How to use OBS for Low Latency Live Encoding to nanoStream Cloud

When using nanoStream Cloud and H5Live Player for Ultra-Low-Latency Live Streaming, you may want to connect your own Live Encoder / Broadcaster software. This is a very easy-to-use workflow.

OBS, or Open Broadcaster Software, is a free open-source live encoder software for Windows, MacOS and Linux platforms.

How to setup the live stream broadcast to nanoStream Cloud with OBS

  • Click on Output
  • Select Output Mode: Advanced
  • Select Encoder: x264
  • Select Rate Control: CBR
  • Select Bitrate: between 500 kBits/s – 800 kbits/s – 2000 kBits/s
    (or any other bitrate, dependent on your upstream bandwidth and quality)
  • You might also want to adjust the video size: “Video/Output Resolution”, we recommend using either 640×480 (Standard) or 1280×720 (HD)
  • Select Keyframe Interval: 2 seconds
  • Select Profile: Baseline (Main and High would also work)
  • Select Tune: Zerolatency
  • Select X264 Options and enter “b-pyramid=0”