How to send data to OBS?
There are several ways how to send data from Scoreboard OCR to OBS:
- Using Multiple TXT Files
- Using Browser Window. Supports updating data 10x a second
1. Using Multiple TXT Files
- There is one limitation - OBS only reads TXT files once a second, therefore it might skip a second sometimes and it will not be able to display 1/10 of a second.
- In Scoreboard OCR choose “Multiple TXT files”
- Add fields. Based on the fields defined in Scoreboard OCR this will create and regularly update multiple TXT files each containing value of the field. For example, “clock.txt”, “score_a.txt”, “score_b.txt” each will contain their respective values.
- In OBS Add source → Text (GDI+) → check “Read from file” and browse the TXT file
- Repeat previous step for each field (clock, score_a, score_b, etc)
2. Using Browser Window
If your graphics engine by default does not support reading data from sources at least 10x a second (which is crucial for some sports such as basketball), most probably you can use an alternative approach - add scoreboard data using a Browser Window.