Author Topic: Free look at your OBS logs to optimize/fix your settings!  (Read 15158 times)

dping

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Re: Free look at your OBS logs to optimize/fix your settings!
« Reply #30 on: September 06, 2016, 10:22:33 am »
You're mistaken mate, better might be subjective but only in its own range because thats how the marketing is done, you will never find a low-end cpu outperforming a mid-range one, let alone the high-end so yehh higher the price better the shit you get..

//I know its an old post but i felt like i had to reply to it

Tell that to Alienware.
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Re: Free look at your OBS logs to optimize/fix your settings!
« Reply #31 on: September 06, 2016, 11:37:30 am »
Tell that to Alienware.

Alienware charges you 1k for its brand on a 1.5k priced laptop just like apple does with its product, that's a whole different story, besides we talking about CPUs here
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Re: Free look at your OBS logs to optimize/fix your settings!
« Reply #32 on: September 07, 2016, 01:31:22 am »
Preset: Veryfast (Don't even touch this unless you want to test things and see what you can handle. Quality gain from Veryfast -> Faster, and Faster -> Fast is neglible. The only noticeable quality difference I've seen is from Fast -> Medium... and Medium is really far down there.)

Definitely agree that you shouldn't touch this setting unless you want to test things. However, I think looking at this setting in terms of quality level is the wrong way to approach it.

Tuning to a slower CPU Preset means higher CPU used in compression. It affects quality and bitrate at the same time. You can think of Quality, Bitrate, and CPU Preset the Triforce of Video encoding.

If you have a higher bitrate setting, you'll need less CPU to get the same quality. Or you'll have higher quality at the same CPU usage.
If you have a higher (read: slower) CPU Preset, you'll need less bitrate to get the same quality. Or, you'll get more quality for the same bitrate.

If you want to mess with CPU preset, you should basically turn it slower and slower until your in-game framerate starts dipping below your comfortable levels.

IMO, for any new streamer you should try streaming at 720p 30fps. Then look up what your upload speed is and set your bitrate to 50-75% of that--to a maximum of like 4500kb/s; any more and your viewers will probably complain. If this gets you stable framerates and good quality, you can consider turning up the resolution or framerate. If not, slowly increase (read: slow) your CPU preset until you reach desired quality levels. Rinse, repeat, roll back whenever it affects performance too much.

 

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