How to Use OBS Studio with Zoom

Last Updated on August 24, 2022

OBS Studio is an incredible tool for streaming your PC or gaming console gameplay, but one very important feature that many users don’t know about is the Zoom function.

This guide explains how to use it and how it can help speed up your streaming.

Guide use OBS Studio with Zoom

If you’re using Zoom on your computer, you can use OBS Studio to record and stream your gameplay. Here’s how:

Related: How to Use OBS Studio in Google Meet

Windows

Launch OBS Studio and sign in.

Click the “Add Project” button on the main toolbar and select “Zoom Game Recording.”

Select the game you want to record and click the “Start recording” button.

To view your recording, open the “GameRecording” tab and click the “Playback” button.

To stream your game to Twitch or YouTube, from the “GameRecording” tab select the “Broadcast” tab and click the “Broadcast” button.

Once you’re finished, click the “Stop recording“-button and then click the “Finish recording” button to save your recording file.

When you’re done exporting your video, you can use OBS Studio’s built-in upload feature to upload to YouTube or just save it locally in a .zip file for future playback. If you’re using Zoom on a smartphone or tablet, OBS Studio also has a way to record and live-stream your gameplay without needing a computer.

Apple MAC

If you’re looking to use Zoom while streaming your content live on Twitch or YouTube, you’ll need to use OBS Studio on your Mac. Here’s a guide on how to do just that.

First, make sure you’ve downloaded and installed the latest version of OBS Studio.

Once you’ve got it installed, open up the application and click on the “New Project” button located in the top left corner of the main screen.

Next, select “Streaming Session” from the dropdown menu and fill out the necessary information such as your Twitch or YouTube account name, and channel name, and hit the “Create Project” button at the bottom of the pop-up window.

Now that your new project is created, click on the “Streaming Devices” tab located at the top of the main screen. You’ll see a list of all of your streaming devices connected to your computer – if you have more than one, be sure to select the correct one from this list.

Next, locate and click on Zoom’s icon located in the “Broadcast Sources” section of the Streaming Devices tab. This will open up a new window where you can enter some information about your Zoom device. Enter the information into the provided fields of the window carefully. The following are some of the most important pieces of information you’ll need to enter:

The address at which your device is located (e.g., 192.168.1.1) Your port number on that computer/device to which it’s connected (e.g., 3333) Your username for that particular device (e.g., john smith) Finally, click on “Save” to save all of your information in Zoom’s database and ensure it will function properly when you’re actually streaming from that particular device later on.

Troubleshooting Tips

If you’re having trouble using Zoom with OBS Studio, here are some troubleshooting tips:

Make sure your computer and Zoom are both up to date.

Make sure your audio and video drivers are up to date.

Try disabling Flash and Java in your browser.

Attempt to uninstall and reinstall Zoom.

Try switching between a desktop resolution (1920 x 1080) and a laptop resolution (1366 x 768).

Try disabling WebSockets in your browser.

Make sure that you’re using the stable version of Zoom Studio, and that you updated it to the latest version before trying to use OBS Studio with Zoom.

Restarting your computer should fix any issues with drivers or Flash and Java.

Try installing the current version of OBS Studio on another computer, then connect your input device from there (either a game controller or keyboard/mouse).

If you don’t see the input devices for Zoom when viewing the OBS interface, make sure you have them set up in your broadcasting software (Zoom is set up in OBS Studio).

See if disabling Zoom plugins or filters solves the problem.

Make sure you’re using the latest version of Flash and Java.

Try connecting a different device or use a different device than you are currently using to view the web interface.

Restart your computer, and then update Flash manually from here:

Note: The first time you start OBS Studio with Zoom installed, it may crash with an error that says “Unhandled exception has occurred in plugin zoom ReloadedZoom Reloaded Player.exe”. This is normal, just wait out the error until it shuts down by itself after about 5 minutes or so, then restart OBS Studio again and everything should be fine.

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