Install latest/stable of OBS Studio
Ubuntu 16.04 or later?
Make sure snap support is enabled in your Desktop store.
Install using the command line
sudo snap install obs-studio
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OBS Studio is software designed for capturing, compositing, encoding, recording, and streaming video content, efficiently. This is a community-supported modified build of OBS Studio; please file issues on the Snapcrafters GitHub: https://github.com/snapcrafters/obs-studio/issues
The snap of OBS studio comes pre-loaded with some extra features:
For the best experience, you'll want to connect the following interfaces.
sudo snap connect obs-studio:alsa sudo snap connect obs-studio:audio-record sudo snap connect obs-studio:avahi-control sudo snap connect obs-studio:camera sudo snap connect obs-studio:jack1 sudo snap connect obs-studio:kernel-module-observe
If you want to use the NDI plugin you'll need to connect the Avahi Control interface.
snap connect obs-studio:avahi-control
Starting with OBS 26.1.0, Virtual Camera support is integrated. Here's how to install and configure
sudo snap connect obs-studio:kernel-module-observe sudo apt -y install v4l2loopback-dkms v4l2loopback-utils echo "options v4l2loopback devices=1 video_nr=13 card_label='OBS Virtual Camera' exclusive_caps=1" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/v4l2loopback.conf echo "v4l2loopback" | sudo tee /etc/modules-load.d/v4l2loopback.conf sudo modprobe -r v4l2loopback sudo modprobe v4l2loopback devices=1 video_nr=13 card_label='OBS Virtual Camera' exclusive_caps=1
video_nr greater than 64 will not work.
To access content on external storage, connect to the removable-media plug:
snap connect obs-studio:removable-media
The gPhoto plugin allows some DSLR cameras to be connected via USB. You'll need to connect the Raw USB interface.
snap connect obs-studio:raw-usb
3rd Party plugins
To install pre-compiled plugins, download and extract the plugin to
This is how the Input Overlay plugin looks when correctly installed:
/home/username/snap/obs-studio/current/.config/obs-studio/plugins/ └── input-overlay ├── bin │ └── 64bit │ └── input-overlay.so └── data └── locale ├── de-DE.ini ├── en-US.ini └── ru-RU.ini
If you want to use the Input Overlay plugin, you'll also need to connect the joystick interface:
snap connect obs-studio:joystick
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