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How to use OBS Studio Software – Twitch Live Stream Setup

So you are thinking about what would be the best Twitch Live Stream Setup. Here is some advice to you on how to use OBS Studio Software.

 

Twitch Live Stream Setup – How to use OBS Studio SoftwareExample of OBS - Best Free Streaming Software setup icon

What equipment do i need to Stream on Twitch? you will require following things:

  • Gaming PC
  • Games
  • Streaming Software
  • Twitch Stream Key
  • Some nice to have extras

I already spoke about the Minimum Hardware Requirements for Twitch Live Streaming however as the name itself says, they are minimum requirements and recommended requirements are something different.

 

Hardware Example for What is Twitch StreamingRecommended Hardware Requirements – How to use OBS Studio Software – Twitch Live Stream Setup

What equipment do i need to stream on Twitch exactly? If there is a chance that you want to have a high quality Twitch Live Stream and furthermore you would also like to Record that Live Game Stream at the same time – i5 CPU will be on the edge. This means i5 CPU will barely manage all the above. From my personal experience my i5 4k series CPU barely made it. My New Computer Setup is now rocking Intel i7 7800X CPU and GTX1080 that at Initial testing gave some really awesome results. 1080p Twitch Live Stream and 1080p 60FPS Recording while Streaming the Game Live, took only some 20% of the CPU whereas my i5 was often in the dangerously high use.

Therefor I can put my seal of approval to:

  • i7 CPU (X series for the extra cores and hyper threading)
  • GTX1080 ( I suspect that GTX1070 would be totally fine as well, however better Safe than Sorry ๐Ÿ™‚

What is Twitch Streaming – Hardware know how

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Games to Stream – How to use OBS Studio Software – Twitch Live Stream SetupGames - How to start streaming on Twitch

I have Said it before and i will say it again. You should only stream legally gained games :

  • You have to buy the games that you Live Stream on Twitch.
  • Your friend can lend it to you.
  • You can use different subscription services or anything similar.

All in all you CANNOT use pirated copy of a game.

 

Twitch Live Stream Setup - OBS Studio Software ExampleBest broadcasting software for Twitch – How to use OBS Studio Software – Twitch Live Stream Setup

Here I speak more about the Best broadcasting software for Twitch. My all time favourite is OBS Studio software and therefor I will be showing all my tips and tricks on that specific Software. It may be possible to duplicate some of these steps also on some other Software, but this is up to you. Personally i believe OBS Studio software is the Best.

Best Free Streaming Software

In order to stream on Twitch you will need a specific Live Streaming Software. So what…

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Where is My Twitch Stream key – How to use OBS Studio Software – Twitch Live Stream Setup

When you want to connect your OBS Studio Software game stream to your Twitch Live Streaming Channel ie to make it a Live Game Stream, you may wonder, where is My Twitch Stream Key also known as twitch broadcast key? I will show you where to find it and how to use it in OBS Studio Software in this My Twitch Stream Key (twitch broadcast key) Step by Step guide

Where is my Twitch Stream Key? 2018 Update!

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Twitch Stream Configuration – How to use OBS Studio Software – Twitch Live Stream Setup

What are the Best encoding settings for obs? Don’t worry,  I will show you the Best Settings for OBS streaming (will be added shortly) that you can use in your OBS to have a nice High Quality Twitch Live Stream.

 

 

OBS Studio advanced Scene switcher – How to use OBS Studio Software – Twitch Live Stream Setup

If you want to have a nice interactive Twitch Live Stream you should for sure use OBS Studio advanced Scene switcher. To read more about scenes and how to set them up correctly follow this OBS Studio advanced Scene switcher Step by Step guide

Twitch Stream Scenes for OBS – How to Use OBS Studio Software

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Twitch Stream Stream Alerts – How to use OBS Studio Software – Twitch Live Stream Setup

Would you like to add your Twitch notifications such as (live twitch follower count, donations, subscribes to your Twitch Live Stream)? To do that, follow this Stream Lab Alerts Source setup Step by Step Guide 

Stream Alerts from Twitch – Twitch Alerts

Stream Alerts from Twitch are Handy and nice things to have in your Twitch Live Stream….

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Twitch Stream Chat – How to use OBS Studio Software – Twitch Live Stream Setup

What should you do to add your Twitch Chat to your Twitch Live Stream? Just follow this handy Stream Lab Chat Source setup Step by Step Guide

Twitch Stream Chat Source – How to Use OBS Studio Software

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Twitch Stream Background music – How to use OBS Studio Software – Twitch Live Stream Setup

The music you hear in games is often protected by the copyright laws. You cannot monetize the content that uses so called protected media. I found a really awesome source of Copyright Free Background music. It is the Collective called NoCopyrightSounds and if you give them the respect they deserve (mention them on your stream, share links to their sites, mention them in your youtube video info etc). You can find them on NoCopyrightSounds Twitch, NoCopyrightSounds SoundCloud, NoCopyrightSounds Youtube (Their Stream does not seem to be on all the time) 

You want to add some nice copyright free background music to your stream? Here Is a How to Setup Twitch Live Stream Background music using NoCopyrightSounds and OBS Guide

NoCopyRightSounds – Twitch Stream Background music Source – How to Use OBS Studio Software

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Twitch Stream Going Live Countdown – How to use OBS Studio Software – Twitch Live Stream Setup

How to go live on Twitch? Do you want to keep your viewers up to date in a nice interactive way? Then you should announce when your Game stream is going live. Furthermore prior to going live you should show a live countdown to the start of your Twitch Live Stream. So how to go live on twitch? Well Follow this handy Step by Step Guide on how to setup live countdown 

OBS Countdown Plugin Snaz – How to add Twitch counter or Twitch Timer

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Recording while Live Streaming on Twitch – How to use OBS Studio Software – Twitch Live Stream Setup

Other than best settings for obs streaming, you will also need best obs settings for recording. These would be the best encoding settings for obs. You can store the Twitch Live Stream, so that it can be viewed later on (Using Twitch itself). This however is not the best solution. I recommend Recording the Twitch Live Stream content with OBS Studio separately. This will ensure a nice and high quality video  you can edit, and then upload to YouTube. The BEST OBS Studio recording settings for 1080p 60fps Twitch Live Stream Recording you will find under this Step by Step Guide on how to setup Twitch Live Stream Recording in OBS Studio (will be added shortly).

 

Recording Clean audio Channels – How to use OBS Studio Software – Twitch Live Stream Setup

Would you like to avoid recording the chit chat with the twitch viewers so that you could have a cleaner and better Recording? No worries – you can set up different Voice channel, so that you can talk with your viewers, without recording all the random stuff. To set this up, follow this nice Step by Step guide on how to setup and record clean audio channels (Will be added shortly).

 

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