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Open Broadcaster Software is an application designed to help you to record videos and carry out live streaming. It allows users to create professional-looking productions with the aid of a straightforward interface and a set of tools that are both accessible and versatile.
The application is currently available for three operating systems: Windows, Mac OS and Linux. Earlier versions had trouble running on Windows XP, but these issues have since been fixed and the software is now fully Windows-compatible.
Open Broadcaster Software's filters can be divided into two categories: scene and source filters, and audio device filters. Scene and source filters include visual effects such as masking, cropping, colour correction and keying, scrolling, sharpening and LUT filter. The audio device filters allow you to add gain, remove background noise, compress audio and utilise a VST plugin.
The application allows the user to set their own hotkeys to suit their personal working process. To do so, open the Hotkeys tab and follow the on-screen instructions to assign key shortcuts to specific functions depending on what is convenient to you while you are working.
From the man window, click the Settings tab and then head to Broadcast Settings (found to the left). Click Save to File, and save the video as a separate file. It will then be easy for you to view it using the player of your choice.
Yes, the software allows you to stream in multiple different languages. This can be achieved by using surround sound capture, with each mono channel assigned a different language.
No, the software is completely free to download and use. It is also an open source program, allowing users to make adjustments to the core code if they desire to build upon the program.
Yes, Open Broadcaster Software has an interface that is designed to be altered and customised easily. Doing so is a simple matter of arranging and docking the various windows in a manner that suits your personal workflow.
Open Broadcaster Software is designed so that any videos created with it can be uploaded quickly and easily to all of the major online outlets used for streaming videos. YouTube, Mixer, Twitch and others are all compatible with the application.
The application has an onscreen counter telling you how many frames are being dropped;; if you see this increasing, and the connection square has become red or yellow, this means that there is a problem with your connection to the server. The best solution is to examine your connection and see if you can fix whatever problem it is having; this should stop OBS from dropping frames.