In this tutorial, we will show you how to install OBS Studio on Linux Mint 21. For those of you who didn’t know, OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) is free and open-source software for video recording and live streaming. It is widely used for streaming on Twitch and Youtube and is officially recommended by Youtube for live streaming on its support page. OBS is fully supported by Windows, macOS, and Linux systems.
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 an OBS Studio on Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).
- 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 21 Vanessa
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 apt-transport-https wget ca-certificates gnupg2
Step 2. Installing OBS Studio on Linux Mint 21.
By default, OBS Studio is not available on the Linux Mint 21 base repository. Now we add the OBS Studio PPA repository to your system using the following command:
echo 'deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/rob-savoury.gpg] https://ppa.launchpadcontent.net/savoury1/chromium/ubuntu jammy main' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/chromium-rob-savoury.list
Next, import the GPG key:
echo 'deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/obs-studio.gpg] https://ppa.launchpadcontent.net/obsproject/obs-studio/ubuntu jammy main' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/obs-studio.list
Now start by updating the packages list and install OBS Studio stable version by using the command below:
sudo apt update sudo apt install obs-studio
Step 3. Accessing OBS Studio on Linux Mint 21.
Once we finish with the installation, we will find OBS Studio in the Mint menu, in the Sound & Audio section or you can launch it through the terminal with the help of the command shown below:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed OBS Studio. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the OBS Studio open source software for video recording and live streaming on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official OBS Studio website.