How to connect to GoPro Hero cameras with OBS Studio

This tutorial shows how you can connect GoPro Hero cameras to OBS Studio.


Setup instructions

Step 1: Download ffmpeg

Download ffmpeg and extract the “bin/ffpmpeg.exe” (or “bin/ffmpeg“) file to the Desktop.

Step 2: Connect to the GoPro camera and start the Camera Suite streaming server

Connect to the GoPro’s WiFi network using the macOS or Windows network manager. If you have a GoPro Hero 8/Max camera then the WiFi connection can be created using the WiFi connector app.

Then start the Camera Suite app, connect to the GoPro camera, and start the streaming server in the Camera Suite app. Uncheck the “Enable UDP streaming server” checkbox before starting the streaming server.

Step 3: Start ffmpeg

Open a command prompt and type in the following two commands:


cd Desktop
ffmpeg -fflags nobuffer -f mpegts -i udp:// -f mpegts -vcodec copy udp://localhost:10000



cd Desktop
./ffmpeg -fflags nobuffer -f mpegts -i udp:// -f mpegts -vcodec copy udp://localhost:10000

Step 4: Start OBS Studio

Start OBS Studio and create a new Media Source. Enter “udp://@:10000” as input and “mpegts” as input format.

The GoPro live stream should now appear in the OBS Studio scene.


The following videos show the whole process on Windows and macOS:

Microsoft Windows 10


Apple macOS (10.10 or newer)



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