OBS Studio 113 – How to stop audio looping, audio echoes in OBS – Don’t kill your viewers’ ears!

So you’ve set up your OBS Studio profiles,
load up your Twitch Dashboard and change your stream title and game name, and get ready
to stream. You click “Start Streaming,” and greet
your audience – most of whom thankfully haven’t shown up. Then, like any good streamer, you use a second
device to quickly check your video quality and audio levels. Or perhaps a friend showed up early. This is when you find out your stream is unbearable
– there’s this horrific echo happening destroying your audio and any possibility of live stream
fame. What happened? Let’s try to figure it out. ARE YOU TIRED OF YOUR STREAMS OR VOICE CHAT
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below. I’m EposVox, here to make tech easier and
more fun, and welcome back to my OBS Studio tutorial course. I have many, many more videos on the software
in the playlist linked in the description. Check that before asking questions, and check
the introduction video to learn how this course works, if you get confused. There’s a couple potential causes of an
echo in your stream. The ones we’re going to cover here are mostly
obvious. If this isn’t it, then you may have to hop
into the forums and get help. First and foremost, the number one cause of
stream looping and echoing comes from having a video preview up while you’re streaming. Both Twitch and YouTube – along with other
streaming sites – give you a video preview panel to make sure all is A-OK with your stream. This is great, but if you leave it unmuted
and playing, it can cause a horrific echo loop. Plus it eats up more bandwidth and potentially
takes away from the stream quality. So make sure your video preview on your streaming
site is muted or closed. In Google Chrome you can actually right click
the browser tab and mute it outright, which is quite handy. This is usually what causes the echo. Of course, make sure you’re using headphones
instead of speakers while streaming, otherwise your game sound or voice chat will echo back
into your microphone. Also, if you’ve messed with the new audio
monitoring feature, it’s possible that is looping something back to your stream. Even though one of the options is specifically
designed to not loop the audio back to your stream, it still happens. Audio drivers and playback are finicky beasts,
and sometimes it just doesn’t work out. Disable those when troubleshooting an echo
loop. Similarly, some USB headsets or microphones
cause audio echoes, loops, or other issues. Try streaming without the USB device in use
or plugged in and see if that is the source of your problem. As I said before, there are plenty of potential
causes of echo – these are just the easy, generalized ones I can help with. If none of these are your issue, I recommend
posting in the OBS Support Forums and kindly asking for assistance. I hope this episode of my OBS Studio tutorial
course has been helpful for you. If it was, drop-kick that like button and
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Studio tutorial course. More videos like this and a full master class
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