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).
non-root sudo useror 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 https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-8.noarch.rpm sudo dnf install --nogpgcheck https://mirrors.rpmfusion.org/free/el/rpmfusion-free-release-8.noarch.rpm https://mirrors.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/el/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-8.noarch.rpm
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.