AnsweredHow Do You Prevent Your OBS Recordings From Lagging?😵

How do you prevent your OBS recordings from lagging? My OBS recording is fine, but when viewing the recording, it lags. Please help me fix the problem, thanks.

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Rel· Answered on Dec 01, 2023

Hi, I used to encounter the same situation as you described. First, you need to know why OBS recording files lag behind. 

  1. 1️⃣Unstable network connection;
  2. 2️⃣Too many programs running in the background;
  3. 3️⃣Wrong OBS recording settings;
  4. 4️⃣Bitrate settings too high;
  5. 5️⃣OBS software security conflict;
  6. ...

The reasons why your OBS recordings lag vary a lot. To make sure that next time while you are recording there won't be the same problem, you need to pay attention to the following things:

  • Change OBS Settings: As mentioned above, it might be because you choose to record videos with high quality. Just lower the bitrate of video and audio a little, and see if the recording files still lag. 
  • Close the unnecessary process that is operating behind: If the computer has too many processes running together, the speed and running status of the process will of course lag behind. Before recording with OBS, check the undergoing process and close the unnecessary ones. 
  • Check the computer's security and firewall: OBS Studio serves as an open-source software, so it might have some conflicts with the security and firewall of your computer. To solve the problem, just open the security and firewall settings of your computer, then turn off the firewall option. 

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