How to install OBS Studio
on Linux Mint

OBS Studio

OBS Studio

Snapcrafters

OBS - Free and open source software for live streaming and screen recording - Unofficial build

This is an unofficial build of OBS Studio. Please file issues with this snap at https://forum.snapcraft.io/t/call-for-testing-obs-studio-snap/4298 - not at the upstream bug tracker.

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

Known issues

  • 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.

snap refresh obs-studio --candidate

Details for OBS Studio

License
GPL-2.0
Last updated
12 October 2019

Enable snaps on Linux Mint and install OBS Studio

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.

Enable snapd

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:

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