OBS Studio or Open Broadcaster Software Studio is known for its streaming and screen casting features. This free and open-source software can conveniently be used with Linux, macOS, and Windows operating systems for video recording.
Here at LinuxAPT, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform related Linux System Software Installation queries.
In this context, we shall look into how we can install the OBS Studio on a Linux Mint 20 system.
1. Install a Mandatory Package (software-properties-common)
To begin, you need to install a package that is mandatory to be installed before installing the OBS Studio with the command mentioned below:
$ sudo apt install software-properties-common
2. Add the OBS Studio Repository to the system
Now, you need to add the OBS Studio repository to your system by executing the following command:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:obsproject/obs-studio
3. Update System's Cache
Next, you need to update the system's cache with the following command:
$ sudo apt update
4. Install the OBS Studio on the system
Then, you can install the OBS Studio on your system by running the command shown below:
$ sudo apt install obs-studio
You can check the version of OBS Studio by running the following command:
$ obs --version
To remove the OBS Studio from your Linux Mint 20 system, you need to run the following command:
$ sudo apt-get purge --autoremove obs-studio
This article covers the procedure of installing the OBS Studio on a Linux Mint 20 system. In fact, Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) is free, open-source, cross-platform video recording and live streaming software.
It contains features such as high performance for real-time video/audio capturing, various filters for video sources, an intuitive audio mixer with filters, a streamlined settings panel. OBS is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac.