OBS Studio encoding overloaded – How to fix it!

So just this last week I have come across the OBS Studio software. If you aren’t sure what it is, it is a screen recording software for computer’s. The best part about OBS Studio is that it is completely free! I downloaded the program, installed it and started to use it right away.

Shortly after I had gotten it set up with the source’s and I went to record, I was getting the OBS Studio encoding overloaded error. Once I noticed that, I wasn’t quite sure what it was doing, so I went to the saved file for the video and noticed that I couldn’t play the video it was in .FLV format. I will go into that as well in a bit.

OBS Studio encoding overloaded error

Oh that pesky error! It took me some time, but I was able to figure out how to correct that issue. I went ahead and changed the encoding level to a lower one, thinking that it was what was causing the issue, but I also went ahead and went into the Task Manager (ctrl+alt+delete) and checked the priority setting for the program.

I noticed that it was set to normal. I went ahead and changed that setting to high after I made those two changes I have so far never received that error again.

.FLV format

So when I first started, I didn’t think to check the format that the video’s will be saved as. The default format setting was the .FLV format. I quickly realized that this was why I wasn’t able to view the previous video’s. It was a quick and easy fix.

As you can see in the video above, all I had to do to change that was click on the setting’s, go to the Output Tab, then change the Recording Format under the Recording section. You can choose from .FLV, .MP4, .MOV, MKV, .TS and .M3U8.

I went with the .MP4 as I was only aware of the .MP4 and .MOV file format’s. As in I have only dealt with those two, I have not worked with any of the other Format’s before and I didn’t feel like spending the extra time to learn what they were when I knew I could just use either the .MP4 or .MOV file formats.

Live streaming capabilities

I have not used the OBS Studio software to do and Live Streams, but it is a popular tool to use for Live Streaming. I myself do not make very many Live Stream video’s, so I will probably not ever use it. But I might give it a go around once or twice, just to test it out.

Where can I get a copy of OBS Studio?

If you have run across this article I’m sure that you already have it, but if not, you can go to https://obsproject.com/ From there as you can see in the video you can download the software for what ever platform you are using. The installation was fairly simple.

As you can see in the video, I shown you how to set up the different source’s for your video’s, If you haven’t set them up yet, you won’t be able to do much with the software.

OBS Studio does take some time getting used to, but all in all I am very happy with the software, it has made my life easier, and I’m sure it will make your life easier as well. The best part is, you won’t be out any money using it.


Those were the only issues I’ve had so far with the product, but if I ever have any more issues I will be sure to fix it and show/explain to you on how to fix said issue. If you are currently having any other issues with the OBS Studio software, be sure to leave a comment down below so I can help you get it resolved.

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