That was a crazy week. Let’s talk about what happened with 27.2 and what we had to do this past week.
With the Windows version of 27.2, we updated all of our dependencies. A dependency is a library made from external source code; something which is not OBS source code, but that OBS depends upon for major functionality and features. Sometimes this can be a feature such as software H.264 encoding, which relies on the x264 encoder library, or a feature such as the browser source, which relies on a much bigger dependency: Chromium (the browser engine that powers Google Chrome). More specifically, the browser source utilizes the Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) to render a webpage as a source, or to render a webpage as a panel inside of OBS.