In this tutorial, we will show you how to install OBS Studio on Linux Mint 20. For those of you who didn’t know, 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.
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 OBS Studio on a Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).
- 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 Linux Mint 20 Ulyana
Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal:
sudo apt update sudo apt install software-properties-common
Step 2. Installing OBS Studio on Linux Mint 20.
- Install OBS Studio from the PPA repository.
Now we add the official PPA repository:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:obsproject/obs-studio
Next, run the apt update command to update the repository and install it:
sudo apt update sudo apt install obs-studio
- Install OBS Studio from Snap packages.
Run the following command to install Snap to your system:
sudo rm /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref sudo apt update sudo apt install snapd
To install OBS Studio, simply use the following command:
sudo snap install obs-studio
Step 3. Accessing OBS Studio on Linux Mint.
Once successfully installed, you can find OBS Studio in the Linux Mint menu under the “Sound & Video” category.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed OBS Studio. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of OBS Studio on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official OBS Studio website.