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.
For versions of Ubuntu between 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), as well as Ubuntu flavours that don’t include snap by default, snap can be installed from the Ubuntu Software Centre by searching for snapd.
Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd
Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.
Install OBS Studio
To install OBS Studio, simply use the following command: