Open Broadcaster Software (OBS)

CAM4 is now an official streaming platform on OBS! This means OBS will auto configure your exact setting needs for optimal streaming on CAM4.

Here’s how it works:


  1. Login to Cam4. Select Broadcast
  2. Select External Encoder
  3. Select Get Stream Key
  4. Highlight Stream Key and Copy key as it will be pasted into OBS
  5. Open OBS
  6. Select Tools. Then select Auto Configuration Wizard
  7. Select Optimize for streaming, recording is secondary
  8. Click Next
  9. Base (Canvas) Resolution select: Use Current

** Base canvas = your primary monitor’s resolution**

  1. FPS: Select 30
  2. Click Next
  3. Stream Type: Select Streaming Services

       Service: Select Cam4 (show all if Cam4 is not listed)

  1. Stream Key: (clear if populated; paste key previously copied from your Cam4 broadcast window)
  2. Estimate bitrate with bandwidth test: CHECKED

       Prefer Hardware Encoding (if an option): UNCHECKED

  1. Click Next
  2. Stream Warning pop up box: Select YES and wait while settings are configured
  3. OBS then shows Final Results for your settings.

              Select Apply to use the new settings.

              Settings will not be applied if you select Cancel