OBS & XSplit: Understanding Scenes and Sources

Understanding Scenes and Sources

Scenes and sources are two of the main concepts of streaming using OBS and Xsplit.

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Sources include anything that appears in your stream. This includes your computer screen, webcam, images, text, and even your microphone can be considered a source.

Scenes can be thought of individual folders that hold a group of sources. The streamer can switch from scenes to scene to display different sets of sources. There are many common type of scenes used by streamers: a scenes that just shows a webcam for when they are switching between games or don’t have anything to show on screen, a source that shows the gameplay, and a scenes for when that are AFK (away from keyboard).

Learning sources are the most basic and most important aspect of streaming and getting creative with them helps your stream look and feel its best.