On this page you can download OBS Studio (also known as Open Broadcaster Software Studio).
Download OBS Studio for Windows
|File||Size||Release date||Number of downloads|
|106.52 MB||13.05.2018 02:02 UTC||6 329 857|
Full zip (portable)
|152.97 MB||13.05.2018 02:02 UTC||276 114|
|37.02 MB||13.05.2018 02:02 UTC||37 848|
Minimal zip (portable)
|49.82 MB||13.05.2018 02:02 UTC||5 495|
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|
|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"
- 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
- 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.
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: