What are the best settings for OBS?


What are the best settings for OBS?

For many users, the best settings for OBS recording are:

  • Video file format: MP4.
  • Audio track: 1.
  • Encoder: x264.
  • Bitrate: 40,000 (or 15,000-25,000 if you’re working with a lower-end computer)

What preset should I use in OBS?

The OBS default is veryfast, which for the majority of cases is the best balance between CPU usage and video quality. This setting can be changed in Settings > Output (check the Enable Advanced Encoder Settings if you’re in Simple mode) > Encoder Preset.

How do I get the best quality out of OBS?

Best Video Settings for OBS Recording If you’re recording in 1080p leave the base resolution as it is. If the quality of the recording is not good, downscale the resolution to 1280 x 720. Set the output resolution field to the same setting. If the quality of your video is poor downscale the resolution appropriately.

Should I use B-frames?

If you have Look-ahead on, you should have 4 B-frames, and if you have it off use 2 B-frames. Of all the optional extras you can use with NVENC, this is one you could turn off if your GPU needs some breathing space, but if you’re using something like an RTX card, leave it on.

Is Cqp better than CBR?

CBR is only really used for streaming, as many streaming services require it. CQP is much better, and maintains a given image quality level without wasting bitrate, or choking on not-enough.

How do I get 1080p quality on OBS?

To get OBS to record in 1080p, you’ll first need to change the output method to Advanced, and then you’ll need to navigate to the Output section in the settings, then to the Recording tab. You should set the encoder to NVENC if your graphics card is strong enough and put the Rate Control as CBR at a Bitrate of 10,000.

What should my Max B-frames be on OBS?

NVIDIA NVENC H.264 (New) Encoder Settings

Resolution & FPS Rate Control Max B-frames
1920×1080 30fps CBR 2
1664×936 60fps CBR 2
1664×936 30fps CBR 2
1280×720 60fps CBR 2

What CQ level should I use?

Rate Control: We recommend CQP, although VBR will also produce good results. CQ Level (CQ): 15 (you can decrease the number to get higher quality). Bitrate and Max Bitrate (VBR): 40,000 Bitrate; 60,000 Max bitrate. You can increase these to 100,000 and 200,000 (respectively) for higher quality.