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How to install Open Broadcaster Studio 18.0.1 on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Linux Mint

Open Broadcaster Studio 18.0.1 recently released, is a free and open source application for video recording as well as live streaming of your games to youtube, twitch etc. It is a multiplarform app with support for Windows, Mac or Linux. Open Broadcast Studio can combine video from webcams, video feeds, video files, and images, apply realtime effects, apply overlays and titles, and mix in audio. Before we look at how to install Open Broadcaster Studio on Ubuntu, lets review features it offers.

install Open Broadcaster Studio

OBS Key Features

  • Filters for video sources such as image masking, color correction, chroma/color keying
  • Supports encoding using H264 (x264) and AAC
  • Comes with both light and dark themes
  • Support for Intel Quick Sync Video (QSV) as well as NVENC
  • Unlimited number of scenes and sources
  • Live RTMP streaming to Twitch, YouTube, DailyMotion, Hitbox and more.
  • Supports file output to MP4 or FLV
  • GPU-based game capture for high performance game streaming
  • DirectShow capture device support (webcams, capture cards, etc)
  • Windows 8 high speed monitor capture support
  • Bilinear or lanczos3 resampling

Open Broadcaster Studio 18.0.1 changelog

  • Fixed a number of bugs with the “Enable new network code” option in advanced settings on Windows, including high CPU usage, issues reconnecting, and issues with low latency mode not working as intended
  • Fixed a bug where the audio monitoring device would always be set to default audio playback device when the program started up
  • Finally fixed an issue with avermedia LGP and LGP-lite devices used directly with OBS where their audio would not play back correctly
  • Fixed a few issues with VST plugin, such as VST save/load states and a crash when OBS is set to mono
  • The program will no longer fail to start if you use command line parameters that aren’t specific to OBS itself
  • Sync offset will now work with audio monitoring on Windows when video is also present on that source
  • Fixed a few potential crashes with the AMD AMF encoder on Windows
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How to install Open Broadcaster Studio 18.0.1 on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.04 and other distros

mkdir ~/obs-build
cd ~/obs-build
wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/dtcooper/obs-studio/build-scripts/build_obs_linux.sh
sh build_obs_linux.sh

How to uninstall Open Broadcaster Studio 18.0.1 from Ubuntu

sudo apt-get remove

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