Open Broadcaster Software (OBS)

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Open Broadcaster Software (OBS)

#1 Post by webfork » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:15 am

Having done a lot of work on screen recorders, it hasn't escaped my notice that there's a very good and very popular tool called Open Broadcaster Software: an open source, multi-platform, and high quality streaming and recording tool.

https://obsproject.com/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Broadcaster_Software

License is GPLv2

Status: Untested. There is a zip distro but I've had some trouble testing this one in any format as it requires both Visual C++ 2013 and DirectX - http://obsproject.com/go/dxwebsetup and it looks like there are some additional steps with this. Ultimately it's just more than I wanted to dig into with my current testing setup so I'll just leave this here in case someone wants to take up the torch.

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Re: Open Broadcaster Software (OBS)

#2 Post by webfork » Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:01 pm

Update here: I'm believe the listed "portable" version is just platform-independent, but fortunately the PortableApps site (http://portableapps.com/node/38529) was instructive with this link to a profile trick.

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Re: Open Broadcaster Software (OBS)

#3 Post by JohnW » Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:06 am

As far as I can see, PortableApps.com actually provides a portable version.
Currently it's at OBS Portable 0.14.2 Dev Test 1. You can find it on ...
http://portableapps.com/node/53266

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Re: Open Broadcaster Software (OBS)

#4 Post by webfork » Sat May 12, 2018 12:25 pm

Finally got around to testing this program and was completely blown away. It has way more functionality than expected and worked very well with minimal effort. The download is very large (almost 400 megs) but this is a remarkable tool with advantages over great commercial software like Camtasia.

I have added it to the database: https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2962. Please vote.

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Re: Open Broadcaster Software (OBS)

#5 Post by Specular » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:36 am

Just regarding previous description, the OBS Project version of OBS (OBS Studio), unlike a separate fork called Streamlabs OBS, is QT-based not Electron-based. I asked the support for clarification. Thought I'd mention the reason here for my updated edit and to avoid confusion.

Edit: replied to a comment on the entry so I suppose this post is less necessary.

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Re: Open Broadcaster Software (OBS)

#6 Post by webfork » Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:55 am

Specular wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:36 am
Just regarding previous description, the OBS Project version of OBS (OBS Studio), unlike a separate fork called Streamlabs OBS, is QT-based not Electron-based. I asked the support for clarification. Thought I'd mention the reason here for my updated edit and to avoid confusion.
Confirmed, it's QT based. Thanks for updating the entry.

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