OBS Studio - Free and open source software for live streaming and screen recording (by obsproject)


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11 days ago

obsproject/obs-studio is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 only which is an OSI approved license.

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Posts where obs-studio has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-05-07.
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    reddit.com/r/canon | 2021-05-10
    I don't have a lot of experience with this, but it gives you a ton of customization and ability to switch sources if you ever need. Open Broadcast Service (OBS) https://obsproject.com/
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  • Recording app with external mic support
    reddit.com/r/NewTubers | 2021-05-10
    Open Broadcaster Software | OBS (obsproject.com)
  • Can OBS record only a single window?
    reddit.com/r/obs | 2021-05-10
    You're right and OBS Studio is open source, that means everyone (willing and capable) is free to contribute: https://github.com/obsproject/obs-studio/wiki/Getting-Started-With-OBS-Studio-Development
  • Is virtual desktop on the app store obsolete with the link cable and Air link?
    Capture card streamed through OBS Studio.
  • How to record the MOASS, a guide to OBS to create evidence against fuckery (win and mac)
    You'll want to head over to https://obsproject.com/,
  • ATTENTION ALL APES AND APETTES ...Screen Record during Squeeze... cover OUR asses.
    reddit.com/r/Etoro | 2021-05-08
    Use OBS https://obsproject.com/
  • Looking for FREE live-streaming apps (not OBS)
    reddit.com/r/macapps | 2021-05-08
    sure: https://github.com/obsproject/obs-studio/releases/tag/27.0.0-rc3
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    It's good that you have a high quality VCR with Component video. It's probably easiest to use a component to HDMI adapter and then an HDMI capture card (these are still called "cards", because they used to be plugged into PCs internally in the past). Make sure to get a capture card that does not rely on a specific software, but instead is plug and play and can be used with any kind of video capture software (like OBS, which is pretty much the Swiss army knife of capture tools). Bundled software, as you've noticed, is often of subpar quality and may be unstable, lack options, suffer from privacy-issues, have bad quality-presets and/or compatibility issues with the operating system, so it's much better to have options.
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    OBS studio is made with QT. I don't know if it's simple though: https://github.com/obsproject/obs-studio
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    https://obsproject.com/ is what I end up using.
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    reddit.com/r/Blind | 2021-05-06
    Took me a minute. I only know Catalina as a salad dressing! But yes, OBS is fine on PC/Mac. Free. AFAIK. https://obsproject.com/
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    reddit.com/r/streaming | 2021-05-06
    For software, it's either OBS or Streamlabs.