Setting Up OBS for Facebook Live Captions - Ai-Media

Setting Up Open Broadcaster Software for Facebook Live with captions

1. Click on “File” then click on “Settings”.

2. Click on the “Stream” tab and change the “Stream Type” to “Custom Streaming Server”.

2. Enter the URL and stream key for your session as provided by Ai-Media. Please note: you will receive an email with this information 24 hours before the start of your session. The “Server URL” information should be copied into the “URL” box in OBS. The “Stream Key” information should be copied into the “Stream key” box.

3. Check the “Use authentication” box.

4. Enter the username and password as provided by Ai-Media in the email that is sent to you 24 hours before your session.

5. Click “Apply”.

6. In the output tab, change the Output Mode to “Advanced”, then change the encoder setting to “QuickSync H.264” or “x264”. Either setting is ok.

7. Click “Apply”.

8. In the video tab, make sure the “Base (Canvas) Resolution” and “Output (Scaled) Resolution” are both set to 1280×720. Set the “Common FPS Values” to 30.  

9. Click “Apply”.