If you are a regular streamer, you might be familiar with the Streamlabs OBS and OBS Studio. Currently, both these software are ruling in the online broadcasting industry. Millions of Twitch and YouTube Gamers use this software for streaming and recording their valuable content for their people. 

In this article, we will dig into the entire method of how to add a “game capture source” in Streamlabs OBS and OBS Studio. So, if you are interested, then give a full read to this content. 

How to add a game capture source in Streamlabs?

If you are new to the Streamlabs OBS you can follow the simple step by step guide layed out below. It is a straightforward process. All you need to do is to add the game capture from the Streamlabs OBS window of sources. In most cases, leave the game’s settings to default for hassle-free streaming. 

If you are having trouble with this don’t worry; we got you covered with a step-by-step picture tutorial. Make sure you have Streamlabs OBS latest version in your machine.

Step 1: Click on the “Add a New Source (+) button”

After opening the Streamlabs on a laptop/computer, come to the midsection of the software and find the “Sources” section. Here you will see three buttons. Just click on the “+” sign to add a new source. 

Step 2:Then press “Add the Game Capture” button.

You will see different types of options like Image, browser source, display capture etc. Click on the Game Capture Streamlabs OBS option present below the display capture section. After clicking on it, you will see different kinds of widgets in the right area to make your work and streaming easier. 

Select according to your project needs and at the end, click on the “Add Sources” button in green colour. After that, the Streamlabs OBS will ask to enter a name. Try to write a relevant name so you can find it easily afterwards. 

Step 3: Click on the “Adjust Source Settings” button.

It is the most vital step that is directly proportional to the streaming or recording options of your game. You need to adjust settings according to your needs. If you are new in this industry, then better to change it to the “default settings”. On the other hand, if you consider yourself a pro, let’s move to the “Mode Selectors” and put light on it. 

Click on the “Mode” Arrow Button to see the below-mentioned options on the Streamlabs screen. 

The “Auto” mode:

If you want to rely on the Streamlabs setting, you can select the auto mode. In this, the Streamlabs will automatically adjust the screen size, colour, resolution and all other essential things. 

Capture Full Screen:

If you are willing to stream the entire screen of your games, then select the “Capture Any Full-Screen Application” mode. 

Capture Specific Screen:

In the “Specific Screen” mode, you are free to choose the desired portion of your screen to stream on this broadcast software. You can even select the browsers tabs or any other software you are running. Like if you are working on Website Development locally on the machine, you can switch to YouTube. So, it is one of the best modes that user’s love to use. 

Capture Foreground Window:

With the help of the hotkey, you can easily capture the computer’s foreground window—best for programmers and gamers. 

What is the Best Mode?

The auto mode is one of the easiest and safest modes for recording and streaming. If you are a beginner, then we would suggest you go with the “Auto Mode”. Once you become a pro, you can move to “Specific Section and Full Screen” Streaming options. 

Step 4: Click on the “Done” button.

After selecting mode, the last step is to “Save the Settings”. For this, click on the “Done” button. Congrats, your game is now added to the source of Streamlabs OBS. 

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How to Add A Game Capture Source In OBS Studio?

OBS, referred to as Open Broadcaster Software, is one of the top-notch streaming and recording tools. You can use it for Twitch, YouTube and other broadcasting tools for free. But many people don’t know how to add game capture sources in OBS. If you are also from those, then this content will be beneficial for you. Although it is straightforward, there are some tricky points in it. Let’s dig into the complete process.  

Step 1: Click on the “+” Sign to add source:

Open the OBS and go to the sources section. You will see a + sign on the middle screen. Click on it. 

Step 2: Click the “Game Capture” Option:

When you complete the above step, you will see many options. Select the 6th option that is “Game Capture”, and click on it. 

Step 3: Give a “Name” to New Source:

For remembering the game source capture name, input an easy word and click on the “OK” button. 

Step 4: Select the “Mode” Option:

The default mode of OBS is “Full Screen Capturing”. Yes, it will start recording or streaming in full screen until or unless you go with the other screen modes, i.e. capture specific window, and capture foreground window. All the options are the same as Streamlab OBS. So, if you will face any confusion regarding the modes options, go to the above section of Streamlabs Modes and give it a read. 

Once you click on the “OK” button, you can start the streaming and recording process in OBS. Yes, it is that straightforward. 


Do I Add My Capture Card As A Game Capture Studio?

If you are willing to record or stream on-screen gaming or other video content, you need a capture card. The heavy gaming consoles like PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X have built-in capture cards to record the in-streaming content. On the other hand, you can add a capture card in Streamlabs OBS by following the below-mentioned steps. 

  • Install OBS Studio and click on the “+” sign. 
  • Go to the “sources” tab, add a new source and give it a name.
  • Open properties and then select the capture card. 
  • Tap on the “Start recording” button present on the right bottom corner. 

Can I Record My Game Capture Without Streaming Live?

Yes, you can record videos without streaming them live. For this, go to the Broadcast setting and select the “File Output Only”. By this, you can record the session on local machines. 

Is Streamlabs OBS Free?

Yes, Streamlabs OBS is free to use on the PC. There is no need to pay a single dollar for downloading and installing this application. Just install it, start recording and streaming games for free. 

Bottom Line:

Streamlabs OBS and OBS Studio are two top-notch recordings and streaming software in the market right now. But the popularity of Streamlabs OBS is increasing as it is offering more advanced features to its users. The prior one also has a better user experience and high-performance score. So, you can select according to your requirements. 

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