Open Broadcaster Software is a free and powerful alternative to Adobe Flash Media encoder.  

Download and install Open Broadcaster Software

Go to and download and install OBS. 

Click No to auto-configuration wizard

Enter streaming settings

  • Click File > Settings > Stream.
  • Select Custom Streaming Server.
  • Enter the streaming credentials. These can be found on your live cam settings page (contact us if you do not see your streaming credentials). 
  • Click Apply.

Find your optimal bitrate

Test here:

Enter output settings

  • Click Output
  • Set your Video Bitrate to between 1000-2000 (depending on your tests)
  • Click Ok.

Add your webcam

Click the + and click Window Capture:

Name your webcam and click Ok:

Click Ok again:

Additional video tutorials

Advanced streaming options: Here are some additional options for OBS:


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