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Is OBS good for recording YouTube videos on computer?

Is OBS good for recording YouTube videos? Get the easy answer and learn how to record videos for YouTube on your PC or Mac.

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“I’m going to record YouTube videos on my Mac and I have previously installed OBS Studio. Is OBS good for recording YouTube videos on a Mac? I don’t want to install an extra screen recorder if OBS helps.”

Yes, OBS is good for recording YouTube videos no matter if you are using a Mac or PC. It allows you to customize the video resolution, video format, and frame rate and provides rich video & audio recording sources. More specifically, it allows you to record any part of your screen and external devices such as a webcam. Whether you want to record your screen only or record your screen and webcam at the same time, it will be useful.

What’s more, it can fulfill your screen recording needs in various situations, such as game recording, meeting recording, 4K recording, and more. In short, OBS is not just good for recording YouTube videos. It also performs well for recording videos in other cases.

To record a YouTube video via OBS:

  1. Find the YouTube video you want to record and watch it in fullscreen.
  2. Open OBS Studio and go to the Sources panel.
  3. Click Add to add Window Capture and Audio Output Capture.
  4. While setting up Window Capture, select the YouTube window and click OK.
  5. Play the video and click Start Recording in the Controls panel.

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