OBS Studio - Open Broadcaster Software is free and open source software for video recording and live streaming. Stream to Twitch, YouTube and many other providers or record your own videos with high quality H264 / AAC encoding.
If you watch people playing games on YouTube or Twich, chances are they’re using OBS Studio - commonly shortened to just “OBS”.
(you too can look gormless while playing puzzle games on Linux)
How to install
The latest release of OBS is available in the candidate channel. If you wish to use your webcam, you’ll need to connect that interface.
snap install obs-studio --candidate snap connect obs-studio:camera
Note: This snap is built from upstream source, bundling the ffmpeg from the 16.04 repo. In the near future we’d like to bundle a hand-built ffmpeg which includes hardware accelerated video encoding. For now we’re asking you to focus on OBS itself.
How to run
To ensure you’re running the snapped version (as opposed to any other version you may have installed) while testing, you can either:-
snap run obs-studio
Or just click on the familiar OBS icon in your desktop launcher/menu.
I’m interested to hear from people who actually use OBS on a regular basis, to understand if this snap has any shortcomings compared to any other packaged version. If you’re a user of OBS and have a lot of carefully crafted scenes and sources, you should be able to copy the existing OBS config into the snap directory beneath
I’m keen to hear about:
- Streaming to popular platforms
- Performance of the snap
- Compatibility with themes or other added 3rd party tools
- Any other issues
Just reply to this post here on the forum with any comments / feedback. Thanks!