OBS Studio Image Slideshow and Video Playlist – Update 0.15 | Tutorial 13/13

OBS Studio Image Slideshow and Video Playlist – Update 0.15 | Tutorial 13/13


In this video I’m going to cover the newest
updates to OBS Studio, for version 0.15.0 that just released July 7th, 2016. We’re
going to cover the image slide show, new video source, scenes within scenes, and more. Let’s get right into it. This update, in my opinion, gives you almost
no reason to still be using OBS Classic – I really recommend watching this video all the
way through. If you haven’t already, head over to OBSProject.com, click download, select
OBS Studio, and then click OBS + Browser Source. Once downloaded, install it, and let’s check
out the change log, and I’ll walk you through the newest changes. First, is the addition of the image slideshow
source. This is something a lot of people have been requesting. It’s very simple to
use and can be extremely useful. I’m going to open up OBS Studio 64-bit, and then under
sources I’m going to add an Image Slideshow. You can see our options here are what sort
of transition we’d like to use, the time between slides aka the pause time for each
slide, and the duration of our transition speed. These are in milliseconds, meaning
1000 equals 1 second. We can also select the option to randomize playback, which will play
the images we’d like to add in a random order. Let’s go ahead and click the plus icon to
add in some images. You can add specific files, or even a directory, which will automatically
find new images you place in a folder – you’ll need to restart OBS Studio if you add or remove
any images to your directory. Personally I prefer the directory, or folder, method – since
it makes it easy to update images quickly. Most people can use this for something like
a social media slider or even advertising/sponsor rotating images. Other cool uses would be
something like an image slideshow of fun moments from your stream etc. Anyways, with your files added in, you’ll
see that source is added in, and our width/height of it is dependant on the size of our actual
images. We can of course scale it up and down as normal. The next big addition is the VLC source, which
gives us the ability to add video playlists. In my opinion, this is amazing. Before you
get confused on why this source might not show up, let me explain that you need to do
two things. First, you need to make sure you install VLC on your computer. VLC is a great
media player, and I highly recommend it. Second, you need to make sure you open up the correct
OBS Studio to run this source – this will be the same bit version of VLC that you installed. By default, you might be opening
up the 32-bit version of OBS Studio. Newer PC’s run on 64-bit, so more than likely,
you will need to open up OBS Studio 64-bit, since you probably installed the 64-bit version
of VLC. For me, the easiest way to do this is to type OBS Studio in my search bar, and
select the 64-bit version. I’d also recommend creating a shortcut for this on your desktop
as well. If you’re confused here, let me know in the comments and myself or some other
great viewers will try to help you out. Anyways, if you’ve opened up the proper
version, you’ll see the option to add in the VLC video source. There’s an option
at the top to loop the playlist, there’s also options for visibility behavior. These
basically decide what to do with your video when you’re not on a scene with this source
added. So, you might want the video to pause when you switch scenes, and resume from where
you left off. Or you might just want it to stop completely and start from the beginning,
you can do so here. Just like the image slideshow source, we can
decide to add files or directories. For this time, I’m going to select to add some files.
I’ll add in our animated overwatch overlay and another video. The reason I wanted to
add in this overlay, is to show you that this has support for .mov files – and much more.
Meaning videos with transparency, or that have see through pixels, can
be used here. Then, once that video is done
playing, it will move onto our next video which is just a standard .mp4. Something like this has me pretty excited,
because it opens up a lot of possibilities for stream designs. While I’d like to go through most of the
changes, let’s skip a few for a bit and show off the next biggest change, in my opinion.
The ability to add scenes within a scene, or sceneception. This is pretty awesome, because
you set up re-usable scenes somewhere, and add them into different scenes you’d like
to use. For example, let’s say you know you’re going to resuse an overlay with multiple
sources, images, and alerts -you can make a scene just for that, and then add it into
your other scenes. In my example, I’ll make a new scene, and
name it something like Reusable, you can of course name this anything you’d like. Now
in this scene I’ll add in some images and maybe another source or two. Once I’m done
adding these in, and then I can position them exactly where I need them. Now, I can go back
into scene 1, and go to add a new source, and then add scenes. I’ll select the reusable
scene and add it in. You’ll see that everything from reusuable is now in scene 1. The really
cool thing here is that first, I can move and re-size these as needed… it’s just
like grouping them together. This can be very useful for people setting up scenes that require
rescaling precise rescaling adjustments for multiple sources. Second, if you ever need
to, you can go back into the reusable scene, and make any adjustments as needed. One you
go back into scene 1, you’ll see that the adjustments for positioning are automatically
applied. This will work with adding in new sources as well. This might be slightly confusing, but trust
me, it’s pretty awesome if you use it properly. Okay, let’s go back down the line of updates.
The next change is pretty simple, under settings>general, we’ll now see the option to hide
cursor over projector. You probably won’t use this too much, but it’s for when you
want to “project” your scene in a full screen setting on your display. Next, we have the View option at the top – this
allows us to customize our OBS UI a bit, if we’d like. Another option is settling sampling for resizing
a scene. This isn’t too useful for most people, but it can be found when right clicking
a source and going to scale filtering. It simply adjusts how resizing of a source is
handled, so more than likely you’ll want this on disable, it’s default. The other significant changes added are for removing
sources, changes to recording, and GIFs. You can now select multiple sources and remove
them at one time. So, you can hold down control, and click different sources, and hit delete,
to remove each selected source. When you hit stop record, it should no longer
cut off video at the end. It should stop where you hit “stop stream” or “stop record”.
This is actually a nice quality of life change for me personally, I’ve cut out important
things before – and had to do complete retakes. For GIFs, they now restart from the first
frame whenever the image source appears. Finally, there’s a couple of bug fixes as
well. Overall, I hope you can see how useful this
update is, and how there’s almost no reason to continue using classic… finally. The
major changes for image and video playlist were something that people have been commenting
about in my videos for a long time – so I’m very happy to see this addition. Let me know if the comments if there’s anything
missing from OBS Studio, or if you found any parts of this video confusing and need some
clarification. If you guys have any ideas for future videos,
please make sure to leave them in the comments below. It’s something that I always appreciate
seeing, it really helps to know what you guys are stuggling with – or just what you want
to know more about. Like this video if you found it helpful, and
share it with any of your friends or favorite streamers that are still using Classic. Also,
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Die. Thanks for watching.

86 thoughts on “OBS Studio Image Slideshow and Video Playlist – Update 0.15 | Tutorial 13/13

  1. hey man after updating to this latest version of obs studio, the scroll filter is bugged! can u confirm for me ? : ( thx!

  2. i notice the audio get really low when i open the obs studio, then when i close it the volume come insane high ( i know is nothing to do with the video but is the only way to ask) what i am doing wrong

  3. hello nerd or die, realy like your work 🙂
    I have a litle question, I cant find in obs studio the option "color key" for pictures, did you know if the option is remouved ? (sorry for my english, I'm french :p)

  4. Hi nerdordie i am using obs studio and i am having and issue when i am recording my voice and game audio allegedly are being record but when i check the recording to do the editing of the video i just get a mute video

  5. How do we upgrade the obs studio instead of uninstalling the old one and installing this new one? People on reddit said they didn't uninstall

  6. Text needs to be revamped. Being able to put a bounding box in a space without scaling the text, then aligning the text where you wish it to be, then letting the text dynamically change by using a file. Good for recent followers without having longer names break the overlay design boundaries. Xsplit does this so well.

    Copy/Paste sources. I painstakingly add a source only to later find out that I need to redo everything in a new scene. What xsplit makes a snap, obs studio creates a bottleneck. It would be fantastic to copy and paste sources from one scene to another.

  7. Is there a feature, so i can import my scenes from obs classic?
    I really want to do so, because i have spend a lot of time on setting op my scenes in obs classic

  8. i just got a notification for an obs studio update to 0.15.3 and theres no tutorials about the installation, the reason why im looking it up is because its showing me an error message after i start to install it and i dont know why can you please help me??

  9. Your videos are super helpful, thanks for putting in all the work!

    Anyways I'd like to see a locking mechanism in OBS studio, everything feels relatively intuitive to Adobe CS products, but once in a while I'll switch scenes and the top source will get highlighted and I'll accidently move it when I just want it locked down… forever haha. Besides that I can't think of much… maybe a simple way to export profile/scene settings so you can back it all up or migrate to a different computer?

  10. Done hahaha I'm Finally done, I watched all of these because I wanted to have a good looking stream and now I do. Here it is: https://www.twitch.tv/thegreenlark Feels like I just turned in a final.

  11. So i have this GIF slideshow but every time the image changes it twitches / jitters a little bit
    like it is resizing for a split second before being put into place.
    the gif's have different resolutions and aspect ratio's which is causing the problem i think.
    Any fixes? i've looked all over the internet but found no one with this problem

  12. Love your videos, would really love some SWTOR overlays if you take requests. And maybe some themes on that particular game.

  13. Video done super well. Watched entire thing. Never once did i say "just get to the point!" like i do in so many other vids. #Subbed

  14. Thanks for all of your videos! (It helped me a lot)
    But I missed 1 thing: The Automatic Scence Switcher. If you could do a video to help use this I would really appreciate:)
    And Thanks again for these videos 🙂

  15. I was ready to livestream. I had OBS, computer, and sufficient internet connection. But then by accident I came across your tutorial. After i watched all videos i said to myself "How wrong I was". I want to thank you for this tutorial. I also bought your alerts, cuz i watched them once on stream and i was WOW. Later turned out that's your job. Most streamers have basic alerts from twitchalerts, but u did something great for community. I'm only sad because on muxy i can't set text to speech on my language, but i can handle it 😀 Once more THANK YOU! Keep well.

  16. I used to go on twitch some times and noticed some streamers had a program that allowed users to request a music track to broadcast on the channel..I'm wondering if you know what application they were likely using AND if something like this is available for videos also. I know it seems like it wouldn't be something a live streamer would want as it would compete with their feed but I'm sure it could be deactivated during stream times and also I'm actually interested in just implementing something like this for a regular web site. I think Youtube has effectively edged an/or bullied out other web services that used to offer video playlists widgets for web developers.

  17. Hey all, Im using OBS Studio and am wondering how to display the video title on screen from the internal VLC playlist. The plugins seem to get the title from the VLC app itself but I want to display the title of the video playing from the playlist I made inside of OBS. Is this possible?

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/v4q4j43e73pfd1h/Screen Shot 2017-01-13 at 12.33.24.png?dl=0

    Warm Regards, Matthew

  18. I'm trying to do something really simple – this option might help. I have speeches in PowerPoint (LibreOffice actually) and I want to use those to move back and forth from my cam to the slides. In Classic, I sized the window to capture just the slides (can't see how to do the resize) but when I hotkey between scenes to advance to the next slide, it gets messed up.

  19. That is the way tutorials should be made! You made my day! I watched this just because I wanted to screen capture something, now I also know how to broadcast a live show with overlay graphics and transparent videos. WOW People should upvote this

  20. I just have I quick question, how do I separate audio from 2 programs? I want to manage my mic with Traktor pro 2 but I do not know how to separate the audio files

  21. I actually just recently decided to start doing videos and maybe streaming, still not sure on that one, and this series was really helpful in making OBS easy to understand.

  22. Great video! Thanks a lot!
    I need to use my DSLR camera (Nikon D5500) as a source for OBS Studio (like a webcam). I know that under Windows it is possible if I use something like DigiCamControl. Is there a way to connect my DSLR to OBS directly?
    And is there ANY way to use my DSLR as a source for OBS under any kind of Linux?

  23. LORD! I just got my capture card the other day and installed it and downloaded the software for it and ran a stream or two, and I thought I was on the road… till I realized I couldn't do a fraction of what I saw in others channels and what I wanted go do with it, so I took to google and learned about OBS, yesterday I downloaded OBS and attempted to blindly figure things out… what a nightmare. So today before work I found this channel and slowly started following your examples.. before I knew it, I had a running stream with a few other sources like images and text on the screen. I cant thank you enough for making this, it has seriously reduced my learning curve and I hope to be streaming soon with a much better quality stream in the coming weeks.

  24. Looking for a way to transition ONLY an image and keep the background (main scene) the same then transition out the image

  25. Hey nerd or die, Can you make a guide on how to fix the black screen for games such as Dead by Daylight, i have all of my settings to how i need them and it records and streams my other games just fine, its only Dead by Daylight that is not working 🙂

  26. @8:15 you talk about streaming and recording at the same time. My question is the video source recording at the streaming settings or will it record at your set recording settings? Wondering if you can stream at a lower quality at 720p while recording a master copy, sort of speak, at high quality at 1080p.

  27. will obs studio ever add the monitor capture feature that classic has. By far one of the biggest reasons why i've held off switching

  28. For some reason my .mov files with alpha channels are still rendered with a black background. Did the support get withdrawn? .avi with alphas aren't supported either. When I insert them as a seperate Media Source, they work just fine.

  29. How do you add a timer to the slide shows? I'm trying to set a timer to have them pop up every 30 mins or so.. I've seen other streamers do this. Anyone able to explain and help?

  30. Would be Nice to be able to automatically move around a source (transform) so i can make screen transitions on the fly without affecting my hud, (surround gaming for ex) Mappable to a hotkey would be great. Also Specific Scenes could have specific transitions set, so if you come from scene A to B, it get transition 1, but Scene B to A Gets Transition 2, etc.
    However you told me how Sceneception works… Damn thats nice. And makes dealing with my scene, or the hud way easier.

  31. How to change to another file inside the playlist ? Let´s suppose I´m playing a video, but I don´t like it very much. How do I skip to the next one or choose the one I want inside the playlist ?

  32. When I use VLC Video Source to add a video playlist, it doesn't display transparency and instead shows it with a black background. I have seen other comments here saying the same thing. How do we use VLC Video Source and keep the transparency?

  33. great video question tho i originally wanted to show a short video on my starting soon screen and yes the video does play that all worked out, although there is no audio is there an option to add the video audio? ive tried to figure it out myself but idk what im overlooking?

  34. Hi, I am having a problem finding the problem link download the download Update 0.15 it just gives me the link to download the whole deal like 22.02

  35. Is it posiible to editet the recorded scenes with OBS or do i need a programe like movimaker or DaVinci Resolve?

  36. Gifs or Jifs… the first time I was like, "OK, he is just pandering".

    The second time, "Alright, now you're just trying to piss me off".

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