How to Stream Minecraft Videos with OBS?

Since its launch in 2011, Minecraft has consistently remained one of the best-selling video games of all time. Thanks to its versatility, it is even used as an educational tool by institutions with the Minecraft: Education Edition that is also available with Microsoft Office 365 Education. Apart from the growing interest among Minecraft gamers to share their experience and entertain the masses, educators can encourage their students to create how-to videos, write stories, explain gameplay and stream them to platforms, such as YouTube to develop confidence in speaking. In this article, we will explore how to stream Minecraft videos with OBS.

What Are the Steps To Stream Minecraft Videos Using OBS?

It is recommended to use GPU for Minecraft game capture, especially with mods. Follow the steps below to stream Minecraft gameplay with OBS.

  • If you are using a Windows 10 laptop or all-in-one system with GPU, go to Windows 10 settings (Start>Cogwheel icon).
  • Click on System>Display and expand Graphic settings under Advanced display settings.
  • Select “classic app” / “Desktop app” in Choose an app to set preference and hit “Browse”.
  • Look for the javaw.exe, and after adding Minecraft/javaw.exe, click “Options” and choose “High Performance”.
  • To stream, Minecraft gameplay with OBS, launch both applications with Minecraft running in the background.
  • In OBS, add a scene and provide an appropriate name to it.
  • Add sources such as Audio Input Capture for using devices such as a mic for recording.
  • Then add the Game Capture, Window Capture, or Display Capture, depending on if you want only the game or the whole screen of the computer to be captured. If the Window Capture option is used, Minecraft will appear as an option if it is running in the background.
  • Reposition and resize the window as per requirement and add the webcam as a device to the scene.
  • Click on Settings and click on Stream.
  • Select the service (YouTube, Twitch, etc.), copy and paste the stream key from the platform.
  • Click on Start Streaming when ready, and switch to the Minecraft window.

Why GPU-Enabled Virtual Desktop for Streaming Minecraft Gameplay?

Streaming Minecraft gameplay with OBS is a resource-intensive task, and not all users, especially school kids have powerful computers that can handle the load. GPU-enabled virtual desktops with OBS can solve common issues that are observed with Minecraft gameplay streaming in the following ways.

  • They can be accessed even with mobile phones and tablets for streaming Minecraft gameplay using OBS.
  • Resources such as storage, RAM, or GPU on virtual desktops can be scaled based on requirements.
  • Issues observer with high-pixel settings, full-screen mode, and higher FPS will be minimized.
  • There is no need to worry about drivers, operating systems, and other settings, as these virtual desktops are configured to support these operations.
  • Users can add mods and customizations based on their requirements without worrying about compatibility issues.

Apps4Rent Can help With Minecraft Livestreaming

Apps4Rent is a pioneer in offering GPU-enabled virtual desktops customized for live streaming with encoders such as OBS. These virtual desktops use Microsoft and Citrix technologies in servers in our top-tier SSAE 16 level datacenters and Azure.

As a Microsoft Solutions Partner, Apps4Rent can also offer Office 365 Education licenses with Minecraft: Education Edition to educational institutions along with virtual desktops for empowering the next generation. Call, email, or chat with our virtualization consultants for assistance.


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