How to Change Your Keyframe Interval for Twitch?

  • OBS Studio: Download and install OBS Studio from the official website.
  • Twitch Account: You should have an active Twitch account and be logged in.

Step 1: Launch OBS Studio

Open OBS Studio on your computer.

Step 2: Access Settings

In the OBS Studio main window, navigate to the lower-right corner and click on the "Settings" button.

Step 3: Configure Stream Settings

  1. In the left sidebar of the Settings window, click on "Stream."
  2. In the "Service" dropdown menu, select "Twitch."
  3. In the "Server" dropdown menu, select the Twitch server closest to your location for optimal streaming.

Step 4: Configure Output Settings

  1. In the left sidebar of the Settings window, click on "Output."
  2. Under the "Streaming" section, locate the "Keyframe Interval" dropdown menu.
  3. By default, OBS Studio usually sets the keyframe interval to "2." This value is generally recommended for Twitch and most other streaming platforms. However, you can adjust it if necessary.
  4. To change the keyframe interval, click the dropdown menu and select your desired value. Twitch recommends using a keyframe interval of either 2 seconds (which is the default) or 4 seconds.

Step 5: Apply Changes

Once you've selected your desired keyframe interval, click the "Apply" button at the bottom-right corner of the Settings window.

Step 6: Start Streaming

Now, you're ready to start streaming with your updated keyframe interval settings. Click "OK" in the Settings window to close it.


  • A keyframe interval of 2 seconds is usually a safe choice for most Twitch streams. However, if you experience issues or have specific requirements, you can experiment with different values.
  • Keep in mind that changing your keyframe interval may affect your stream's quality and compatibility with Twitch. Be sure to test your stream after making any adjustments.
  • Make sure your internet connection is stable to ensure smooth streaming regardless of the keyframe interval you choose.
  • Always refer to Twitch's official guidelines and recommendations for streaming settings to ensure the best viewer experience.

Congratulations! You've successfully changed your keyframe interval for Twitch using OBS Studio. Your stream should now be optimized according to your selected settings. Happy streaming!

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