Twitch’s Advanced Broadcasting Now Available in OBS, Supports NVIDIA GeForce 900 and Above GPUs

Twitch’s Advanced Broadcasting Now Available in OBS, Supports NVIDIA GeForce 900 and Above GPUs

Twitch Enhanced Broadcasting, a feature designed to improve encoding, has been introduced with the latest OBS 30.2 RC1 release, which supports a wide range of NVIDIA GPUs.

Advanced Broadcasting Uses Transcoding Power and Broad NVIDIA GPU Support to Enable Broadcasters to Provide the Best Experience for Every Viewer

Twitch Enhanced Broadcasting was a feature that NVIDIA announced for the GeForce platform at CES 2024 in collaboration with the famous streaming platform OBS.

It is a medium for broadcasters to make sure their viewers are getting the best quality depending on their network connection and hardware capabilities. NVIDIA’s announcement was a huge hit with broadcasters because now their viewers would have a more engaging experience which would be vital to the success of the community.

Advanced Broadcasting provides two critical capabilities to broadcasters. First, it creates multiple encodes of your stream using dedicated encoder resources on your GPU. Having multiple encodes allows video encoding to occur at multiple resolutions on your streaming device.

Thanks to the dedicated encoders in NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs, this will result in a higher quality stream and reduced latency for all resolutions without affecting your streaming experience. Secondly, this feature will provide an automatic configuration option for OBS that will optimize your settings based on your computer’s processing power and upload bandwidth.

Dan Clancy, Twitch CEO

Advanced Broadcasting uses your GPU’s dedicated encoder resources to create multiple versions of your stream at different resolutions. Viewers will get the optimal stream based on their internet quality. Those familiar with the broadcasting process may have heard the term “transcoding,” and that’s exactly what happens with Twitch’s Advanced Broadcasting. Using NVIDIA’s NVENC, the onboard GPU lowers the bitrate and resolution for each version of the broadcast.

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Another interesting thing about Enhanced Broadcasting is that it allows broadcasters to push the best broadcast settings to the server-side algorithm, eliminating the need for a “trial and error” process. It also makes it possible for even those who are not technically savvy to get involved in the broadcast process.

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The latest OBS 30.2 RC1 release now brings Advanced Broadcasting to NVIDIA’s GeForce 900 series or later GPUs, further increasing the adoption of the feature. Right now, Advanced Broadcasting is still in beta and since it was created in collaboration with NVIDIA, Team Green’s GPUs are being prioritized for now. We hope to make the feature available to everyone, and there’s a good chance that it will happen.

Source of news: Jacob Freeman