Adding Glimesh as a Stream Service in OBS or Streamlabs Desktop


Please be aware that the patcher is still experimental. Report any bugs in the #bugs channel on our Discord server so we can try to solve them!



OBS Studio

Glimesh has been officially added to OBS Studio as a streaming service, which means you should already be good to go and you can follow our guide to setting up your OBS Stream Settings.

If you do not see Glimesh in your OBS Studio Stream Services list, make sure OBS is up to date, if that still doesn't work we've created a patcher that will help you get going! You can continue down below to the "Running the Glimesh OBS Service Patcher" section below.

Streamlabs Desktop

Glimesh has been officially added to Streamlabs Desktop as a streaming service, which means you should already be good to go and you can follow our guide to setting up your Streamlabs Desktop Stream Settings.

If you do not see Glimesh in your Streamlabs  Stream Services list, make sure Streamlabs Desktop is up to date, if that still doesn't work we've created a patcher that will help you get going! You can continue down below to the "Running the Glimesh OBS Service Patcher" section below.

Running the Glimesh OBS Service Patcher
In order to make sure everyone can stream to Glimesh on day one, we've created an executable-based patcher that can get you up and running. Since this patcher is just a simple script, many operating systems will warn you about running it. If you are concerned about that, we also have a section below that includes adding Glimesh manually to your services list.

The complete source of the Glimesh OBS Service Patcher is available at https://github.com/Glimesh/glimesh-obs-service-patcher

Step 1. Download the necessary file
We've bundled the Glimesh OBS Service Patcher for Windows, Mac, and Linux and each one has the same installation steps. You'll need to download, unzip, and then double-click on the installer. You can find Windows and Mac at the bottom of this guide. A full list of installers are here: https://github.com/Glimesh/glimesh-obs-service-patcher/releases

Step 2. Unzip the package
You can unzip the downloaded package using your operating system's built-in unzipper.

Step 3. Install
Double click the glimesh-obs-service-patcher file in the extracted directory to start the process, you may need to run the executable as Administrator on Windows, or on a Mac you'll need to let the executable run past Mac's security pane.


If you get prompted with "Windows protected your PC", you'll need to click "More info" and then Run anyway to continue the patching.


A successful patch will what files it found and what it patched.

Step 4. Check OBS / Streamlabs Desktop
After the program runs, it should tell you exactly which files it updated and what applications it found. You should be good to close the program and open up either OBS or Streamlabs and find Glimesh in the service list.

OBS Setup Guide: OBS Studio Setup Guide
Streamlabs Desktop Setup Guide: Streamlabs Desktop Setup Guide

If you still don't see Glimesh in OBS Studio:
As a final last step, you can clear some of your OBS Studio cache by:

1. Completely stopping OBS.
2. Press Windows Key + R, paste this in %AppData%\obs-studio press enter
3. Go in the plugin_config folder and rename rtmp-services to literally rtmp-services-backup
4. Start OBS

If this still doesn't work, join our Discord and open up a ticket in #streaming-help!

Adding Glimesh to your OBS services list manually
If you decide you'd rather make the changes yourself that's perfectly fine. However, you will need to be comfortable modifying JSON files in hidden areas of your computer.

Step 1. Find the location of your OBS Services file
OBS Windows: %AppData%\obs-studio\plugin_config\rtmp-services\services.json
Streamlabs Desktop Windows: C:\Program Files\Streamlabs OBS\resources\app.asar.unpacked\node_modules\obs-studio-node\data\obs-plugins\rtmp-services\services.json

OBS Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/obs-studio/plugin_config/rtmp-services/services.json
Streamlabs Desktop Mac: /Applications/Streamlabs OBS.app/Contents/Resources/app.asar.unpacked/node_modules/obs-studio-node/data/obs-plugins/rtmp-services/services.json

OBS Linux: ~/.config/obs-studio/plugin_config/rtmp-services/services.json
Streamlabs Desktop Linux: Unknown.

Step 2. Add Glimesh
Using your favorite JSON-capable code editor, open the services.json and add a Glimesh definition to the end of the file. You'll need to make sure you format the JSON file properly.