How to download and install OBS for Windows

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In order to be able to stream with Thinkzoom Live Virtual Classrooms, you'll first need a broadcasting application installed to the machine you wish to stream on. We recommend OBS (Open Broadcast Software) Studio. As long as you have Windows 8, 8.1 or 10, you can visit https://obsproject.com/download. Select the Windows logo to be shown the available download options: Screen_Shot_2021-05-11_at_1.59.01_PM.png

Click on "Download Installer" to trigger the download of the installer executable (.exe) file.

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Once downloaded, select the .exe file to begin the OBS Studio Installation process.

If you have User Account Controls enabled, authorize Windows to allow OBS to make changes on your hard drive. 

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First, you will need to click "Next" from the Welcome screen to begin the installer:

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Now, you will want to read through and accept the licensing terms by hitting "Next" again. 

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Your next step is to ensure that you are installing OBS to the desired location in your file directory. By default, OBS will install in your Program Files folder in a folder called "obs-studio". Once you see the desired destination folder, hit "Install" to install OBS. 

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Once the install is completed, you'll be asked to finish this wizard and open OBS for the first time. Click Finish to do so.

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When OBS opens for the first time, you will be presented with the option to run an Auto-Configuration Wizard to set up how OBS will be broadcasting content. We recommend that you cancel this Wizard, as these settings are not essential to getting your Thinkzoom LVC stream online.

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You are now ready to create a Thinkzoom Virtual Classroom Session. From here, you will be able retrieve the Server and Stream Key data that will connect Thinkzoom to OBS. You can find the support article detailing this procedure [[here]].

 

 

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