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Start Streaming With OBS Studio!

teacher avatar The Video Nerd, Live Streaming & YouTube

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.



    • 2.

      Installing OBS + SE.Live


    • 3.

      Interface Overview


    • 4.

      All Sources Explained


    • 5.

      Free Overlay Pack


    • 6.

      Overlays & Alerts


    • 7.

      General Settings


    • 8.

      Audio Settings


    • 9.

      Streaming Settings


    • 10.

      Recording Settings


    • 11.

      Chatbot + Commands


    • 12.

      Going LIVE!


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About This Class

In this class, I will show you step-by-step how to set up a complete stream in OBS Studio.

Why you should watch this class:

There are many things which don't get covered in most regular tutorials. It makes the whole stream setup process very confusing and frustrating for new streamers, so I decided to pack all information a starting streamer needs into this in-depth class.

Here's some of what you will learn:

- How to adjust your settings to your PC's power and your internet speed.

- How to auto level your microphone volume (both when whispering and when shouting).

- How to set up any graphics pack in OBS.

- How to add your game, webcam, mic, record your screen, etc.

- How to make high quality recordings.

- How to make different scenes for gaming, talking, reacting, etc.

- How to add widgets like your chat, labels, etc. with StreamElements.

- How to set up a chatbot and make chat commands.

- Extra tips, fixes, and much more!

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The Video Nerd

Live Streaming & YouTube


Hi there,

I'm Jelle (25), a YouTuber who teaches and talks about tech in the live streaming space.

Many of you are on the same path I took a few years ago and I feel like there's so much stuff I could share to make that  journey easier.

Explaining complicated or confusing things in an easy to understand way has always been one of my strengths, so that's the reason I decided to start teaching on Skillshare.

If you are into YouTube, Live Streaming and Content Creation in general, consider following me here since there's lots of in-depth classes coming.

Have a nice day!

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1. Introduction: Hey everyone, I'm yellow, also known as the video on Earth on YouTube. I run one of the biggest tech channels in the live streaming space. And one of the comments I see them most of my videos is people saying, Hey man, I've been watching countless videos on the subject. I didn't understand it, but now that I watched yours, it finally clicked. Not the reason for that is that I give very long and in-depth explanations. However, the YouTube algorithm doesn't really like that, so that's the reason I decided to bundle all the information you need to start streaming with OBS Studio In one Skillshare class, I know how daunting it can be to set up a stream, you need to add your game, your webcam that you need to figure out how to add alerts and then you need to figure out all your stream settings. And that's the hardest part. They can look really complicated to setup, but I'm going to help you to find the best settings for your PC and your internet speed. You will also get a free graphics Beckwith in this class. So if you want to set up everything step-by-step together with me, you can download the back and do just that. Thanks for watching my introduction and I hope to see you in the class. 2. Installing OBS + SE.Live: Hey, welcome back, Welcome to the inside of this class on Skillshare. In this first lesson, we're going to be installing OBS Studio, but then also a plugin called OB as the life. The reason we will be installing this plugin is that there are a few features that OVS doesn't natively offer, while it will be as does offer you to add your webcam and your game and overlays and then adjust your settings and go-live something. You can't do an OBS without installing a plug-in or pulling some things from online, is reading your chat or seeing your recent events. And there are other ways to add that kind of stuff in OBS without installing a plug-in. But it's by far the easiest way. We simply install this plugin and you will just login with your Twitch or YouTube or Facebook. And you will immediately get your chats and recent advance like your latest follower, latest subscriber, a donation, all that stuff. So let's install all bs and under plugin first. And don't worry, after installing everything, I will be giving you a clear overview of how this whole ecosystem works and how we're going to use it. You should select your operating system here I have a few tweaks that you need to do for macOS. Those are later in the course. Once the download is finished, you just install OBS Studio. I'm not gonna do it because it's already installed. However, while there isn't install the add-on this PC as OBS dot life. So apparently it's called trim elements dot life right now anyways, I'm just going to download the plugin here and I think I will have to close OBS to install this. Let's try so as you see by default and installs in my Documents folder and then OBS Studio. And that is because I installed a second version of OBS and my documents here without any plugins. As you can see, usually a few install or B as it will be in your program files on your C drive. However, I did a clean install here for the tutorial, and I'm also going to install the plug-in there. Let's click Next. Apparently you don't need to install OBS Studio first. You can just select them both here and they will install, however, we installed OVS already, so let's deselect it, install this plugin here. Let's click on Install and I have to close OBS to install it. So I'm going to stop my recording, install this plugin and then restored it. So I just installed the plugin. I also had to restart my PC and then I simply launched OBS Studio and this is what I get now we could click on continue without logging in, then we would just ignore this plugin and go to the usual OBS. However, let us just immediately login here. I'm going to choose switch because it's the easiest to quickly go live and show you stuff that you should obviously login with your own platform. I logged in with a dummy account here. This here on the left is a QuickStart setup, but we're going to click on do it later now because I want to show you everything step-by-step. If you click on this, you're gonna get confused because there will show you a bunch of things that you don't already know what they are for. We can always access this later. Let's just click on leaf before going over the interface of OBS domain reason we installed this OBS don't live plug-in is this here on the left, the activity feed, and then the chat you see here on the right, you can just click on Accept here. I'm going to close this and we're going to temporarily close this here at the activity feed here on the left. This will be new events on your stream depending on the platform. For example, new subscribers on YouTube, followers on Twitch. Also later if he setup donations and another lesson than donations will show up here. And then on the right, this is pretty straight forward. This will be our chat. If one of them starts bugging, you can just click on the reload icon on the top-left, there's one here too, and then it will just reload and it will probably work. The last thing you need to know about them for now is that you can grab them at the top here and then them, and then it will be a separate window here that you can position on your PC, for example, here on the left thing gets you on the OBS to be a standalone, etc. And you can just drag them over here and then they will dock again. Let's dock these two. For now. I'm going to close them so we can do the whole setup without these being in the way if you want to find them on the top here is history elements. And then under dogs here you'll find the activity feed Chat. And then a third thing which is media requests. Now this is for if you let your viewers requests songs or request the videos, etc. This is pretty advanced already. We're not going over that right now, but you can find it there. So now before doing the whole interface overview, which is going to be the next lesson, I want to give you a quick rundown of how we're gonna do things with OBS and the plug-in and something else. So OBS Studio, which we just installed as the bare-bones program. And there we're gonna add our overlays or game, our webcam. We're going to adjust the settings and we're going to go live with that program. Then we also have the plug-in we just installed, and that's for the chat and for the recent events. And then the third thing we're going to use as extreme elements overlay editor. It's from the same company that made the plug-in we just installed. The reason we need the online tool stream elements overlays is that OBS the bare-bones program doesn't offer things like alerts or having a donation goal or adding labels on the screen like recent follower, recent donation, top donator, a countdown timer, all that extra stuff that we need to pull from online. We will set that waste stream elements and then import in OBS OVS for basic stuff and going live downstream elements don't live the plug-in for recent events and chat and ostream elements online, the overlay editor to Poland alerts, labels, donation goals, widgets, and all that stuff. So now that you understand all that stuff, it stamped to go over OBS Studio to go over the interface. But all these things on the bottom are what you can do in the menu. What you can do in the settings are gonna do that in the next lesson. So I'll see you in there. 3. Interface Overview: Hey, welcome back. In this lesson, I will give you an overview of all the interface elements of OBS Studio because I can imagine that if you're launching this for the first time, you have no idea what all of this stuff, I'll go over the menu on the top than these modules on the bottom and then the buttons here on the right. Now, to be honest, the top menu here on top, a lot of these things are niche settings that you need one year setting up a specific thing and we will need the manual on top for future lessons. But I'm not gonna go over all of these options one-by-one because each of these options requires an additional explanations, we will get to this when we needed. However, there are a few things. So under Files here you see settings. These are all your settings that we will set up other lessons, but you can also find those settings here on the bottom, which is where most people access them. Then added here, you will almost never need this. It's to interact with things that are going to add here in the middle on the preview. But once we add things, you can always edit them by right-clicking and then doing stuff. So this here is not really necessary. However, one thing you could use this for is Log preview, which will completely lock this right here. This big black box here in the middle is where we will be building our string. So if you're done setting up your whole stream and you don't want to change anything anymore, you can right-click here and I say Look preview or do it under the Edit here, Log preview. Now under view here you will see docs and these are all the UI elements that you see on the screen right now. So most of them are opened here. For example, the scenes that's here, the scenes on the bottom-left, By the way, just like with the plugin, you can take any of these elements and just drag them out in position, I'm somewhere else on your screen. Let's move it back here. And the one thing that isn't enabled is the stats. So what does this as a window where you can track the performance of your stream or your recording. So you'll see your CPU usage here, your FPS UCI encoding problems here, which is due to your RPCs power. And then you'll see dropped frames here which is due to your network lagging. So I'm going to close this for now. Just know that it's here and you can add this right here if you want. But I think if you use something like this, you probably position it somewhere else on your PC like this in case you have a second screen, of course, besides this, there's not much to explain. You can just enable and disable UI element, extreme elements we've been over this help us pretty straight forward and then fools, this is if you install a plug-in or a specific tool, you can access it here. And then the last thing is profiles and seeing collections. And I'm gonna go over this later in this lesson after explaining some other stuff because otherwise it won't be very clear, but they do so on the bottom here is what most people have all their questions about. We have the scenes than the sources and then the audio mixer or the scenes here, this is where you create your stream seen. So you're starting soon screen, you're in GameScene, what your game and the erupt gum than an intermission screen maybe with yourself, kind of full screen with some other things on the screen like your game, really small and stuff like that. And we can just create a new one by clicking on the plus icon and then calling it in game, for example, you just click on Okay, and then these scenes here on the left, you can just swap with reading them. And these are client folders that hold all the sources in the middle, then the sources here, this is where you add all your elements that we want to be configuring right here for the stream, I'll give one quick example. I'm going over all these sources. In the next lesson, I will be explaining what you can use them for some specific things, some things not many people know that you can do. But for example, one of these as a video capture device and that's your webcam. You can also give sources and other name you just click on. Okay, and then these are the settings for your webcam you just selected here, for example, Elgato phase camp. Click on Okay, and then this here is a source that we can now reposition and rescale and all that stuff in our OBS preview, which will be what the stream will see. Now on the bottom you can see in this scene here in the blank scene, I made a source called a webcam. However, I go to the end game scene, then I will have no sources here because we haven't made any yet. So we can now click on the plus icon here, and then we could, for example, add a color source here. This is the last source I'm going over right now. The other ones are for the next lesson, but let's click on, Okay, It's just a white color source. Let's make it full screen. Then as you see, I can now switch between these scenes here by just clicking on them. And that's how you will configure your whole stream with these sources in each folder, you'll see when I click on another scene that it's fading between them. And that's what you see right here, the scene transition right now it is set to fate of 300 milliseconds. If I make this 1000, for example, and I go to the endgame seen Dan, it's transitioning much slower and I will add an animated stinger that will close and then open again. It's in the free graphics bug that you're getting with this course, but that's for later. The last module here on the bottom, besides these options on the right is the audio mixer. And this is where all your audio sources will. The two main ways that audio sources or audio devices will show up here are. First of all, this is the main way if you go to the settings here, which we will be using a lot, and then you go to audio. Then here you can add all your devices. So for example, I cannot default, which is my PC. And then as a mike device I can, for example, add line three, which is a microphone that I'm using right now. So I've added one new devices here. I click on Okay, and they will both show up here in the mixer. I'm gonna make it quiet just to be sure that it doesn't interfere with my recording. And he argued that's going through your stream will always show up here in the audio mixer. So the first way was through the settings, through the audio settings, which is pretty straightforward. The second way is if you add sources here that also have audio. So the most common way that this happens is if I go to the blank scene where we have our webcam, you can see that there is a third source. Now since this scene here has the webcam source and since on webcams have a microphone built into it, OBS automatically creates one extra audio source for the webcam here. Now my webcam isn't recording audio, so you don't see anything moving. But if my webcam, we'd have a microphone, I would see it right here. There are a few other sources that include. Audio here, for example, audio input capture, gonna go over this in the next lesson. But the really important thing to note here is that these audio settings here in the settings, these devices here, they will always show up in all the scenes that you create here on the left by switch my scene than the desktop audio and the mark that we added is still there by the way, I'm gonna change this to cut so I can switch faster. And so then as you see the webcams source here, which comes from the sources here, only shows up on your NAC nut has that specific source. I would split the straightforward, but it can be confusing sometimes. So the audio settings always show up here, whatever seniority. And then when you switch your scene on the left, you can get extra devices right here, depending on the sources that are active at that time. So for example, if The activate this webcam now than the audio source will also get the activated, I'm going to enable it again. So there are two things left now and they are really, really important. So we have these options on the right. This is how you will set up and manage the stream. And then on top here we have profile and Scene Collection. Now, I already showed you the settings here on the right. There are a bunch of settings here. We have the order which we went over, but you also have the video here for your resolution and then the output settings and the stream settings, recording settings. That's the main way you will be setting up your stream, the season sources here on the bottom and then the settings here on the right. Now the memorial store using OBS do more use cases you will have for it. It will sometimes record in Sweden, it was sometimes three with it. Sometimes you will want to record yourself, but your webcam and your mic, etc, there will be different scenarios. And once you add more things that you do with OBS, you will have a bunch of scenes on the left and it will be a complete mess. So what people do is they create specific presets and OBS that they can switch between. For example, me right now I'm in the Skillshare preset. All my settings are ready for recording and recording my screen. And I made that process specifically for this or the way you create presets is by making a scene collection and then a profile preset. Now, this can get a bit complicated, but it doesn't have to. The new single election changes your graphics and then some settings, and then all the other settings that aren't changed by this scene collection here those are being saved in your profile here, there is a bit confusing which things are in the single election and which things are linked to the profile presets. So for that reason, what most people do is they just create a profile preset, for example, meat Skillshare course. And then he's seen collection, which in my case is also called Skillshare course. I don't have it activated right here because I have a second instance of OBS running, as you can see here, this is how I'm recording my course and I'm in the Skillshare profile and the Skillshare scene collection. So let's minimize this. Now. What I advise you to do is go to profile, click New, and then call it stream for example, you will have another config wizard. You can just cancel that and then go to single election New and I'll also called stream. So as you see when I go to profile and I go from in, for example, to recording here, or I go to Skillshare course. Nothing on the bottom changes here because this changes mostly the settings. Now when I go to Scene Collection and I changed it for example, to symbol here, then this is ac collection I once made. I'm not using it right now. I'm gonna go back to Skillshare course, profile Skillshare course. And this way you should make presets for all the different use cases. Now, the last thing I need to show you as right here, the settings on the right, so we have stored streaming, it's in the big green button here. I will use this later to show you how to start the stream stored virtual camera. We're not going to use this start recording. I think you can guess what that's for the studio mode. I'm going to skip it for a second. Then you have settings. We've been over this, we're gonna use this a lot. Let's close it and then exit. This will exit your program, but then studio mode, this is the last thing and there's a spread, the useful and you click on it, then your preview will completely changed. And I now realize I'm in the wrong Scene Collection here. I was explaining all this stuff while it was on blank. There we go. We have the webcams source and then we have the end game. So now when I change between the scenes here, you see that it's only changing on the left or the left preview here, this is what we are seeing. The right one is what the stream we'll see what this is used for S, for example, let's say I'm on this scene on the stream and I think, well, I'm gonna change to the end game scene this way you can first preview it on the left. You can make adjustments. If we say, well, this has to be this big. You can make adjustments before the stream Caesar because only when you click on transition in the middle here it will actually transition to that scene on the stream. You can even make adjustments to this without the stream seeing them. So I can reposition this. I can make sure everything is right now when I'm ready, I clicked Transition and boom, now the stream is seeing the same thing as I prepared. This isn't being used a lot by simple streamers. And with that, I mean people streaming on Twitch or YouTube for games, etc. This is mostly used a few, for example, run a professional street or let's say you do a podcast and there is another gas. You need to make sure everything fits. You need to replace the cameras and when everything is right, you click transition and industry will see it basically, if there is no room for error on your stream, you want to do it this way. Check if it's right and then transition. If you're a normal streamer than no one cares if you need to replace some Ben-Hur, changed the size of something or add a border, etc. Usually you will just disabled this and then just switch between scenes here on the left or hold key switches, something I'm gonna go over later in another lesson. Now there is one last thing I need to show you in the settings and it's extremely important, so please don't skip this. You want to go to the video tab here and then this tab, you can change your resolution. Now the reason that this is so important is that right now my preview is for if I change it to ten ADP and then I changed this to ten ADP through and I click on Okay, you will see that the preview completely zooms instance, the resolution is smaller. Now I will need to rescale everything, reposition it. So just make sure that in the settings, in the video settings, you make this an ADP right here or 700 UNDP. If your monitor is 720 maximum later in the stream settings, you can always change it to 720 P right here in the output resolution, that doesn't matter. It's just a base canvas resolution, which is the preview right here that needs to be done ADP, so we can start adjusting everything if you're 100% sure that you want to stream in seventh one db instead of ten ADP. You can already make this 700 UNDP because that's a bit more optimized than making this ten ADP in a later down scaling this here for me, this is good. Let's click on Okay, I'm going to delete the source and then delete this blank here, also the scholar source. And then the next lesson I'm gonna go over the sources here and explain you what they all are, how you can best use them and adjust them. For example, coding oversight from your webcam, etc. And there are a few things that you can do with this that you probably wouldn't know that almost no one is talking about on YouTube or actually no one is talking about, which is one of the reason I wanted to make a course on Skillshare. So I will see you in that lesson. 4. All Sources Explained: Hey, welcome back. In this lesson we're gonna go over all these OBS Studio sources here. Each of these have a specific function. There are a few of them that are a bit more complicated than others. And as I mentioned before, there are some very cool things you can do with some of these that almost no one explains. So I'm just going to go over them one by one. You don't need to start setting up your stream right now. In my opinion, knowing what all of these are for and all the things that you can do it them is one of the most important things in this OBS course next to the stream settings because these sources here is what you will be using to build your whole stream and determine how everything looks and what the experience for the viewer will be. Let's start with the first one, which is exactly what no one is talking about the audio input In chapter let's add it first. This looks very simple, but it does something really cool. So right here I can add my microphone. This is my audio interface, and I'm going to click on Okay, first. Now if you check the audio mixer here, I briefly explain it in a previous lesson and I'm going to go more into it in the next one. I have my microphone two times now, the two sources on the bottom, so the desktop audio and then the mic. Ok, so those are the one we added here in the audio settings. The desktop or Joe is our default device. This is just our headset, so this will make sure that all the audio from our headsets, so from our game and everything, the default device is the one you a link here on the bottom for me at the speakers. Now this could be your headset, this could be anything that's the default device, which is the one we're importing here, and that will be our desktop audio. And then the second device, Mike ox, was our microphone. So let's click on, Okay, Those are these two on the bottom here. But now we have a third one, audio input capture, which is the source I added right here. As the source also selected my microphone, I could select anything right here. I'm going to keep it at my mic because then you can see it moving. So these two microphones here aren't the same thing. And I'm gonna show you why I'm going to create a new scene here on the left, and I'm gonna call it starting soon, for example, let's click on, Okay, we're going to click on this and move it to the top here. So now we have starting soon and then in game. But as you see when I switch between them in the audio mixer, the audio input capture source disappears and the peers, That's the biggest difference between adding an audio device in the settings and then adding one as a source. Any specific scene in the starting soon screen, I've added no sources, but I have two audio sources in the mixture because in the settings I've linked it. And as I said before, these audio sources here will always be in the mixture no matter which seniority. But then when I switched to the end game scene, I've got the audio input capture source here. So now I've got that source here plus the other two that are always there. While this might look pretty useless, there is a very big use for this, and that's that now in the audio settings here, I can remove my microphone. I could also remove this here, but I'm gonna keep it simple. That's only removed the mix. Now in the end game scene, when I wanted to talk to my stream, I have the microphone links here because there is an audio input capture. But when I'm just starting my stream and I have the starting student's screen on. So when I'm already alive, but I'm still doing stuff in my room and people are already joining the stream that time. People don't really need to hear me. So I could add my microphone here in the settings and then just mute it when I don't want people to hear me, for example, in the starting soon screen or any post screen. But I could also just add my microphone here in the sources instead so that when I'm in the starting soon screen people simply don't hear me because my mic source isn't there. I also can't accidentally activate my mic so people can't hear me while I'm not really aware of it because my mic simply isn't there. It's only in the specific sees that I added through as an audio input capture. Now, whether you use this or not, that's totally up to you to keep things simple. I'm not gonna do that in this course. I just wanted to show you how to do it the way we're gonna do it right now is in the settings, just audio and then adding our mic here. But it's definitely very useful to know that it's possible because there are a lot of use cases for it. The second sources the same thing, but this is for an output device. So when we click on it and click on Okay, you can see that this is for stuff like my speakers or my monitor audio device. So this is for an audio outputs. So for example, the fault, this is what we also added in the normal settings. I'm going to click on, Okay, now the source here will be my default audio device. So this one here, the audio capture will play my game sound or YouTube. So let's say I play one of my videos on YouTube here. You will see that right now the arduous coming through here and the desktop audio and then this device here, which we added in the sources are playing the exact same thing in my default audio device, so all my PC sound. So now that you know what these do, I'm going to delete it before I add more sources. If you want to get an overview of this audio mixer or also in the sources here you can always right-click something. Or for example here with the mic ox click on the Settings icon and then go to Rename, for example, this one here is my SM7B. So I'm just going to enter that click on. Okay, then I know this audio device here is my SM7B desktop audio. You could rename this to be C, for example. And this way you can keep an overview, the same thing as possible here in the sources. Now the next thing is a browser source. This is one of the most important sources there are. I'm going to click on OK here. And what this browser source does is simply displaying a webpage. Now this seems pretty simple, but there are a lot of use cases for this just to make sure you understand, you could type here, then click on Okay, and then it will just display Google here. Now you can't indirect with this, you can rescale it, you can reposition it, but you can't. Click on anything I think they want to add in directing with the browser source that they feature, but right now it doesn't. So the biggest use case of this browser source here is adding alerts. As I've mentioned before, we're going to use this trim elements overlay editor. In that editor you can create and customize your alerts. You can also add a bunch of extra widgets there. And then when you're done editing your overlay, you gather URL and you just paste that URL right here, you click Okay, and then you will get a box, for example, for your alerts. And there was so as subscribes to you or follows, you will play online on stream elements. Since you added the URL, it will display here in OBS. So I'm gonna go over all of this and then the customizing in the alerts lesson. But it's important to know that if you use an online tool, they give you a URL as the entry zone than a browser sources what you will need to add the URL to OBS, and if it requires a specific resolution, you can change that right here. I'll click on Okay, and then delete the source because the next thing we have to add is a color source. Now, I already showed you this in the previous lesson. You simply add the source, you click Select color, you choose a color, you click on, Okay, you can change your resolution here, but you can also just click on Okay, and then just move a corner like this. And if you want to change the aspect ratio, because right now if you rescale it, it always stays in 16 by nine. This is the same for all sources. You can hold Shift on your keyboard and now you can just rescale it like this. You can also grab a corner and then do it like this. And I'll mention this again, but if you hold assault on your keyboard instead of shift, you can get over the corner. Now it's not really visible with the source. This line on the right is green now and I couldn't be corner instead of just re-scaling and I'm going to delete the source. This is pretty straightforward. The next thing is Display Capture, and this is what I'm using to film this course. So let's click on OK. This simply captures your whole screen or the capture method. This can just be automatic. And then the display here, here you need to select your screen. You have multiple ones, you will need to choose icon. You can choose to hide your cursor or show it. Just click on Okay, and then you get your source here. But it's way too big because my screen is for K to re-scale it. I could grab this corner, make it smaller, move it, make it smaller. But in general, if you have a source that you want to fit to your screen, you can just right-click it here in the sources. You can also just select it here in the preview and then right-click it. And then you can go to transform and then just take fit to screen if you do that and it's the same aspect ratio as your screen, it would just be full screen like this. That's very useful. You could use Display Capture to capture your games, for example, because it's simply shows whatever that's on your screen. But this capture method is very resource intensive. So I'm going to show all the ways of capturing your game. I would only use this if you want to capture your desktop. Now, the next source, well, this is very convenient because this is the way that you should be capturing your games with the game capture and not the display captured. So let's add a game capture. Click on. Okay, I'm quickly going to launch Minecraft here we are in game. I'm going to Alt Tab out of it. And as you see it already captured in Minecraft. But here in the most, you can see capture any full-screen application. Now there are other options because if you use capture any full-screen application than any application that's full screen will be captured. Now this can be a good thing, but it can also be a bad thing because if you make a separate scene for your end game, for example, and then use a game capture and you link it to one specific game. And as long as you are Indian GameScene NOOBS, it is impossible for the stream to see anything else than that specific game. And a lot of people use that because that way you can never show something to the stream that they shouldn't see. It's not that game capture is gonna randomly stored, capturing your browser and then show sensitive information that you can never be too sure. So that's why many people use captured specific window and then as their window, they select their game. So for me it will be Minecraft and they can just click on OK and you won't see it yet because the game needs to be fullscreen at least once for game capture to link to it. So I'm gonna open Minecraft here. I'm going to quickly look around all about. Now you will see that the last frame before I left the game is what the game capture is showing. The game is full screen now, you can again start to re-scale it, etc. And now I can show it better. If you hold Alt on your keyboard, you can cut off a side here and as you see, let's restore it. It's not the same as holding shift because that completely changed the aspect ratio. I'm going to press Control Z or you hold Alt, you can cut off specific sites and this is mostly used for your webcam. I already showed this, but we're gonna go over it again later. But first, the next source, which is image. An image source is used very, very often. Let's quickly click on Okay here, this does exactly what it says. It's simply adds an image to OBS. And an image can be a web cam border or a Baran thought, or a logo from a sponsor on the bottom right, as I mentioned before, you're getting a free graphics spec with this course here. And I'm gonna show you how to get it later on, how to change the colors and customize the texts, etc. Right here in the back. As an example, we have webcam borders, and this is something you can add as a source, I'm going to add one width, the name here, the name is blank so you can add your own. Again, you don't need to set this up right now. I'm gonna show it later. Let's click on OK here. And now we have a webcam border as an image source, it's a PNG, so we can put something behind that later. I'm going to leave it here because I'm going to show the webcam with it. So let's check out the next source here below image we have image slider. I'm not gonna go into this. I'll just quickly show you. You can change a bunch of settings here. And then on the bottom you can add a bunch of image files. You can click on the plus icon. The files, for example, at these four images here, click on Open as you see, we have them on the bottom here now in a list. And then every eight seconds there will be a transition of 0.7 seconds and it will fade to another one. As you will see, it will almost happened. There we go. It just changed. This way. You can add an image slider. I'm going to delete it the way in which I've seen this being used the most Islam and people are they sponsor on the bottom right, for example, and they have a bourgeois sponsors and then they had all their logos in an image slider and then it just slides between all the logos. But besides that, I can't really think of something you would want to use this for. Maybe if you want to make your webcam border change all the time, etc. But they will probably have an animated one. So, yeah, if you want to use this, the image slider is there. I'm going to show the next thing, media source, and this is the same thing as image here, but just for video files. So I'm not gonna go into this now we will use this later. Actually, I can show you an easy example. I'm going to click on Browse, go to the knee and back, go to screens here and here I have an animated blank background. I'm going to click on open and then I'm going to click on Okay, and this will be the source. It is a video source. It is slowly changing and as you will see, it will disappear when one cycle is completed. So it will play the image file and then when it ends, it will simply disappear. It just disappeared. And the reason for that, as I said, is that it completed one cycle. If you wanted to stay on the screen, you need to activate loop here, click on Okay, and I want the cycle is completed, it will just start over again. So again, if you want to use as a background Right-click transform, better screen, and there we go. Now we can add anything on top of it and the background will always be moving on stream. This is very useful media source. You can use this for a lot of things. If you buy an animated graphics back online somewhere, then all the animated files will need to be added with a media source if it's a static overlay that you got somewhere or my overlay which is static done almost all of the things we'll have to be added with an image source. And the next thing here is seen, and this can go very advanced, but I'm simply going to tell you what it does and then you can decide what you want to do with it later. So what this does is adding a scene as a source here in this specific scene that we are in right now. So on the left we have the end game scene and then the starting soon we are Indian game. So I can add a source here and then say I want to add the starting soon seen as a source here in my currency. So let's click on, Okay, I'm gonna make this a bit smaller. Now the starting soon seen here as you see when we go through it is completely empty. You're gonna click on the plus icon at the core source real quick. Doesn't matter what just wide, Let's click on okay, make it a bit smaller. So now we have the starting students green, which looks like this. If we go to the end game scene, you will see that this here is a starting soon scene. In a scene as a source, you can select another scene And this might look very useless at first, but I'm gonna show you a great example of this and you should actually be using this if you make a lot of scenes, I'm going to make a new scene here. I'm going to call it webcam border. Now maybe you already know what I want to do here, but now you can simply add your webcam here. I've selected the border, click on OK and let's see, you have the border here. You have your webcam in it. And then here on the bottom you have your name in text. Maybe after doing a few streams, you want to change how your webcam looks. You want to change the text. That's only if you make a separate scene here for your webcam border you can go into, and he's seen just click on the plus icon at the scene here and then add your webcam, or in this case, I called it webcam border, Let's say it's your whole webcam and then just add that scene here so then you can rescale it. You can move it to the bottom left here and they can go to the end game scene and you can do the exact same thing. Just add your webcam here. There you go. You make it smaller position adhere. And then whenever you go to the webcam borders scene and you change something here, let's say I make it much smaller, doesn't matter. Now, when you go to the end game scene, you see that it's much smaller here in the starting soon screen. It's also much smaller because you can make any adjustments right here. They will show in all the other scenes very important it as a scene. Now I think it'll be clear by now. If you have any questions you can ask them. Then the next two things I need to show you, the video capture device and the text here, and we can show them here on the webcam border. I'm going to start with the text first, you can simply add your name here on the bottom of the webcam. I made sure has some space to do it there and you can just type your text, for example, for me, the video nerd, you can change your font here, you can click select font, then you can make it bold here, for example, you can also make this higher CAC, everything. You can change the font here, I'm not gonna do it now. Let's make it bold. Click on, Okay, and then the other options you have here are changing the color, adding a gradient, a background color background opacity here, the alignment, this can be pretty useful. I'm going to click on it. I'm gonna make it center and I'm gonna show you why. Let's click on OK. And you can just grab the text, make it smaller, and then move it over here to the webcam border, for example. Now it's still to bake. I'm gonna make it even smaller. Before that, I need to show you something because you can't scale text like this and then make it as big as you want because it will start to get pixelated right now. It won't, because it actually is very big to begin with. But let's say you add the text, you click on select font and I think it needs to be smaller. So you make this 50 pixels, you click on, Okay, click on Okay, then you have the texts like this. This is probably 50 pixels, but when you make it bigger or very big. You will see that it gets very blurry. If you want to make text bigger, you definitely want to do it through the settings here to select font and then select a bigger size here instead of just scaling it. But right now it's definitely big enough. So let's make the border a bit bigger for now, select the text here, we can move it over here and even make it a bit bigger than the next source we needed to add was a video capture device. Now I showed this before, so I'm gonna do a real quick, you can call it a webcam and click on, Okay, and then here in this drop-down, you should select your webcam here. If for some reason the resolution doesn't check out is very bad quality, doesn't matter what. Here is your resolution, you click on it, you go to Custom, and then you can change the resolution. For example, for me, ten ADP. You can also choose your FPS if your webcam is 60, but you want 30, you can do it here by default, that will just take what your webcam is pushing out, which will be the maximum FPS. But most of the time you can change it to device defaults. So then once that's finished, you click on Okay, and now you can rescale your webcam. And as you can see right now, It's in front of the webcam border. And that's because the sources here, they work like layer. So for example, if you know Photoshop, the thing on top is also shown on top in the preview here. So I can drag this webcam below the image here, makes sure that the text is above the image. And then you can position one corner, for example, the top left here. You can make sure that you position it right like this. And then just drag the older corner, make it bigger like this. But it's very hard to see because there's no backgrounds in certain the end game scene here, we're going to need this later. So I'm gonna add a game capture click on. Okay, I'm just going to select Minecraft here like before, like on okay, I'm gonna open Minecraft quickly. Look around here. I'm going to close it. And now it's in the end game scene, and again it's on top now, so we need to drag it completely to the bottom, and now we can clearly see it. So we're going to click on webcam here. We're going to position the top-left corner again. We can even make it bigger, so it's behind this here, and they are just positioned this corner now in case it doesn't fit here if the aspect ratio isn't right, for example, like this. Now what you could do is you could just reposition it, make it perfect within the border here and hold Alt on your keyboard. Grab a corner position at right. This grabbed the other corner on the other side, position it right at their ego now it fits perfectly within the webcam border. There's a bunch of stuff here in front of the webcam. I'll need to fix that. And then once you're ready, this is really useful. You can select the text here and select the image which is a webcam border, and select the webcam itself, then right-click it and then say group selected items. You will need to give it a name and call it a webcam group, for example. Now you can just close the drop-down here and then this gives you a better and more clean overview. You can simply click a folder now and then you can move everything at once. You can also re-scale it all at once and move it over here, for example, make sure it's out of the way of Endgame elements, and then this is perfect. Now there is one extra thing I need to show you, and this is also very important. It is window Capture, and in essence, this is pretty simple. It's the same thing as game capture, but for programs or in general, a window on your PC here. And then in this Window drop-down, you just click on it and they will see a list of all the programs that are opened on your PC. For example, Spotify, also something like the league launcher for example, you can use game capture to add link to your stream, but you can't use game capture to add the leak launcher, for example, something like that. We want to use window Capture for it. And then at last, the most important things for gamers here we've gone over Game Capture than our window Capture, and we also had the display capture. Those are three ways that you can use to capture your game. However, the most efficient way to capture your game is game capture if that doesn't work for your game, for example, CS GO can't be captured with the game capture. So in that case, you want to use a window Capture. You can capture cs, window Capture. And then if that doesn't work as a last resort, you can always use display capture. This was simply capture your whole screen everything that you are looking at the stream we'll see, but this is pretty hard for your PC to run compared to game capture or window captured. The last thing I want to quickly show you is how to change colors. So this image is our webcam border. I'm going to quickly make the webcam a bit bigger here. I'm going to click the webcam border, right-click it, and then go to filters. Here I can click on the plus icon and then add a color correction filter I'm going to click on Okay, and now with this, I can change the color by changing the hue shift here. If I move this to the left, as you can see now it's pink and the green. By moving this, you can find a lot of color combinations. I really liked this blue, orange for example. I'm going to close it. Really like how this looks now this way you will not be able to choose the two colors separately. You can use this to change a bunch of colors. You can add this to make your webcam look better if you right-click the webcam, go to Filters and then you add a color correction filter here, for example, you can add contrast, as you can see on the left here, I'm adding contrast now, reducing. It looks a bit weird to be honest. I can also increase the saturation. As you can see, I'm almost completely orange. You can do a bunch of stuff with this here. I'm going to delete it for now. That's the color filter and you can definitely use it here. Now, Northern, next lesson, but the lesson after that, I'm going to show you the overlay backwards to get it and then also how to change all the colors with an online Photoshop editor that's completely free and that will allow you to change the texts us on it, to change all the colors separately if you want to use the graphic spec, definitely watch that lesson, so I'll see you there. 5. Free Overlay Pack: Hey, welcome back. In the previous lessons I talked about an overlay bike. This is the border we use. And I said it was part of the overlay back you're getting with this class here, by the way, in case there's any confusion, there's overlay is also available for people outside of this class. I'm just using this one that I made before and using YouTube videos and I'm using it for this class to his people really loved this knee and overlay pack, but a lot of work in changing these Photoshop files for people to be able to change them. You can customize everything about this spec, the colors, the tax that summit. And I'm gonna show you how to do that. But first I'm going to show you how to get the overlay pack. And if I'm not mistaken, I will be able to add resources under this class here. So I will just add a Google Drive link there. When you click on that link, you will arrive on this page here. Or you could browse the knee and back here in the middle and then get whatever you want. For example, only the donate panel here. Some people try to download it here by clicking on it and browsing, etc, but I don't think that's possible. The only thing you need to do is click on this download button here on the top-right, you just click on it. The pack will immediately start downloading, and I'm gonna download this finished. You can just find it in your downloads as a zip folder. You just right-click it and then you choose Extract All. If you have something like 7-Zip or windrow, you will find that name here, for example, winner, and then you just say extract here, those programs windows can also extract it. Just click Extract All click on extract and this will pop up. You can close it because now you can clearly see we got the same thing, but now it's a normal folder and you can browse this and find all the elements in there. You can ignore this import file here because this is for stream labs OBS, we're not going to use that and there are a bunch of elements in here and the gun, for example, if you open the labels, you will find separate pre-made labels here there are labels for YouTube, for Facebook, for Twitch, but there is also a PSD file, which is a Photoshop file. And you don't need Photoshop to edit this because we're going to use an online program which has called for You can just close this here. It's completely free and you could open a file here or you can go to File on the top left here and then click on Open. And then you just go to your downloads where we saved the neon file here you open it, for example, something most people will want to use a webcam border. I have two types of webcam borders here. One where you can add your name here on the bottom, and the one without it. There are also two Photoshop files here. I don't know which is which, so let's just open border. One hand is the one without the name. So I'm gonna do it again. Click on Open, I'm gonna open board or through, I'm gonna close the file one here. And now you can just hold Alt on your keyboard and then zoom in and out what your scroll wheel. And if you hold your space bar, you can just drag this around to reposition. So you can zoom in here and drag it around like this and then fix something here. But you pretty much don't need any Photoshop knowledge to be able to change this because I made it very easy, as you can see here on the right, these are our layers here. So as a really quick basic introduction here, there are a few layers on the right. For example, the further north, this is a text layer That's the further North you see right here. You can select the layer, you can double-click it to rename it. And on the left here we can toggle the eye icon to hide it or show it same thing here for the name box. You can just hide it, but there are some artifacts here, as you can see here, this here and this here, which is why I made two versions of the webcam border. I'm going to enable it again now to change the colors. If I'm not mistaken, I completely finish the customization. And that means that in every file on the right, you will see a gradient overlay here. So this here on the bottom is a folder. I'm going to make this a bit bigger here so you can see all the names. So this folder is called colors changes, Gradient Overlay effect. I think every file has something like this. This gradient overlay is just an effect. I could just drag this over here and then drop it. And now the name box has the gradient, but we're gonna drag it over again to this folder here. Basically the only thing you need to do is open a file and double-click on the gradient overlay on the right, and then you will get a box. The available effects here. Now as you see on the left Gradient Overlay as unable, we have selected it. You can also just unable other things and disable them. We don't need that. You just click on the Gradient Overlay and you click on the gradient effect here and then here you can change the colors so the left side is green here. This is what makes it green. You just double-click this and change the color in this color picker, for example, light-blue like this name changed the right side, for example, from pink to red. Click on Okay, click on Okay here on the bottom, click on Okay again. And then now the color has been completely changed. Now there is a name here. You could add your own name. Here are a few of them. You can select the text layer on the right here and then just double-click here. This way you can just edit this, you can just remove stuff and type it again. If you make a mistake, Control Z will get your back. But as I showed in previous lessons, you can add text with OBS itself. You could also just disabled this and then export it this way. Once you're done on the top-left, you go to File and Export As and then PNG. Click on this, make sure the format here on top is PNG, but it will be make sure the quality is a 100% and then just click on Save. And now we're just downloaded. We can go to the folder, it's in our downloads, we double-click it. This is our new webcam border that's closer. So now we could just drag this total BS. I think this one here is the one we were changing. There we go. You could just drop this and you can just adjust it like this. And then you change the color completely. You customize that to what you want. Now this is your new border. Now, I will show you a gun in very clear steps here we're gonna take another overlay elements. So let's go back. Let's take an intermission screen because I didn't show them yet and they are amazing. In the main folder you see. The greens than intermission screen. Here you have the Photoshop files and then these folders, you have the PNGs that are ready in the preset color. So let's take socials and then I made three information screens with and without socials. This is one of them. Let's make this a bit bigger so I can preview it. So this is for a Foucault webcam in the middle. The other one here is for your webcam on the left and now your chart on the right for talking to your stream, you could also add your game here and then don't use your webcam. And on the left here, this is, for example, when you're streaming League of Legends and during Q, you will want to show your webcam a bit bigger here on the left and the league launcher on the top right here. Don't worry, I will show you how to do all of that into your chat on the bottom right. Now if you want to change the color, I will show you in very clear steps. You go the photo OPIA file open, you go to the back, you take any graphic that you want to change. I'm going to change intermission screen one. You just go to the right here you look for the Gradient Overlay effect. You double-click it, click on the color, you double-click one of them, you change it, for example, to purple, click the other one, you change it for example, to dark blue. You click on Okay, click on, Okay, click on Okay. And then before exporting, makes sure that you check if there's any text on the screen that needs to be removed or changed. In this case, I have my socials here and here. I can either double-click them and then change them or I can check on the right. It already opened now, but it will look like this. I can look for a folder called socials. I can clap it out and then I can remove them like this, YouTube named to other name. And then I can either the social icons and just export it like this and that, my own one with OBS or of course as I sat changed the tax here so you don't have to do it with OBS or I can just hide everything about the social and then export it like this File Export as PNG, click on Save, and we're done. This is our new intervention screen. So almost every overlay element in the spec here works like this. It's a Photoshop file. I made a preset to change the colors and that completely works. There is one thing that you cannot change while you can't change it, but it's definitely more complicated and that is the stinger here we have a stinger folder which is a transition. It will open it. This is the scene transition. It looks pretty cool, it's animated, but to change the colors, you will need Adobe After Effects. So there'll be completely honest with you until now, I wasn't going to show how to change the colors of the standard transition because it's kind of a mess and I need to install Adobe After Effects to do it, you will need to route through. But I figured most people using this overlay pack will want the stinger transition and well, want to use their own colors with it. So if you want to use this thing in transition, you can go to Google here. I'm going to show you how to do it. You can install After Effects for free, for one month. You can type After Effects free trial, you will probably find it here or somewhere else, doesn't matter. They will get you to the site and you can buy it now or click on free trial, you just click on that and then you can choose Creative Cloud, the apps here, but on the left here we can download only after effects. I hope I don't need to add my credit card. I guess I will need to. Okay. I'll just apply to the trial. You can get after effects in any way you want. You can do it this way, you can find another way. I'm just going to choose a monthly plan here in case I accidentally forget to cancel it or choose an email here, please don't contact me through e-mail. I just linked to my payment details, this app installed here and right now After Effects is downloading, you can go to discover here and C After Effects and it's installing, by the way, if we cancelled before seven days, we will not get charged. So we can just change this here, then cancel and nothing will happen. So while After Effects is installing, there is one extra thing I need to show you and that's in this overlay back here you will find a folder called Fonts. And in there there are two fonts and oxygen, I think they are both Google fonts. And you will need to install this if you open the project files with Photoshop on your PC, if you useful therapy online, it doesn't matter. Photocopying online has all those fonts, but if you have Photoshop and you're editing the files that way on your PC and you will need to install both of these are, I think After Effects has finished because they're already opened. I quickly close that. There we go. I'm just going to close this. We have seven days left on our trial here. I'm gonna close this again, closest if you also just installed After Effects, completely close it. And I'm gonna show you step-by-step how to change the color of the stinger transition. Now in case you skipped some parts here, what we're gonna do is change the color, this staggered transition here. And if you just follow me step-by-step, it won't be that hard. So you've got the file here that you can just import in OBS, but there's also a project folder. You can just open it and there's a Photoshop file and after-effects file and then also instructions. So if you know both of these programs, you can simply follow this file here. It will explain you how to change it. If you don't just follow me step-by-step, we're gonna go back online to photocopy, other free Photoshop editor for like before, and it's pretty simple. You just go to File Open. You go to the knee and back, you go to stinger than the project folder. And then later we will need the after-effects file. Now we open the Photoshop file. So here you will see both of the handles. On the right, you will see folders, right handle and left handle. It's not exactly the same as before, so don't change it and then save it because it won't work. The first step is changing both of the colors. So you double-click the gradient overlay of the right-hand rule. You change the colors here, you just double-click them, change it like this. Click on OK, double-click the right one, you change the color of the other side, doesn't matter right now. I'm just going to show you, click on Okay, click on Okay, then you do the same thing for the other gradient overlay. You also change the color here. I'm gonna click on Close. And then once you change both. Colors here before you export it, there is a folder called right handle and manage folder called left handled. Now you right-click on right handle and then you say Convert to Smart Object. This will turn the whole thing into one file here and you right-click left handle. And you also say Convert to Smart Object after you did that. And there is a one file called arrive handle and one file called loved handle. You go to File and then Save As PSD and just click on this and now you go back to your knee and folders. So we were here, make sure it's the right knee and back folder on your PC that After Effects is completely closed on your PC, make sure the project isn't open, and then go to stinger the project folder. And now we just double-click the Photoshop file because this will replace it. So we open that and photophobia, we changed it. Now we double-click it and as you can see, we're gonna replace it. We click on the US. Now when we go back to our folders here to the knee and project, we are in the same project here, stinger, neon. And then now this Photoshop file has been recently changed because we changed it here and then we replaced it. So after you did that, after you change the colors, you just double-click the nice thing. Or if you have installed after effects, then it will open. It will use the change Photoshop file or the handles. And if everything works now if I move this handle here in the timeline, there we go, I can scroll in with my scroll wheel. The colors have been changed and this is your new stinger transition. Once you're sure that everything has been changed and the transition is right, you want to go to File on top, then you want to go to Export, which is right here, and then choose Add to Render Queue. Now on the bottom you will see output module. You click on high-quality here and then you change the format from QuickTime to AVI here. And then you change the channels from RGB to RGB plus Alpha. When you choose RGB plus Alpha, it will mean that the graphics will be visible, but then the background, as you can see here, which is completely invisible, will actually be transparent. It's like the difference between a PNG and JPEG, or a PNG has transparency. With a JPEG, everything that's transparent is actually black. So we need the Alpha here to make sure that when that transition closes, everything in the middle of the transition is still visible. Completely closes down our scene. We'll transition and then the transition opens again and the new scene becomes slowly visible. So AVI RGB plus Alpha, you click on Okay, then on the bottom here is he output. I'm gonna click on that, then go to the knee and back here, this doesn't really matter, but just to keep everything clean, let's install it in the stinger folder here I did a bunch of testing before this, but you just change it to new stinger transition. Click on Save. Now the settings have been set up correctly and then on the right you click Render. Now the last thing you need to do is change this from AVI to dot web. And we could do it with installing a plug-in, but then you wouldn't need another program, etc. It was a whole hustle. So what I did is I tried to finding another workflow and that works. So what we're gonna do is now we're just gonna look for AVI whois dot webaim converter and I will find a website that does it online. There are a bunch of upsides like this, for example, this one here. No, I haven't used it before, but it will probably work. You click on Select File, you go to the Nian folder here. Then as you see, this is what we just saved new stinger transition both AVI, double-click it, it will open it and then it will say convert to WebAIM. If it didn't select it, you can open this and select Web M here, and then you just click on convert, then it will upload the file. Now it's a pretty big file, so it will take awhile. Once it's uploaded, it will convert it and now we can download the file and that will be our final stinger. I already did this. I'm going to close it because as I said, I did a bunch of testing. Once your file has been converted, you're just download it and then it will appear in your downloads like this new stinger transition dot webaim, as you can see, 70 kilobytes. It's a very small file and again, I'm gonna move it to keep everything clean. I'm going to choose Cut, go to the ni impact. We were using stinger and then I'm gonna delete all the crap that I used for my testing here. So this is what it looks by default. This is the project folder we used to make the new stinger. This is the base stinger and now I'm going to paste the one we just downloaded, which isn't new stinger transition dot webaim, what your new colors? This basic ones. So since we've been talking about this for a while, I'm quickly going to show you how to install your stinger, I'm also going to go over it in the next lesson. But right here you see scene transition. You just click on this, you choose add stinger, click on Okay, click on Browse and you go to the stinger transition folder, double-click the new one, and then you change the transition points to 800, which means 800 milliseconds. So 0.8 seconds after distinguished transition starts our scene, which is this right here, or our preview will actually transitions on the bottom here you can click Preview transition, you click on this, uh, closest, and while it's closed at exactly 800 milliseconds, the scene changes from a to b. Then it opens again and you see SNB. So we just click on Okay, now and then when I go from in game here to starting soon, we will see that transition is very smooth. Django backyard it closes at transitions and then it opens to the new scene. This was a pretty long explanation, but I'm happy I did it because a lot of people will want to change the color of the transition. Now in the next lesson, I will show you how to install all the overlays from the knee and back. We will make a bunch of scenes like starting soon than an intermission screen, a game seen, a video watching scene, which is pretty popular and it's pretty cool to be able to watch full-screen videos within a border. And one of the intermission scenes I'm going to show you how to do it. So I will see you in the next lesson. 6. Overlays & Alerts: Hey, welcome back. In the previous lessons, we went over all of the sources. If I remember correctly, I also told you that then OBS, we can't natively add things like alerts or labels or our chats. And I mentioned for those things, we needed an external website. And that website is called three elements. They have an overlay editor and let's go to the website first so I can show you how it works. So this is trim elements. So on the top right of the stream elements website, you can click on Login and you can login with the website you want to stream on. I'm gonna take twitch and login with a dummy accounts. So then I can easily show you how it works, etc. Because switches the easiest to upset to go live on without adjusting a lot of settings. Now stream elements in general, as a stream management website, you can accept donations with this website, a lot of people are using this as you can see here, tipping settings, you can set up your own tipping page here. And then my people give you tips through that page. They will show up in the alerts from stream elements which we're gonna set up. So if you use two elements alerts, you also want to use D stepping settings here because otherwise when people that won't show up in your alerts, if the alerts services different from your tipping service, they also have a childbirth here are just pretty straightforward to setup, but what we need, let me close this as a streaming tools and then my overlays. So right now this will be empty, but you can just create an overlay right here, and you need to choose your resolution. You can take seventh 2910 AD depending on what you're using to keep things simple, I'm going to do everything in ten ADP right here, also an OBS, streaming settings, etc. In the stream settings lesson, I will talk about using lower resolutions and I'm going to choose standard here and then click on Start. You can take the tour here or you can click on maybe later. And what you see here with all the dots inside is your Canvas. And if you make this smaller, you can see it more clearly. It is 16 by nine. If I put OBS Studio next to it, this canvas here on the left with all the dots is the same thing as the black canvas here in OBS Studio. I'm going to quickly show you how it works. I'm gonna make this a bit bigger and let's click on the plus icon here on the bottom on stream elements, I'm going to add something simple. I'm going to go to static and then just choose text. Let's make it bigger for a second. So we can clearly see, as you can see, this is the text we added. We have nothing selected. You will only see layers here on the left. But when you click on an element that you're adding, you will see the settings. I can go to Text Settings here and for example, changes size to something like 80. And I'm gonna put the text here on the top right. So let's make it smaller again, on the appearance of elements, you will see an icon to copy your URL. So you can simply click on that as you see on the bottom, it's copied to my clipboard and then an OBS, as I mentioned in the lesson about the sources, you can nowaday browser source because that's how you import a URL in OBS Studio. I'm going to click on Okay, and then I'm going to replace this URL here. Let's paste it with the one we just copied on stream elements as our solution here we can take 1920 by 1080 because that's the resolution on the website. And then I'm gonna click on Okay, and now you see a red box because this red box represents this here on the left. Now it's completely empty because we didn't save it yet. So when I click Save here on the left, you will see it updating on the right because this browser sort that we just made as simply importing everything from this URL here. So I'm going to click on Save now we need to give it a name, so let's call it best for now, let's click on Save. And now as you see, it's updating on the right. The tax doesn't look the same because we didn't change it the other etc, It's a template, but this is how it works. If I move this text here and then I click on Save, you will see that didn't immediately updates here in OBS Studio. And this is the way that we're going to add widgets and alerts labels, all that stuff. You can set up a screen here in stream elements than import that NOOBS and that we have a lot of flexibility. In the next lesson, we're going to add alerts with this. As you can see, alerts, alert box. This is a simple alert box if you want basic alerts. This is the only thing you need to do because as you can see on the bottom here we have emulate and here we can test everything that can happen on our streams. For example, follower event, if someone follows, as you can see, this is the basic follower alert. When I move this to the left here and click on Save, you won't see it now because there is no alert happening. And then I go to tip, for example, someone typed 50 bucks, as you can see on the right, it's popping up on the stream now, we can actually go over the alerts right now. I wasn't gonna make a separate lesson about it, but it's pretty straightforward to be honest. So again, when you click an element, you see the settings on the left click away from it, you'll see nothing. So make sure you select the alerts here if you want to customize them. And then on the left you will see follower alerts set up alerts, alerts. And these types of alerts will be specific to your streaming platform. If you stream on Facebook, for example, you will see likes here and stores. So you should actually read through all of them, but I'm gonna show you a few things. For example, if you click on the Settings icon next to the follower alert, you can change the video volume in case you have custom alerts that have a sound link to them. If you do, then clear this sound here because this is an extra sound, you can change the volume of that. You can upload your own sounds than layout. This is pretty important, so I'm going to emulate this alert again. We're doing the follower alert. Now, as you can see, the text is beneath the image. You can see that in the layout here we have the image and then the text under it. If you select this one here, the texture will be next to it. And then this one here is really important. This will show your text on top of the image that's being used by a lot of custom alerts. So for example, the alerts that you get with my graphics back here, we're going to click on Set Image. They're static alerts, but it doesn't matter. You can simply click somewhere here. And this is the folder of the knee impacts. So I'm gonna go to alerts here and we're doing the follower alerts. So let's search for it here. New follower, that's perfect. Let's click on Open. Then you can. Insights, etc. That's not necessarily with these alerts. Let's click on Upload. Now you see it here. You click Submit and then decelerate as being uploaded. I also selected text on top of the image. So let's test it. It will probably need to be adjusted, and indeed it doesn't work yet. We don't see the text. And this is probably because in the text settings here, when you choose these options, sometimes something changes in the advanced settings. There we go. The margin is set to minus 50, so the tax is probably outside of the frame. Let's change it to something like a 150 for example. And let's do the following alert again, that's already better now it came later because I tested something, I would probably cut that out of the recording. But on the bottom you can see animation settings. And here we can change the delay of the texts. I set it to 1 second. So now when the alert triggers, I see the graphic first and then 1 second later the name appears on top of it. However, it says is now following and the alert also says new followers. So if you want to change the text that's being displayed now, for every alert, you will see alert message and the main settings now you will see name between parenthesis, but for example, also amount between parenthesis, then you will have name just donated amounts. And that can be, for example, the video on Earth donated $50 for every alert. You can change the parameters and then the text. We can delete this whole text here and then just keep the name and it was a color. So in the text settings on the bottom you see highlight here, the highlight text color. This will be of things like amount or name. So all the things between parenthesis and the text, and I'm gonna change that to white here. Then I'm gonna trigger the follower alert again. And now it's perfect. We have new follower and then the name on top of that, but it's too small so we can change the size to something like 50. And as you briefly, so when you do that, you will need to change the position again. So you can go to Text Settings Advanced and you can change the margin to something like not sure you can change it while it's appearing. So this worked fine. Now every time someone follows, you will see the graphic and then a few seconds later you will see the name. You can change this to whatever you want and you should go to all the settings of all these different alerts. You can simply go through them one-by-one, read. Well, it says just the alert, adjust the text here. And then for some of them, if you stream on Twitch, you will see TTS settings here. And here you can enable text-to-speech or disable it. And then here you will also see text-to-speech activation amounts. A few changes than the amount donated will need to be above this number here to trigger text-to-speech. So again, most of these alerts settings are pretty straightforward. The one last thing I need to explain you about the alerts at something. I'm probably seen the subscriber alert here and all alerts have this, but it will be pre-installed here. If we click on variation settings that you can see that for the subscriber alert, there are a few variations. So we have a variation for a subscriber. Here are all alerts. You can add new variations by clicking on this button here, you can give it a name. You can use one of the existing alerts or start with a blank one. I'm going to close it for now. I'm just going to open the settings of this reasonable Earth here. And as you see on the top here, you can set a parameter, for example, months subscribed condition at least. So from the moment they are a subscriber, so subscribe for at least two months, then this alert will trigger here. You just have all the same alert settings just in one screen here. You can make a variation of the previous alert. You can make the text bigger, you can make it a different color. You can add a different graphic, different sounds. You have a bunch of options as a parameter, for example, subscription tier here you can change this to tier one In three or make a separate alerts for Twitch Prime subscribers. Now, this is all twitch specific, but you can do the same thing for other platforms. I just think most people are going to get these things. So that's why I chose twitch. So that's it for the alerts settings. You can reposition this box here and you don't need to add everything on this green here, by the way, you can just save it and then go back to, as you see, this is a new overlay we made. It's called task. You can simply make a new overlay and then at your alerts there and then make another one and then add a donation goal on that. So that's the way you prefer it. If you want to change everything on one screen, it's definitely possible. You can also make separate ones and then import the Beringia of browser sources and OBS, just like we did with this one as you see here, Browser Source as the URL we copied on the overlay. And I'm gonna show you a bunch of other things you can do with this overlay editor. So I'm gonna make a new one. I'm gonna make it tiny ADP. Okay, So now there's something pretty important I need to show you since we've gone over all of the sources here now I showed you the alerts here, and we'll go over a few other widgets here. But now the logical next step is to start customizing your stream here and to start making other scenes and then setting those up. And so now you need to make a pretty important choice. So I'm gonna make a new intermission screen here. This is something most people won't be used. And I'm gonna show you the different ways to set up your overlays. So the first way in which you could do it as adding an image here, let's click on okay, and now let's click on Browse here. Now go to the knee and peck. And of course you can do the same thing with annual or overlay. You'll find anywhere. I'm just showing everything with this free back here because that way everyone has something to follow with. And in the folder screens, I haven't Permission screen here and I have three different intermission screens. Now I'm going to take the one width socials, and these are the three choices that are included. So the first one here is just for a big webcam, or you could add anything here, but most people who want to use their webcam and that way you can play an instrument downstream or talk to people or do a show. The other intermission screen is mainly for using your webcam here, pretty big on the screen and then your chat next to it so people can follow the chat. On the screen. And then the third one, which is the one I'm going to show now this is mainly an intermission screen for one, there's a Poisson stream. For example, you're playing leak on stream and you're in a queue, you can add your webcam pretty big here to talk to people. Then on the bottom right, you can add your chats that way. People can also see in real-time which chats you are reading at that time. Because otherwise there's a delay between what people see or view and then they shut the sea next to your stream. However, if you add your chat on stream like this, Then they see what you are seeing at that time. When their name appears right here in the chat window, they will know that you are looking at their name and people really liked this. And then the third thing here on the top right, this could be your leak launcher for example. And let's add it first before I go further. So another way you could use a screen like this here is for example, if you need to go to the bathroom, but you don't want to show a pause screen or anything like that. I wouldn't recommend it because people still want to see some kind of could I say it's some kind of Attachment who you are to the stream. They want to see an empty desk or they want to see an empty room because that way they clearly know you're just gone for a second and you're gonna be right back, then you could, for example, add your game here in the big Guan, just an idle screen of your character standing there or anything. I don't know, just your game bake. Your webcam here is small in the corner, for example, just as a reminder, the intermission texts you see here on the right are the colors of the handles, etc, can all be changed in the Photoshop files I showed it in this specific lesson for this overlay PECC, how to customize everything. And so the choice I was talking about that you need to make now is this. So I drew, add your graphics this way here just natively as an image NOOBS and then you use to remove elements here In your alerts. For example, to add a label like recent follower for example, as you can see here, labels followers latest, latest follower. Now I used a dummy accounts. You can't see the latest follower here, but the name will appear next to it. But if you do it this way, if you are demographics and OBS here and then you add those kinds of things like labels, etc. Industry elements, editor. You will need to try to position it, for example, like this, and then save it, give it a name like intermission for example, and then save it, copy the link, and go to OBS, as I showed before adding a browser source here, clicking on Okay, I'm replacing the URL, making it the same resolution. So 1920 by 1080. And then now you see the latest follower appears here because the browser source here is activated. If I hide it, the follower will disappear like this, but then you need to try to reposition, adhere to, make it a perfect position on the stream. So what you could do is add your graphics here on stream elements through, you could go to static custom. If you have an animated overlay, you can choose video here, if he was my pack or you have a static overlay yourself, you can choose Image and then this will be an area that gets created. You can choose Set Image ran on the top right here. Click on upload. It clicks somewhere in the middle and then in the knee and back again, two screens intermission with socials. And then this is the one we were using. You just click on Upload is selected, click Submit. And then now you will need to make this area the size of your screen. So you click on position, size, and style, and then change your width to 1920 by ten AD. And then you can also click here center widgets, and this will center it perfectly. So now we don't see the latest follower anymore. And I'm actually happy that this happened because it's behind this graphic here. I'm gonna click center again, as I told you before. On the top here you see layers when you click on that and they will see that latest follower has beneath this graphic here. So we can just take this graphic, move it to the bottom here, try to fit it. And as you see now, the label appears right here and then we can reposition it. We should make it a bit bigger. So tax settings here than for example, size 40, that's too big, so 32. And now you could add your latest follower, for example, right here above your game or your webcam, doesn't matter what you had here. You could add it to the bottom here. You can do whatever animal you're finished, you save it and then you would copy the URL, etc.. But we already added it to OBS just before this, so that now let me make this full screen NOOBS. We now have this browser source, which is the graphic plus the latest followers. So the graphic below that we can just delete this because it's part of the overlay. Now, as you see when I hide it and show it, you now have one browser source with the graphic plus the follower here again to center this right-click Transform and fit to screen. Now on stream elements here on the website in the overlay editor, you can add whatever you want. You can customize everything and then just save it imported in OBS and you're done. I'm gonna show you a few more things. And then what I'm gonna do is I'm going to set up this intermission screen with a webcam and the game and the chats. I'm going to set it up in OBS grade one perfect scene. And then you can do the same thing for Anniston you want because it all works in the same way. So to add our chat here in the area on the bottom right, you can click on the plus icon and then on the bottom you see stream tools here and I see streams charts. Just click on that. And then this will be the chat of your stream. Now they automatically add a background behind it. But if you want to make it transparent, then you need to change the theme here from dark chats To Custom. And now it will be see-through book and so on under the chat message, you will see it right here and I'm going to show you after this. So now you can just rescale this, reframe this, for example, like this. Now let's test it because maybe we need to change it. So I'm gonna go to slash tv and tutorials. Does the dummy account I just use? As you can see, this account has a profile picture that's within the knee and overlay PECC I'm not sure if I went over that in that lesson with the knee and back also has profile pictures. It has banners, a YouTube banner, Facebook banner, all that stuff. It's a complete back to begin with, but let's type something in the chat here, and now let's see how it shows up here on the street. I'm gonna make this a bit wider so I can grab the chat here and let's type something high. This is a message. If we didn't save it yet, so it won't show in OBS Studio yet, but it will show on the website here. So let's go back to the stream elements website as you see the chart shows here and I'm gonna make it full screen because as you can see, you can't read the chat and I think I'm not sure, but I think the reason is that the chat will be black. We're gonna make sure the chat is selected here. Then I'm gonna go to Text Settings and you need to change it arrived here. So let me go back. If you select your chat here, you'll see the settings, etc. The text settings will be on the bottom. And then here you see texts. You can choose a font here and the color appear to be white here, but it was actually very dark, so we'll make it white. You will see the chat appearing, but it's gone now. So I'm going to go to Twitch. I'm going to type something few messages here. I'm gonna go back to stream elements and as you see, this is your chat. Now, I can customize this completely. You can go to the settings here, can choose how long they stay on the screen. You can change the size of the text here, change your font, etc. Just like with all of these widgets, click them and then check the left column to see what you can change about it. Now you could choose to add your social sphere on the bottom with text in stream elements or with texts and OBS Studio, it's the same thing would go to static here and then go to Text, and then it will appear on the top left here, just like before you could add it here, change the text, etc. I'll just do this one for now. I'm not gonna do everything in Earth and they can do the same thing for Twitter. Now something pretty important, you could add an alert box here as you can see, but now you make a bunch of other scenes. You will have a few alert boxes, etc. And then when you wanted to change something, it will be kind of a mess. So the most straightforward thing to do is to just make a separate overlay on stream elements. Then add your alert box there, just your alert box as the only thing and then copy the URL and then paste it as a browser source in all of your sources where you need alerts and then just reposition that. So I'm just going to select the alert box and then deleted because I'm gonna save this right now. And we already important that at an OBS. So that's the useful thing about this. It immediately updates and then now you can just add everything and it's very simple. You can just add a video capture device here. You can make it erupt gamma legato face cam. So deactivating and activating again can work with some things in case you are bugging out, etc. But the reason that webcam doesn't show up now is because we already have our webcam added in another scene. So because of that, we need to add a video capture device, and instead of making a new one, we add an existing one and we choose webcam because we already made that in the end game scene. It's already imported there. If you make a separate one, then you are important in your webcam two times as two separate instances and that gives an error. So that way at existing, at your webcam here, click on Okay, and now we will see it. So now you can just make it smaller. And then it depends on what the scene will be for you. Let's drag it under the browser source here. So that way we can edit within a border and they could do it this way, for example, and then add your game right here as the big one, your chat will automatically appear here because we added it as a widget. Or you could add your webcam right here, make it bigger. And again, if something like this happens, you can always hold Alt on your keyboard and then could always cite to make it fit like this. If I want to reframe myself a bit, I can do it like this. I don't really need to code it over. It's not really overlaying anything, but if you want to keep it clean, you could cut it off like this. And then here on the right, you could add your game. Now I'm going to repeat this one more time because a lot of people have issues with this. If you add a game capture like this, this is how you capture most games, but sometimes that won't be possible. An example of c as goals he has go doesn't hook to the game capture. You need to add a window Capture for the game. And there'll be a bunch of other games that have the same issue with game captured doesn't work. Definitely try window Capture. And if that also doesn't work, then try display capture, but try to avoid that because it's harder on your PC. And then another scenario where you need to use window Capture is, for example, if you stream League of Legends, the game itself only do we recorded with the game capture button, the launcher, for example, when you are in q, that's not really a full-screen game that can be hooked to. It's just a window on your PC. So that way you need to use a window Capture to capture the launcher and then game capture to capture the game. So I'll use game capture here to capture Minecraft because it's opened on the PC capture specific window and Minecraft single-player click on Okay, won't appear because I haven't open Minecraft yet. Let's just make it fullscreen turnaround the bid and then Alt about. So then now it appears here in our scene. We can make it smaller than also move it below our browser source here. And that way you can just adjust one corner and then just change the other one and make it fit like this. This is the perfect screen I can go to Twitch now or I probably close it already. Let me go back. I'm going to type a few things again, and then this is how the final stream would look. You can make the text a bit bigger here and you obviously still need to add your alerts. But as I said, we're finished with this, you can just go back here. So on stream elements on the left, my overlays just create a separate one for your alerts, a copy the link and then added as a browser source everywhere here in OBS keep in mind as you're alerts one time with a browser source called them alerts, you'll remember, and then any extra time you're adding this browser source for your alerts, which will be pulling them from certain elements every second, third, fourth time you want to choose existing and then alerts will show up here. And that way you can just import the same browser source a few times. Now something I quickly want to show you, this is one of our previous scenes. I'm just going to delete everything. There is one animated graphic in my graphic spec here. If we go to static here and then two video, we got an area here. Let's click Change your video, then upload in the middle, and then in an overlay pack you will see screens. And then instead of going to intermission screen, there is one MP4 here, animated backgrounds. It will take a bit longer to upload because it's a video, Let's select it submits. And then again, we will need to make it 1920 by 1080. Let us do that now, done AT, let's click Center widget. So this is an animated background in the style of the pack and you could add anything you want, do this or for example, use it as a starting soon screen because here on stream elements you can go to engagement and that a countdown. Now a lot of people use this, obviously go to Text Settings and then instead of 24, make it like size 100th. Now it doesn't fit so you need to change the area here, you can make it bigger. I can also go to Settings here and then change the amount of minutes, etcetera. And then obviously unable show this when the countdown completes. And then stream starting is what a lot of people do to them when it reaches 0, there will be streamed starting on here, could also go to static and then text and then add something like starting soon here, for example, I'm gonna do everything step-by-step because you get the idea. But something you need to know is that in the graphic spec, I'm going to add another image because not many people notice I got a lot of questions about this. Let's upload a new one. Again in the backend, the screens folder, we had the animated overlay here, but it's pretty blank. So I also added colored handles dot PNG here the Photoshop file is also there. You can change the color and when we click on Open here, click on upload selected submit. So you can see that we again need to change the resolution here. So again, 1920 by ten AD Ana Sandra. And as you see now it's completely in the style of the overlays. So again, you could change the text to starting soon, change anything you want to save it, copy the URL, bring it to OBS added here. This is a scene I made while testing what I was gonna do for this lesson here. So instead of adding a media source here in OBS and then texts, etc, you can also do everything on stream elements. So that's your choice. It everything. I'm gonna go back to the intermission screen because we set up all of this and this is just about everything you need to know about these overlays and alerts and widgets and labels, all that stuff. You can just look through everything and see what you want to add. In the next lesson, I'm going to start to go over the settings. So in OBS on the bottom right, we have all the settings for. So I'm gonna go over the general settings that you need to know about. Then we're gonna do the stream settings and then the recording settings. And after that, we're going to go over some advanced audio settings to make your microphone sound better, etc. Lots of good lessons coming if you have any questions. I'm sure there's a common section here somewhere on Skillshare. I will definitely check those comments and I'll see you in the next lesson. 7. General Settings: Hey, welcome back. In the previous lessons I showed you everything you need to know to setup a complete overlay, you should be able to make all the scenes that you want at the alerts, the labels, etc. And now it's time to take a look at the settings here, or there will be four lessons about Settings. We have the general, the streaming, recording and audio. This here is the general one. And in this lesson I will go over all these settings steps here. And I will tell you what's important, what you can skip or not gonna go over the streaming output video here, we're gonna focus on general hotkey and then advanced. So let's start with the general here on the top, you can select your language of the program That's straightforward than the theme. I don't think anyone changes this, but you can change how it looks. This is a RACI or adeno. I'm just gonna set it to the fault here, then automatically check for updates. You can definitely enable this because there are a bunch of updates that are happening to OBS all the time. There's always new features, et cetera, OpenStax dialogue, you can just disable this. This is a really handy one to unable. If you enable this checkbox here, then every time you click Start Streaming, OBS will ask you if you're sure you want to go live. So if you don't enable this, you can accidentally go life. It's happened a lot with people. I did definitely don't want that to happen. So unable this here, you could also enable it for stopping streams. And then the same thing according here. Now, this one here can be really handy if you want to record while streaming. If you want to make content out of your strips, and it's a really good idea if your PC is strong enough to record while you are streaming, because your game and the webcam, etc, that's being sent to the stream will be really compressed so that people can watch your stream online without using a lot of their Internet data and without a lot of delay. However, if you simply download your whole stream after you're done, you will be downloading the compressed version and then the stream you have on your PC that you're using to make a YouTube video out of or shorts or doesn't matter what the quality will be much worse compared to when you will be recording it. So it was some people like to do as enabling this here. So it automatically starts recording when you click Start streaming or they don't select it and they do it manually but managed is just click Start Streaming and I start recording. And then after their stream, they have the recorded file on their PC. And there is another reason why they do it. And that's actually a pretty big reason. And then what you could do while I'm making a YouTube video out of your stream as for example, removing the music or making a lot of cuts and your voice, or for example, when you sneezed into your microphone, you can just remove that specific segment without removing your game voice or your music. I'm gonna go into that in the recording tutorial and I went way off track here, but you can automatically record when streaming. Now, these settings are for the replay buffer that's a bit advanced. I'm not really going to go over this in this course. And if I decided to afterwards, I will go over it in the recording settings. Here in the general settings source alignments snapping, this is a pretty big one. So what this does is Moving sources here in your editor, if you enable snapping, those sources will simply snap to each other when they are closed. And that allows you to easily make things as same height, etc, because they will snap to the height of the other thing. However, if you enable this, for example, I want to position this here really close to the border, but not really at the border as you see here when I move it to the left, it will snap to the border here. So this can be annoying sometimes. So in that case, some people choose to disable snapping here depends on the specific scenario when you're moving things around here, this stuff projector system tray previewed, don't really need this same thing with importers done here, studio mode, I went over it and the interface settings, but maybe a skip that. So here on the bottom right you can click on studio mode. And then instead of immediately transitioning, since here you see a preview of the new scene on the left. And then only when you click on transition here, it will actually transition on the right and the right side is what your stream, we'll see that way you can preview your scenes and you're sure it's right leg transition and it transitions. So in the settings here in general on the bottom, you can enable transition to Cn-1 double-clicked. So that way when you preview as seen here on the left, and you want to quickly switch to this scene here without having to go to transition, you can double-click it and then it will immediately transition without you clicking on this button here. So that's this here we also have a vertical layout. If I click on Apply, you will see what this does here. Instead of horizontal, I'm going to disable this click on Apply. And then on the top you see preview and then program here you can hide the labels by disabling in applying and then they won't take up any space. There's obviously is a very minor change. And then on the bottom multi-view, this is pretty cool. So when I click on Okay here on the top, you can go to View, and now you can choose mode I view window. I'm gonna make this a bit bigger here. As you can see, this is a scene. This kind of looks like professionals switches that are used in production. If you're watching a live sports event on TV or you're watching a League of Legends championship, you can be very sure that behind the scenes people have a setup like this where a bunch of different scenes and then they simply click on the different scenes or they have buttons with labels are linked to the scene so that way they easily see everything that's available to be switched to and they can just click on it and then go to that scene immediately. Whether you use those or not will completely depend on which type of live stream you're running. If you're simply gaming on Twitch, you won't need this. But if you're doing a live podcast, if you're live streaming church, the flight that where there's multiple cameras and I'm mostly one person behind the scenes doing the switching, etc. Than this multi-view can be really useful. So let's go back to the settings. We've done everything in general here. This was most of the work. I'm going to skip hotkeys for a second and I'm gonna go to Advanced first process priority here, it's really beneficial to set this to high. I'm not sure if you're familiar with this, but on a PC there are obviously a lot of things running at the same time. In programs, processes, etc, and all these things have a priority. Now for example, when you run a game, that game will have a very high priority. And that means that when your PC has a little trouble running everything and juggling all the programs and your game will get resources or processing power first and then all programs that are under the game in priority will have to do it with the rest. So that means that some services will not get the processing power they need and they will run slower or like. And so as a result, that means that if the priority of your game is above OBS Zan, when things get a bit hard to run while streaming your game will run smooth, but OBS will have to do it with the rest. And that means that OBS, it could be lagging while your game is running perfectly smooth. So because of this, what you could do is setting the priority of OBS very high. And then besides doing this, which is something I always recommend, let's click on OK. As always running OBS as administrator, I'm not sure if I mentioned it in this course already. I'm gonna do it again. You can right-click OBS, right-click it again and go to Properties down on the bottom, you can click on Advanced and then unable to run as administrator, click on Okay, click on Okay. Maybe you will have to confirm and running a program as admin as another way to put it high on the priority list and hopefully above your game or other services that you don't really need while streaming and gaming. Then these two things here are pretty useful. Here on the recording you see automatically remarks to mp4. If you don't know what remixing is, it's pretty simple. So later in the recording lesson, we're gonna go through it now I'm gonna go to Advanced and recording here. We're gonna set up this here. And as you're recording format, you see em, if you would think that recording and MP4 is the way to go since it's the most well-known. But if you record anything in MP4 and then you're recording crashes. So if OBS crashes in the middle of the recording or your PC shuts down and you will lose the whole recording because it didn't get finished and package. However, if you record an IV, and by the way, that's what I'm doing with this course right now, whenever you're recording crashes, you will have everything until dan safe when you record and I'm KV here, you need to convert it to mp4 off the recording. And you do that with remarks recordings here, you simply choose remarks and you add your MK view recording here on the left you click on remarks and then on the right you get an MP4 files. So you simply record an NKVD and then you convert it to mp4 afterwards. However, you need to do this every time you record. So what you could do is in this settings and the advanced step you could enable automatically remixed to mp4. And then every time you stop your recording, it will simply convert it to mp4 immediately, and it happens really quickly. It only takes a few seconds. Now, besides recording here in the advanced settings, the only things we still need to check a stream delay and then automatically reconnect these things, you don't really need to change. So extreme delay is actually pretty straight forward. You just enabled as if you need it. And this will just make sure that your stream is delayed by this amount of seconds here. And this could be used when you think you're gonna get a stream sniped thing game, some people are gonna see you on the map and then follow you. However, a very, very big disadvantage to this is that when you use a delay, when you're reacting to your chat. Now for the viewers, there will also be a very big delay between the chats that they are seeing, then you responding to the chat. If for example, you choose a one-minute delay and so on, type something in chat, you will immediately read it, but when you respond to it, than that response will get delayed by one minute before people see it on the stream. So that's why people aren't really using this. But if you have a use case, you can enable it right here and then automatically reconnect. That's if you're stream disconnects, OBS will try to reconnect every ten seconds for a maximum of 20 retries. You can change these here, you don't really need to. And then the last thing we need to check here is the hotkeys. Now, this is something some people skip over, but it's really, really useful now you don't really need it for starts dreaming, stop streaming. You can simply click on the button here once and you're done however, but it is very useful is for example, for in between scenes or maybe also for start recording and stop recording if you're just gaming on your own but you have or be as open on the background, then anytime there's something cool happening, you can simply click a button on your keyboard, start recording, and then you can also stop the recording with a keyboard. That's pretty useful, but I'm quickly going to show you the scene switching here on the bottom left you can see we have starting soon end game and their mission. And we will see the same thing right here in the settings. We have in-game intermission. And then here you see switch to sin and click here, and then I'll just click a key I'm using on my keyboard, in this case the dollar sign. And I will set another key here to starting soon. So now when I click on Okay here I can click that key to go to the starting soon screen. I can click the other one to go to the intermission. This is extremely useful. You should not skip this, just set up a few keys and now you're in the intermission because you're in a low EQ, for example. But then the game starts, and then you get into the game, but you realize you haven't switched your senior, you simply click the button on your keyboard, your DOM, this is a game changer. Definitely set this up now here in the hotkeys, you will also find all your videos sources and then all your audio sources. For example, I have my SM7B here, which is my mic. I can look for it right here and then here as I'm 70, I cannot unmute key bind, Unmute. I cannot push to thoughts. And same thing for the video sources. So to find these, so right here, the video sources, for example, browser through game captured, etc. You need to go to this specific scene. So in this case, intermission right here. And then besides switch to seeing here, I will also find the sources who have a webcam here, I can add the key button to hide the webcam. I'll add one right now. This one wants to show it, so I'll add another one to hide it like an OK. And now I can hide the webcam, show it again, hide it, show it again these hotkeys or a game changer, something like another G2 stream that is obviously more useful, but these are pretty expensive. So the basic functions like muting, showing scenes hiding, you can just do it your keyboard. So I would definitely advise you to set that up. That's everything for the general settings. In the next lessons, we'll set up the audio settings, streaming and recording. So I'll see you in those lessons. 8. Audio Settings: Hey, welcome back. It's a new recording day for me. In this lesson, I'm going to do a deep dive on the audio mixer here to tell you everything you need to know about the settings here and some other stuff. Now, I know we already talked about the audio mixer, but there are a few things that I didn't mention yet that are really, really, really important. All of that will determine what your viewers will hear Exactly. So if you don't want to end up in a scenario where, for example, your viewers can only hear you in the left ear and more than the right, then I would definitely watch this. Let's immediately get into it. So the first thing I want to repeat here is how we got these three sources. And I'm gonna do it really quickly because I mentioned that a few times already in the audio settings here, we added a default device as the desktop or Joe and then a microphone here as a mike modules when you click on Okay, then they will both show up here. This PC is my desktop sound. We can click on this cog icon, then go to Rename and then just give it a name and click on Okay, and then this SM7B is my mic source. Now some people are confused about this, the default audio device here, if you don't choose something in this list, the default device will be what you see here on the bottom right. You can also right-click this and then go to Open sound settings. You have input device here, which is your mic. This doesn't really matter. We're not using this because we've added our mic separately here in OBS, both your output device, which will probably be a headset or something like that. In my case, it's an audio port and my PC called speakers. And this default Windows output device here is where your PC will send your game and your music and your friends on this course, or for example, the sound of a YouTube video. So if you choose the fault here as your desktop device done that source in the mixer here, the PC source will be everything that's playing on your PC. And this here was our microphone. And then the third source here, webcam. This is a source that got added because we added a video capture device here in the sources in a previous lesson, we clicked on the plus icon and we additive a video capture device, which is our webcam here. And the video capture device also comes with an audio source that you see here on the right now, the webcam that I'm using, which is this one, the Elgato face cam. This webcam doesn't have a microphone. So because of that, the webcam audio source here will never be moving. However, if your webcam does have a microphone and you added in the sources, you will need to change the volume to 0 because otherwise your stream will be hearing your mic, but then also the built-in mic from the webcam. And as I mentioned before, when I go to the starting soon screen here, I don't have a webcam source, so I also don't see it in the sources. So all, all the other devices that you add here in the settings right here, it will always be active here in the audio mixer no matter which seniority on the left than any audio sources that you add here. For example, a webcam that has an audio source link to it. Or if we look at other sources, the auto empathy capture for example, all those audio sources will appear here in the mixer and will be sent to the stream as long as you're in that specific scene. So now my webcam sources here because of this webcam device here. But when I go to starting soon, It's not there anymore and it's also not there in the mixer. So now the only thing my stream well here is my PC sound and then my mic. So let's go back here. We mute that the webcam, if you want to get rid of this, you could click on this cog icon, then you could lock the volume here so you're never accidentally change it. And what you also can do here is hide the source. This will free up some space and only show you the things you're using. And if you want to get to sources back, you can right-click somewhere here and then choose unhide all or radical aka cog icon. And you can also say unhide all, then all hidden sources will become visible. You can change some stuff and you can hide it again. Now, a really important thing here is the advanced audio settings, but the older things are pretty simple. So let me quickly go over it. We went over renaming stuff. You can choose a vertical layout and this will just make your sources vertical here this way you can probably see more of them at once, but I don't really like changing it like this. I never used that. I choose the horizontal layout so that now there are two things left and they are the most important ones about this audio mixer here. Actually there's a third one here, properties. It's pretty simple. This here is my mic, for example, I can click on this icon, go to Properties, and then I can change the device here. Now this is the one I'm using. Let's say I change it to this here and then I click on Okay, the name and it will probably if I'm not wrong, also keep the filters that are applied on it. This way you can easily swap a device without losing all the settings you've previously applied to it. So that now the two most important things, the filters at the advanced audio properties. Now the filters here, this will allow you to make your microphone sound on stream or in a recording much more professional. So basically the goal with these filters is making your mic always derived volume. So first of all, making sure it's loud enough, but then also configure it in a way that when you're talking pretty quiet, your sound is getting boosted so that you're allowed enough. But when you're screaming, your volume is getting pulled back so that you're not blowing up viewer zeros. And then the last useful thing you can do with the filters is adding a VST plugin. I'll just go over these one-by-one and then tell you what they are doing. The first one, the compressor, this is what I was talking about. This will make sure that your voice is always loud enough. So the first thing you should do here is just talking. Now if your mic is much too quiet, Let's say it looks like this when you were talking normally, then there's probably something wrong in your mic settings, so you should right-click them here on the bottom right, then go to sounds, not sound settings to sounds. And this window will open. And when you go to recording here, you will find your microphone because it will be moving when you thought like this here. So then you just double-click it, you go to Levels. And that makes sure that this is at the 100% mix. Especially cheaper ones are set to treat decibels, not once you did that, let me move my mic to the normal levels, then you should play with this. The gain slider here to make sure that the mic level is good, whether it's too loud or too quiet, just adjust this reduced again, add a bid of gain. Simply adjust this till your normal voices somewhere right here in the yellow. So I'll just quickly show you how to set this up. First of all, change your ratio to move your threshold completely to the right. By the way, these are not the final settings we need to go through a process first change the attack to something like two milliseconds the release to something like a 100. So right now you should adjust this slider here while you're talking quiet. So if you think that sometimes on stream you would be talking like this and saying, Hey, I really like this, blah, blah, blah, then you just talk pretty quiet like me. I'll just do it right now and then I'm going to keep adding a bit of gain here to my quiet sounds are somewhere right here in the middle of the yellow. I could actually add a tiny bit more than this. By the way, you're not gonna hear the effect on my mic because I'm recording with an overall BS instance, but you can see the effect here on the bottom. So now when I felt pretty quiet on stream, my voice will still be loud enough. But then when I felt a bit too loud, look at the volume here. Hey, as you can see, when I shout a bit, it goes completely into the wrath. It will peak and it will hurt viewer zeros. Now the final step is moving this threshold slider, the left earlier loud sounds on stream. So you're shouting, for example, are not speaking. For example, you could say, Hey, and it's speaking, I'm gonna reduce the threshold a bit. I'm gonna do it again. Hey, I'll reduce it to minus 38. I think this was a sweet spot for me. Hey, okay, so now when I shout, It's not going above minus one decibels, but when I thought quiet, it is still loud enough. So I'm listening to the end result right now, and it's actually good, but you will hear the same because I applied the same settings to my recording for this class. But as you can see here with a mic when I talk pretty quiet, it's almost in the red here. And then when I shout like this, Hey, it's not even beaking. And this will be a bigger grid for your stream of made a lot of videos on this. People always loved the result. Let's continue with the other filters because there are a few more important ones. Let's click on the plus icon here and then the next thing is the expander. And this is also very useful. Maybe already know a noise gate and this is kind of the same thing as you can see on the top here. We can change it to gate. This is a noise gate, but the expander is just a noise gate that opens and closes a bit more smooth. So basically what this does is pretty simple when you're streaming your micro always be recording and while I'm talking then the noise of my keyboard or my PC on the side, et cetera, the funds will almost never annoyed the viewers because we can barely hear it because my voice is very loud. However, if you're not talking on stream, if you're just gaming, for example, and then people can hear you. I'm clicking and typing on the background from moving or whatever else or they can hear a fund that's next to you because you're not forking and now it's pretty loud, that will definitely annoy them. So a noise gate deactivates your microphone unless you're talking when I'm close to my mic here and I start talking done, the incoming volume is pretty loud. However, when I'm clicking with my mouse, for example, that noise is much more quiet, so we will set up the mic to ignore quiet sounds and completely shut down it's recording. But then as soon as the incoming volume is pretty loud, which will be our voice done the microelectrode weight, and it will start recording sound. And then when I stop talking again, the incoming volume from my phone or my keyboard, etc, won't be loud enough to trigger the mic. So it will be completely silent except for the music on stream or the game sound, etc. And setting up the expander. Here's kind of the same thing as setting of the compressor, the threshold. This is the other way around. We're gonna move it completely to the left than the attack. We're gonna make it through milliseconds again, the release 100, then the output gain or the detection. We don't need to change this. So what you should do now is just not talking and then slowly moving this threshold to the right here, while you're checking your microphone on the bottom, when you stop talking, you will see it moving here on the left because it's still picking up some sound or stopped walking for a second. So you can see, as you saw, the quiet sounds are also more loud now because this compressor here that we had before, just like it's boosting our voice when we're talking pretty quiet, like we set it up. It will also boost other quiet sounds so your fan or your keyboard will be more loud now. So because of that, we definitely need this expander. Now you just move the threshold to the right till the quiet sounds stop triggering your microphone. So I'm going to do it now and I'll show you the results. Okay, So I'm listening to the end result right now and it's actually perfect. Now, do not copy these settings here or the compressor settings. They will be different for your microphone, but for me this is what worked. So I moved to the threshold to the right until my mic here was not recording any sound when I was not talking. And then as soon as I started talking, it is picking it up. So I'm going to show you, I'm gonna stop talking now. The completely went to 0. It also doesn't start recording when I tap my mouse, when I'm heavily typing on my keyboard, it's recording it a tiny bit, but it's also kind of muting it. So the combination of this compressor and done the expander is perfect. I had to explain it in this course. I'm sorry if it made the lesson a bit long, but it's actually amazing. And there were a few other things I need to show you here. The next thing is the gain here, and this is a pretty simple filter. You can just add or remove gained with this. But since we're leveling everything with the compressor and the expander, we don't need the gain here, so we can just remove it. And the next filter is inverted polarity. You will not need this. This is something you'll never need where your mic, so I'm gonna remove it. Then the next thing we can. It as a limiter, and this is a good addition to your setup. This filter is applied first, then this one, and then this one. This is important because they limit their lets you set a limit for your volume and then nothing can go above that. What you should do is set this threshold here, do minus one for now. And now no matter what these filters are doing or no matter how loud I'm shouting, I will never be able to get this mic here above this volume here above minus one. And this is just a fail-safe. You can also add this to other sources. For example, here might be Csound. You can add it there to Anna, for example, when someone sends you a video and it's a jump scare, or it's a troll video with extremely loud audio will never be so loud that your viewers get mad at you. It's getting blocked by this limiter done besides these sources, we also have a noise gate, but we were using the expander so we don't need this done noise suppression. This is amazing. You can definitely add this. The audio that you hear right now in this course also has no suppression. So make sure you position this above the limiter here. So the limiter is the last thing that's happening and you can just select it. And I use these arrows here to move it up or down. We're going to apply the effects that change the audio first. Then from that result we're going to remove the noise. And then we're gonna make sure that it's getting limited than no suppression. Now, you see two options here. If you have an NVIDIA graphics card, you can also install the OBS plugin. I think it's a separate plugin. It actually is. So as you can see here, if you have a recent NVIDIA graphics card, make sure that the game ready driver is installed. Then download this here, the broadcast audio effects SDK. You can just look for it online. I just searched OBS noise plug-in and video. And when you install that then in the noise suppression filter here in OBS, you will find a third option, and that's DAI, noise removal from a video, removes everything. If you clap besides your wild fox and you will not hear the clapping. If you slam your desk, it will not get recorded. It's amazing, but you need a good NVIDIA graphics card for that. If you don't have that, the thing that works the best for me besides the video noise removal, this right here. And then you can choose a noise suppression filter with this slider, you can definitely find a sweet spot that removes almost all the noise. So from funds, etc, without actually affecting your voice quality, keep in mind the more noise that you remove, the more that you will hear the effect in your voice and the words that will sound. I'm just going to move it in the middle. I'm not going to dust it now. And then the last filter here as a VST plugins. This is not something specific to RBIS. A lot of programs support VST plugins and OBS just pose them from your PC. If you have any VST plugins installed, you will find them right here in this list. The easiest to install as marvel GQ, you can just search for this name, download the plug-in, and then when you select it, you can click Open plug-in interface and then you will get this. And with this, you can add base to your mic, for example, by moving the left sliders up if your mark sounds to base e and you're not really hearing your voice clearly or the high notes are really there for the high tones actually. Now you can move these sliders up so the sliders on the left or the low tones than the mid tones, and then the high tones usually works pretty well. It's moving this up a bit, something like this. Now I'm definitely not an audio engineer. I don't know that much about this, but just play with these sliders still at sounds pretty good, but mostly works well as moving these in the middle, it down there, moving a bit of to the right to make your voice more Chris. And then moving up these on the left to make your voice sound more basic. But watch out because if you do it too much, it'll definitely start hearing a weird sound. You will hear what I mean when you do this. I'm going to close it right now. I'm going to click on Close here. And just as a reminder, you can always click on the cog icon, go to the Advanced Audio properties and then listen to your microphone right here with the audio monitoring. But I'm gonna go over this while going over the settings. I'm gonna make it a bit bigger here because this is the last thing I need to explain. And it's really important that you also know what these things do. So right here you see three sources, and the sources here are the same ones as in the audio mixer, the webcams source, we did hide it in the mixture, but you can still see it in these advanced audio settings. Here you can tweak your audio sources to make sure everything is going well. What I mean with that is, for example, this here which fixes a bunch of issues for some people, almost any microphone has one audio channel instead of two for left and right. And some people have an audio input that has a left and right channel, but then there Mike plugs in one of them. And then as a result of viewers on their stream can only hear one of the two ears in the settings here. I can go to my mic and then change it to mono here. And then as a result, let's say that OBS is only receiving the left channel. So the left ear, it will just send the same thing to the right ear, just unable this for a microphone. And if people complain that the left or the right side of your mic or the music or the game, you never know what happens right here. You can fix the imbalance then sink offset. This is really important. There are a bunch of scenarios where it can happen that for example, your webcam and your microphone are out of sync so people see your mouth moving, but the audio that's coming from your mic is have a second behind or it comes too fast, for example, if something like that happens, you can fix it right here. You can change the milliseconds, you can change it both ways. Audio monitoring here you will definitely want to use this because what this allows you to do is listen to any audio divisors go into the stream. So let's say you're setting up your stream, but you don't know if your mic actually sounds good or if the volume is right, or if your game is way too loud compared to your mic. So what you could do, for example, SM7B, that's my mic. You can change it to monitor and output. And as a result of that right now I can hear my microphone while I'm talking. I can hear it in my headset that way I can choose the right volume or add a bunch of filters like we will do in a future lesson, then preview it and if everything sounds right, you just change it back to monitor off. And now I don't hear my mic anymore. Now it's only going to the stream, by the way, desorption that I just used as for listening to it, I'm sending it to the stream. There's option in the middle. We'll make sure that only I hear it and the stream doesn't. But be careful with selecting this because even though there's only sounds my mic to my headphones, as you can see on the bottom, we've added our PC sound to OBS. So that will also go to this dream. Okay, let's change it to monitor off. Let's close this and I keep getting comments on YouTube of people asking, for example, how can I add my music on stream or how can I play video sound on stream? And it actually doesn't require an explanation because our PC sound is linked to OBS, whatever you will play on your PC if you play Spotify, if you play a YouTube video, people here at all, because your PC sound is going to the stream. That's everything you need to know about the audio mixer. And yeah, I'll see you in the next lesson. 9. Streaming Settings: Hey, welcome back. This lesson here is the most important one in this class because these stream settings will decide the quality of your stream, also how smooth it feels towards the stream and just in general, the output and the video settings. What we're gonna do right now is what gives them most problems to people. If someone is complaining about a stream that's lagging or their PC that's lagging or dropped frames, skipped frames, that stuff. It all has to do something with the stream settings in general. So in this lesson, we're gonna go to the settings here and then adjust the output settings and the video settings. So I'm gonna start with the video settings here because here we need to choose our resolution and then also our FPS. This is a really important choice and it mostly depends on your Internet speed. Now whether you have a strong or a weak BC also matters. Here's some pieces won't be able to run their 810 ADP 60 FPS stream. However, later in the output settings, we can also adjust some stuff to make it more smooth and you can always lower the quality later, I would advise you to change these video settings based on your Internet speed. We're gonna start with that. So basically what we need to do right now is test our internet, then see which quality we will be able to handle. So we are deciding how many data we're sending to the streaming servers each second. And a lot of you will notice as bed rate. And an example of this could be that your internet needs to be able to carry 6 thousand kilobits per second in order to get 810 ADP stream. So that's an example we're gonna look at betray charts. So what you should do now is you just type your platform and Google and then you add stream and coding chart. So don't you try one of the pages that shows up for me, this is in Dutch, but as you can see, it's bit rate and resolutions for live streams. When I scroll down now, I see a bunch of quality settings. For example, 720 P or 760 FPS. And Emma, you open them, you can see the resolution and then the bit rate that you will need to stream in this specific resolution. So for example, the popular tiny ADP, 60 FPS. So people at YouTube recommend 4,500 to 9 thousand kilobytes per second in order to be able to send a high-quality tiny dB 60 FPS stream to the servers which other people can then download to watch. And you can find something like this for every platform. For example, here I found that for a twitch, twitch tiny VP-16 TFP as they say, 1000 here are your critical a bit below this or above, or just like they said with YouTube between this and this. And then I also found that for Facebook here a bunch of resolution. However, something really important, as you see here, streaming and HD is only available to members of level up and managed partners. Now if you're starting to stream, you're not gonna be part of this on Facebook. The maximum you can stream in a 700 UNDP and I think 60 FPS, That's definitely not bad. A lot of people streaming 720 P16. However, you should know that you can send it to NADP stream to Facebook in order to find our internet speed, we're going to type speed AS. And then you could do one from Google here or you can go to This is the most well-known website. You just click on Go here and I will perform a speed test. So the thing you're looking for here is your upload speed. And it's actually pretty low for me because I'm uploading files to my editor. It, I'm uploading the previous lessons of this course to Google Drive. That's why my upload speed is limited. What does good? Because a lot of people will get a result that surround this here. Now, this result isn't megabits per second, and we need to convert it to kilobits per second. Because as you can see, for example, right here for Twitch, they say you should be around 6 thousand kilobytes per second. And the gun in case it wasn't clear, the bit rate is the amount of data you are sending to the streaming servers each second. So now to decide which of these qualities for whatever platform you can handle, you should simply take this result here and then multiplied by 10000. I'm gonna do it now because it's not the only thing you need to do. My result was five, the zeros seven, I multiply it by 10000. Then now my upload speed is 5 thousand kilobits per second. Now, I could look at the YouTube encoding settings and for example, ten ADP, 60 FPS you needed between 4.59. So my result of 5 thousand kilobits per second is above the minimum you need here for ten ADP, 60 FPS. However, something very crucial now, if you take the results that you're getting and they use all of them to send to the streaming servers. So in that case, I would take 5,070 and then put it in the output settings here as my bed rate because this is what we've been looking at the whole time. So in that case, I would enter 5,070 here because that's what my Internet can handle, but that wouldn't mean that I'm using all my data available. We said my stream to the servers, but there are other things running on my Internet. Maybe my phone is connected, maybe someone else in my house is watching Netflix. Maybe my game is installing updates while I'm streaming, or maybe my internet speed just fluctuate and it sometimes drops below 5 thousand, those things can definitely happen. And for that reason you shouldn't use all of that to use as your bit rate. I would advise to take around 70 to 80% of your upload speed. I've used that as your bed rate. Now if your result is way higher than this, if your result after calculating is in eighteen thousand, twenty thousand or even higher, and you don't need to worry about this. You should just take the highest amount that they recommend. And I use that as your bedroom. However, if it's pretty close, for example, in this case because I'm uploading and I'm gonna repeat it to make sure that it is very clear because I've been talking in-between, you do an internet speed test, then you take the result 5.07, you multiply it by 10000. This is your maximum speed you can handle, and then you multiply it by 0.7 or eight, depending on the margin you want to keep at stake eight, so we keep it 20% margin for other things like Internet fluctuating or a YouTube video that's stored in etc. I just take that result which is 4,050, and then I'm going to use that. Is my bed rates. So we were in the video settings before I quickly went to the output settings here, I made sure that it wasn't advanced on the top. And then in the streaming tab right here, I'm gonna take this number. So let's say for thousands as my bit rate, which again is the amount of data we're sending to the streaming servers each second. So that now I could go back to this chart here, for example, on Twitch. And then you see for tiny VP-16, the FBS 0 command 6 thousand. Now technically I could just use a bit rate of 4 thousand and then still streaming tiny ADP, 60 FPS. It's not about you extreme in that quality is just for ten ADP, 60 FPS. If you have a bit rate that's too low on the quality of the output will get pixelated, etc. And they will just see that it's a low bit rate stream. So for that reason, I could go down here and I could swim in Tiny db 30 FPS, because then you need 4,500. That's really close to our 4 thousand. However done we're streaming in 30 FPS and that's definitely not beneficial, especially if you're streaming games. So for that reason, when people can't handle tiny VP-16, India's most people just go down to 71 ATP 60 FPS. And as you see, we need the same kind of bit rate, 4,500, we have 40 thousand. So then this would be the best choice in this scenario. I hope you could follow where the way we are deciding this, you simply test your internet speed converted to kilobits per second. Keep a margin for other things, a downward what's left? You look at the encoding short and then you see which quality you could handle. So in this case, I'm going to set up the stream for 760 FPS, like I showed already. We're gonna take 4 thousand kilobits per second. If you don't see an option to select your bit rate here, you should go here to the raid controller is set to CBR, which has constant bit rate under simply enter your bed rate. Now since we chose 720 P6, if you could definitely go for this if your bed rate is high enough, we're gonna go to the video tab here on the left in the settings and then make sure that the output Scaled resolution is 71 TB. And our FPS instead of 30, we're gonna take 60. Nonetheless, thing to change is the downscale filter. If your PC isn't that strong than the best-case scenario is to choose the same resolution as you and the output. So the base here is the resolution of this frame where we're setting up everything and then the output resolution is what's going to the stream. So in this case, my preview here, a standard ADP. We've been setting up everything in tiny ADP, but then the thing that's going through this tree will be 700 and ATP. However, if you take two different resolutions down, your PC will need to convert the dynamic p27 ATP for example. But as you can see here with downscale filter, there are a few options. The easiest for your PC, for example, is bi-linear, but then you see they say it's the fastest, the easiest for your PC, but blurry if scaling. If your PC isn't that strong, you want to choose this year because it's the easiest to run. But as you see they say when you're scaling, which is what we're doing here, It's blurry. For that reason, I would have to change my base here to 720 P2. Then they are both seven to one TP. This is bi-linear, we're not scaling, so it's not gonna be blurry and we have 60 FPS. But as I explained before, when you change the base canvas resolution, so when you change the resolution of this black box here, then when I click on Apply, you will see that I need to re-frame everything because we were setting it up and ten ADP and now I just changed it to 720 p. Now, this isn't that big of a problem, so I'm definitely going to do this. If you have a pretty strong PC, you can just take your normal resolution right here. I could take for K, For example, if I'm gaming and forks, then just choose your output resolution here, 720 p, ten, ADP, etc. Then if you're scaling right here, you need to change your downscale filter to Linksys. This is the highest quality, but in this case right now, I'm gonna take bi-linear because that's what a lot of people are gonna need to do. So based on the encoding charts right now and the gun, as a quick reminder for the resolution, if you stream on Facebook the maximum you can do a 760 FPS. And below, what we've set up right now is our resolution, our FPS, and then in the output settings are betray. Now this is a complete core of your stream. We've done the heavy work right now. The next things are pretty easy. You just need to go through kind of a process. They were able to find the settings for your PC. What we're setting up right now will depend on how strong Europe, ECS, and not really on your Internet speed. In the Output Settings again, make sure you're in advanced urine, the Streaming tab here and then your rate control to CBR than your bit rate. That's what we've done until now. And then I'll before changing anything here, the next thing you need to choose as your encoder. When we open this row down here, you see that I can choose between a video and VR or H264. Now between these two choices and videos, MV is definitely the best option, but do we able to use that option? You need a pretty recent NVIDIA graphics card. Well, pretty recent. It doesn't have to be very new, but I've only started using NVENC chips from a certain, you will need to research online or just asked in OBS if your video graphics card has a vanco available, so has an adventure. Because what this says is basically that someone video courts have a separate chip on the card and then that chip takes care of encoding. So what happens is that you're using the whole court to game and show your screen, etc, just normal PC things, but then converting all elements that you see here in the middle. So your webcam and your game and your overlays, all that needs to be compressed into one file to be sent to the stream. And usually your CPU has to do that. So your processor, but that takes a very high TO. On your computer and if you haven't envying chip than that separate chip will do it. So basically one using NVENC, you will pretty much not really feel that your streaming if you usually get a TFP as in a game, you will now, for example, gets 78. And then general for normal PCUs, you will just not feel that you're streaming. However, if you don't have an NVIDIA graphics card that has OVN chip, then you will need to use another option. So if envy isn't available for you, then you just choose H264 here. And what this means is that you use your CPU to do the encoding instead of your GPU. Now, each of these options need to be set up separately. So I'm gonna do first and then after that I'm going to go over x to C64. If you don't have an NVIDIA graphics card, you can skip to this time in the lesson. And then there I will explain H.264 for MVE and you wanna disabled re-scale output here. We don't need this. If you need scaling, you will do it in the video tab right here. Scale to this resolution here, instead of doing it in the Output Settings and your red control with this CBR, which stands for constant bit rate and then your bit rate. Apparently it changed. This test resulted in for thousands while keeping a margin for other things on the Internet than your keyframe interval. Sometimes this is suggested by the platform when we look at it for Facebook may call it differently key frame size, but also two seconds do not exceed four. And I know that switches the same thing. Let's make the keyframe interval reset can be just quality profile can be high. There's able to look ahead, unable psychovisual tuning than the GPU can stay at 0 and then the max B frame. Sometimes this will be suggested by the platform for Facebook. I don't really see it suggested, however, for YouTube, as you can see to be frames right here for Twitch, they suggest the same thing. This way you can find out the settings, but most of them are the same. So in general, CBR at your bit rate keyframe interval Fu won't change the preset and the profile disabled look ahead enables psychophysical tuning. Gpu can stay at 0 and the max B frames through. Now we're done with the stream settings for IMVAIN. I'm just gonna finish the H.264 settings, but if you stream it on, vanco can just go to the next lesson. So I'll see you in that one. Done if you don't have an NVIDIA graphics card or it doesn't have an adventure because it's an old one. Let's set up x2 C64 encoding. So using your CPU to do the encoding, you don't want to use re-scale output here. If you want to scale, you need to do it in the video settings right here, you can scale to this resolution, does the same thing as scaling right here, but this will be harder for your PC, the rate control cbr constant bit rate as we did before, then add the result of bed rate after doing our calculations right here. And I quickly want to make sure you don't want to choose the highest bit rate you can. If your result was like 30 thousand, you don't need that. Look at the encoding charts. In-between four thousand and nine thousand, then just take 9 thousand, but don't just under the maximum because some of the platforms or even limiting the vertebrae, you can send I think two which has a limit of 7 thousand or 8 thousand. I'm not really sure. When you disable use custom buffer size, you change the keyframe interval to through, really quickly change the profile to high. Don't change it. Don't under anything here nonetheless. But definitely most important setting is the CPU usage preset now, by default is very false, which is right here in the list. And what you should know is the lower you go, the harder it will be for your PC, the higher ego, the easiest. Ultrafast is the easiest setting, but that also means that it's the lowest quality results. So what you should do right now is just a very fast which is the basic option. And then just continue following the next lessons until you're ready to go live and then you just do a test strip so you could just return to this moment right here, I'll explain you how to customize this setting, but you need to be able to go live to test it. So let's say you're done setting everything up. You've linked your streaming services, etc. And you're ready to click Start Streaming, then you just press Control Shift Escape on your keyboard. This will open the Task Manager. Now we go to Performance, and then here you can see your CPU performance and your GPU. Now since we are using H264 encoding, we're using our CPU. So this is a chart we need to customize our settings. Do you want to keep this open because this will keep logging your CPU utilization. As you can see here right now it's around 12%. And then you just want to go live, open your game if you're gaming or do anything else that you want to stream. And then do that for like one or two minutes and then return to this task manager here and I look at the CPU performance. If you see that it was completely doping at 100% all the time or it was around 90 and it was constantly speaking to a 109, you know that your CPU couldn't really handle it. So you go back to the settings, to the output tab, and then in the streaming tab here, you will need to lower the CPU usage preset. So in this case, if it was at very fast outside it to super-fast. So again, the higher in this list, easier for your PC, the lower you go, the harder than just change this, click on okay, start the stream again, check the performance afterwards, and then just keep adjusting that until your CPU usage is sitting at around 60%, 70 percent at the maximum 80 to 85, because there always will be things on your perceived as suddenly pick it as you see right now, I move this window so my CPU was using a bit more power. You saw it again right here. If this baseline here will be at 95, then every time I did something extra like moving this would make it peak to a 100. So keep the graph right here around 6070. And that way you should be fine. And that's everything you need to know about setting up your stream settings. In the next lessons, I'm gonna go over recording settings then going live. If you have any questions you can ask them here on Skillshare. And I will see you in the next lesson. 10. Recording Settings: Hey, welcome back. In this lesson we're gonna go over the recording settings and there's only a few things that I need to show you because most of these things are pretty similar to the streaming settings. If you haven't watched the video about the streaming settings, I would really do that because I explained a bunch of things there that you will need to understand to set up the recording settings and I'm not gonna go over it anymore now, the first thing we're going to check is the video tab here for streaming. We did set this to seventh one TP, but for recording, you can probably just use your monitors native resolution. Now if you have a PC that's pretty weak, maybe that's not possible. For example, this green here is four in graphics coordinate. This PC here is pretty weak, so recording and fork would be really hard. So I'm going to make the standard Epi here. I'm gonna make it both Dan ADP, another downscale filter by linear is fine if you're not re-scaling here, if you're precede can handle that. You can also set it to Linksys, won't make that big of a difference. However, do not use bi-linear if you are scaling resolutions right here. So the last thing FPS we're gonna take 67 is for recording. This will make our food that you're way more smooth than 30. And then there are a few recordings specific things I need to explain you in the Output Settings, make sure it's set to advanced here. Then go to the Recording tab before looking at these options here, by the way, this right here, and then these are really important, but I'll go over it in a second. First of all, here in the encoder, we went over m v versus x H.264 in the streaming settings. And in theory, you could select use dreaming encoder here. And then you don't need to set up everything because it will just use exactly what you've set up here in the streaming settings. However, this way, for example, this recording here with debt is 4 thousand in the streaming settings, but now my recording would be looked to four megabits per second in quality, and that's just too low for a recording for that reason, Let's go According settings here. Let's open the encoder settings. And as I said, I explained the difference between this right here in the streaming settings, you can go watch it. It's a pretty in-depth explanation. So in short, if you haven't use it, if you don't use H.264 when you use I'm viewing here. And the only thing different to the recording settings is that instead of CBR here, constant bit rate, we want to use CQ p. This way you can simply set a quality level. Now the standard is 20. The higher you go, the easier it is for your PC. For example, 30 is pretty easy if you make it lower, for example, 14, that will be pretty taxing for your GPU. Usually I just leave it as 220. It's fine. Keyframe interval for streaming they recommend through we can leave it to 0, you can choose to hold. The rest of these settings can be the same as a streaming settings, but they are predefined by default. And then I've used X2, X3, X4 here, remove CBR here. So instead of sick EUP for MV1, we want to use CRF right now for the H.264, This is the same thing. You also got a quality preset here. You can leave it to the default and the rest is the same as the streaming settings. So very quickly, this is the most important setting here the CPU usage preset by the folders very fast. The lower you go, the harder it is for your PC. But the butter, the quality, the higher you go, the lower the quality. But it will be easier for your CPU because X2, X3, X4 encoding is using it processors, you simply choose a setting here and you press Control Shift Escape. You go to the Task Manager to performance. On the left you will see CPU here you can track your CPU performance. So now you finish everything. You start your game, you start recording. Let me stop the recording and you check here if your CPU was able to handle it. If it was around 60, 70% usage, it's fine. If it was speaking at a 100, you just go back to the settings here and you change it from very fast, for example, to super-fast or to ultra fast recording was a brief for your CPU, you can make this faster, fast. I wouldn't go above medium because this is very high-quality and the very taxing. So that was a quick summary. You can watch the streaming settings for an in-depth explanation on all this stuff. The things we need to check right now that are different for recording here is the recording path, the recording format, and then the audio track, the recording path. That's pretty straightforward. You click on Browse, you choose a path, click Select folder, and then all your recordings will appear there than recording format. This is really important. I think I mentioned that already in this course, but we're gonna record with MK V instead of mp4. Or the reason for this is that if you record an MP4 and then you're recording crashes after recording for one hour, for example, then you will lose everything you've recorded for the last hour. If instead of MP4 you're recording them KV, then if you're recording crashes, by the way, I'm doing that right now for this course here. And they actually encountered this a few lessons back. I was recording for 40 minutes. My recording crashed, OBS shut down, but I didn't lose anything until then because I recorded an M KV whenever your PC shuts down, etc, the file is still there, It's not corrupt, it didn't waste your time. This is extremely useful. However, after recording, you still need to convert your MK v file to mp4. And I make it seem like it's a problem, but it's definitely not. When you finish your recording, you go to File remarks recordings and you click on these three dots to open a file. For example here, skillshare OBS scores recordings. This is the recording that I'm making right now. So if I would finish that recording, then I just opened this file here. It gets imported on the left, I click on the remarks here, and then on the right I get the target file, which will be mp4, and it will appear in the same folder so that you just have an empty file, which was your recording, and then an MP4 file which is the converted one. Then there's one last setting that's extremely important for recording. It's one of the reasons people do record while streaming and it's the audio tracks here. Now you see we have truck 123456. I'm going to click on Okay, I'm going to open the audio mixer here, go to Advanced Audio properties. And if I make this a bit bigger, you can see that for every source here we can select truck one through six. So these trucks are the same as in the recording settings. I'm going to disable all of them. So all the drugs are disabled right now, which means that none of my audio is going to the stream or to the recording. However, while that could do now is making my PC sound, for example, go to track one, and now my mic sound on the left here, go to trek through the webcam. We're not really using this browser through same thing, this is your alerts, but they are going to the PC sounds, so it doesn't matter. This could, for example, be a browser source where your alerts, you can make this go to track three. However, since alerts are playing only RPC and we're importing RPC sound right here. The alerts will already be here on track one, together with all your PC sounds with the game, etc. So I'll disable it right now. So now my PC is going to track one and my mic is going to track through. I can click on Close. Now, go to the settings output here on the left and then to recording and then all these audio tracks will make sense to now I can select which of these tracks or want to include in the recording. I'm including truck one and strike through. And as a result of that, when I move my recording now to another thing program, I will get a few tricks. In this case, I will get through tracks. So thread one will be my PC sound and then I will have another one for my mic. When you make a recording of a game, common theory, etc. You could, for example, remove a certain thing you said because you have your mic track separately and then it wouldn't affect music that was playing or your game sounds so that we have better control over your audio sources because they have them on separate tracks. So then once all of this husband setup, click on OK here, and then you just click Start Recording here you do whatever you want. You click stop recording and then you go to File remix recordings. You added right here, you convert it. And then the final result will be an MP4 multiple drugs that you could upload immediately to YouTube or add to your editing program and then added and export. One final thing I already showed in the general settings, but I'm gonna show it again in the advanced here you can enable automatically remarks to mp4. So now that you know what remixing is right here, converting it if you enable this setting, then when you click stop recording on the right, OBS will immediately convert your recording, do mp4 without you having to go to remix recordings and then adding it, etc. That's what I'm doing. I click Start Recording a record this course here, which has happening right now. And then in a minute, if I click stop recording, OBS will immediately convert my recording and then I can just drag my MP4 to my server at the recording is online being sent to my editor. So that's pretty much everything you need to know about recording. You can set up a few hotkeys for Stuart recording, Stop recording. I went over this in the general settings. I think the next lesson we'll be setting up a Chatbot and then going live. So I'm looking forward to explaining that and I'll see you in that lesson. 11. Chatbot + Commands: Hey, welcome back. If you follow the course until now, then your stream will look pretty good already. You will have a grasp of how OBS works and you're pretty much ready to link your stream and go live. However, there is something that's often overlooked at the start and it's a chatbot and it's extremely useful. So I'm gonna show you a few things. For example, adding a command for exclamation mark socials that will post all your links or where to find a bunch of commands that you can use. For example, nuclear chat in case someone is spamming to completely remove everything or even adding timers to your chat that will post your socials every ten minutes, for example, this way you set this up once and then the coming days, weeks, months that you're streaming your socials will be promoted on autopilot. People will definitely see it if you posted every five minutes or ten minutes. So that's what we're gonna set up in this lesson here I'm gonna go back to stream elements. We've been using them for their OBS plugin, then also for their overlay editor. And right now we can also use them for our chatbots, other auto bourgeois of chatbots available, some of them have things that others don't have since we've been using stream elements for almost everything, I thought it was very useful to give you an introduction to a chatbot right here. And then afterwards you can decide if these functions are enough or if you want to look for another chatbot that has specific other functions. So the first thing you need to do for setting up your chatbot is linking into the stream to make sure that it has access to your chat anodic cam in it or control your stream, et cetera. And for that you want to make sure that you're on the dashboard on the left here and their data and reports. And then if you've logged in with your streaming platform, in this case, I use my dummy account on Twitch. On the right, you will see are both settings and you will see if it's linked or if it isn't. In this case, they say the boat is currently not in your chats. And then when you click on Join channel here, they will give you an explanation of what you need to do to make sure this boat as installed on your platform for YouTube and Facebook, it's a bit more complicated, but for Twitch, for example, the only thing you need to do is making your both a moderator. So I can simply go to the dummy channel here on Twitch. And then on the right, this is my chat and apparently it Is here, but in case that doesn't work for you, you just follow the instructions for your platform. In this case, I need to type exclamation point, mouth and downstream elements. Click Enter. And then now let's go back to stream elements here let's refresh the page and then now you see both settings. I can unlink it from the channel or I can mute it, but I don't have to link it again because it is linked so that we can go to the left two chatbots. I'm mostly going to go over chat comments, timers, and spam filters because this is available for all platforms and these are the base functions that people use this for. First of all, Chad commands here on the top you see the fault commands and then a custom commands, or there aren't any custom commands yet, but I'm gonna make a new one because this way you will understand what all the settings mean. And then that way you will easily be able to understand what all these commands do. Also, if you open the settings here, you will understand this because we've gone over the custom commands to click on add new command that you make sure new command is checked. And then there are basic settings here and advanced settings. Let's go over the basic settings first, this one is very straightforward. It's the command itself. So for example, exclamation point socials, a lot of people know this type of commands is usually available in every stream because most people make this command. So that way you can add a response, for example, links to all my socials and unlinked read slash. I don't know what you need to choose who can use this command. So for a command like this, which is very basic, you could just let everyone uses command or you can also limit this command only two subscribers or to regular viewers or VIP, which is something which specific broadcaster this will only be used to. These are commands only for you and not for normal snow for anything only yourself. I'm gonna keep it at everyone here. And then before looking at the advanced settings, Let's click Activate commands because now I can go to Twitch here in the chat, anyone can type exclamation point socials and enter an industry and elements. We'll return links to all my socials are right here. How I'm gonna click this link? Who knows where I will end up. But this is how you easily at a bunch of commands here. To be honest, you don't really need the advanced settings, but let's check them out. You can link commands to only when the stream is online, only when it's so flying or both, then Command costs. This is pretty advanced if you want to make people spent points to use commands, etc, and then earn them by watching the stream, etc. That's way too advanced for this beginner OBS scores what is very useful as user cooled down and then global cool-down. So user Coulomb will be the amount of seconds between each towns with user coulomb is 15 seconds. Now whenever someone uses the socials command, that same person into the command again within the next 15 seconds and then global cool down here. This will make sure that the same command can be used by anyone for this amount of seconds since it has less being used. If I use exclamation points socials, that no one else will be able to use that command for five seconds. And then from then on anyone can use it again until someone decides to trigger it. And then that command is on cool-down again for everyone for this amount of seconds here, then command aliases here. This is extremely useful. It could do here is adding exclamation point, social or exclamation point, YouTube Twitch weather. That way you can predict all the ways that people will try to trigger this specific commands and then just add all those options right here. So that way, so on trying a common command will probably get an answer because it'll be probably right here since you predicted that they would use one of these things. Last command keywords, because this right here is way too advanced. The explanation here explains what this does here, you can just add normal words, for example, social sort, for example. It's your Twitter or are you on YouTube so you can add a bunch of words or complete phrases. And now whenever he uses that word or those phrases within a specific message, just in general in your chat while typing than this command will also automatically triggered. So socials, for example, would probably trigger a bit much, she could delete it, but so on asking what's your Twitter, this could definitely happen. So this is just an extra way for the commands to trigger. Now, I'm gonna click on Save. This was a pretty in-depth explanation, but now you know everything you need to know about these commands. Now I'm not gonna go over all these default commands here. There are way too many, but if you wonder what the command does most of the time it's written next to it. For example, exclamation point nuke, spread the obvious Nuclear whole chat. When you click on it, you can simply change the settings. We've gone over what these types of settings do. And I just remember there's one last thing I need to explain you and you will want to hear it. There are also command variables and these are amazing. So you should read through this to see what's possible, but I'm gonna show you one of them. For example, here, dollar sign user, this will display the user's display name. This is an example of it being used, and then this is an example result. So this might look complicated, but it's very simple. I'm just gonna copy this command here on a selected copy it. And these are variables that will have a specific return and that you can use in your commands. So let me go back to custom commands, right? It is socials we made. You can personalize this. What I would like to say here is, for example, this hay and then we paste the command to just copy it because every go back, you can see that when you added this variable here, it will return the user's display name. So this way it will be hay and then the person's name. And I'm gonna type a comma links to all my socials, etc. I'm going to save this and I'm gonna show you what it does because it's pretty cool. I'm just gonna type in the chat here, exclamation point socials click Enter, and then it says, hey, deviant tutorials, which is the name of this dummy Twitch account links to all my socials are right here. The other settings for the chatbot, a pretty straightforward, we've got dimers here and as I said, this is to automatically post announcements, social links, etc. So just click on add new timer, you give it a name, for example, whether promo, this is just for yourself. And then you need to type a message here. For example, follow me on Twitter and Twitter name or your link. You can add multiple messages here because then it will rotate between them. I'm not gonna do right now, but it is an option. And then you can add an online interval and an offline interval. Or if you don't want this message to be sent while you're offline. You just disabled this done online interval. This is just the amount of minutes between each time that this message gets sent in your chats, you can ask stream elements to send this message here, this promo message every five minutes. And then a less fail-safe Is chat lines. So if you're a starting streamer, there won't be that many people in your chats. This is just normal. You need to grow. And for that reason you can add a minimum amount of chat lines being posted here before this bromo will post again, if stream elements posts this problem a search and then there's not five lines under that of other people chatting than the promo will not be posted again because otherwise you could get five of the same problem messages under each other if there's no people typing in between of them. So you could change this chat lines, for example, to 25 and then it will never seem as you're spamming, people, just click on save. And then when you go online and you're streaming every five-minutes, stream elements will start promoting your socials, whether timer remade right here. Nonetheless, thing I'm gonna go over is the spam filter. And you can read through the settings of all of these. It's pretty straightforward what they all do. I'm not gonna go over all of them because on the top here you can select a preset and these are pretty good. For example, this is a caps protection if you set it to minimum here. And when you open this Namaste, So one is spamming gaps. They will be timed out for 30 seconds. However, if he said it to medium, then you see that the timeout duration changes to 300 and the maximum and he wants spamming in capsule get timed out for ten minutes. So as a starting streamer, you will probably not need this and you could turn it off or you could set it to minimum here. But this is the type of thing that you will need one more than the more people are starting to chat. Now one option I will go over is on the bottom here, because this won't get changed by this protection level. You cannot band words if you want. You can enable this, you can edit the words, you can just create a new group. And then here you can add Ben phrases. For example, you cannot be inward here than here are the variation of it. And here at the absolute unknown band, whatever you want in your chat when people use one of these phrases, they will be timed up for this length. And then here you can add a reason. For example, you set, It's something offensive. So down when they get timed out because of using one of these phrases, they will get this message here and then they know why they have been timed out. So this was everything for basic chatbot functions. It was pretty in depth. Every time I start explaining something, I can't really stop myself from explaining it in depth versus, I hope you got the inferior needed in the next lesson, which is probably the last one I will show you how to go live so you definitely don't want to miss that lesson. And yeah, I'll see you there. 12. Going LIVE!: Hey, welcome back again for the last time. This is the last lesson and I'm simply going to go over what you need to do before you click Start Streaming here. Since we've set up everything besides that, we did the graphics, we went over the settings, the stream settings, the recording settings, audio settings, making your milk butter. So now it's time to go live. However, first you need to go to the Settings and then in the stream tab here you need to link your stream. Now for twitch, this is very easy because you can connect with your account here. Alternatively, you can also use a stream key, look it up on Twitch and then under it right here as well also link your account. However, for example, on YouTube, it can connect with your account here, but there's a bunch of other things that you actually need to set up to have a good quality stream. For example, adding a thumbnail, choosing your title may be scheduling a stream, all that stuff. There's way too many things you need to check our setup before going live. So simply logging in right here will not be the way to go. You can also use a stream key here. For Facebook, you can't even log in here, the only way to go as your Stream Key. So basically what I'm trying to say is that there are way too many variables to give you a clear instruction on how to go live on any platform. So what I recommend you is to go to my YouTube channel because there I have specific guides on any platform. And whenever platforms update their interface, I will probably make a new guide. So this is my channel on YouTube, the video nerd, and let's say a stream of Facebook. You simply search Facebook here. And then as you can see, I have a specific tutorial for Facebook. It's nine minutes long and as you see here, I'm going over all the settings on the Facebook platform online and I have guides like this for all the popular platforms. And as I said, I'm updating them when something changes. So just look for your platform on my channel. If you can't find it, there will be another YouTuber that will explain you how to go live. It's the final step here, and most of the time it's pretty straightforward. You just need someone to get you through it because it will look complicated at first. Now I really appreciate you going through my course. I spend a lot of time creating this. I hope it as well on Skillshare, I think you can follow craters here. If that's possible, then give me a follow up because I will make more courses. I'm already planning a video editing for creators class. I'm also going to make a YouTube class, so definitely follow me for that on Skillshare. In the meantime, you can find me on YouTube. I'm doing my comparisons there. I'm building streaming setup now and then I still post a tutorial on YouTube. But besides that, thank you so much for watching this course. If you have any questions you can ask them here on Skillshare can also join my Discord because there are a lot of other people will be answering your questions. And I'll see you on YouTube or in my next class here on Skillshare. Have a nice day.