Open Broadcaster Software/Quick start with simple screen capture

This is your quick start with simple screen capture with Open Broadcaster Software.

Use casesEdit

  • quick streaming an online conference from your browser web or other tools
  • quick sharing your presentation from LibreOffice or other tools
  • ...

FeaturesEdit

  • really simple setup

DisadvantagesEdit

  • you should mute audio notifications from other applications

RequirementsEdit

  • 5 minutes
  • an operating system with modern audio support
    • GNU/Linux operating distributions are OK
      • PulseAudio is OK
    • OK Microsoft Windows
    • no macOS
  • Open Broadcaster Software (install)

Quick SetupEdit

 
(Step 4) File > Settings > Audio > Disable everything

This guide is for OBS 25 (2021). Please update if it will be needed.

  1. Open Open Broadcaster Software
  2. Plug headphones
  3. Close any other app playing sounds (but BBB) and disable all notifications
    Tip: important to don't send OnAir the dlin of your e-mails / Telegram messages...
  4. File > Settings > Audio > Disable everything[1]
    Tip: you don't want to send OnAir any audio as default
  5. first scene "Welcome"
    1. Image: pick a start splash image
    2. Media source: weird jingle (in loop)
    3. Text: write something like "Welcome, starts at ...."
  6. second scene "OnAir"
    1. window capture on BigBlueButton
    2. audio output capture
  7. third scene "Pause"
    1. Image: pick a splash image
    2. Media source: another weird jingle (in loop)
    3. Text: write something like "Welcome, starts at ...."
  8. fourth scene "Final"
    1. Image: pick a splash image
    2. Media source: another weird jingle (in loop)
    3. Text: write something like "Thank you! That was really long but I'm still alive dehydrated and tired! Now let's go out to see the sunlight! asd"
  9. Edit > Advanced Audio Properties
    1. Test each scene
      1. if you do not ear something in your headphones, select "Monitor and output" on that element
        Enable for "Media"
      2. if you do not want to ear something in your headphones, select "Monitor off"
        Eventually disable for "Monitor output"

That's all!

NotesEdit

  1. File:Open Broadcaster Software 25 - Audio settings - General - Devices disabled.png