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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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OS:Windows Mac Linux
Released:Aug 31,2018
File size:63.3MB
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Latest version

22.0.2 (August 31, 2018)


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Download OBS Studio 22.0.2 Windows  [63.3MB]  [Win]

Download OBS Studio 22.0.2 Windows 64-bit  [66.3MB]  [Win64]

Download OBS Studio 22.0.3 Mac  [109.2MB]  [Mac]

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Download OBS Studio 22.0.2 Portable Windows  [82.2MB]  [Win]  [Portable]

Download OBS Studio 22.0.2 Portable Windows 64-bit  [87.1MB]  [Win64]  [Portable]

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WinWindows MacMac OS LinuxLinux

Version history / Release notes / Changelog

OBS Studio 22.0.2 Hotfix

Fixed a bug where the program could sometimes mistakenly use a different server than the one selected
Fixed a bug where copying and pasting sources would not paste the transform
Fixed a bug where using a custom server with authentication would no longer work
Fixed a bug on macOS where the browser source would not update properly
Fixed a bug on macOS where leaving the browser source interaction window could cause a crash
Fixed a bug on macOS where the lock icons in the source list would disappear under the scrollbar if the scrollbar was visible
Fixed a case where the multiview could crash on certain Linux desktop environments
Fixed a potential crash on startup that could happen under rare circumstances
Fixed a few cases where the "Start Streaming" and/or "Stop Streaming" hotkeys could mysteriously disappear from the hotkeys section of the settings window
Fixed a bug where the filters window would show the preview very squished
Fixed a bug where the browser source sometimes wouldn't paint properly
The "Make projectors always on top" option now also properly applies to windowed projectors as well
When using Windows 7, the browser source's hardware acceleration is now disabled by default due to potential incompatibilities with older drivers
When using Intel video adapters with the program, the browser source's hardware acceleration is now disabled by default due to incompatibilities with many Intel integrated video adapters
Removed the "Beta" warning from the Auto-Configuration tool

OBS Studio 22.0.1 Hotfix

Fixed a bug where the browser source wouldn't read local files properly

OBS Studio 22.0

General Changes
Major improvements to the browser source:

Added hardware acceleration to the browser source on Windows for greatly improved performance, reduced resources, and allowing advanced rendering functionality such as WebGL. This reduces CPU usage, reduces RAM usage, and even reduces GPU usage. This option is enabled by default; it can be disabled in the advanced section of settings if needed if there are any unexpected issues.
Updated to Chromium version 68
Refactored the entire plugin and pruned approximately 13,000 lines of code (very satisfying for me in particular)
The browser source now has accurate frame synchronization on Windows
Fixed all memory leaks of the browser source
Added the ability to use web browsers as widgets (which isn't currently exposed much, but will allow a lot more custom functionality later)
Added source grouping, allowing the ability to group multiple sources together as a single transformable group:

To add a group, you can either select a few sources and then right-click and choose "Group Selected Items", or you can create an empty group in the Add menu
You can seamlessly drag and drop items in and out of groups
You can ungroup a group without affecting the group in other scenes by right-clicking the group and choosing "Ungroup"
Groups show their list of sources as a sub-list within the main scene list, which can be collapsed and hidden if desired
Groups can be referenced (shared) between multiple scenes like any other source
Groups can have their own effect filters applied to them
Added the ability to set a custom background color to items within the source list to color-code them for improved organization:

To set the item's background color, right-click the source item within the source list, and go to "Set Color"
You can use a preset selection of colors within the menu, you can choose a custom color, or you can reset it to default
Added a "Vertical Layout" option to the mixer's right-click context menu to make the mixer display vertically rather than horizontally (#1257)

The multiview can now be configured to show up to 24 scenes at once in general settings if desired (#1260)

Added an option to audio settings to allow the user to change the audio meter type: "Sample Peak" and "True Peak" (#1189)

Added secure streaming (RTMPS) support for services that support it, such as Facebook (#1360)

It is now possible to use more than one Intel QSV encoder at once (#1341)

It is now possible to use alt-cropping even on sources that are set to a bounding box transform. This fixes the issue where, for example, alt-cropping would not work after you pressed Ctrl-F on a source. Note that in that case, the rectangle's size will not change, but the contents will realign to the rectangle. (01ac60c)

Windowed projectors are now saved and loaded on shutdown/startup (#1195)

Audio sources within the mixer now always displayed alphabetically (#1242)

Significantly reduced GPU usage when the program is idle (I.E. when the program is not streaming or recording) (45b5291)

Added a confirmation dialog when the user has not added video sources to any scenes, warning them that they are about to stream a blank screen. This ensures that new users do not inadvertently stream without at least first adding some sources. (310c98e)

The program will now default to the NVIDIA GPU when on laptops that have both NVIDIA and Intel integrated adapters. This can still be overridden in the NVIDIA control panel if desired

Bug Fixes
Fixed a bug where videos recorded with certain formats would report that they were 1000 FPS in their metadata when they actually weren't (1f592d1)
Fixed a bug where the active monitoring device wouldn't properly change when switching between profiles (#1258)
Fixed a bug where pasting filters without a destination source selected would cause a crash (b0cd7fe)
Fixed a bug where projectors would close whenever "Always On Top" was toggled (#1207)
Fixed a bug where the recording option "Generate file without space" was not working with the replay buffer (#1276)
Fixed a bug where certain size cursors would appear the incorrect size in Game/Window/Display captures on Windows (#1284)
Fixed a bug where in-program hyperlinks would show up with a bad contrast (dark blue) even in dark themes (e1ab9a0)
Fixed a bug where stream output would stop if a stinger transition had a very late transition point assigned to it (an invalid floating point calculation would be put in to the audio data, which would in turn cause the audio encoder to fail and stop encoding, and thus stream output to stop) (0bd2e23)
Fixed a bug on macOS where VLC would not be found for the VLC source despite VLC being installed (ec366cf)
Fixed a bug on macOS where audio monitoring devices would not show up correctly, and fixed a few minor issues with audio monitoring on macOS (#1318, #1345)
Fixed a bug where Mixer's FTL service would cause a crash on macOS (#1374)
Fixed a bug where the color property (when showing the properties of sources/filters) would not show the actual color the user had set it to (#1305)
Fixed a bug where hotkey labels would not update when sources and transitions are renamed, and could cause the hotkey to not be saved correctly (#1310)
Fixed a bug where creating a new profile with advanced output mode active would not enforce the service's settings (such as keyframe interval) (310c98e)
Fixed a bug where hotkeys for start streaming and stop streaming would disappear when going in/out of studio mode (caceb62)
Fixed a few minor memory leaks (#1287, #1292)

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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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Review by cab88 on Oct 14, 2018 Version: 22.0.2 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

Rock solid so far for live camera streaming to a server over the Internet.
I was previously had to use Adobe products that required me to keep a copy of Windows but OBS has let me remove it completely without any loss of streaming functionality.

Review by betwixt on Sep 5, 2018 Version: 22.0.2 OS: Linux Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

I don't know why but after the latest update from August, the recording process became unreliable as games and windows begin to crash, despite not having such an issue before.

Review by Sharif on Sep 5, 2018 Version: 22.0.2 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 3/10 Functionality: 4/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 5/10

ALL i see after the new update is a white screen . I cant make any videos anymore and can't seem to find out why its just a white screen . I uninstalled it and deleted it but when i download it again its still just a white screen instead of my media source or my camera or anything .

Review by NameWASChance on Aug 22, 2018 Version: 22.0.1 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 2/10 Functionality: 2/10 Value for money: 2/10 Overall: 2/10

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Review by BT2020 on Aug 12, 2018 Version: 21.1.2 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

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