How To Install OBS Studio on AlmaLinux 8

Install OBS Studio on AlmaLinux 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install OBS Studio on AlmaLinux 8. For those of you who didn’t know, OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) is free and open-source software for video recording and live streaming. You can use OBS studio Screen-cast including screen recording, camera image, and sound record. It can be used to stream content on various servers such as Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and many more. OBS is also available for Microsoft Windows, macOS, and Linux distributions.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the OBS screen recording software on AlmaLinux 8. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: AlmaLinux 8, CentOS, and Rocky Linux 8.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install OBS Studio on AlmaLinux 8

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf update
sudo dnf config-manager --enable powertools

Step 2. Installing RPM fusion.

Run the following command below to install RPM fusion to your system:

sudo dnf install --nogpgcheck
sudo dnf install --nogpgcheck

Step 3. Installing OBS Studio on AlmaLinux 8.

  • Install OBS Studio using RPM fusion

Now we install OBS with the following command:

sudo dnf install obs-studio
  • Install OBS Studio from Snap.

Run the following command below to install Snap packages:

sudo dnf install snapd
sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket
sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap

To install OBS Studio, simply use the following command:

sudo snap install obs-studio

Step 3. Accessing OBS Studio on AlmaLinux.

Once successfully installed, we now proceed and launch it from the App Menu.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed OBS studio. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the OBS free and open-source software for video recording and live streaming on your AlmaLinux 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official OBS website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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