OBS is a popular software for streaming and recording content on various platforms. It has been widely used by gamers, content creators, and professionals for its user-friendly UI and versatile features.

Devs released a new v29.1 update that adds AV1/HEVC streaming to YouTube (feature in beta), multiple audio tracks in Simple Output Mode, preloading stinger transitions, and various other fixes.

OBS stops broadcasting randomly with no crash or warning

However, recently, several OBS users have reported encountering an issue where the software stops broadcasting randomly, without any crash or warning message (1,2,3,4,5,6).

OBS stops broadcasting randomly with no crash or warning

Users have reported encountering this issue while streaming on various platforms such as Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook.

The issue seems to occur randomly, without any pattern or trigger. Some users say that this issue occurs after a certain amount of time, while others have reported that it happens at the start of the streaming session.

To identify the root cause of this issue, users have tried to check their crash logs, hoping to find some information about the issue.

However, they reported that there is no crash log available, making it difficult for support to pinpoint the issue.

This is odd as OBS usually creates a crash log when the software stops unexpectedly, but in this case, there seems to be no record of the issue.

I’m not getting a crash log (when the alert pops and says “oops! OBS crashed…”) — the entire app is freezing; can’t click anything except the window “X” over and over, until it eventually pops a “this app isn’t responding, close it?” Windows alert.Source

had my obs crash and reset every 30 mins, went back to slobs and no issues

This issue was first reported a while back but seems to persist in the latest v29.1 update.

Users have tried various methods to fix this issue, including reinstalling OBS, updating their drivers, and changing their internet connection but, none of them have worked.

Potential workaround

Fortunately, we have come across a potential workaround to resolve this issue. For now, you can download the v28 of the OBS:

Yeah I downgraded to version 28 of OBS because it froze my cam, but in addition it crashed my entire OBS

We hope that OBS addresses the problem at the earliest and provides a solution. Until then, keep tabs as we will update the story with further developments, if any.

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