Free and open source video recording and live streaming software OBS Studio version 26.0 is out now.
Pretty much all you need to get going with video content, OBS Studio being cross-platform and open source opened up a lot of options for Linux users when it arrived a few years ago. It's been great to see it flourish.
One of the bigger additions in this release is a new Noise Suppression filter with RNNoise. It should offer much better noise suppression than the original method. The same special tech that's used in Cadmus and NoiseTorch which really does work quite nicely. This is going to be a really great addition for people who want to do video content with OBS but have more background noises. I also quite like the new Source Toolbar above the Sources list, giving you quicker access to switch things around. This toolbar also has media controls for when you're playing other media.
Another currently Windows-only feature was added with support for a "Virtual Camera", which allows you to use the OBS output as a camera in other apps. They said support for other operating systems will be added when they're ready.
On top of new features, here's the notable Linux-specific fixes that came with OBS Studio 26.0:
- Linux: Fixed an issue where the browser source could crash when browsing files
- Linux: Fixed an issue with “always on top” sometimes not working with projectors
- Linux: Fixed an issue where cameras using V4L2 would not respond correctly to pan/tilt controls
- Linux: Fixed an issue where a user’s preferred language could not be detected correctly
- Fixed camera controls on Linux video devices not working
Plenty of other improvements came with it, full release notes here.