OBS Studio and SpoutCam

OBS Studio has a virtual webcam plugin developed by CatxFish.

Together with the Spout plugin for OBS, this is an alternative where you may not be able to receive SpoutCam in some programs like Google Hangouts and Google meets etc. You will find discussions in this forum or other useful information on the OBS forum or on the GitHub project pages.

  1. Install OBS studio
  2. Install OBS Spout plugin
  3. Install the latest OBS virtual camera plugin
  4. Start OBS studio
    File > Settings > Video
    Set the canvas resolution you want - e.g. 1280x720.
    This will be the output size of the virtual webcam.
  5. Click on the Sources window at bottom left
    Click + Add
    Select Spout2 Capture and OK
    A properties window will pop up - click OK.
  6. Start a Spout sender e.g. the Spout demo sender
    The output will appear in OBS studio as the sender size( 640x360 in this case) within the canvas (1280x720). You can stretch or shrink the image to fit.
  7. Tools > VirtualCam
    Start if not already

Now the OBS virtual webcam is active.
Start a program and select OBS-Camera.