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How To Transfer Scenes from Streamlabs to OBS

If you’re considering transitioning from Streamlabs Desktop (SLOBS) to OBS, the prospect of transferring scenes might give you pause. Setting up scenes, stingers, and sources in Streamlabs can be a time-consuming process, and the thought of starting from scratch in OBS can be daunting.

Fortunately, OBS offers a solution. It allows you to efficiently import scene collections from Streamlabs, saving you hours of configuration. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process, so you can seamlessly transfer all your scenes to OBS.

How To Transfer Scenes From Streamlabs (SLOBS) To OBS

    1. Open OBS and navigate to File -> Settings -> General.
    2. In the Importers section, ensure that the search option is enabled.

      obs import option enabled

    3. Click on Scene Collections -> Import.
    4. Choose the scene collections you want to import and click Import.

      obs importer window with scene collection checked

    5. From the Scene Collections dropdown, select the newly imported collection to activate it.


In case you encounter any issues during the import process, refer to the troubleshooting section below for common solutions.

Common Import Issues

    1. Files Not Found: If OBS can’t locate your source files, it’s likely because you’ve moved them from their original location. Simply use the “Search Directory” option, navigate to your stream overlay package folder, and select it to help OBS resolve the file locations.

      obs missing files importer

    2. Resolution Mismatch: If everything imports correctly but your sources appear smaller or misaligned on the screen, it’s a sign of a resolution mismatch. To achieve a seamless import, ensure that your OBS resolution matches the resolution you used when setting up the scene collection in Streamlabs, as depicted in the image below.

      obs and streamlabs resolution settings

Should I Move To OBS from Streamlabs?

For various reasons, streamers may opt to switch from Streamlabs to OBS. To aid in your decision-making process, we’ve previously compared the benefits of each platform.

Before the introduction of the OBS importer feature, transitioning might have seemed daunting due to the lengthy transfer process involved. However, with just a few simple steps, you can effortlessly transfer your scenes from Streamlabs to OBS, making the choice much more accessible.

While overlay importing is simplified, configuring your settings will still require manual adjustment. The most efficient method is to have both programs open side by side, allowing for easy settings transfer from one to the other.


Transitioning from Streamlabs to OBS is now easier than ever. Streamlabs is an excellent platform for novice streamers, but as streamers gain experience, many switch to OBS for its enhanced performance and access to a wider range of plugins.

Thankfully, with our comprehensive guide, you can transfer all your scenes and their associated sources to OBS in just a few minutes. In case you encounter any issues during the import process, this article also addresses common problems and provides step-by-step solutions.

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