Streaming Software & Advanced Applications
The streaming software used to record, edit and distribute the live stream in the studio is one of the most important, if not the most important, component of any streamer studio set-up.
Choosing the right streaming software is one of the most important decisions a producer has to make, because the choice and purchase of the hardware components also depends on the streaming software used.
We want to help you choose the right streaming software for your streaming studio and have researched the most important streaming software providers so that you can get an overview.
OBS / Open Broadcaster Studio
The most popular streaming software on the market is OBS - Open Broadcaster Studio.
OBS is a free, open-source video recording and live streaming studio software that runs on all major operating systems, i.e. Windows, Mac and Linux.
OBS is also compatible with all major streaming services; that means mainly Youtube, Twitch and Facebook.
With the Open Broadcaster Studio you have all the functions at hand to produce professional streams and videos. The Open Broadcaster Studio can be downloaded for free from the project's website.
The Streamlabs OBS is less well known than the OBS Project, but much more widespread among gamers and streamers. This is mainly because the Streamlabs OBS is an extension of the OBS Open Broadcaster Studio,
Streamlabs was created based on the OBS source code, but with a variety of useful additional features and bonus features related to live streaming and interaction with viewers in the community and social networks. Streamlabs OBS offers many more options here than OBS, for example, which is also the reason why most streamers work with Streamlabs today.
In addition, Streamlabs OBS offers a "Prime Membership" in addition to the free basic version. Prime customers receive a variety of other features, such as banners, overlays and logo makers, as well as multi-streaming, a function that allows the stream to be streamed to Facebook, YouTube and Twitch at the same time and simultaneously.
We at Gamer Gadget Gateway recommend all streamers to choose the Streamlabs OBS.