How to install Open Broadcaster Software on Ubuntu – OBS Studio

Open Broadcaster Software or OBS Studio is a free and open source tool for live streaming  and video recording. It is available on Windows, Mac or Linux. It offers real time video and audio capturing and mixing with unlimited scenes. Using this software you can easily stream your desktop, web cam or any other source. In this article we will see how to install Open Broadcaster Software on Ubuntu via various installation methods.

Install Open Broadcaster Software on ubuntu

You need OpenGL 3.2 or later and FFmpeg to use Open Broadcaster Softwar on Ubuntu.

Open your Terminal app (ctrl+alt+t) and run the below code

sudo apt install mesa-utils

To check the installed version of OpenGL run the below command in terminal.

glxinfo | grep "OpenGL"
glxinfo | grep "version"

Then install FFmpeg using the below command. Type the below command in terminal and hit Enter key.

sudo apt-get install ffmpeg

Install OBS Studio via Official PPA:

Then use the official OBS PPA to install Open Broadcaster Software. Open your terminal app (ctrl+alt+t) and run the below command

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:obsproject/obs-studio

Then type your ubuntu password. And hit enter key confirm the installation.
Then type the below command and hit enter.

sudo apt-get update

Then run the below command to install Open Broadcaster Software on ubuntu.

sudo apt-get install obs-studio

Type Y and hit enter to confirm the installation. After the successful installation of Open Broadcaster Software restart your pc. Type the below command in terminal app to start Open Broadcaster Software.


Install OBS Studio via Snap:

You can also install OBS Studio via the unofficial snap package via below commands in terminal.

sudo snap install obs-studio
sudo snap connect obs-studio:audio-record
sudo snap connect obs-studio:camera
sudo snap connect obs-studio:jack1
sudo snap connect obs-studio:joystick
sudo snap connect obs-studio:removable-media

Install OBS Studio via Flatpak:

First install flatpak on your linux system. Follow below tutorial.

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How to install flatpak and flathub on Ubuntu

Restart your system. Then install OBS Studio via below command in terminal.

flatpak install flathub com.obsproject.Studio

You can run OBS Studio via terminal using below command.

flatpak run com.obsproject.Studio

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