OBS Source Is A Red Dot

If you’re adding a media source (RTMP, RTSP or HLS) in OBS and all you’re getting is a red dot, here’s a quick fix.

For Windows, hit Control-F.
For Mac OS, hit Command-F.

Bash Source in Cron

I’m running a “source” command inside a Bash script. The script is running fine on its own, but when I try running it inside a crontab, it doesn’t work. I’m using the source command just to load variables in a file, so I don’t have to edit multiple files. As it turns out, the regular shell in crontab does not quite understand the source command, and it’s the very reason the script fails. Here’s an example.

source /home/user/server.conf

I ended up removing the source line, and hardcoding the variables instead of loading it from a file.

server="servername"