Open Broadcaster Software (also known as OBS) is a free and open source streaming and recording program maintained by the OBS Project. Using OBS Studio you can stream your video live on Facebook and other social media. OBS provides real-time source and device capture, scene composition, encoding, recording and broadcasting.

Few Features of Open Broadcaster Software are :

  • 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.
  • Encoding using H264 (x264) and AAC.
  • Support for Intel Quick Sync Video (QSV) and NVENC.
  • Unlimited number of scenes and sources.

How to Install OBS Studio (Open Broadcaster Software) In Ubuntu 16.04.

To install OBS Studio in Ubuntu you need FFMpeg in your system. If you haven’t installed FFMpeg run below commends in terminal to install it.

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

Once installed FFMpeg run following commands in terminal to install OBS Studio

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

Once completed these steps, you can open Open Broadcaster Studio using Ubuntu dash or terminal. Enjoy live streaming and screen audio and video recording 🙂