Live Stream with OBS
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Written by Diego Quintero
Updated over a week ago

OBS Studio is a free open-source recording and live-streaming software that is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux! It's just one of the tools you might use if you want to create a Live Event in Uscreen.

As far as streaming software goes, it's our number one recommendation for ensuring you get the best quality that your mic and camera can stream into Uscreen.

Think of OBS as a switchboard where you plug in all the mics and cameras you want to use. You get total control over the quality and can switch between video and audio sources like a DJ.

Navigate to Content, then go to Live Events to first create a live event.

If you haven't created a live event before, make sure to follow our help article for a step-by-step explanation.

On the Stream tab, under the Live Event page, you're going to see a Stream Key. This key is needed so OBS can link with Uscreen. Copy it by clicking on the Copy key button next to the Stream Key.

Since stream keys can be reused, you will have to wait at least 5 minutes from event to event to reuse the same key. If you are creating a completely new live event, then you won't need to worry about that.

In OBS, navigate to Settings and click the Stream tab. Under Service, click Show All and find Uscreen and click on it, then you can paste in your Stream Key on the Stream Key bar. Click OK to save the changes.

On the OBS control panel, select Start Streaming.

Now Uscreen should be receiving your stream from OBS, but before you go live, make sure you give your Live Event a test.

Go to Content and click Live Events. Select the Live Event you want to stream and click Edit. Then under the Stream tab, click on Test Player. If you see your video/content from OBS you are ready to go live.

Just note that you will have to wait a good 30 seconds to see your content when trying to test it.

If ready, click Go Live, and your live event has begun!

We highly recommend that you watch this video tutorial before you begin live streaming with Uscreen. This video covers everything from how to set up live streaming, common situations you'll encounter, and our best practices for smooth streaming. If you want to have a basic understanding of OBS, watch this quick video.

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