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AMD becomes a 'Diamond' sponsor of OBS Studio

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The team behind OBS Studio announced that AMD have become a Diamond Sponsor of the OBS Project, helping fund future development. Great to see, as OBS Studio is easily one of the most popular free and open source applications around and something I use near-daily.

It was announced on Twitter with a short message just confirming it, with no other details.

What it means is that AMD are now funding OBS with at least $50,000 per year, joining NVIDIA and StreamElements at the same level. OBS also has many additional sponsors including YouTube, Logitech, Twitch, Facebook and others giving over plenty of funding and other help to the project.


This really is amazing to see. The last few years have seen so many positive stories like this for free and open source projects. Blender is another that keeps pulling in more funding, Godot Engine just launched their own Foundation and even the Kdenlive video editor funding campaign I mentioned previously has reached over the original goal.

Good times for FOSS projects.

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Zer0Cool 7 Nov
this is so awesome.
Good news. However it would be great if AMD could do something to make the Radeon GPU'S work better when used for videoencoding via VAAPI with OBS.

While it is obvious that AMD is clearly behind in encodingperformance and quality when compared to Nvidia GPU'S even on Windows, the performance on linux with VAAPI is really weak.
Quoting: ripper81358Good news. However it would be great if AMD could do something to make the Radeon GPU'S work better when used for videoencoding via VAAPI with OBS.

While it is obvious that AMD is clearly behind in encodingperformance and quality when compared to Nvidia GPU'S even on Windows, the performance on linux with VAAPI is really weak.

There's a plugin called obs-Gstreamer that makes it much easier to deal with, but as you say, it's still well behind in terms of any other encoder.
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