Streamlabs OBS

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Round 1 - Grasping the context

When you search for popular streaming tools around the web, one of the first ones in showing up is, with no questions, Streamlabs. You might be on Twitch, Mixer or YouTube, but what is for sure is that you will know from the start that this software offers you the whole package: host of services, overlays, donation management, custom notifications and many more distinctive features.

Now, we still have ways to go if we want to grasp the nature of the Streamlabs OBS, as it includes not only what was great on Streamlabs, but also what made OBS so interesting. So, what is OBS, right?

OBS stands for Open Broadcaster Software Studio, a free piece of software that lets you record your computer, broadcast to a streaming platform or both at the same time. It allows you not to only use it for streaming but also to recording videos.

What happened here is that Streamlabs went ahead and took OBS`s source code, improved it and then released it. In a nutshell, Streamlabs OBS is the company’s attempt to put together a video recording and streaming platform that is everything that a streamer might want from its platform: user-friendly, reliable, really fast, feature-packed and top notch.

Round 2 - Still hesitant?

So, in truth, we are talking here about a specific category of program: Broadcasting Software. That is, a computer program that allows users to record and stream whatever it is on their screen and that simplifies the process of building an attractive video layout without requiring a lot of custom coding.

Let’s be honest, if you are a regular streamer, it is likely you will spend a LOT of your time working with a broadcasting software. So, it is not hard to see the importance of choosing one that is easy to use, highly functional and can be set up quickly for each time you stream. Moreover, again and again it proved to be damn efficient, allowing you to start your streaming in no time just clicking on the “Start Streaming” button.

Round 3 – The big guns are on!

Let`s talk about costs here. So, we are talking about a free download, so, I am not that good with maths, but, I am guessing that would be 0 cost. Right? In fact, you can even earn some money with Streamlabs by getting an affiliate link once you sign up. You will receive a $0.50 commission for each person that installs the software through your link.

If you are still not convinced, you should also know that Streamlabs OBS makes adding its elements easy to a live stream or video recording. You can directly import your alert box, goals and other integrations from the Streamlabs website to the software without opening a web browser.

Round 4 – Heavy hitter

Taking a general look at the Streamlabs OBS software, we can see the following:

+ It is ease of setup and use;

+ You have all in one program;

+ It manages all your settings in one program;

+ You will find a Twitch chat pane baked in;

+ OBS`s best features, but with a better package;

+ You will have hundreds of themes for free ready to be used;

- It might crash once in a while;

- The earlier versions cannot have more than one active webcam per scene;

Round 5 – Close to the K.O.

If you want us to tell you why you should have Streamlabs OBS on your computer, well, it is quite easy. You will be obtaining a stable method of streaming without the need of spending a ton of money on software that might not even comply with your expectations in the end.

The Decision

The experience is great, the whole tool is awesome, the features that are built into Streamlabs are insane and the sensation is real. It really does make you feel like a pro-streamer when you use the same tools as the ones on the big leagues. So, if you're a streamer or you have ever thought about being one, it is a MUST checking the software out. Who knows? It could just be your next best friend in the world.

by Augusto Baldi

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