with your streams!
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Serena Elis - Founder, of Daydream X Sea
Serena Elis is a Singer, Multi-Performer, 3D Artist, Blogger, and Music Producer. She is one of the First singers in Decentraland which is one of the first Metaverse on the Ethereum Blockchain. starting her journey in web 3 back in 2020, She's been featured on NBC news, and Mashable Magazine for her collaborations, and innovation in the web 3 Space. You can find her in the Metaverse Performing weekly and working in the Entertainment World of Web3. She's also a digital native working remotely while traveling and with a devotion to creating engaging content with resources and helping other artists.