OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) is a free desktop and open-source cross-platform streaming and recording program built with Qt and maintained by the OBS Project.

Prepping the Overlays

Before you can output your overlays with OBS, you have to prep them in Studio. If you already know how to do this, skip this step.

Preparing Your Singular Overlays in Studio

A - Log into Singular, Download a Theme

Sign up for Singular (if you haven't already), log in to your Dashboard, and download a free theme from the Marketplace. To access the Marketplace, hit the "New" button in the upper left corner and select "Market".

Selecting "New" and then "Singular Market"

 

Downloading a theme

 

If you need a more thorough explanation, check out a quick tutorial on how to do the previous steps, here

B - Open up your theme into Studio, prepare your overlays.

Right click on your newly downloaded theme, select "Open with" and then choose "Studio". This is the Control Application you will use to prepare and operate your live overlays.

Right clicking on theme, selecting "Open with" and then choosing "Studio"

 

Prepare your overlays by choosing the "Auto Playlist" button from the three dot menu in the upper right corner and then updating the contents of the overlays within the Overlay Editor.

Selecting "Auto Playlist"

 

Editing overlay contents in the "Overlay Editor"

 

To learn more Studio overlay operation tips, click here. 

Outputting with OBS

The following is a tutorial on how to add your Singular overlays into OBS

1 - Add a Source

Press on the "+" under the "Sources" panel and select Browser. Make sure to name the source appropriately after your Singular Layer,

Adding a Source

  

2 - Input Your Singular Output URL

Copy your Singular Output URL link to the URL field. You will also need to manually put your desired Width and Height (for ex. 1920W and 1080H)

Inputting Singular Output URL

 

Note

Shortcut: CTRL-F (Windows) or Command-F (Mac) will set your overlay layer to the output resolution defined in your show settings. 

If you are not seeing your overlays, make sure:

  • A) You have an overlay in your control app taken on-air.
  • B) Your new Singular OBS layer is on top of all video layers. 
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