Open Broadcaster Software Classic - Help Files

Welcome to the OBS Classic Online Help. Here you will find an explanation for every option and feature available inside of OBS Classic. From streaming to recording, adding sources, positioning your webcam or using command-line options, just go through the different sections to learn more.

Getting started

If you are already familiar with streaming or recording software and just want a quickstart or overview guide of OBS, check out these links:


If this is your first time using the application, the first thing you should probably do is configure your settings:

Scenes and Sources

Next you will want to add your scenes and sources before your start recording/streaming:

Also make sure to read our "Which capture to use?" Guide, to make a good decision on the preferred capture method.


Have a problem or question? Check the FAQ or our support section, with forums, live chat and many good guides: