There may come a time when you want to stream your OBS Scenes to a Discord call. Maybe you want to show your gameplay to friends while still having your face cam show or you want to have access to your transitions etc on a Discord call.
There have been a few rare occasions where I have needed to use this when I wanted to show my new stream set up to friends without having to actually stream. Whatever your use case is, we are going to show you how to get it set up with this tutorial.
How To Stream OBS To Discord Using Virtual Webcam
We can stream from OBS to Discord by utilising the OBS Studio virtual webcam feature. To ensure you have this installed, ensure that you have updated to the latest version of OBS Studio before continuing with the tutorial.
How To Set Up Virtual Webcam In OBS
Follow the steps below to set up your virtual webcam in OBS Studio:
- Open OBS Studio and click on the settings COG beside “Virtual Webcam”
- Set your output type to “Internal” and your Output Selection to “Preview Output”. Click OK.
- You have now configured the settings of your Virtual webcam.
This means you can now use your OBS scene as a webcam source in any other program, including Discord. Now that it is configured, let’s add it to Discord so your friends can see OBS output.
How To Add Virtual Webcam To Discord
Follow the steps below to share your OBS Virtual Camera on Discord:
- Open Discord and join a call
- Open OBS Studio and select “Start Virtual Camera”
- In your Discord call select the “Turn On Camera” button
- Click on the dropdown menu and select OBS Virtual Camera. Select “Turn On Camera”.
- Your OBS Studio scene will now appear in Discord. You may notice that it has been flipped horizontally. Don’t worry, only you are seeing it flipped horizontally. The people viewing your screen in the call will see it normally.
You have now successfully streamed your OBS Scenes directly into a Discord call.
How To Get Audio In Discord With OBS Virtual Camera
One of the biggest downsides of this set-up is the audio. Unfortunately, when you use your OBS Virtual camera in Discord it only pulls in the video from OBS and not the audio.
If you don’t need your system/game audio then this doesn’t matter. You can simply stream the video footage to Discord and talk to the Discord call through your microphone.
However, if you want people in the call to hear System Audio as well as your voice you will have to use a third-party solution such as Voicemeeter banana.
To do this you need to create a virtual audio cable that takes input from your system audio. This can then be used as an audio input on Discord.
Check out our full guide to Voicemeeter Bananna tutorial so you can set up a Voicemeeter cable.
You can now show off your new layout to your friends in Discord or stream directly to your community in Discord. This may be useful if you have a subscribers-only Discord section and want to do something like a sub-Sunday where you play with subs. You can stream to Discord rather than firing up a full stream.
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