How Do I Fix Low Video Quality on OBS?

Are you tired of low-quality videos on OBS? Maybe you’re experiencing blurry images or pixelated videos. Don’t worry because in this tutorial, we’ll explore some ways to fix your video quality on OBS.

Check Your Encoding Settings

The first thing to check is your encoding settings. If your encoding settings are too low, it can result in low-quality videos. To adjust your encoding settings, navigate to the “Output” tab in OBS and select “Advanced” under Output Mode.

From here, you can adjust your bitrate and other encoding settings. We recommend setting your bitrate to at least 2500 kbps for 720p videos and 3500 kbps for 1080p videos.

Reduce Your Resolution

If you’re still experiencing low-quality videos after adjusting your encoding settings, try reducing your resolution. When streaming or recording at a high resolution, it can put a strain on your computer’s resources and result in lower quality videos.

To reduce your resolution in OBS, navigate to the “Video” tab and select a lower resolution from the dropdown menu under “Base (Canvas) Resolution”.

  • For 720p videos, select a base resolution of 1280×720.
  • For 1080p videos, select a base resolution of 1920×1080.

Upgrade Your Hardware

If you’ve adjusted both your encoding settings and resolution but still experiencing low-quality videos on OBS, it might be time to upgrade your hardware. Upgrading to a better graphics card or processor can significantly improve the quality of your stream or recording.


In conclusion, fixing low-quality video on OBS is all about adjusting the right settings. Start by checking your encoding settings and reducing the resolution if necessary. If that doesn’t work, consider upgrading your hardware for better performance.

With these tips, you’re well on your way to producing high-quality videos on OBS. Happy streaming!