Top Best OBS Settings for Live Streaming in 2018!

If you want to choose the best server for you manually and I’m going to show you that now so this tool is called the twitch bandwidth test tool and what it does is it measures your upload speed to each individual twitch server and reports back so that you can figure out which server is going to be the best choice for you I will include a link in the description so that you can download it if you’d like to now to get started you’ll want to click on the blue get key button which will take you to twitch so that you can easily copy your stream key and bring it back to the tool for pasting once you have your stream key pasted into the tool you’ll want to change the TCP window size to automatic and you can leave the test duration at short ten seconds at most you can do a medium 30 seconds but anything past that it’s going to be a waste of time and it takes way too long to do that the last thing you’ll want to do before running

The program is remove any region that you’re not currently located in as it’s obvious those aren’t going to be the best servers for you and creates a whole lot of extra scans trust me it will take a lot of extra time once you’ve done this you can go ahead and click on the start button and wait for the scan to finish all right and now that the scan is done we can go ahead and take a look and see what we have so I’m in Phoenix Arizona at the time of this video so it’s unsurprising that Phoenix Arizona ranks as the best server choice for me got a maximum bandwidth the short five millisecond RTT and the quality is based on a 0 to 100 scale so the quality is of course 100 so this is going to be the best server choice for myself so now what I want to do is go back and choose the Phoenix Arizona server once i’ve chosen a server I should still have my stream key copy from when I used it on the twitch tool so i’ll go ahead and paste it in now that concludes the stream tab and we can go ahead and head over to Tv1 malaysia

The output tab now this is where things get a bit more technical so the first thing we’ll do is change the output mode from simple to advanced and this will allow us to get a better look at our settings be sure that you have the streaming tab selected and you can leave your audio track on one the next option is the encoder by default it’s going to be set to x264 and this uses your CPU to do the encoding if you have a capable and video graphics card you may also see the NB ENC option this instead uses your GPU to do the encoding takes a rather large load off of your CPU although some may argue that the x264 option does a better job of encoding side-by-side I find that the differences are minimal and unless you have a PC for streaming and a PC for gaming I still prefer to use the NB a and C option if this is not an option for you the x264 option will work just fine as I mentioned even arguably better i’ll show you a video side by side of the encoders in action so you can see exactly what I’m talking about so here you can see the side by side of being coders at work and see that there’s really no difference and if any minimal I think that the GPU does an excellent job of holding up next to