Streamlabs OBS Facebook Live Settings 2020

Streamlabs OBS Facebook Live Settings 2020

– Would you like to know the ideal settings that you need to dial in for Streamlabs OBS when you're going to Facebook Live? In today's video, we're gonna be covering Streamlabs OBS Facebook Live settings that you're gonna be using in 2020, so stay tuned (upbeat music) Hey, I'm Dale and this is Live Streaming Tech

If you wanna learn more about live streaming online in places like Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, Mixer and beyond, make sure you hit the subscribe button, turn that little bell notification on so you don't miss a single one of these videos So this past year, we actually covered Streamlabs OBS Facebook Live settings, but it has actually kind of changed quite a bit since we launched that video, so I think it's important that we go back to the well and look at some of the options that they have available and what you need to do to actually get them dialed in Without any further ado, I'm gonna let Walt take it away from here – Back to Streamlabs OBS There's a little bit differences, some of you that have seen the 2019 video, you're gonna see the format is slightly different or the overlay or the graphic user interface for Streamlabs OBS is slightly different, but the settings are still going to be quite the same

However, I'm gonna kinda deviate a little bit from what Facebook recommends and I'm gonna kinda go why as we go through this So what you wanna do is you wanna make sure when you're in Streamlabs OBS that you're logged in to the Facebook platform through Streamlabs OBS Then you're gonna go to the bottom left hand corner and you're going to click settings First thing we wanna go over is we're gonna go over the video So the first number at the very top is the base canvas resolution

This is what you see, this is what you see as the streamer, this is what is coming off your monitor or your laptop screen or whatever This is exactly what you are seeing Now, the output, or the scaled resolution, is what your viewer is going to see You can obviously go below 720, but we're gonna skip all that If you do wanna go below 720, as far as your resolution's concerned, you can bounce back to our older video

I'm gonna throw a card up right above my head as I'm saying this, and check it out there where I'll go over the older settings But just to skip and make it a shorter video, I'm gonna talk about 720p and 1080p So Dale, we already have it set to 720, so that means it's going to scale this resolution down and the viewer's gonna see 720 The reason why he does this is because the fact that he is not a game streamer on Facebook Live Now if you are a game streamer, it's quite easy now to level up and to be able to access that 1080p and all you have to do is you have to have 100 followers on your business/game or like page, and you have to stream two out of the past 14 days, and I think it was like for two hours apiece and whatnot

But it's very easy to get Now, here lies the problem, and as we're gonna come over here, I'm gonna show you what I'm talking about So now we're gonna go to output I'm gonna go ahead and click advanced You can keep it on simple if you want to, but let's go in advanced

We're gonna bounce past the audio track and we're gonna look at the encoder, but real quick, we're gonna talk about this bitrate down here So 720p at 30 frames per second, 3,000 kilobits per second or kbps, it'll work, it's optimal Anywhere between 3,000 and 4,000 kilobits per second is what I would recommend This is actually what I'd use to game on Facebook Live as well So it definitely works

The problem lies is once you level up and you get that 1080p at 30 frames per second or you do 720p at 60 frames per second, you are hit with a cap of, as of the recording of this video, you're hit with a cap of 4,000 kilobits per second Unfortunately that's what Facebook is implementing right now so maybe if we ask them nicely and we keep poking and prodding, they're gonna up that cap, that ceiling, at least to 6,000, so we can play around with it a little bit more But let's go back up here, let's talk about encoding because this is, a lot of people kinda still have this kinda mistake, now you can leave your comments below, all right I'm gonna be nice about it, you can put down what you prefer to go with Now the x264 encoding is going off of your CPU, so if you have an I7 or an I9 or one of the top end Ryzen, you're gonna find that you're gonna have no issues of the resources on there So definitely, your CPU, when it comes to that

However, say you have an I5 or a low end Ryzen AMD CPU, you're gonna wanna rely on your graphics card, your in video graphics card, which is the NVENC The thing is, a lot of people, and a lot of people that come to this channel, they are starting streaming because they know the whole rule of thumb, don't wait until you have the $3,000 streaming rig, you got a laptop or you got an old PC laying around, start streaming now When you're using the CPU, for instance, if you have an older laptop and whatnot, you're gonna want to probably go off the CPU because it most likely has an onboard graphics card Same thing if you have an old PC laying around That is what you're gonna wanna decide

Everyone's set up is gonna be differently Just because you have the best computer out there, you have the highest end graphics card Nvidia has to offer doesn't necessarily mean the next person So yes, some people argue and say the NVENC is the best way to go and I would agree with you if you have these high end video cards, whatnot But a lot of people that are starting out streaming don't have this option, so you would wanna stick with the x264 Now however Dale has both, and he still likes to do the x264

We've played around with it a little bit He hasn't noticed any difference Here's the other thing too, if you're a game streamer, you're gonna find out that it depends on the game too, on whether you wanna go with the CPU and the graphics card For instance, if the game is not graphics optimized, graphically optimized, and what I mean by that is that some of the newer games that come out in beta or they just kinda look trashy or whatnot, you're gonna wanna stick with the x264 and then let the graphics card try to handle that poor graphics optimization Now if it's graphically optimized, such as Fortnite or whatever, then obviously go ahead and let your graphics card do the work for you

Rate control, leave it to CBR, constant bit rate That's pretty much any platform you go to, whether it's Facebook Live, YouTube and so on The bitrate, we've already kinda covered that Once again, Facebook right now, as of the recording of this video, has us capped at 4,000 kilobits per second Hopefully that goes up

Now keyframe interval, a lot of people have kinda noticed this too on the forums, what Facebook recommends to set it at If you set it at zero through Streamlabs OBS, that is an auto setting That is fine, you can do it that way, but what they recommend is two You can actually just take that zero out and hit two And then you just hit done and save

Dale prefers the zero CPU usage, okay So here's the other thing a lot of people get confused on So very fast and fast It's pretty decent, that's what everyone kinda sticks with

Anything above that, you're really not gonna notice that much difference and it's gonna use a ton of resources when it comes to how you're encoding and whatnot and it's gonna bog you down even more Especially if you're a gamer Now if you have an older system or a laptop or something that does not have that horsepower and you are struggling just even at 420p, you're gonna wanna go with ultra fast or super fast So once again though, we're gonna leave that, though, because Dale likes the very fast That is what we're gonna have as far as the advanced

You really don't wanna mess with anything else when you're starting out streaming on Streamlabs OBS Once again, you can go into simple mode and you can do pretty much the same thing You can change the encoder, and you can change the video bitrate to what you would like Once again, I would recommend, if you can hit that 4,000 kilobits per second, then go for it The only thing that I wouldn't recommend is say you're playing a lot of static games such as card games, like Magic: The Gathering and whatnot, you're really not gonna need that 720, 60 frames per second

Drop that bad boy down to 720, 30 frames per second and you can drop that video bitrate almost as low as 2,000 kilobits per second and not have really an image reduction going on And this is good for a lot of your viewers because they're gonna be probably watching you on mobile or other devices and whatnot and you don't want them constantly buffering, 'cause when they buffer, they're gonna bounce out But you know what you shouldn't bounce out of? You shouldn't bounce out of this video right up here where we talk about Restreamio That's right, Dale's gonna talk about it

And the cool thing about Restreamio is it allows you to stream to multiple Facebook groups or multiple Facebook business pages or game pages So give it a look, I'll see you there