Question / Help Frequent OBS Crashes - macOS Catalina 10.15.4


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I'm running into an issue where OBS is regularly crashing and I'm not even doing anything with it. For example, I opened it up in a brand new account on my computer and was going to get set-up in the settings. I opened the settings, it sat there for a few minutes while I worked in a browser window and it crashed while I was away. Here is a crash log:


I found (before upgrading to 25.5) that OBS crashed any time I did secure input (like passwords) in any application (including webpages). I can inform that this appears to be fixed in 25.5.


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OK, just tested that and it seems to be the case for me I at least know how to work around it. I'm on macOS, using OBS 24.0.6. Is there a newer version for macOS I'm not seeing on the download page?


OK, just tested that and it seems to be the case for me I at least know how to work around it. I'm on macOS, using OBS 24.0.6. Is there a newer version for macOS I'm not seeing on the download page?
Yes. I don't know why it hasn't made it to the download page yet but I found it Here


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I am also on MacOS 10.15.4 running OBS 24.0.6 and I am having frequent crashes. I can also confirm that one case where it crashes is when my lock screen appears and I then enter the password and hit enter. When the screens are visible again, OBS is gone and in a moment I will have the crash report.

However, another time I was in the middle of streaming and it just crashed on me. I don't remember entering anything into a secure input at the time, but I'll now start paying attention to that when I have the next crash.


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Crashing on Catalina after updating to 26.0.2

This is the crash report

Process: obs [1199]
Path: /Applications/
Identifier: com.obsproject.obs-studio
Version: 26.0.2 (26.0.2)
Code Type: X86-64 (Native)
Parent Process: ??? [1]
Responsible: obs [1199]
User ID: 501

Date/Time: 2020-11-11 21:46:20.124 +0530
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.15.5 (19F101)
Report Version: 12
Anonymous UUID: 44665564-A0F0-485D-62C0-25C53378ECAE

Time Awake Since Boot: 1300 seconds

System Integrity Protection: disabled

Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue:

Exception Type: EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT)
Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000

Application-Specific Information:
*** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSInternalInconsistencyException', reason: 'windowToTakeFrom should be in FS'
abort() called
terminating with uncaught exception of type NSException

Application Specific Backtrace 1:
0 CoreFoundation 0x00007fff30990797 __exceptionPreprocess + 250
1 libobjc.A.dylib 0x00007fff69823a9e objc_exception_throw + 48
2 CoreFoundation 0x00007fff309b9ab0 +[NSException raise:format:arguments:] + 88
3 Foundation 0x00007fff330cbe9d -[NSAssertionHandler handleFailureInMethod:object:file:lineNumber:description:] + 191
4 AppKit 0x00007fff2e3b733c -[NSWindowStackController _enterWindow:intoFullScreenWithWindow:] + 1011
5 AppKit 0x00007fff2e3b7673 -[NSWindowStackController _syncWindowFrameStateForSwapWithNewWindow:priorWindow:] + 133
6 AppKit 0x00007fff2e3b7e5e __103-[NSWindowStackController _doTabSelectionAndWindowOrderingAtIndex:makeKeyAndOrderFront:justOrderFront:]_block_invoke + 86
7 AppKit 0x00007fff2dbcfb5e NSPerformVisuallyAtomicChange + 132
8 AppKit 0x00007fff2e3b7c8d -[NSWindowStackController _doTabSelectionAndWindowOrderingAtIndex:makeKeyAndOrderFront:justOrderFront:] + 835
9 AppKit 0x00007fff2e3b3eb4 -[NSWindowStackController setSelectedWindow:] + 452
10 AppKit 0x00007fff2dcd4fee -[NSWindow(NSWindowTabbing) _doTabbedWindowOrderFront] + 136
11 AppKit 0x00007fff2dcd4ed0 -[NSApplication _setKeyWindow:] + 222
12 AppKit 0x00007fff2dcd491d -[NSWindow _changeKeyAndMainLimitedOK:] + 1285
13 libqcocoa.dylib 0x000000001224655c qt_plugin_instance + 100140
14 obs 0x000000010ecc7c57 _ZN8OBSBasic7OBSInitEv + 4871
15 obs 0x000000010eca37c3 _ZN6OBSApp7OBSInitEv + 499
16 obs 0x000000010eca75c7 main + 5287
17 libdyld.dylib 0x00007fff6a9c2cc9 start + 1

Thread 0 Crashed:: Dispatch queue:
0 libsystem_kernel.dylib 0x00007fff6ab0a33a __pthread_kill + 10
1 libsystem_pthread.dylib 0x00007fff6abcae60 pthread_kill + 430
2 libsystem_c.dylib 0x00007fff6aa91808 abort + 120
3 libc++abi.dylib 0x00007fff67cf9458 abort_message + 231
4 libc++abi.dylib 0x00007fff67cea8bf demangling_terminate_handler() + 262
5 libobjc.A.dylib 0x00007fff69825a57 _objc_terminate() + 96
6 libc++abi.dylib 0x00007fff67cf8887 std::__terminate(void (*)()) + 8
7 libc++abi.dylib 0x00007fff67cfb387 __cxa_rethrow + 99
8 libobjc.A.dylib 0x00007fff69823e1c objc_exception_rethrow + 37
9 0x00007fff2dcd4975 -[NSWindow _changeKeyAndMainLimitedOK:] + 1373
10 libqcocoa.dylib 0x000000001224655c 0x12225000 + 136540
11 com.obsproject.obs-studio 0x000000010ecc7c57 OBSBasic::OBSInit() + 4871
12 com.obsproject.obs-studio 0x000000010eca37c3 OBSApp::OBSInit() + 499
13 com.obsproject.obs-studio 0x000000010eca75c7 main + 5287
14 libdyld.dylib 0x00007fff6a9c2cc9 start + 1

Thread 0 crashed with X86 Thread State (64-bit):
rax: 0x0000000000000000 rbx: 0x0000000111f29dc0 rcx: 0x00007ffee0f87358 rdx: 0x0000000000000000
rdi: 0x0000000000000307 rsi: 0x0000000000000006 rbp: 0x00007ffee0f87380 rsp: 0x00007ffee0f87358
r8: 0x00007ffee0f87220 r9: 0x00007ffee0f873f0 r10: 0x0000000111f29dc0 r11: 0x0000000000000246
r12: 0x0000000000000307 r13: 0x0000003000000008 r14: 0x0000000000000006 r15: 0x0000000000000016
rip: 0x00007fff6ab0a33a rfl: 0x0000000000000246 cr2: 0x00007f9ccc915e08

Logical CPU: 0
Error Code: 0x02000148
Trap Number: 133

External Modification Summary:
Calls made by other processes targeting this process:
task_for_pid: 0
thread_create: 0
thread_set_state: 0
Calls made by this process:
task_for_pid: 0
thread_create: 0
thread_set_state: 0
Calls made by all processes on this machine:
task_for_pid: 1103
thread_create: 0
thread_set_state: 0

VM Region Summary:
ReadOnly portion of Libraries: Total=945.2M resident=0K(0%) swapped_out_or_unallocated=945.2M(100%)
Writable regions: Total=658.0M written=0K(0%) resident=0K(0%) swapped_out=0K(0%) unallocated=658.0M(100%)

REGION TYPE SIZE COUNT (non-coalesced)
=========== ======= =======
Accelerate framework 128K 1
Activity Tracing 256K 1
CG image 304K 5
CoreAnimation 192K 11
CoreGraphics 8K 1
CoreUI image data 672K 7
Foundation 4K 1
Kernel Alloc Once 8K 1
MALLOC 238.2M 104
MALLOC guard page 32K 7
MALLOC_LARGE (reserved) 320K 2 reserved VM address space (unallocated)
MALLOC_NANO (reserved) 384.0M 1 reserved VM address space (unallocated)
OpenGL GLSL 256K 3
Stack 18.7M 22
__DATA 74.6M 506
__DATA_CONST 549K 17
__LINKEDIT 406.5M 97
__OBJC_RO 32.2M 1
__OBJC_RW 1892K 2
__TEXT 538.8M 473
__UNICODE 564K 1
mapped file 371.3M 29
shared memory 636K 14
=========== ======= =======
TOTAL 2.1G 1364
TOTAL, minus reserved VM space 1.7G 1364

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