a. Based on your internet connection and those of your viewers, adjust your video/audio bitrate. An efficient way to do this is to have your internet connection’s upload speed at three times the total output bitrate; if you need to stream at 1mb bitrate, you would need a 3mb upload speed from your provider just to ensure that everything runs smoothly.
b. Depending on the aforementioned internet connections, a 500-1200kbps total bitrate will deliver a high quality stream and is the maximum recommendation for streaming. Encoder should be x264.
c. A 128kbps audio bitrate will deliver a high quality audio stream. 96kbps or 64kbps is recommended for users with internet connections on the lower end.
d. OBS has the ability to record your stream into a local file. Define where that file is stored by entering its destination in the “Recording Path” field.