If you’re wondering How to Fix Low Bitrate issues in Facebook Gaming I might just have the answer for you!
I recently ran into an issue when I took another look at Facebook Gaming as an alternative to Twitch, Mixer and YouTube gaming that meant regardless of what I did, the connection was terrible and unwatchable.
Firslty, let’s get into my Video settings:
I want a nice crisp 1080p stream running at 60fps – utilising the Bicubic filter.
Then I set my Output settings as follows:
I’m making use of the RTX NVENC encoder built into my MSI GTX 1650 Super running at a bitrate of 12570 which is the magic number for a 0.1 bpp encode including 128kbps audio.
So far so good? Well no, not really. This is what I saw in the Facebook Gaming preview window:
Clearly something was wrong, I was seeing a fraction of the frames I was sending, the bitrate was way too low and even the audio wasn’t getting through properly.
Let’s take a look at what I could see in OBS:
The bitrate was struggling and looked like it was down to a Network issue – in fact 64% of all frames were getting dropped.
I knew my streaming PC was fine and that my network was stable as I quickly ran a test stream to Twitch which was working properly.
I then took a look at the OBS Advanced Settings and spotted this:
These are settings I’ve used successfully with Twitch and Mixer but wondered if they were somehow causing issues with Facebook Gaming, so I changed them to this:
I then restarted the stream and was very pleased with the results I got. Here is the Facebook Gaming preview window, working properly now:
And unsurprisingly, OBS confirmed that things were now running properly:
The result was a buttery smooth 1080p60 stream running at about 12.7mbs with silky audio at 128kps (which is more than I can say for the game I was making a mess of at the time!).
There is clearly something with either the New OBS Network Code or the Low Latency setting that Facebook Gaming doesn’t like – either way, the stream is now performing exactly how it should be.
Hopefully this has been useful, if not leave me a comment and I’ll do what I can to help.
Thanks for reading!