How to stream from Shadow with OBS


Disclaimer: Streaming on the Shadow box consumes a lot of upload, if you know that you have a low upload and this gives you problems to stream on Shadow only, it’s better to use the local solution + Shadow.

  1. How to stream from Shadow and only on Shadow
  2. OBS settings

There is almost nothing to change to optimize your stream on OBS. Nevertheless, the few changes you have to make will greatly enhance your overall experience.

First, go to "Output" and in the "Streaming" category, change the encoder to "Hardware (NVENC)" (for NVIDIA encoding). This will prevent OBS from encoding your stream with the processor of your Shadow, it is not made for that and you will have much less trouble on a GTX that knows how to handle it perfectly.


  1. Microphone settings

This depends on the type of microphone you have - jack or usb. First, go to the "Audio" category. Then, if you use a jack microphone, select "Line In". C

This will capture the sound of the line input from Shadow, which is your microphone plugged into a jack.

For a micro USB or built-in to another device select the corresponding name from the drop-down list.

Moreover we can quickly add it here but if there is need to change the audio output you can simply go to "Desktop audio device"


If you have a headset, it will appear here too (Without a connection, it will only display the speakers of of local pc or Shadow)

  1. Camera settings

The camera takes up the most bandwidth along with the microphone. More than the microphone because the quality of a webcam can increase very quickly. In this example here, we use the Logitech C920 which can record up to 1080p HD.


You can leave the options on "Type of resolution / FPS" by default if your connection allows it.
If you notice latency, artifacts, poor webcam quality, you should reduce the quality, and if necessary, the FPS.
In "Resolution Type / FPS" change the selection from "Device Defaults" to "Custom". In the drop-down list of "Resolution" and "FPS" you can lower the values until your connection supports sending the stream of your camera.


With these settings, you should be in good condition to stream if, once again, your upload connection allows you to.

The thing only left for you to do is enter your stream key to link your Twitch account to OBS to stream to your Twitch channel.

  1. How to stream Shadow from a local pc
  2. OBS settings


As a more optimized solution, you can stream from your local pc the stream of your Shadow. Using a redirection, the optimization appears at the level of the sending of your stream which takes only very few uploads (less than 7mbps) and on the sending of the image of your webcam and micro (which at once does not take almost no upload since you are sending these items locally)

  1.   Microphone settings

First, disable the remote USB on your Shadow so that your microphone is detected once again (the flow of the device is redirected to the Shadow so it becomes unavailable locally).

Once again, return to "Audio" and "Microphone / Auxiliary Audio Device" and choose the desired microphone. With the microphone connected locally, you will not have any losses if you have a bad upload.


Repeat the same steps for audio output. Choose the desired one just above.


  1. Camera settings

For the camera, it's the same as the microphone.

First, make sure that the remote USB is removed (or that your device is not "mounted" in your Shadow to free the flow for use locally).


Choose the webcam you want (here we are using the Logitech C920) and then choose where you want it to appear.

As for the microphone, it is unlikely that you have losses because the flow is redirected from the local PC to the Twitch platform.

Now enter your stream key, and start streaming on your Twitch channel.


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