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Nothing shows up in OBS or it is choppy
Some options and information for those not seeing video show up in OBS Studio

macOS

Please be aware that OBS v24 to v26.0 does not natively support VDO.Ninja, but version 26.1.2 and newer does. StreamLabs OBS for macOS also does not support VDO.Ninja as of yet, but it should in the future after it updates. Use the Electron Capture app if you are using a non-compatible version of OBS. > Get it here <

Windows

Ensure that the “Enable Browser Source Hardware Acceleration” checkbox is checked in the advanced settings. If you still get just black video when it’s checked, then you can try:
  • Updating your graphics card drivers
  • Go to the windows setting for “Graphics Settings”. You may see OBS or SLOBS under programs listed for “graphics performance preference”. Make sure OBS or SLOBS is set to “high performance”. Turn on hardware accelerated GPU scheduling.
  • Run OBS as an Administrator
  • Update OBS Studio to the newest version. When doing so, fully uninstall the old version before installing the new version. If you are up to date, try the beta release or just re-install.
  • If using OBS 64-bit, try installing the 32-bit version instead of OBS.
  • Switch the GPU used by OBS if using an NVidia GPU; settings in the Nvidia control center.
  • Enable Compatibility Mode for OBS; this setting is available via right-clicking the OBS icon and clicking properties.
  • Try a different video codec; perhaps &codec=h264 or &codec=vp9, which can be added to the view links
  • In the OBS Settings -> Advanced menu, disable Browser source hardware acceleration, and then restart. If it works then, the above GPU-related options should work. Otherwise, it might be a firewall, VPN, or privacy software.
  • Check to make sure you are not behind a corporate firewall or on a VPN (see Network issues below)
  • Disable any Anti-virus or other security software
  • Uncheck the Hardware Acceleration checkbox -- does it work now? If so, it may be choppy, but perhaps still usable
  • You can also download the Electron Capture app, and use that instead of OBS browser source. https://github.com/steveseguin/electroncapture
  • As a final resort, consider using a Cloud-hosted version of OBS instead, such as on Paperspace or AWS /w Parsec installed.
If the hardware-acceleration checkbox is not checked, check it and restart. Does it work now?

Network issues

We provide a speed test to see if the connection works at all, https://obs.ninja/speedtest You should be able to see your video streamed back at you. If not, there might be a network problem. You can visit https://test.webrtc.org or https://networktest.twilio.com/ for tools to help debug issues that might be impacting your network, such as Firewalls or incompatible browsers.
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