Anybody who is connected to social media and uploads video has merely heard the word OBS, So what is an OBS. OBS stands for Open Broadcaster Software, The primary use of this software named as “OBS studio” is to stream live/prerecorded videos on social media.
You can for sure directly go live on many social media sites and may think that if you can go live directly then whats the use of an OBS?. Well, OBS has many advantages, first of all, it gives you the facility of streaming your pre-recorded videos as live and secondly it lets you display “scenes” and change them during your live streaming. Now you must be wondering what is a scene over here?
So, A scene can be text, image, prerecorded videos, Screen recording or a collection of all these on a single screen.
How to use an OBS
What does an OBS do?
- OBS is used for Live streaming and real-time audio/video mixing
- By using OBS you can also mix audio with the intuitive audio mixer and it also gives you the choice of per-source filters such as noise gate, noise suppression, and gain.
- OBS let you add screen recording in between your videos or as a part of your video by providing a small space on the same screen.
- You can always Pause in between your live session and display a preselected banner or video to your audience during your break.
- Furthermore, OBS allows you to display screen recording to your audience during your live sessions and also allows to share your screen
Technically, OBS is a Software that provides real-time source and device capture, broadcasting, encoding, recording, and scene composition. In OBS transmission of the data is done via the RTMP – Real Time Messaging Protocol and can be sent to any RTMP supporting destination, which includes few preset for streaming websites like youtube and facebooks.
It is an Open source streaming and recording program distributed by the OBS project. The software is named as “OBS Studio”. This software has support for Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and later version of all.
OBS Studio is capable of using the x264 free software library, Intel Quick Sync Video, Nvidia NVENCand the AMD Video Coding Engine to encode video streams into the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC format and the H.265/HEVCformat
OBS is a free software compatible with windows, mac Linux which let you live stream videos with additional features on social media.