[SOLVED] Browser Sources and Docks randomly trigger at-exit crash or freeze since 28.1.x


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Starting with OBS Studio 28.1.x, having a Dock or Browser Source active will occasionally crash or freeze OBS Studio on exit. The easiest way to reproduce this problem with with the StreamElements overlays, and it happens more frequently when "Use custom frame rate" or "Control audio via OBS" is checked. The crash log appears to point at the message handler, which probably is trying to write to the log file that was closed by OBS Studio quitting.

Update: Fixed by obs update


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hmmm.. i wonder if the stream elements overlay is attempting to send a late console.log() message that is causing the error.