Big Sur compatibility status: Update to 26.1.2

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Updated 10 January 2021: It is now safe to upgrade to Big Sur, as long as you upgrade OBS to 26.1.2 first, or switch to an empty scene collection before the upgrade.


OBS Studio currently has an issue on macOS Big Sur where using a browser source causes OBS to crash. However, this issue does not appear to affect everybody on Big Sur, as some people are able to use browser sources with OBS on Big Sur just fine. We are still investigating the cause, but because we have not yet identified why it's working for some people but not for others, we do not recommend upgrading to Big Sur at this time.

You can follow progress of the issue here, though please do not reply to the issue saying things like "me too" unless you have specific debugging information that you can offer. Simply log in to Github and click the "Subscribe" button on the bottom of the right sidebar to receive updates.

If OBS is not launching at all for you on Big Sur, it's likely because you already have a Browser Source in one of your scenes somewhere. The easiest way to work around this issue is to delete your scene file. This will remove your scene setup, but will at least let you launch OBS, as long as you don't add any more browser sources.

To delete your scenes files, do the following:
1. Open a Finder window.
2. From the "Go" menu, click "Go to folder...".
3. Enter the following: ~/Library/Application Support/obs-studio/basic/scenes/
4. Click the "Go" button.
5. In the window that opens, you should see a number of files that end in .json. Delete the files that correspond to your scene collections. This will delete your scenes. If you haven't given your scene collection a name, it will be called Untitled.json .
6. You should now be able to open OBS again with a blank scene collection.
 
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