Supported Bit Versions
  1. 64-bit
Source Code URL
https://github.com/qualabs/obs-amd-ama-plugin
Minimum OBS Studio Version
30.0.0
Supported Platforms
  1. Linux

About​

This plugin enables Hardware Acceleration encoding in AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265 and AV1 using the AMD Alveo™️ MA35D.


Pre Requisites​

In order to use the plugin it is necessary to have the following requirements on your PC:
  • Linux Ubuntu 22.04 OS with Kernel version 5.15.0-92 or greater
  • At least one AMD Alveo™️ MA35D hardware acceleration card
  • AMD AMA SDK 1.1.2 or greater installed, for intructions on installing the SDK follow the instructions from the following link
  • OBS Studio version 30.0 or greater installed via PPA
  • If you want to build the plugin you will need additional requirements which are listed and explained on the Build Plugin section. Also you can follow the instructions from OBS Studio Wiki using the following link.

Before launching OBS​

It is necessary to do some additional configurations on your PC before launching OBS and using the plugin:

For AMD Alveo™️ MA35D card to work properly it is necessary to run a setup script that sets some necessary environment variables. This script is added to your pc when installing AMD AMA SDK, to run the script there are different approaches you can take:

  • The easiest method is to configure your bash profile, for this purpose open the file /etc/profile and add the following line at the end of this file:
source /opt/amd/ama/ma35/scripts/setup.sh

  • Alternatively you can run the same command every time you open a new terminal and afterwards launch OBS from that same terminal.

Installation​


The plugin can be installed using dpkg command once you have the plugin package, to install the package run the following command:

dpkg -i obs-amd-ama-plugin.deb

After running command, AMD AMA Plugin features should be available when launching OBS.

Usage​

AV1​

Params:​

  • Rate control: Rate control mode for custom rate control. Supported values are CQP, CBR and CRF.
  • Bitrate: Bitrate of output data (in kbps). Max: 3500000
  • Key frame interval: Inserts a key frame using the interval configured. If 0 it inserts a keyframe every 2 seconds.
  • Preset: Encoder VQ-Density preset. Valid values: fast, medium or slow. (default is medium).
    • (fast) Allows for increase in total throughput from 4kp60 to 4kp75 , when 2 or more channels are used. Does not apply to AV1 -type 1 encoding. Not applicable under ULL setting. Note lower VQ than medium preset is to be expected.
    • (medium) Full density with medium VQ - default
    • (slow) High VQ at lower density. Applicable to 10 bit contents only.
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AVC/H.264 & HEVC/H.265​

Params:​

  • Rate control: Rate control mode for custom rate control. Supported values are CQP, CBR and CRF.
  • Look Ahead: Enables look ahead and shows the bframe config.
    • B Frames: Number of B frames. Valid values for H.264 and HEVC: 0-3
  • Bitrate: Bitrate of output data (in kbps). Max: 3500000
  • Profile: Encoding profile. Valid values are:
    • 0 (Baseline), 1 (Main), 2 (High), 3 (High 10), or 4 (High 10 Intra) for H.264
    • 100 (Main), 101 (Main Intra), 102 (Main 10), or 103 (Main 10 Intra) for HEVC
    • -1 (Auto) for any codec.
  • Level: Encoding level restriction
    • Valid values for H.264: 1, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2, 2.1, 2.2, 3, 3.1, 3.2, 4, 4.1, 4.2, 5, 5.1, 5.2 6, 6.1, 6.2
    • Valid values for HEVC: 1, 2, 2.1, 3, 3.1, 4, 4.1, 5, 5.1,5.2, 6, 6.1, 6.2
  • Key frame interval: Inserts a key frame using the interval configured. If 0 it inserts a keyframe every 2 seconds.
  • Preset: Encoder VQ-Density preset. Valid values: fast, medium or slow. (default is medium).
    • (fast) Allows for increase in total throughput from 4kp60 to 4kp75 , when 2 or more channels are used. Does not apply to AV1 -type 1 encoding. Not applicable under ULL setting. Note lower VQ than medium preset is to be expected.
    • (medium) Full density with medium VQ - default
    • (slow) High VQ at lower density. Applicable to 10 bit contents only.
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