The Gaming Careers Podcast

Creating OBS: The MOST POPULAR Streaming Software

February 19, 2020 Episode 2
The Gaming Careers Podcast
Creating OBS: The MOST POPULAR Streaming Software
Chapters
00:00:57
Jim's decision to build streaming software
00:01:40
How OBS began, and the story behind the name
00:02:19
How OBS became so popular
00:03:41
OBS Classic vs OBS Studio
00:04:38
OBS's best and worst features
00:06:11
Major releases, bug fixes and frustrations
00:07:48
Turning down 7-figures to protect your users
00:09:54
Dealing with competition from Streamlabs OBS
00:11:24
The scope of OBS and it's many use-cases
00:12:51
How many people work on OBS Studio
00:13:37
Dealing with pressure to perform whilst streaming
00:14:20
Jim's favorite streamers to watch
00:15:08
The platform wars between Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, and Facebook
The Gaming Careers Podcast
Creating OBS: The MOST POPULAR Streaming Software
Feb 19, 2020 Episode 2
Pete Wilkins / Hugh "Jim" Bailey

We talk to Hugh "Jim" Bailey, the guy who created Open Broadcaster Software, more commonly known as OBS. We discuss how OBS grew from a solo side-project to the world's most popular streaming software, why Twitch is still the best platform for viewers, and what it's like to turn down a 7-figure offer.

OBS Studio is free and open-source software for video recording and live streaming. Since it's release in 2012, OBS quickly became the most popular software solution people used to live stream to platforms like Twitch, YouTube Gaming, and Mixer.

In this episode, we cover: 

  1. Jim's decision to build streaming software (0:57) 
  2. How OBS began, and the story behind the name (1:40) 
  3. How OBS became so popular (2:19) 
  4. OBS Classic vs OBS Studio (3:41) 
  5. OBS's best and worst features (4:38) 
  6. Major releases, bug fixes and frustrations (6:11) 
  7. Turning down 7-figures to protect your users (7:48) 
  8. Dealing with competition from Streamlabs OBS (9:54) 
  9. The scope of OBS and it's many use-cases (11:24) 
  10. How many people work on OBS Studio (12:51) 
  11. Dealing with pressure to perform whilst streaming (13:37) 
  12. Jim's favorite streamers to watch (14:20) 
  13. The platform wars between Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, and Facebook (15:08) 

Links mentioned:
Download OBS
Support OBS on Open Collective/Patreon
OBS Discord for support
OBS Twitter 

Connect with Gaming Careers:
https://gamingcareers.com
https://discord.gg/GamingCareers
https://podfollow.com/GamingCareers
https://twitter.com/GamingCareers
https://instagram.com/Gaming.Careers
https://youtube.com/GamingCareers
https://twitch.tv/GamingCareers 

Show Notes Chapter Markers

We talk to Hugh "Jim" Bailey, the guy who created Open Broadcaster Software, more commonly known as OBS. We discuss how OBS grew from a solo side-project to the world's most popular streaming software, why Twitch is still the best platform for viewers, and what it's like to turn down a 7-figure offer.

OBS Studio is free and open-source software for video recording and live streaming. Since it's release in 2012, OBS quickly became the most popular software solution people used to live stream to platforms like Twitch, YouTube Gaming, and Mixer.

In this episode, we cover: 

  1. Jim's decision to build streaming software (0:57) 
  2. How OBS began, and the story behind the name (1:40) 
  3. How OBS became so popular (2:19) 
  4. OBS Classic vs OBS Studio (3:41) 
  5. OBS's best and worst features (4:38) 
  6. Major releases, bug fixes and frustrations (6:11) 
  7. Turning down 7-figures to protect your users (7:48) 
  8. Dealing with competition from Streamlabs OBS (9:54) 
  9. The scope of OBS and it's many use-cases (11:24) 
  10. How many people work on OBS Studio (12:51) 
  11. Dealing with pressure to perform whilst streaming (13:37) 
  12. Jim's favorite streamers to watch (14:20) 
  13. The platform wars between Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, and Facebook (15:08) 

Links mentioned:
Download OBS
Support OBS on Open Collective/Patreon
OBS Discord for support
OBS Twitter 

Connect with Gaming Careers:
https://gamingcareers.com
https://discord.gg/GamingCareers
https://podfollow.com/GamingCareers
https://twitter.com/GamingCareers
https://instagram.com/Gaming.Careers
https://youtube.com/GamingCareers
https://twitch.tv/GamingCareers 

Jim's decision to build streaming software
How OBS began, and the story behind the name
How OBS became so popular
OBS Classic vs OBS Studio
OBS's best and worst features
Major releases, bug fixes and frustrations
Turning down 7-figures to protect your users
Dealing with competition from Streamlabs OBS
The scope of OBS and it's many use-cases
How many people work on OBS Studio
Dealing with pressure to perform whilst streaming
Jim's favorite streamers to watch
The platform wars between Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, and Facebook
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