Download OBS Studio

On this page you can download OBS Studio (also known as Open Broadcaster Software Studio).

It’s a free open-source software for video recording and live streaming to Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, Periscope, GoodGame, DailyMotion, Hitbox, VK and any other RTMP server.

There are Windows, Mac OS, and Linux versions are available. You can also build OBS Studio from source code.

Download OBS Studio for Windows

File Size Release date Number of downloads
OBS-Studio-21.1.2-Full-Installer.exe
Full installer
106.52 MB 13.05.2018 02:02 UTC 1 149 148
OBS-Studio-21.1.2-Full.zip
Full zip (portable)
152.97 MB 13.05.2018 02:02 UTC 56 226
OBS-Studio-21.1.2-Small-Installer.exe
Minimal installer
37.02 MB 13.05.2018 02:02 UTC 6 102
OBS-Studio-21.1.2-Small.zip
Minimal zip (portable)
49.82 MB 13.05.2018 02:02 UTC 1 146

The full .exe installer and zip contains OBS Studio 32bit, 64bit, Browser Source(formerly known as CLR Browser Source Plugin), and Intel® RealSense™ plugin. You will be prompted during install for the Browser Source and RealSense plugin to be installed if using the .exe installer, otherwise the components are included in the zip.

The small .exe installer contains the base OBS Studio 32bit, 64bit, Intel® RealSense™ plugin, but does not contain the Browser Source plugin.

NOTE: If using the zip method for either the full or small install and installing to a non-standard program location (i.e. outside Program Files), you will need to add the security group ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES to have full control over the main OBS Studio directory and sub-directories. Certain features may not function properly without these security rights (primarily, the ability to use game capture on UWP apps).

Supported Windows Versions (32 bit and 64 bit):

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8 and 8.1
  • Windows 7

Download OBS Studio for Mac OS X

File Size Release date Downloads count
obs-mac-21.1.1-installer.pkg
Installer
105.11 MB 22.03.2018 05:57 UTC 253 698

Download OBS Studio for Linux

Any installation directions marked Unofficial are not maintained by the OBS Studio author and may not be up to date or stable.

NOTE: OpenGL 3.2 or later is required to use OBS Studio on Linux. You can check what version of OpenGL is supported by your system by typing the following into the terminal:

glxinfo | grep "OpenGL"

Ubuntu Linux

Requirements

  1. FFmpeg is required. If you do not have the FFmpeg installed (if you’re not sure, then you probably don’t have it), you can get it with the following commands:
    For Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, FFmpeg is not officially included so you will need a specific PPA:

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

    For Ubuntu 15.04 and following versions, FFmpeg is officially included, so you don’t need add PPA and you can install it with this command:

    sudo apt-get install ffmpeg
  2. xserver-xorg version 1.18.4 or newer is recommended to avoid potential performance issues with certain features in OBS, such as the fullscreen projector.

Installation

You can install OBS Studio on Ubuntu Linux with the following commands:

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

Arch Linux (Unofficial)

“Release” version is available on community repository:

sudo pacman -S obs-studio

Manjaro Installation (Unofficial)

  • Graphical: search “obs-studio” on Pamac Manager or Octopi
  • Command-line: install it via pacman with the following command:
    sudo pacman -S obs-studio

Fedora Installation (Unofficial)

  • OBS Studio is included in RPM Fusion. If you do not have it configured (if you’re not sure, then you probably don’t have it), you can do so with the following command:
    sudo dnf install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm https://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm
    
  • Then you can install OBS with the following command (this pulls all dependencies, including NVENC-enabled ffmpeg):
    sudo dnf install obs-studio
    
  • For NVIDIA Hardware accelerated encoding make sure you have CUDA installed (in case of an older card, install xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-340xx-cuda instead):
    sudo dnf install xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-cuda
  • The Packman repository contains the obs-studio package since it requires the fuller version of FFmpeg which is in Packman for legal reasons. If you do not already have the Packman repository add it as shown below.
    For openSUSE Tumbleweed:

    sudo zypper ar --refresh --priority 90 http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_Tumbleweed packman
    

    For openSUSE Leap 42.3:

    sudo zypper ar --refresh http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_Leap_42.3 packman
    

    For openSUSE Leap 42.2:

    sudo zypper ar --refresh http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_Leap_42.2 packman
    

    For openSUSE Leap 42.1:

    sudo zypper ar --refresh http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_Leap_42.1 packman
    

    For openSUSE 13.2:

    sudo zypper ar --refresh http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_13.2 packman
    

    It is recommended to set the priority for Packman lower so it takes precedence over base repositories (skip on Tumbleweed as included in initial command).

    sudo zypper mr --priority 90 packman
    
  • The Packman version of FFmpeg should be used for full codec support. To ensure any existing FFmpeg packages are switched to Packman versions execute the following before installing obs-studio.
    sudo zypper dup --repo packman
    
  • Install the obs-studio package.
    sudo zypper in obs-studio

NixOS Installation (Unofficial)

nix-env -i obs-studio

Download source code

Source code of OBS Studio 21.1.2:

Source code from master branch: