OBS Studio

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What is OBS Studio? Open Broadcast Software Studio, often abbreviated as OBS, is an open-source and cross-platform application that can be used to record and transmit live streaming. It allows you to create professional streams for YouTube, Twitch, Facebook Live, and many other platforms. This is the OBS Studio download for Windows

Please note: OBS Studio was formerly known as OBS Classic. OBS Classic however is no longer supported. Please download OBS Studio for your new streaming projects.

Key Features

Whilst the possibilities of OBS Studios are endless, these are some of the best features of this powerful software suite:

  • Real-time video and audio capture: You can create as many scenes as you want. Moreover, OBS Studios lets you switch from one scene to another by using custom transitions.

  • Audio mixer: With individual mixers for each audio source and support for mono, stereo, and surround channels.

  • From novice to professional: Inexperienced users have access to a simplified control panel. This way certain tasks become easier to execute. Experienced live streamers will undoubtedly love the Studio Mode, which lets you preview your scenes and adjust them, before streaming the content to your live audience.

How to use OBS Studio?

When you start OBS Studio for the first time, you will see that most of its interface is occupied by a black window, which is going to be the preview of your video. Before you start streaming, you must select the desired recording source. The options are: screen capture, window capture or game capture.

OBS Studio tutorial

Curious to learn more about the functionality of this software? The community of OBS Studio has created several useful guides and tutorials, all of which can be found on the Official OBS site.

Is OBS Studio Free?

Yes. OBS Studio is an open-source project which is developed by voluntary contributors. You can use OBS Studio without paying a single cent.

Is OBS Studio Safe?

OBS Studio is a safe and virus-free application that contains no advertisement or unwanted third-party software and adware.

OBS Studio for Mac

Open Broadcaster Software is also available for macOS.

System Requirements

  • Operating system: Windows 8 or 10 (64bit).

  • Graphic card: DirectX 10.1 compatible graphic card (AMD or Nvidia).

  • Memory: At least 4 GB.

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