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OBS Studio (also known as Open Broadcaster Software ) is a free and open source software for video recording and live streaming. Record everything from your monitor/screen/window or camera/capture card and live stream or save to your HDD as MP4/MKV. High performance real time video/audio capturing and mixing, with unlimited scenes you can switch between seamlessly via custom transitions. Filters for video sources such as image masking, color correction, chroma/color keying, and more.

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Latest version

27.1.3 / 27.2 Beta 4 (January 24, 2022)



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Download OBS Studio 27.1.3 Windows 64-bit  86MB  Win64

Download OBS Studio 27.1.3 Windows  83MB  Win

Download OBS Studio 27.1.3 Mac  130MB  Mac

Download OBS Studio 27.1.3 Linux  Linux




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Download OBS Studio 27.1.3 Portable Windows 64-bit  98MB  Win64  Portable

Download OBS Studio 27.1.3 Portable Windows  93MB  Win  Portable

Download OBS Studio 27.2 Beta 4 Windows 64-bit  86MB  Win64

Download OBS Studio 27.2 Beta 4 Portable Windows 64-bit  86MB  Win64  Portable

Download OBS Studio 27.2 Beta 4 Mac  86MB  Mac




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Software License

Free software / FOSS (Free download and also Free and Open Source Software)



Supported operating systems

WinWindows MacMac OS LinuxLinux




Version history / Release notes / Changelog / What's New


OBS Studio 27.2 Beta 4

If you would like to support the OBS Project, please consider contributing to our Patreon or Open Collective!

We're releasing beta builds before release candidates so we can gauge some changes/features. Please let us know how it goes!

Beta 4 Changes
Fixed a number of crashes with CEF 95 related to browser sources and browser panels
Fixed a crash when opening the transition properties dialog
Fixed a memory leak in the auto-configuration wizard
Browser source pages are no longer refreshed when their size changes (useful when programmatically resizing them)
Fixed browser sources not rendering after hide/show
Fixed various AJA plugin issues
Fixed a crash that could happen on shutdown with certain third-party plugins
Fixed HTTP request errors not being logged when communicating with the YouTube API
Windows: Added an option to general settings to hide OBS from screen capturing, allowing you to capture your display without OBS showing up
Bumped SVT/AOM AV1 encoders to their latest versions
Fixed a few minor stability issues

Beta 3 Changes
Reverted a change causing reduced performance on macOS
Fixed a crash when using sidechain on audio compression filters
Fixed a regression causing replay buffers to overwrite old replays
Fixed a regression causing replays to save to the wrong locations if slashes are present in the name formatting
Fixed a bug causing AV1 encoders to not to start up if OBS is set to a fractional framerate (e.g. 59.94)
Fixed various bugs with the hotkey section of the settings window
Fixed VST plugin windows disappearing when resized
Fixed an uncommon crash with VST plugins
Fixed an incorrect offset of scene labels on certain multiview configurations
Fixed a bug that would allow resizing sources that are locked
Fixed a performance issue with X11 window capture on Linux
Fixed a bug where projectors could not be resized with certain window managers on Linux
Fixed window flashing when starting the program minimized to tray
Fixed a bug where push-to-talk or mute delay would not save under certain circumstances
Fixed various AJA plugin issues/bugs
Fixed a bug where mouse hotkeys would not always function correctly on Linux

Beta 2 Changes
Fixed vertical volume meters not showing grayscale activity while muted
Fixed a crash when using transition overrides
Fixed Flatpak deployment issue

OBS Studio 27.2 Beta 1 Pre-release

We're releasing beta builds before release candidates so we can gauge some changes/features. Please let us know how it goes!

New Features and Additions
Added AJA source for AJA devices [DDRBoxman/AJA Team]
Added AJA output to tools menu for AJA devices [DDRBoxman/AJA Team]
Added the ability to set different blend modes to sources via the source right-click context menu (similar to Photoshop’s layer blending for example) [jw0z96]
Added AOM AV1 and SVT-AV1 encoders (note that these are currently considered experimental, work best with CPUs that have many cores, and are only accessible for recording in advanced output mode) [Jim]
Added an OBS hotkey for browser sources to allow refreshing a browser source via that hotkey [gxalpha]
Added hotkey filter search [furious]
Added hotkey duplicate detection [furious/Jim]
Added a warning dialog when switching profiles that have settings changes that require a restart [offthegrid-mike]
Added a “Show active outputs warning on exit” option in advanced settings, which allows you to enable/disable the confirmation dialog on exit while recording/streaming [bobvandevijver]
Added support for the RIST protocol [pkv]
Added official Flatpak support for Linux [GeorgesStavracas]
Added hotkey support when running OBS on Linux with Wayland [kkartaltepe]
Tweaks
Updated CEF (Chromium) for the browser source from 75 (3770) to version 95 (4638) (Absolutely amazing work by everyone who worked on this, especially the CEF community -Jim) [RytoEX/pkv/WizardCM/VodBox]
Updated dependencies to their latest versions [Jim/RytoEX/pkv/WizardCM/VodBox]
Volume meters will now show audio activity in grayscale when muted rather than showing no activity [cg2121]
Improve menu bar icons on macOS [PatTheMav]
A warning will now be shown when failing to start/stop YouTube streams [derrod]
Improved consistency of transition duration suffixes [cg2121]
On Linux, the list of windows shown in Window capture will now show alphabetically [donotnoot]
Twitch panels will now use light or dark mode depending on the OBS theme [RytoEX]
Changed the Docks menu from being a submenu in the View menu to instead be its own top-level menu on the menu-bar [Warchamp7]
A more user-friendly dialog is now displayed when a file could not be written for recording [R1CH]
The filters preview/properties are now resizable [Warchamp7]
Added the ability for RTMP servers to request a silent reconnect when the server is going down (otherwise known as the “RTMP go away” feature) [Jim]
Incompatible audio filters will now not be shown for sources that don’t support them [WizardCM]
Added frontend event so scripts can know when OBS is shutting down [cg2121]
PipeWire capturing is now more robust, especially in multi-GPU setups [columbarius]
Bug Fixes
Fixed the cursor capture position on certain games with window and game capture [rcdrone]
Fix YouTube GoLive feature not working for existing broadcasts that are not auto-start broadcasts [derrod]
Fixed the YouTube broadcast button state when stopping streams without auto-start that have auto-stop enabled [derrod]
Fixed an issue where the edit menu wouldn’t properly update its state depending on what was selected [offthegrid-mike]
Fixed the Paste Source context menu items from still being enabled if source has been destroyed [Jim]
Fixed a bug where pressing “Cancel” on a properties dialog would cause settings to save in some cases despite hitting cancel [gxalpha]
Fixed a bug where certain settings would show as available in the video capture device properties when they weren’t actually available [lexi-lambda]
Fixed a crash where modifying the video capture device properties on Linux could cause a crash on some systems [lexi-lambda]
Fixed Linux PulseAudio monitoring volume with signed 32bit and unsigned 8bit formats [norihiro]
Fixed Media Source not working with audio-only files [norihiro]
Fixed a couple memory leaks with QSV [shleeable]
Fixed an issue where audio monitoring could have significant latency on Linux [kkartaltepe]
Fixed undo/redo not working for text changes on the context bar [gxalpha]
Fixed an issue where the transform window would not consistently updated for selected sources/scenes [offthegrid-mike]
Fixed missing undo/redo action when resetting filter properties [gxalpha]
Fixed missing undo/redo action when using “Add existing source” [gxalpha]
Fixed an issue where stinger transitions could sometimes loop unintentionally [exeldro]
Fixed an issue where transforms/crops would not be included when copying/pasting sources [torresam]
Fixed a couple potential freezes and crashes, especially with browser sources [Jim]
Fixed an issue where devices would not always reinitialize properly when switching scene collections [Jim]
Fixed various issues that would affect the websockets plugin [tt2468]
Fixed a bug where certain Twitch panel settings wouldn’t save properly [derrod]
Fixed a bug on Linux where Window capture wouldn’t properly capture on software rasterization devices [ishitatsuyuki]
Fixed various potential bugs and race conditions across the program and multiple plugins [wangshaohui]
Fixed network throughput to distant servers potentially being limited in low memory environments [R1CH]

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Intuitive audio mixer with filter functionality such as noise gate, noise suppression, and gain.

Powerful and easy to use configuration options. Add new Sources, duplicate existing ones, and adjust their properties effortlessly.

Improved and streamlined Settings panel for quickly configuring your broadcasts and recordings.

Both light and dark themes available to fit your preference




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Acronyms / Also Known As

Open Broadcaster, OBS Studio, OBS Classic, Open Broadcaster Software



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Rating by kelly quinn on Aug 18, 2021 Version: 10.33 OS: MacOS9 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




Rating by kelly quinn on Aug 18, 2021 Version: 10.33 OS: MacOS9 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




Can not play any encrypted online video.

Review by linuxgeek on Jul 13, 2021 Version: 27.0.1 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 5/10




Rating by summerclock on Jun 21, 2021 Version: 27.0.1 OS: Windows 10 Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




Rating by TheDon on Jun 25, 2020 Version: 25.0.8 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10


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