I had the pleasure of being with Brazilian Vincentian (SSVP) Thiago Tibúrcio the other day. Thiago is the editor of famvin on Portuguese and a professional journalist. He introduced me to Open Broadcaster Software (the OBS project) — an open source free software streaming package available for LinuxOS, MacOS and Windows. This will be a very geeky post.
Written in C and C++, OBS provides real-time source and device capture, scene composition, encoding, recording, and broadcasting. Transmission of data is primarily done via the Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) and can be sent to any RTMP supporting destination, including many presets for streaming websites such as Youtube, Twitch.tv, and Facebook.
For video encoding, OBS is capable of using the x264 free software library, Intel Quick Sync Video, Nvidia NVENC and the AMD Video Coding Engine to encode video streams into the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC format and the H.265/HEVC format. Audio can be encoded using either the MP3 or AAC codecs. Advanced users can choose to use any codecs and containers available in libavcodec / libavformat as well as output the stream to a custom ffmpeg URL.
What I just said is that this is a very useful software for FacebookLive addicts who want to improve the quality of their work and their streaming. Learn how to stream on YouTube & Twitch with OBS.
In this Open Broadcaster OBS tutorial you will learn the basics of streaming, including blinging up your stream with overlay graphics and setting up subscriber and donation alerts.
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