Now that you have successfully installed and setup OBS (if you have not done that step please read this help article for tips HERE) open the program and click on the ‘Settings” (As shown below).
NOTE: This part is not required, but our stream host website recommends that you update these setting in order to get the best possible streaming results. Click on the ‘Videos‘ button the side of the page and make sure that your Base and Output Resolutions match the Aspect Ratios in the below image.
Once you are done with that you will then click on ‘Stream’ on the left. From here you will see the options needed to setup your LiveSteam. You will be shown a few options. The first is ‘Service’ that has a drop down button. Click on that and make sure that it is on ‘Custom’.
When you have an actual LiveStream show scheduled with us you will be given a correct ‘Server’ and ‘Stream Key’ when it is time to do a sound check for the event (However you will not need to do anything with “use Authentication”). So just take note that these options are here for you in the future.
Setting Up Your Camera.
To setup your camera so that you have it ready when you are trying to setup your LiveStream Show you will need to click on the bottom right of your screen where it says ‘Sources’ Either click the + button or right click on your mouse and click ‘Add’. You should then scroll down to ‘Video Capture Device’ and click on it.
Another window will appear (as seen below). From here just click on ‘Device’ to bring up an options menu and then click on the device that you would like to use. In my case it was ‘Facetime HD Camera (built In)’ or whatever source you would like to use. Leave ‘Use Preset” checked and leave “Use Buffering” unchecked. Once you have selected it just click on OK.
NOTE: If the size of your video is incorrect you can simply drag the corners of the screen to adjust it to the correct size that you want. (as shown below). Most users appreciate full screen, so we would recommend dragging and dropping the video display corner to the corner of the OBS app so that it is full screen.
Setting Up Your Microphone.
In order to setup your Microphone so that you have it ready when you are trying to setup your LiveStream Show you will need to click on the bottom right of your screen where it says ‘Settings’.
Then you will need to click on the ‘Audio Button’.
Once you click that you should see the option for ‘Mic/ Auxiliary Audio’ Click that and then from the drop down menu click on the device that you would like to use as the source.
Once you are finished your settings will be saved for the next time that you open up OBS to get ready for your LiveStream.