Livestream with OBS: The Complete Guide

Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) is a powerful, free, and open-source software designed for video recording and live streaming. It offers high-performance real-time video and audio capturing and mixing capabilities. While OBS may require a bit of technical know-how to set up, it provides valuable features, such as support for multiple cameras. This guide is designed to assist you in getting started!

Union Approved Gear

At Union, we understand that audio quality is paramount for our yoga students. After surveying thousands, we found that clear audio enhances the practice experience. We've compiled a list of Union Approved Gear Recommendations for OBS to help you choose the best products for your business.

Setting Up Your Gear and Testing Your Livestream

To ensure a successful live stream, it's crucial to set up your equipment properly and conduct a test run. Here's how to do it:

Step 1: Download and Set Up OBS

For macOS users, check "About this Mac" to select the appropriate version! Follow our detailed guide on Installing OBS on your computer for a seamless setup.

Step 2: Connecting Your Camera

Step 3: Configuring Your Audio

  • Wireless Microphone: Set up your Rode Wireless Go II for OBS.
  • Bluetooth Earbuds: Configure your wireless earbuds for OBS using our guide.
  • Livestream Music: Please, refer to this helpdesk article!

Step 4: Livestream Testing

Conduct at least one live stream test before your first class. Follow the step-by-step guidance in Livestream Test with OBS to ensure a smooth streaming experience.

Day of Your Livestream

To help you prepare for your live stream classes, the Union team has gathered essential notes and feedback. These practices include checking your microphone and video feed, as well as identifying potential streaming challenges. While everyone has their own approach, here are some suggestions to guide you on your Day of Livestream with OBS.

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