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OBS Audio Related Settings and Question

TheSouthDude Jun 14, 2013 05:35AM PDT

I am a fairly new streamer and I have picked up on the OBS software for recording. I like to listen to music while I am on the computer but do not want to risk streaming with it, because of all the legality involved. I was wondering if there is a way in OBS to silence my desktop sound and only pick up on my mic sound. I do realize the there is a setting for those exact things but when I mute my desktop audio, it still wants to be recorded. I am not sure why that is; maybe it's just suppose to be like that. Also, I have a Plantronics GameCom 780 headset and I think that there is a possibility for that playing into the issue of not separating audio sources.


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starvingpoet: Jun 23, 2013 05:08PM PDT
Few Things:

1. Can you hear your mic through your desktop audio? If so, you want to uncheck that box in the actual microphone settings. (

2. In OBS, make sure the audio is properly defined: (

3. In the OBS dashboard, have desktop audio off and microphone on: (

Though it should be fairly obvious - if you're playing audio through speakers instead of your headphones, then your mic can still pick that up. No matter what you do.
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Xangold: Jun 23, 2013 05:08PM PDT
Can you screencap your audio settings on OBS? If you have your music playing through your default desktop audio, you should be able to mute it via the main screen by clicking on the volume slider icon.


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