How to Add a Webcam in OBS

Follow our step-by-step guide below.


Learning how to broadcast a webcam within Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) is one of the first steps to mastering the software. In this step-by-step guide we show you how to add a webcam and how to enable broadcast of the microphone on the webcam.

Select video capture device

1. Select video capture device

Click the + symbol under the 'Sources' section. You should see the 'video capture device' option, click on that.

Name the layer

2. Name the layer

When adding multiple layers it's important to ensure you label the layer.

Select the device

3. Select the device

a) Select the webcam from the 'devices' drop down.
b) Specify the desired resolution. For more advanced settings, uncheck the 'use preset' box.

Adding the webcam's microphone

4. Optional - Adding the webcam's microphone

You'll need to manually add the webcam's microphone as an audio source in settings. Click the 'settings' button.

Select the webcam under the audio tab

5. Select the webcam under the audio tab

a) Select the audio tab which is located on the left of the settings window.
b) Under the 'Mic/Auxiliary Audio Device' dropdown select the webcam.



You can adjust the webcam's microphone volume in the 'Mixer' section.