Do you want to separate audio sources in OBS?
If your answer is YES then you are at the perfect place.
Ever since OBS was launched, a lot of people have been having trouble isolating audio sources in OBS and if that’s you then look no further as we have discovered a plugin that will get the work done.
The reason why we have to use a third-party plugin is that OBS is yet to officially launch the feature separating audio sources while recording or streaming via OBS.
It is quite common to listen to music while playing or streaming games on OBS but if you don’t use the plugin we mentioned here, your game voice and music will be mixed into one channel.
If you are an avid gamer and enjoy listening to music while streaming games in OBS, you are most likely to receive a copyright strike from the music company if you don’t isolate audio sources in OBS.
Since we had been facing the same issue since the OBS launch, we discovered a plugin called Win Capture Audio to separate audio sources in OBS.
To know how to use the Win Capture Audio plugin to isolate audio sources in OBS, you will have to read this guide till the end.
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Without any further ado, let’s get started:
How to Isolate Audio Sources In OBS?
As mentioned above, to separate audio sources in OBS, you are required to download and install a plunging ‘Win Capture Audio’.
The best thing about this plugin is that it creates an additional source to OBS, allowing users to select the audio from a specific program.
Here’s how to install Win Capture Audio Plugin and use it:
First, download the Win Capture Audio plugin from GitHub. You can download the latest version by clicking on this link.
Once downloaded, make sure to unzip or extract the downloaded file into the OBS installation location.
Once you have successfully extracted the file, you will have multiple folders in the OBS Installation location. Makes sure it contains Data and Obs-Plugins folders.
If you are struggling to find the OBS Installation folder, you can find the same by heading to C:\Program Files (x86)\obs-studio.
Now, launch OBS and disable all of your Global Audio Devices by going to File >> Settings >> Audio.
Once disabled, launch your Audio Source. It could be Discord, VLC, Spotify, Chrome Windows and other programs that produce audio.
Now, you will need to add an application audio output capture source.
To add application audio output capture, you will have to click on the + sign located at the bottom left corner of the screen.
When you do so, a bunch of options will appear on the screen, select ‘Application Audio Output Capture’.
Now, you need to name your new Source and Select the platform you use to listen to music in the Windows section.
Once selected, click on the OK button as shown in the above picture.
When you do so, you will have a new audio source visible in the audio mixer.
Notably, this source will be entirely separated from your general Computer Audio Output.
The best thing about this plugin is that it lets you add as many sources as you wish.
If you still have doubts about the process, you can watch the following YouTube video:
How to Fix Win Capture Audio Plugin Not Working Issue?
There are plenty of users who have been having issues while using the Win Capture Audio plugin to separate audio sources in OBS and if that’s you then don’t worry, we have you covered.
To fix the Win Capture Audio plugging not working issue, you will have to Update Windows if there is an update available.
Once you have successfully updated your Windows, redownload and install this plugin and see if the error is fixed.
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We will update this post if OBS add this feature in the time to come or we discover more ways to isolate audio sources in OBS.