Getting an "encoder overload" error indicates that your computer cannot encode your video fast enough to keep the settings you have made before. When you get this error, your video will freeze or periodically stutter.
These are some of the possible causes for this problem:
- There are few CPU resources. This is the main reason for this error, as it demands a considerable amount of CPU usage to encode video streams.
- The disk storage is too low.
- The screen resolution is too high.
Possible solutions to mitigate or eliminate this problem include the following:
- Reduce the output resolution of your stream;
- Lower the frame rate of your stream;
- Change the encoder preset;
- Use "Hardware Encoding" to help process the video;
- Change process priority when using Windows;
- Close other programs you might be running;
- Free up more space in your hard drive;
- Disable the Game Mode or other PC enhancements;
- Upgrade your hardware.
You can also check this YouTube video for more advice.