How To Install OBS Studio on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Install OBS Studio on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install OBS Studio on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, OBS Studio (Open Broadcast Studio) is a free and open-source application for video recording and live streaming. With this tool, you can record your screen activity or record video from webcam and any other sources.

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 through the step by step installation OBS Studio free and open-source software for video recording and live streaming on a Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) server.

Install OBS Studio on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Step 2. Installing OBS Studio on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

  • Method 1. Install OBS Studio using PPA:

First, add the official OBS Studio PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:obsproject/obs-studio
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install obs-studio
  • Method 2. Install OBS Studio using Snap:
sudo apt install snapd

Install the OBS Studio snap package using the following command:

snap install obs-studio

Please note that to use OBS Studio in Ubuntu, you’ll need FFmpeg. If you haven’t installed FFMpeg, do it now. Run the following commands to install FFMpeg.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed OBS Studio. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing free and open-source software for video recording and live streaming. in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official OBS Studio website.

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