OBS Plugins, Global Sources, and Scenes Tutorial – 3/7
Install and use plugins for OBS. Setting up global sources and scenes to make your stream smoothly.
Video Source Plugin https://obsproject.com/forum/resources/video-source-plugin.20/
CLR Browser Source Plugin https://obsproject.com/forum/resources/clr-browser-source-plugin.22/
You might need to upgrade your MS Visual C++ Run Times to 2013
Link: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40784 Click download and choose the x86 or x64 accordingly.
Also, upgrade your .NET installation to 4.5.x:
Web install: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42643
OR Offline install: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42642
Thanks /u/EasilyRead on Reddit for this reminder!
Videos in this series:
1. Introduction http://youtu.be/bOi4c2ppFio
2. General settings in OBS for Twitch http://youtu.be/Hz4lZt7Ns0I
3. Installing plugins, global sources, and setting up scenes http://youtu.be/T8gpAwimvcg
4. Adding music scrollers and donation, subscriber, and follower notifications http://youtu.be/7wXQFnjyQFo
5. Tnotifier and adding animations to notifications http://youtu.be/_NzsfKrk9pY
6. Setting up your Twitch account before you stream http://youtu.be/HMqMkbg0OwA
7. Going live and improvements to make afterwards http://youtu.be/i8UKT6-Y3zY
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In this video we are going to install OBS plugins, set up some global sources, and create a couple of scenes. Make sure to close out of OBS. The first plugin we are going to install is called the video source plugin. We are going to download the 64 bit version of this plugin because that is what we are going to use in this tutorial. After you download the zip file, you can simply extract the files directly into your plugins directory. This directory can be found in your program files, OBS, plugins and that’s it! We now have the capability of using video sources in our OBS. If you would like to, you can install the 32 bit version of this plugin as well. Just simply download the 32 bit files and then install them into your 32 bit OBS directory. This will be located in program files x86, OBS, plugins. Now while we are at it lets grab our second plugin the CLR browser plugin. For me the CLR Browser is one of my favorite additions to OBS. There are a lot of great applications that you can take advantage of by utilizing this plugin. Again we are going to download the zip files we need from the OBS website. If you can’t find this on their front page simply search Google for CLR Browser OBS plugin and you should find it as the first result. We are going to install this plugin the exact same way we did with the video source plugin and that is all we need to do.
Now that we have all of our plugins properly installed lets go ahead and launch the 64 bit version of OBS. If everything was done correctly, then OBS should start right up without any warning messages. Now that we have OBS open let’s take a second to talk about global sources. Global source is something I wished I learned the first time I launched OBS it would have made my life way easier. Global source is basically a source that can be added to any one of your separate scenes while sharing the same settings, and being available to use at any point during your streaming session. Now this is going to help us a lot down the line. So when making global source it is important to choose what is and what isn’t going to be used across multiple scenes. Since we are going to use a video for an animated background for many of our scenes lets go ahead and create it as a global source. To create a global source click the global sources button, this will open up the global sources menu. Now we are going to hit add. Now for my stream I am going to use a video for an animated background, however if you do not have a video and want to use an image simply select image. If you are not sure how to add images yet don’t worry we are going to cover that in a little bit, but let’s go ahead and use video. I am going to name my global source animated background and hit OK. Now I am going to see the video source settings, these are the settings that are going to be applied to the source any time you use it in any scene.