External Encoders and OBS

External encoders, such as OBS, allow you to push a higher quality stream to Chaturbate by giving you more control over the encoding settings for your broadcast.   High definition streams up to 4k are supported through external encoding. We then transcode the stream into multiple quality levels to allow viewers on any connection to enjoy your stream.


What is an external encoder?

Encoding is the process of converting the data from your camera into a stream that can be sent over the Internet and then decoded in the viewer’s browser.  There are multiple software or hardware encoders available that can be used to broadcast on Chaturbate if capable of RTMP output.   Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) is an open source tool which is free to download and use on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

How do I start?

This feature is now enabled for all broadcasters!

Click here to view the basic guide for OBS setup

Click here to view the technical information for OBS streaming

Click here to view information about our POPs and Stream Ingest



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