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External Broadcasting Software

You are be able to stream on MyFreeCams.com using RTMP External Broadcasters such as OBS, SplitCam, XSplit, Wirecast, ManyCam, etc.

Broadcasting Methods Comparison

Sidekick Plugin

Sidekick is a WebRTC broadcasting plugin for OBS that delivers high quality video with very low latency for all viewers (including mobile).

Please visit the Sidekick Wiki page for instructions on how to set up SideKick.

Getting Started

A hard-wired Ethernet connection is strongly recommended (rather than WiFi)


Output, Video, Audio, Advanced Settings

Add a Webcam Source

Windowed Projector Preview



  • Download and install OBS from https://obsproject.com
  • Do not run the Auto-Configuration Wizard
  • macOS: unidentified developer notice
  • In the Model Web Broadcaster (MWB) click Options in the bottom-left corner
  • Select External Broadcaster and click Setup Information
  • Click on Server URL to copy the Server URL to the clipboard
  • Launch OBS. Click Settings and select the Stream tab
  • Change the Service to Custom...
  • Paste the Server URL from the MWB into the Server box in OBS
  • Go back to the MWB and copy the Public Stream Key and paste into the Stream Key box in OBS

Club Shows

  • For club shows, duplicate your OBS profile (top menu bar: Profile > Duplicate), then copy the Clubshow Stream Key from the MWB into the Stream Key box in OBS Settings > Stream.
  • Note: The Stream keys for both your public shows and club shows are linked to your model account's password. This means that if you change your password, or if Support resets your password for you for any reason, your Stream keys will automatically be regenerated as well. Remember to update your OBS profiles with your new stream keys anytime your password changes.

Output, Video, Audio, Advanced Settings



Output Mode Advanced
Encoder x264
Rate Control CBR
Bitrate (720p / 1080p) 2500 / 5500
Keyframe Interval 1
CPU Usage Preset veryfast
Profile (none)
Tune zerolatency


Sample Rate 48 kHz
Channels Stereo
Mic/Auxiliary Audio Blue Yeti or Logitech C922 (example)
choose your highest quality microphone
(the one closest to your mouth)

Fix out of sync audio/video

Remove background noise

macOS: Capture desktop/application audio

Video (HD 720p)

HD 720p
Base (Canvas) Resolution 1280 x 720
Output (Scaled) Resolution 1280 x 720
Common FPS Values 30

Video (HD+ 1080p)

Do not attempt 1080p unless you have a desktop computer (or powerful laptop), a wired (Ethernet) internet connection with 12+ Mbps upload bandwidth, and have successfully broadcast using the HD 720p settings.

HD+ 1080p
Base (Canvas) Resolution 1920 x 1080
Output (Scaled) Resolution 1920 x 1080
Common FPS Values 30


Process Priority [Windows] Normal or Above Normal
Color Format NV12
YUV Color Space 709
YUV Color Range Partial

Add Webcam Source

  • Click + (plus symbol) at the bottom of the Sources panel and select Video Capture Device
  • Enter a name for your webcam (such as C920 or BRIO) and click OK
  • Click the Device drop-down menu and select your webcam
  • Use the following settings:

Webcam Properties


Resolution/FPS Type Custom
Resolution (720p / 1080p) 1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
FPS Match Output FPS
Video Format Any
YUV Color Space 709
YUV Color Range Partial
Buffering Disable


Use Preset ▢ unchecked
Resolution (720p / 1080p) 1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Frame Rate Simple FPS Values - 30
Input Format Auto
Color Space Rec. 709
Video Range Partial
Use Buffering ▢ unchecked

Video Preview

Obs windowed projector settings.png

When using OBS, the video preview in the Model Web Broadcaster is disabled and will show "LIVE" when broadcasting. Here's an alternative method to placing OBS alongside your web browser:

  • In OBS, click Settings and select the General tab. In the Projectors section select Make projectors always on top and Save projectors on exit
  • Right click the video preview in OBS and select Windowed Projector (Preview)
  • Drag the Windowed Projector to the top left corner of the Model Web Broadcaster (or anywhere) and resize as desired

Having two previews turned on may result in missed frames due to rendering delays. To prevent this:

  • Right click the video preview in the main application and select ✓Enable Preview to disable the preview


CharlesBot Widgets

  • Send a PM to CharlesBot with: !obs
  • You may do this by entering the following command in your chat room:
/pm CharlesBot !obs

MFC Alerts

  1. Add the MFC user mfcalerts to your Top Friends list (in order to receive your temporary password by PM).
    • You may do this by first entering the following command in your chat room:
    /friend mfcalerts
    • In your Friends List, click on mfcalerts.
    • In the Info Panel, select Actions → Make Top Friend
  2. Send a PM to mfcalerts with: signup
  3. A temporary password with instructions will be PMed to you.

Reset Settings


Minimum Recommended
Processor Intel i5 or AMD 6-core Intel i7 or AMD 8-core
Internet 5+ Mbps upload bandwidth 12+ Mbps upload bandwidth
Memory 4 GB RAM 8+ GB RAM
OS Windows 8 / macOS 10.13 Windows 10 / macOS 10.14
Graphics DirectX 10.1 / OpenGL 3.2 GPU DirectX 10.1+ / OpenGL 3.2+ GPU

A hard-wired Ethernet connection is strongly recommended (rather than WiFi)

Windows 10 users: If you have received the Windows 10 1809 update, make sure that Game Mode is disabled (PC Settings / Gaming). If Game Mode is enabled, Windows reduces GPU priority for OBS, which can cause frame lag in your stream.

More Information

Mac Install Notes


If you receive a notice, "... can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer":

  1. Open System Preferences ( > System Preferences...)
  2. Select Security & Privacy
  3. Click the Open Anyway button (in the General section)
  4. Select Open in the pop up window