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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

30.1.2 / 30.2 Beta 3 (June 12, 2024)



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Download OBS Studio 30.1.2 Windows 64-bit  127MB  Win64

Download OBS Studio 30.1.2 Mac 64-bit  168MB  Mac64

Download OBS Studio 30.1.2 Mac ARM 64-bit  160MB  MacARM64

Download OBS Studio 30.1.2 Linux 64-bit  Linux64




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Download OBS Studio 30.1.2 Portable Windows 64-bit  141MB  Win64  Portable

Download OBS Studio 30.2 Beta 3 Windows 64-bit  130MB  Win64

Download OBS Studio 30.2 Beta 3 Portable Windows 64-bit  130MB  Win64  Portable

Download OBS Studio 30.2 Beta 3 Mac  130MB  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 Beta 3 Changes

Fixed a crash in Beta 2 on Windows when running OBS normally (not in Portable Mode) [derrod]
Fixed a memory leak in Beta 2 [derrod]

OBS Studio 30.2.0 Beta 2 Changes

Fixed a crash in Beta 1 when canceling a stream attempt with incompatible settings [palana]
Fixed a crash in Beta 1 related to WebSocket settings migration on systems set to non-English languages [tt2468]
Fixed a crash in Beta 1 where loading a theme could result in infinite recursion [derrod]
Fixed an issue in Beta 1 with Lua scripts not working on Linux [tytan652]
Fixed an issue in Beta 1 with the chapter marker hotkey setting not showing up [derrod]
Fixed an issue in Beta 1 where the Replay Buffer button text could be incorrect when trying to stop the Replay Buffer [gxalpha]
Fixed an issue in Beta 1 where a theme would override another theme with the same ID [tytan652]
Fixed an issue in Beta 1 where a warning dialog box for Multitrack Video errors would have untranslated buttons [RytoEX]
Clarified a warning message in Beta 1 when choosing a different GPU for NVENC [derrod]
Added detection for outdated Visual C++ Runtime which would cause a crash in Beta 1 [derrod]
Added detection in the Windows updater for outdated Visual C++ Runtime which would cause a crash in Beta 1 [derrod]
Made some UI adjustments from Beta 1 based on user feedback [Warchamp7]

OBS Studio 30.2 Beta 1

Note

Note: NVIDIA users may need to update their GPU drivers to 531.61 (Windows) / 530.41.03 (Linux) or newer.

Important

Note: The code signing certificate for OBS is being updated. This may impact game capture compatibility with some anti-cheat solutions starting with the next major OBS update. If you are a game or anti-cheat developer please see https://obsproject.com/kb/capture-hook-certificate-update for more information.

30.2 New Features
Added support for Multitrack Video streaming [palana]
On Twitch, this is known as Enhanced Broadcasting. Currently, this requires Windows and an NVIDIA GPU. Support for other platforms and GPU vendors is planned. For more information, see: https://help.twitch.tv/s/article/multiple-encodes
When this feature is enabled, the following data about your system will be sent to the streaming service when starting a stream:
OBS config info (canvas width and height, frame rate, encoder width and height, VOD Audio Track setting, OBS version)
CPU info (name, speed, core counts)
GPU info (model, memory, driver version, device ID, vendor ID)
Memory info (free, total)
OS info (name, version, arch, emulation)
Windows info (gaming feature status: Game Bar, Game DVR, Game Mode, Hardware-accelerated GPU Scheduling)
Multitrack Video settings (maximum streaming bandwidth, maximum video tracks)
Added support for Enhanced RTMP/FLV multi-track audio and video [palana/kc5nra]
Replaces the old metadata-based "VOD Track"
Added "Hybrid MP4" output format (BETA) [derrod]
Combines fault-tolerance of fragmented MP4 with wide compatibility and faster access times of regular MP4. For more information, see: https://obsproject.com/kb/hybrid-mp4
Supports inserting chapter markers into the file via a hotkey or API. These markers are supported by most video players and editing software, such as DaVinci Resolve
Added Linux support to the native NVENC encoder [derrod]
NVENC AV1 is now supported on Linux
Added Linux shared texture support to the NVENC encoder [derrod]
Added Linux shared texture support to the QuickSync encoder [kkartaltepe]
Added Linux shared texture support to the VA-API encoder [nowrep]
Added HEVC support to WebRTC output [murillo128]
Added Composable Themes system to simplify theme creation, maintenance, and enable future customisation options [derrod/Warchamp7]
Themes now consist of a base theme and variants that can be switched between in the new "Appearance" settings tab
Old themes will no longer work and will need to be updated to the new system. See the wiki page for details: https://github.com/obsproject/obs-studio/wiki/OBS-Studio-Theme-System
30.2 Changes
Various UI and Theme tweaks [Warchamp7]
Audio of multiple instances of a source in a scene/group is now deduplicated [derrod]
Deduplication is recursive, but does not apply on groups or nested scenes that are currently playing show/hide transitions, this may be fixed in the future
Scene Collection specific plugin data is now retained for plugins that are not currently loaded [derrod]
Closed-captions are now supported for HEVC and AV1 [jhnbwrs]
Qt Fusion style is now always enforced on Linux [tytan652]
Combined PipeWire window/display capture into unified "Screen Capture" source to align with other platforms [tytan652]
Renamed "Screen Capture (XSHM)" as "Display Capture (XSHM)" for consistency with other capture sources [tytan652]
Set default recording format on macOS to fragmented MOV [gxalpha]
Improved freetype2 text source performance [kkartaltepe]
File open dialogs now start in the directory of the currently selected file, rather than the default [Warchamp7]
Moved warnings in advanced output to bottom of settings window for better visibility [GPattenden]
Various performance improvements for texture encoding [kkartaltepe]
Prioritize NVDEC decoder on NVIDIA systems [moocowsheep]
Support NVDEC decoder for encoded DirectShow sources [moocowsheep]
Replaced non-texture NVENC FFmpeg fallback with native implementation [derrod]
Log now includes all available encoders [Penwy]
Reset duration of scene item show/hide transitions when removing the transitions [Warchamp7]
Adjusted appearance of volume meters [Warchamp7]
Adjusted appearance of multiview borders and labels [Warchamp7]
Added support for audio-only and video-only WHIP outputs [tt2468]
30.2 Bug Fixes
Fixed packet priority not being set for some AV1 encoders, resulting in outputs never recovering from dropping frames [derrod]
Fixed various issues with audio channel layouts in (remuxed) recordings [pkv/derrod]
Fixed various issues with the native FLV muxer [palana]
Fixed various issues with the RTMP protocol implementation [palana]
Fixed minor errors in HEVC and AVC decoder configuration records [derrod]
Fixed change discard confirmation dialog popping up twice when closing source properties [tytan652]
Fixed QSV AV1 on multi-GPU systems [thyintel/derrod]
Fixed FFmpeg output erroneously checking disk space when not writing to a file [RytoEX]
Fixed auto-config wizard not working without a stream key [mar10iana]
Fixed text alignment with extents [exeldro]
Fixed encoder properties having nested scroll areas in output settings [derrod]
Fixed crash if input video resolution changes when using hardware-accelerated decoding [tt2468]
Fixed button text being cut off in controls dock [powersagitar]
Fixed undo action for filters showing UUID instead of name [derrod]
Fixed not all eligible Patreon supporters being shown in the "About" dialogue [Warchamp7]
Fixed copy-pasting show/hide transitions not including duration [Warchamp7]
Fixed settings dialog being cut off on low-resolution screens [tytan652/Warchamp7/derrod/RytoEX] (yes, this one took four people to figure out)
Fixed paused indicator text stacking [Aleksbgbg]
Fixed disabled audio sources showing up in advanced audio properties [Penwy]
Fixed Grid Mode setting not being persisted when enabled through the View menu [RytoEX]
Fixed CoreAudio not handling encoder delay, resulting in audio being 44-48 ms late [derrod]
Fixed OBS not handling negative audio timestamps at the start of an output correctly, resulting in Opus and CoreAudio AAC audio being delayed by a few ms [derrod]
Fixed VA-API AV1 encoder being unavailable if H.264 is unsupported [kkartaltepe]
Fixed WebRTC buffer size being too small for recovery with high-bitrate video [Sean-Der]
Fixed renaming multiple scenes when hitting Tab key while renaming [howellrl]

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All features


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 pcspeak on Mar 31, 2022 Version: 27.2.3 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10




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




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


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