How to Install OBS Studio 29.0 On Ubuntu / Linux Mint

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This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to install OBS Studio 29.0 on Ubuntu and Linux Mint systems.

What is OBS Studio?

OBS Studio is a popular open-source software for video recording and live streaming. It is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. In this blog post, we will go through the steps to install OBS Studio on a Linux machine.

OBS Studio 29.0 Changelog

  • Added support for the AMD AV1 Encoder for the RX7000 series GPUs on Windows
  • Added an upward compressor filter
  • Added a 3-band equalizer filter
  • Websockets updated to 5.1.0, which has a number of bug fixes, UI improvements, and new stream reconnect events.
  • Added support for the Intel AV1 Encoder for Arc GPUs on Windows

For the Complete changelog refer to the release notes

There are two ways to install OBS Studio on Linux:

  • Method 1: Using the Official PPA (Recommended)
  • Method 2: Installing from the Flatpak

Method 1: Using the Official PPA (Recommended)

The official OBS Studio PPA (Personal Package Archive) is the recommended way to install the latest version of OBS Studio on Ubuntu and other Debian-based distributions. To add the PPA and install OBS Studio, follow these steps:

Step 1: Add the PPA to your system’s package sources:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:obsproject/obs-studio

Step 2: Install OBS Studio

sudo apt update && sudo apt install obs-studio

Method 2: Installing from Flatpak

If you don’t want to use the PPA, you can also install OBS Studio by downloading and installing using the Flatpak method

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Make sure Flatpak is installed on your system. If not, you can install it by running the following command and adding the Flathub repository to your system:

sudo apt install flatpak && flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

Step 2: Install OBS Studio from Flathub

flatpak install flathub com.obsproject.Studio

This will install the latest version of OBS Studio on your system.

To launch OBS Studio, run the following command

flatpak run com.obsproject.Studio

That’s it! OBS Studio should now be installed and running on your Linux machine.

Conclusion

In this tutorial, we learned how to install OBS Studio 29.0 on Ubuntu and Linux Mint machine.

We covered two methods: using the official PPA and installing from Flatpak. With OBS Studio installed, you are now ready to start recording and streaming your favorite games and videos.

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