OBS Studio 27.2.3

New version available: OBS Studio 27.2.3

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Note that this is a Windows-specific hotfix, macOS builds can be found here.

27.2.3 Hotfix Changes

  • Fixed a bug where the virtual camera on Windows wouldn’t display properly [Jim]

27.2.2 Hotfix Changes

  • Fixed a bug where the preview would freeze, and the stream could disconnect [rcdrone/Jim]
  • Fixed a random crash that could happen on shutdown when using scripts [Jim]
  • Fixed a crash that could happen in Firefox/Chrome when using the virtual camera on Windows [Jim]
  • Fixed a crash on startup related to audio capture on Windows [R1CH]
  • Fixed compilation on FreeBSD [obiwac]
  • Fixed an issue where menu options in the Edit menu (like "Reset Transform") would be wrongly grayed out, also causing certain shortcuts to fail [gxalpha]
  • Fixed .cube LUT files not working on macOS/Linux with certain non-english languages [rcdrone]
  • Fixed an issue where FFmpeg dependencies would still be breaking third-party plugins on macOS [RytoEX]

27.2.1 Hotfix Changes

  • Fixed an issue that triggered a full system freeze for some users. Made a legendary workaround to some sort of driver/kernel bug which was triggered by the browser source (I am really proud of this) [Jim]
  • Improved performance of the updated Chromium build of browser source (I am also really proud of this) [Jim]
  • Fixed an issue where some users with certain older Windows versions would not be able to stream at a very high bitrate [R1CH]
  • Fixed an issue where some cameras wouldn’t decode correctly on Linux [kkartaltepe]
  • Fixed an issue where common in-program shortcuts stopped working sometimes (such as Ctrl-F to make a source fit to screen) [gxalpha/WizardCM]
  • Fixed a bug on Windows 8.1 where desktop audio capture stopped working [WizardCM]
  • Fixed SRT and RIST from crashing OBS when a URL isn’t set or when disabling a Media source with a RIST URL [pkv]
  • Fixed a memory leak in PipeWire capture on Linux [fzwoch]
  • Fixed an issue where the resize grip would break if you dragged it all the way to the top in the filters window [WizardCM]
  • Updated AOM/SVT encoders again because there seems to be some new good changes [Jim]
  • Hiding OBS from capture is now logged [WizardCM]
  • Fixed an issue on macOS where FFmpeg dependency filenames were unnecessarily complex, breaking some third party plugins [PatTheMav]
  • Fixed browser plugin not loading if OBS launched from certain paths on macOS [derrod]

27.2 New Features and Additions

  • Added AJA source for AJA devices [DDRBoxman/AJA Team]
  • Added AJA output to tools menu for AJA devices [DDRBoxman/AJA Team]
  • Updated CEF (Chromium) for the browser source from 75 (3770) to version 95 (4638) (Absolutely amazing work by everyone who worked on this, especially the CEF community -Jim) [PatTheMav/RytoEX/pkv/WizardCM/VodBox]
  • Added the ability to set different blend modes to sources via the source right-click context menu (similar to Photoshop’s layer blending for example) [jw0z96]
  • Added AOM AV1 and SVT-AV1 encoders (note that these are currently considered experimental, work best with CPUs that have many cores, and are only accessible for recording in advanced output mode) [Jim]
  • Added an OBS hotkey for browser sources to allow refreshing a browser source via that hotkey [gxalpha]
  • Added hotkey filter search [furious]
  • Added hotkey duplicate detection [furious/Jim]
  • Added a warning dialog when switching profiles that have settings changes that require a restart [offthegrid-mike]
  • Added a “Show active outputs warning on exit” option in advanced settings, which allows you to enable/disable the confirmation dialog on exit while recording/streaming [bobvandevijver]
  • Added support for the RIST protocol [pkv]
  • Added official Flatpak support for Linux [GeorgesStavracas]
  • Added framework for future support of background hotkeys on Wayland [kkartaltepe]
  • Added an option to general settings to hide OBS from all capturing, allowing you to capture your screen without OBS showing up [R1CH]

27.2 Tweaks

  • Updated dependencies to their latest versions [Jim/RytoEX/pkv/WizardCM/VodBox]
  • Volume meters will now show audio activity in grayscale when muted rather than showing no activity [cg2121]
  • Improve menu bar icons on macOS [PatTheMav]
  • A warning will now be shown when failing to start/stop YouTube streams [derrod]
  • Improved consistency of transition duration suffixes [cg2121]
  • On Linux, the list of windows shown in Window capture will now show alphabetically [donotnoot]
  • Twitch panels will now use light or dark mode depending on the OBS theme [RytoEX]
  • Changed the Docks menu from being a submenu in the View menu to instead be its own top-level menu on the menu-bar [Warchamp7]
  • A more user-friendly dialog is now displayed when a file could not be written for recording [R1CH]
  • The filters preview/properties are now resizable [Warchamp7]
  • Added the ability for RTMP servers to request a silent reconnect when the server is going down (otherwise known as the “RTMP go away” feature) [Jim]
  • Incompatible audio filters will now not be shown for sources that don’t support them [WizardCM]
  • Added frontend event so scripts can know when OBS is shutting down [cg2121]
  • PipeWire capturing is now more robust, especially in multi-GPU setups [columbarius]
  • Sources will now be activated when viewing them in the filters dialog [tt2468]
  • Browser sources are no longer refreshed when their size changes (useful when programmatically resizing them) [exeldro]

27.2 Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the cursor capture position on certain applications with window and game capture [rcdrone]
  • Fix YouTube GoLive feature not working for existing broadcasts that are not auto-start broadcasts [derrod]
  • Fixed the YouTube broadcast button state when stopping streams without auto-start, that have auto-stop enabled [derrod]
  • Fixed an issue where the edit menu wouldn’t properly update its state depending on what was selected [offthegrid-mike]
  • Fixed the Paste Source context menu items from still being enabled if source has been destroyed [Jim]
  • Fixed a bug where pressing “Cancel” on a properties dialog would cause settings to save in some cases despite hitting cancel [gxalpha]
  • Fixed a bug where certain settings would show as available in the video capture device properties when they weren’t actually available [lexi-lambda]
  • Fixed a crash where modifying the video capture device properties on Linux could cause a crash on some systems [lexi-lambda]
  • Fixed Linux PulseAudio monitoring volume with signed 32bit and unsigned 8bit formats [norihiro]
  • Fixed Media Source not working with audio-only files [norihiro]
  • Fixed a couple memory leaks with QSV [shleeable]
  • Fixed an issue where audio monitoring could have significant latency on Linux [kkartaltepe]
  • Fixed undo/redo not working for text changes on the context bar [gxalpha]
  • Fixed an issue where the transform window would not consistently updated for selected sources/scenes [offthegrid-mike]
  • Fixed missing undo/redo action when resetting filter properties [gxalpha]
  • Fixed missing undo/redo action when using “Add existing source” [gxalpha]
  • Fixed an issue where stinger transitions could sometimes loop unintentionally [exeldro]
  • Fixed an issue where transforms/crops would not be included when copying/pasting sources [torresam]
  • Fixed a couple potential freezes and crashes, especially with browser sources [Jim]
  • Fixed an issue where devices would not always reinitialize properly when switching scene collections [Jim]
  • Fixed various issues that would affect the websockets plugin [tt2468]
  • Fixed a bug where certain Twitch panel settings wouldn’t save properly [derrod]
  • Fixed a bug on Linux where Window capture wouldn’t properly capture on software rasterization devices [ishitatsuyuki]
  • Fixed various potential bugs and race conditions across the program and multiple plugins [wangshaohui]
  • Fixed network throughput to distant servers potentially being limited in low memory environments [R1CH]
  • Fixed a crash on Linux X11 that could happen when closing certain dialogs containing video previews [tt2468]
  • Fixed VST plugin windows disappearing when resized [Blue Cat Audio]
  • Fixed a VST plugin crash that could occur under certain circumstances [walker-WSH]
  • Fixed an incorrect offset of scene labels on certain multiview configurations [norihiro]
  • Fixed a bug that would allow resizing sources that are locked [ntoff]
  • Fixed a performance issue with X11 window capture on Linux [ishitatsuyuki]
  • Fixed a bug where projectors could not be resized with certain window managers on Linux [univrsal]
  • Fixed window flashing on macOS when starting the program minimized to tray [CodyJung]
  • Fixed a bug where push-to-talk or mute delay would not save under certain circumstances [CodyJung]
  • Fixed a bug where mouse hotkeys would not always function correctly on Linux [kkartaltepe]