OBS Studio (Open Broadcaster Software) is a free program for streaming and recording video from the screen and external devices. OBS Studio is used to create screencasts, online seminars, lectures, conferences and other events that require video streaming.
OBS Studio allows you to create streams and record videos from different sources. The program supports the creation of scenes that can include different video and audio sources, as well as having different video recording settings. During the broadcast, you can switch between scenes.
For streaming, the program uses the common RTMP Protocol.
Streaming to services is supported:
- Facebook Live
- and other
- Ability to add multiple video sources and combine them into a single scene.
- Create multiple scenes and seamlessly switch between them in real time using custom transitions.
- Add different transition effects between scenes.
- Support for video filters (image mask, color correction, chromakey, sharpening and others).
- Support rotation and mirroring of video.
- Support for video scaling as well as cropping (crop).
- Record and stream video from external devices (such as a webcam).
- Recording and streaming desktop video.
- Record and stream games from the screen.
- Bit rate setting for video and audio.
- Audio mixer with different filters (noise reduction, gain, etc.).
- The use of GPU capabilities when recording with the screen.
- Using Intel Quick Sync Video (QSV), NVIDIA NVENC, AMD Video Coding Engine.
- Encoding using H264 (x264) and AAC codecs.
- Saving broadcasts in MP4 and FLV formats.
- Customizable hotkeys for almost all actions in the program.
- Studio mode for previewing scenes.
- Multiview mode for simultaneous viewing of scenes (up to 8 scenes at the same time) and switching between them.
- Support for plug-ins.
The main area is the workspace where you distribute the video sources that will make up your scene. Each video source is represented by a separate layer. Each layer can be moved or resized.
The rest of the interface controls are placed in separate areas. Each area can be displayed in a separate window. These are windows for creating scenes and video sources, mixer, settings of transitions between scenes, control buttons.
Installation latest version into Linux Mint:
First we need install ffmpeg:
sudo apt install ffmpeg
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:obsproject/obs-studio sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install obs-studio
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