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The Filenal Countdown

The Filenal Countdown (punny spelling intended) is a countdown (and countup!) timer that works well with OBS and other streaming software. It starts a countdown, based on your settings, and saves it to a text file once per second.

Animated Example

Installation

Download the Setup1.msi installer file from the list of Releases in GitHub.

This only runs on Windows, sorry. If you're using linux or a Mac, you can see this tip I made for accomplishing the same thing using a shell script I wrote: https://youtu.be/vB0jObYSoMI

Usage

An example of how you might use this with OBS Studio:

  1. Try out a 5 second time using The Filenal Countdown by running it, choosing an output filename, and clicking Start
  2. Create Scene in OBS and add a Text Source
  3. Check the "Read from file" checkbox and Browse to the file that you created in Step 1 above

That's it. You should see "00:00:00" in your OBS window. If you start the countdown again in The Filenal Countdown, you should see the countdown changing in OBS.

I have not tried this with any other software, but I imagine it will be similar with other streaming software. I'm sure people will find other interesting uses for this as well.

Credits

@rmobis has contributed some good bits, including making it kinder on your CPU and adding a STOP button at the same time!

The clock icon comes from The Gnome Project