Have you bought a brand new capture or cam link only to find that your microphone and video are not syncing up in OBS Studio. There is nothing more annoying and it makes your stream look really unprofessional. Luckily there is an easy fix in OBS Studio that only takes a few seconds.
Let’s jump in and get started.
How To Add A Delay To Your Microphone In OBS Studio
Frist open up OBS Studio. Ensure that you you have your audio mixer in view. If you don’t, right click on word “Sources” and make sure audio mixer is selected.
In the audio mixer click on the settings COG beside your microphone –> Advanced Audio Properties.
In the Advanced Audio Settings Section you will see a Sync Offset section. This is where we can set a delay on our microphone. Usually there is a delay in the video signal coming into OBS meaning we have to delay our microphone input.
I am using a Camlink and a Blue Yeti Microphone. I set my delay to 240ms and it syncs up great however yours may be different depending on your PC and gear you are using.
You can start off with 240 and see if this works for you and then either extend or lower the length of the delay to sync up your audio and video in OBS Studio.
That’s all there is too it. This is a really easy fix.
How To Delay Video Source In OBS Studio
If you find that the audio from your capture card is off sync with your video from your capture card you can also adjust this in the Advanced audio properties section.
Just add a sync offset to your “Video Capture Device” and this will delay the audio from your device.
How To Add A Stream Delay In OBS Studio
If you want to add a delay to your whole stream you can also do this. You may want to do this if you are playing something like poker on screen where you don’t want someone seeing your cards while you are playing that hand.
To do this open up OB Studio and navigate to the settings tab. In settings go to Advanced –> Stream Delay.
Here you can set how long you want your stream delay to be. I would recommend somewhere between 20 seconds and 1 minute. Once you have set the delay click on Apply to confirm your changes.
You can adjust your stream delay over time to get the perfect balance of how long the stream delay should be which still allows your chat to communicate with you. I would recommend around 30 seconds as well as hiding your screen when searching for games. This will make it harder for stream snipers to get into your game.
Adding a really long stream delay will make it very hard to communicate at all with your chat, so I recommend keeping it as small as possible while still having the desired effect of a delay.
You should now have your Microphone and video synced together perfectly allowing you to have a professional looking stream. Enjoy streaming without a terrible looking delay on your video.
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