How to Install OBS Studio 30 On Ubuntu / Linux Mint

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This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to install OBS Studio 30 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 30 Changelog

  • Added WHIP/WebRTC output with the introduction of WHIP, FTL is slated for removal in a release after May 2024.
  • Redesigned the status bar
  • Added option for Full-Height docks to the “Docks” menu
  • Added support for Intel QSV H264, HEVC, AV1 on Linux
  • Added a YouTube Live Control Room Panel when streaming to YouTube
  • Added 10-bit capture support for Decklink devices

For the complete list of changelog refer to the release notes

Install OBS Studio 30 On Ubuntu / Linux Mint

There are two methods for installing OBS Studio on Linux:

  • Method 1: Using Official PPA
  • Method 2: Using Flatpak

Method 1: Using the Official PPA (Recommended)

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

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

Step 2: Update the repos and install obs-studio

sudo apt update && sudo apt install obs-studio

Method 2: Using Flatpak

If you prefer not to use the PPA, you can opt for the Flatpak method to install OBS Studio

sudo apt install flatpak && flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

Install OBS studio from flatpak

flatpak install flathub com.obsproject.Studio

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.

Install OBS Studio 30 on Ubuntu


In this tutorial, we learned how to install OBS Studio 30 on Ubuntu and Linux Mint.

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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