Install OBS Studio on Ubuntu 20.04 or Ubuntu-based distributions
Some of the supported available features
- Live streaming
- Video recording
- Fully configurable with multiple video sources
- Individual audio mixer with per-source supporting filters
- Video transitions
- Real-time video/audio capturing and mixing
- Free and open-source
- Export to multiple formats
- Drag and drop
- and many more.
In this article we will see how to install this open-source video recording and live streaming software in Ubuntu or Ubuntu based distributions. Follow the same steps to install into other Ubuntu-based distributions:
Note: OBS Studio is dependent on ffmpeg so first we need to install it with below command.
Below command will also fix broken packages as we’ve specified
-f option within our command.
sudo apt install -f ffmpeg
Installing from official PPA using terminal
An official PPA for OBS Studio is also available for download. First, we need to add PPA to our system.
Open your terminal (
Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the below commands with
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:obsproject/obs-studio sudo apt update sudo apt install -f obs-studio
Single line command
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:obsproject/obs-studio &&\ sudo apt update &&\ sudo apt install -f obs-studio
This command will install the latest OBS Studio with other dependencies and fixes broken packages if any. It can be updated through the command-line or your Software Update tool
Once the installation is done, we can now run
obs studio from application launcher or type
obs in terminal.
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