OBS Studio is software designed for capturing, compositing, encoding, recording, and streaming video content, efficiently. From version 23.0.0 onwards, we have added support for nvenc and VAAPI hardware accelerated GPU encoding to the snap.
It's distributed under the GNU General Public License v2 - see the accompanying COPYING file for more details.
To access content on external storage, manually connect to the removable-media plug:-
sudo snap connect obs-studio:removable-media
To access the webcam:-
sudo snap connect obs-studio:camera
The webcam needs to be manually connected via the command above
Newer releases of OBS have an issue when using nvenc where some textures in game appear black / blank. An older build of OBS has been built and pushed to the candidate channel as a temporary workaround.
To install the older 21.0.2 release of OBS-Studio, either install from the candidate channel.
snap install obs-studio --candidate
Or, if you already have the snap installed, refresh to the candidate channel.
Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.
Snaps are discoverable and installable from the Snap Store, an app store with an audience of millions.
Snap is available for Linux Mint 18.2 (Sonya), Linux Mint 18.3 (Sylvia), and the latest releases, Linux Mint 19 (Tara) and Linux Mint 19.1 (Tessa).
You can find out which version of Linux Mint you’re running by opening System info from the Preferences menu. To install snap from the Software Manager application, search for snapd and click Install.
Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd
Either restart your machine, or log out and in again, to complete the installation.
Install OBS Studio
To install OBS Studio, simply use the following command: