Streamlabs OBS is an easy-to-install free desktop streaming program built for professional Windows PC players. Level up your stream with reliable, easy-to-configure desktop PC streaming software built for professional streamers. Streamlabs OBS allows you to view multiple windows like chat box, video editor, Streamlabs OBS for PC dashboard, etc. In one single place. This tutorial will show you exactly what each window provides and how to use it to improve your streaming. The application will automatically take you to the editor window after the initial onboarding process, and when you open the application for the first time. The editor window allows you to make changes to your scenes, sources, and mixer, and you can see what the stream will look like in the video preview. Thousands of streamers love Streamlabs OBS for Desktop. Now is your turn!
The dashboard window is pulled directly from the Streamlabs website. Once you log in through SLOBS, you will automatically log into your control panel. You can access everything in the window from widgets, alert profiles, donation settings, account settings, and more. You can preview the overlays in “library” and click the themes to install them. These overlays (regular and animated) are FREE! Each art frames are adjustable and removable. You can further customize them in the editor window. Live Window (Recent Events) This window is your Recent Events window on the Streamlabs website. In this window you can see the most recent events, trades, giveaways and polls from the stream, and the overlay extension music player. You can pause, mute and skip alerts whenever you want with the control buttons in the upper right corner.
Features of Streamlabs OBS:
Masks – Alerts 2.0
Increase channel revenue by allowing users to activate Snapchat-style skins with their donations.
Super easy installation and commissioning in the 60’s
Import everything from OBS with just one click and you’re done in seconds.
Four screens in one
Save 25% CPU and RAM by combining multiple windows like Streamlabels, Twitch Chat, Twitch Dashboard / Video, Streamlabs Dashboard, OBS, etc. in a live view.
Up to 2x better video encoding
Reduce CPU usage by over 20% while giving you the same video quality OR make your video look 2x better with the same CPU usage. We have optimized the game-specific x264 and Nvenc encoder settings.
Streamlabs OBS FAQ:
How much does Streamlabs cost?
Streamlabs for PC is free to use, we do not charge a fee, and there is no monthly price. Please note that some services like Paypal or Stripe charge their own fees that they charge separately. We do not charge you additional fees for tips and donations.
What streaming platforms are supported?
The Streamlabs OBS for Desktop platform now supports Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, and Facebook, with more coming soon, including Hitbox.
When I receive a tip / donation, where does the money go?
When a broadcaster is tipped, the money is processed directly through the donor-to-recipient payment option. The funds never reach our end, so if you have problems receiving funds or chargebacks, you will need to contact the payment processor directly.
I am not streaming with a computer, can I use Streamlabs on my console?
While you can use the latest version of Streamlabs 2019 to fundraise from your viewers, it is currently not possible to integrate our widgets directly into your console. To take full advantage of the Streamlabs platform, you will need to stream through a computer using our popular Streamlabs OBS streaming software.
Streamlabs OBS High CPU use in Idle
- Make sure all drivers are up to date and match the 64-bit versions of your system.
- Almost every font you use uses the CPU to function properly. The more you have, the higher your total CPU usage.
- Downloaded animated overlays can cause high CPU usage due to webm video files used as overlays.
- Using many different browser sources can cause high CPU usage, try limiting them or creating references.
- You can delete the Streamlabs OBS browser source cache which can cause high CPU usage