How To Install OBS Studio on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install OBS Studio on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install OBS Studio on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, OBS Studio is a free, lightweight open-source software for video recording and live streaming. It can be used for capturing, recording, streaming, and encoding video content. It can simultaneously record videos from many sources, combine, and stream them to a streaming platform. OBS is available on Linux, macOS, and Windows OS.

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 Studio open-source live streaming app on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • 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 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 Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

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

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install wget apt-transport-https gnupg2

Step 2. Installing OBS Studio on Ubuntu 22.04.

By default, OBS Studio is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to add the OBS Studio repository to your Ubuntu system:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:obsproject/obs-studio

After the repository is enabled, now install the latest version of OBS Studio using the below command:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install obs-studio

Step 3. Accessing OBS Studio on Ubuntu 22.04.

Once successfully installed on your Ubuntu system, run the following path on your desktop to open the path: Activities -> Show Applications -> OBS Studio or launching it through the terminal with the command shown below:

obs

Install OBS Studio on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Congratulations! You have successfully installed OBS Studio. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the OBS Studio open-source live streaming app on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official OBS Studio website.

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