Unofficial Linux Builds

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About unofficial builds

Please note that the instructions for the following Linux distributions means that they are community provided, and any support for those packages should be directed at the appropriate distro/package maintainers.

For official builds of OBS Studio for Flatpak (all distributions) and Ubuntu, see the Install Instructions.

Unofficial builds

Arch Linux/Manjaro

Install from AUR

There is OBS packages present in the AUR.

Use your favorite AUR helper to install one of those package, but avoid using Pamac (Add/Remove Software) for the first install*.

  • obs-studio-tytan652 provides OBS Studio with:
    • VST 2 plugins, RIST protocol and AJA device support.
    • Browser module with the same CEF as official builds.
    • Some quality of life patches and fixes.
  • obs-studio-browser provides OBS Studio with VST and browser modules with the same CEF as official builds.
  • obs-studio-rc provides OBS Studio latest version (including Beta and Release Candidates) with:
    • VST 2 plugins, RIST protocol and AJA device support.
    • Browser module with the same CEF as official builds.

Most of those packages also replace vlc with vlc-luajit to provide VLC sources and ffmpeg with ffmpeg-obs to provide RIST protocol support.

  • More AUR packages are also available.

*Pamac has known issues about managing package replacement leading to being unable to install some AUR Packages.

Install from Arch Linux/Manjaro official repository

  • Graphical: search obs-studio package on Pamac (Add/Remove Software)
  • Command Line:
    sudo pacman -S obs-studio

Debian

Debian 9.0 "Stretch" or newer is required.

Also note that as of 2021-06-13, this package is the outdated 0.0.1 version. It should still work, but won't have all new improvements. Build from source to get the newest version.

  • First, make sure you have everything up-to-date.

     sudo apt update
  • FFmpeg is required. If you do not have the FFmpeg installed (if you're not sure, then you probably don't have it), you can get it with the following command (or compile it yourself):

     sudo apt install ffmpeg
  • Finally, install OBS Studio.

     sudo apt install obs-studio

Fedora

  • OBS Studio is included in RPM Fusion. If you do not have it configured (if you're not sure, then you probably don't have it), you can do so with the following command:

     sudo dnf install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm https://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm
  • Then you can install OBS with the following command (this pulls all dependencies, including NVENC-enabled FFmpeg):

     sudo dnf install obs-studio
  • For NVIDIA Hardware accelerated encoding, make sure you have CUDA installed:

     sudo dnf install xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-cuda
  • If you have an older card, use this command instead:

     sudo dnf install xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-340xx-cuda

Gentoo

Command-line: can be installed using portage by the following command:

sudo emerge media-video/obs-studio

See https://packages.gentoo.org/packages/media-video/obs-studio for available versions and more information.

NixOS

Command-line: can be installed by the following command:

```bash
nix-env -i obs-studio
```

OpenMandriva

  • OBS Studio is included in OpenMandriva Lx3 non-free repository and in restricted repository for upcoming Lx4 release - available now as Cooker.

OpenMandriva Lx3

  • Graphical: search and install "obs-studio" on "OpenMandriva Install and Remove Software" (Rpmdrake)

  • Command-line: install it as root (su or sudo) via terminal/konsole with the following command:

     urpmi obs-studio

OpenMandriva Lx4

  • Graphical: search and install "obs-studio" on "OpenMandriva Software Management" (dnfdragora)

  • Command-line: install it as root (su or sudo) via terminal/konsole with the following command:

     dnf install obs-studio

openSUSE

  • The Packman repository contains the obs-studio package since it requires
    the fuller version of FFmpeg which is in Packman for legal reasons. If you
    do not already have the Packman repository add it as shown below.

    • For openSUSE Tumbleweed:
     sudo zypper ar -cfp 90 http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/packman/suse/openSUSE_Tumbleweed/ packman
    • For openSUSE Leap 15.2 (If you're using a derivative of Leap, replace $releasever by your leap release number) :
     sudo zypper ar -cfp 90 'https://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/packman/suse/openSUSE_Leap_$releasever/' packman
  • The Packman version of FFmpeg should be used for full codec support. To
    ensure any existing codec packages are switched to Packman versions
    execute the following before installing obs-studio.

     sudo zypper dup --from packman --allow-vendor-change
  • Install the obs-studio package.

     sudo zypper in obs-studio

Links:

snappy

  • If you haven't already, install snapd (ignore the Support Overview which is outdated).

  • Install OBS Studio.

     sudo snap install obs-studio

Solus

  • Graphical: search obs-studio in Software Center
  • Command-line: install it as root (su or sudo) via terminal/konsole with the following command:
     eopkg install obs-studio

See https://nixos.org/wiki/OBS for further instructions

UOS/Deepin

UOS/Deepin 20 or newer is required.

  • First, make sure you have everything up-to-date.

     sudo apt-get update
  • FFmpeg is required. If you do not have the FFmpeg installed (if you're not sure, then you probably don't have it), you can get it with the following command (or compile it yourself):

     sudo apt-get install ffmpeg
  • Finally, install OBS Studio.

     sudo apt-get install obs-studio
  • or with Spark Store:

     sudo apt install com.obsproject.studio

Void

  • First make sure your repositories are up-to-date. OBS is available on the multilib repos if you need the 32-bit build.

     sudo xbps-install -S
  • Then install OBS Studio. Any missing dependencies will be installed automatically.

    • If it refuses to install, try running sudo xbps-install -Su to update everything first.
     sudo xbps-install obs