How to install Open Broadcaster Software on ubuntu

Open Broadcaster Software 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.

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 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

Then use the official OBS PPA to install Open Broadcaster Software. Open your terminal app by searching terminal in ubuntu dash 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.


You can also open it from Ubuntu Dash home from unity launcher. Just type OBS in the search field. Then click OBS to open it.

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