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  • Last Updated : 03 Jun, 2022

OBS Studio is an open-source screen-casting and streaming application that works across platforms. Hugh “Jim” Bailey and his crew created it, and it was first launched on September 1, 2012. It is written in C and C++ and is accessible in 59 different languages. It also allows for real-time capture, scene design, recording, encoding, and broadcasting through the Real-Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP), among other features. It’s used to stream videos from any RTMP-enabled platform, such as YouTube or Instagram. Scenes, inputs, audio mixer, transitions, and controls are the five parts of OBS studio’s main user interface. It’s simple to use. In this article, we will install the OBS Studio application on Ubuntu Operating System.

Installation of OBS Studio on Ubuntu

OBS Studio can be installed through various methods:

  • Install OBS from Ubuntu Package Server
  • Install OBS snap
  • Install OBS flatpak

Let’s go through all the installation methods one by one.

Method 1: Install OBS from Ubuntu Package Server

Step 1: Firstly, update the repositories using the following command.

sudo apt update
Updating repositories

 

Step 2: Now, install the OBS Studio by executing the following command.

sudo apt install obs-studio
Installing OBS using APT

 

Step 3: Launch the OBS Studio application by running the below command.

sudo obs
Launching OBS

 

We have successfully installed the OBS Studio application using Ubuntu Package Server.

Method 2: Install OBS snap

Step 1: Update the repositories and install the snapd store by executing the below command.

sudo apt update && sudo apt install snapd -y

Installing Snap using APT

 

Step 2: Now, install the snap core using the following command.

sudo snap install core
Installing Core

 

Step 3: Restart the snapd service by executing the below command in the terminal.

sudo systemctl restart snapd
Restarting Snap service

 

Step 4: Now, actually install the OBS Studio application using snap. Run the below command to install.

sudo snap install obs-studio
Installing OBS using snap

 

Step 5: We have opened the application from the Activities Panel.

Launching OBS

 

Method 3: Install OBS flatpak

Step 1: Firstly, update the repositories and install the flatpak.

sudo apt update && sudo apt install flatpak
Installing flatpak

 

Step 2: Now, install the GNOME software plugin which is required for flatpak.

sudo apt install gnome-software-plugin-flatpak

Installing GNOME

 

Step 3: Add the Flathub repo using the following command.

flatpak remote-add –if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

Adding flatpak repo

 

Step 4: Now, install the OBS Studio by the following command.

sudo flatpak install flathub com.obsproject.Studio

Installing OBS using Flatpak

 

Step 5: We have successfully installed the OBS Studio through flatpak and opened it via Activities Panel.

Launching OBS

 

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