Change the Default OBS File Format from FLV to MP4

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You're watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we're going to show you how you can change the default file format of Open Broadcast Software (OBS) from the standard FLV file format to an MP4 format.

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Steps

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    Open the OBS application
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    We already have it open on our desktop and it is currently recording a file.
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    We need to click on "Settings" under the microphone input
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    Click on "Broadcast Settings" in the menu on the left-hand side
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    We'll see "File Path" which is the default saving area.
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    Click on the text box to the right of "File Path" and erase "flv" at the end
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    Type in "mp4"
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    Do the same for "Replay Buffer File Path", erase "flv" and add "mp4".
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    Click "Apply" then "OK"
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    These settings will not be applied until the next time we begin streaming, so it will not disturb our existing recording. Now the next time we record something, it will record an MP4 instead of FLV.
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    This concludes the tutorial on how to change the default file format of Open Broadcast Software (OBS) from the standard FLV file format to an MP4 format
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    If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the section below. Thank you for choosing VisiHow. Have a great day.
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Questions and Answers

How do you make OBS save files as MP4?

OBS is now saving as .flv instead of .mp4 and I want to change it back.. I have tried: Nothing. I think it was caused by: Uninstalling OBS multi-platform.

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