(Signed up for this featurerequest only.:) )
Just wanted to join the friendly team of featurerequesters and sing my praises over this program! If someone in the development-team someday wishes to implement the pause-feature I can surely say that a flow of teachers would turn to OBS-studio as THE standard recording-program! I love the opensource, flexibility, performance, workflow and probably a lot of other brilliant features which is jet to be discovered:)
I'm one of the teachers, and record all my classes to let my students replay and go back if they need to. Sometimes we run livestreams if the students are somewhere else than in my physical classroom. OBS is an amazing program for excactly this kind of purpose! But usually I teach for 10-20 minutes and then let the students work on problemsolving, before a 5 minute short summary, followed by a little pause, before jumping back on the theory...... In other words: lots of pauses in between each chunk of theory. maybe the ratio "teachertalk" vs "problemsolving/discussion" is around 60-40%...?
When livestreaming, I "pause" the video using "be-right-back"-scenes, but if the students need to check some of the material again later, they will need to find their ways back through lots of empty spaces in the video. So I usually trim my videos before uploading, rendering every video one more time, then uploading.....! Using perhaps 5 minutes per video (+rendering in the background). 8 classes with 1-2 videos per class each week, eventually consumes a bit too much time for me.
But this "simple" feature (as I've understood maybe is not that simple to implement) would make OBS extremely attractive for tons of teachers like me! I wouldnt use a single second on post-production before uploading it to my channels (mainly youtube) and learningplatforms on the web. Ending up with giving my students the opportunity to study for themselves.
Again, a great program, and I'm very thankful to the development-team who spends lots of hours trying to give us the best possible software on the planet!:) But wanted to leave a note to say that I also whish for this feature to be implemented...
Another thought: maybe a poll-system could be an idea for the development-team? Could that help you guys in selecting which features to be implemented first?