How to Install Open Broadcaster Software ‘OBS-Studio’ In Ubuntu 16.04


Install Open Broadcaster Software ‘obs-studio’ in Ubuntu 16.04. OBS Studio is a video streaming and recording software. OBS Studio is an app for video recording and live streaming. Supported features include:

  • Encoding using H264 (x264) and AAC.
  • Support for Intel Quick Sync Video (QSV) and NVENC.
  • Unlimited number of scenes and sources.
  • Live RTMP streaming to Twitch, YouTube, DailyMotion, Hitbox and more.
  • File output to MP4 or FLV.
  • GPU-based game capture for high performance game streaming.
  • DirectShow capture device support (webcams, capture cards, etc).
  • Windows 8 high speed monitor capture support.
  • Bilinear or lanczos3 resampling.

Install OBS Studio on Ubuntu

The stable OBS Studio PPA can be installed using the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:obsproject/obs-studio
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt install obs-studio

Please note that to use OBS Studio in Ubuntu, you’ll need FFMpeg. If you haven’t installed FFMpeg, do it now. Run the following commands to install FFMpeg in, using PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kirillshkrogalev/ffmpeg-next
sudo apt update
sudo apt install ffmpeg

Once installed, open the OBS Studio from Ubuntu Dash or Terminal.