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OBS Stream Delay

OBS Stream Delay (Settings)

As a streamer, you have a choice. Do you want only a short stream delay so that you can interact with your viewers in almost real time? Or should you use an OBS Stream Delay so that your own actions are broadcasted a few seconds later? Especially for online games where viewers can play on the same servers, a higher stream delay can be worthwhile. Depending on the content of your stream, you will quickly find out which setting makes sense for you.

Do not only adjust the latency in OBS:

Suitable delay settings can be found not only in the Open Broadcaster software, but often also on the respective streaming platforms. Therefore, if you are not satisfied with the result, you should check there as well. Twitch, for example, offers a distinction for low and high latency in the Creator dashboard, which should be set appropriately according to your own requirements for the stream.

Step-by-step instructions:

  • Open OBS
  • Click on the “Settings” button on the right
  • Select the “Advanced” tab
  • In the “Stream Delay” section check the “Enable” box
  • Set the desired delay
  • The checkmark at “Preserve cutoff point when reconnecting” can remain active
  • Done!

With the right settings, you can protect your stream or be extra interactive. Make the right choice and the fun won’t stop. If you have any further questions about OBS, just let us know in the YouTube comments. We look forward to your participation and of course your stream!

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