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OBS Studio 29.0.1 rolls out with many bug fixes

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OBS Studio 29.0.1 is out now and a worthwhile upgrade for any of you doing video content on Linux, as it fixes many problems from the previous release.

Here's some Linux specific problems that were solved:

  • Fixed a bug where overriding the theme on Linux could cause the program not to start up.
  • Fixed software rendering not working properly on Linux.
  • Fixed a bug where Linux captures would not work correctly on X11.
  • Fixed a crash on Linux when using Wayland and trying to use the automatic scene switcher.

The rest of the fixes are:

  • Fixed the "NVIDIA AUDIO Effects SDK is outdated" message appearing on the noise reduction filter properties when the SDK wasn't installed.
  • Fixed a crash that could happen if you use NVIDIA's audio effect filters and then later uninstall the SDK.
  • Fixed the expander and upward compressor audio filters sounding distorted.
  • Added "Knee Width" option to the upward compressor audio filter to improve quality.
  • Fixed a bug where the Stats window/panel would show an incorrect disk space calculation when pausing recordings.
  • Fixed a bug on Windows where the "Force SDR" setting in window capture wasn't showing up.
  • Fixed a bug on macOS where the virtual camera would show up red.
  • Fixed a bug where alpha wouldn't output properly when setting OBS to use BGRA color format.
  • Fixed a crash on startup when OBS was minimized.
  • Fixed a bug where projectors could look washed out when projecting SDR content while using an HDR display.
  • Fixed a bug on Windows where secondary displays could sometimes not show up in the display capture properties.
  • Fixed a crash when using the virtual camera as an OBS source and changing the canvas resolution.
  • Fixed a bug on macOS where the properties window would go behind the main window after opening a file selection dialog.
  • Fixed a bug where profile encoder settings would not properly update when switching between services that require a different encoder.
  • Fixed a bug in custom ffmpeg output mode where RTMP would force certain encoders.

See more on GitHub and the official site.

Are there any particular issues you're wanting to see solved? It seems the recent 29.0.0 release at least solved my audio sometimes being completely broken on recordings from USB capture so that's been a big improvement for me.

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5 comments

SethM Feb 3
I will have to give this a go. OBS has always worked *fairly* well on Linux, but I have had all kinds of issues with certain non-standard functionality such as virtual cameras in the past.
Tchey Feb 3
Something is broken, not sure what, since last big update on Manjaro about 10 days ago, i cannot use OBS (not starting at all), and a few other things too, like VLC. Very annoying, i "need" OBS several times per week. I switched from VLC to MPV and it’s working fine, but it’s not a true solution.

It seems i’m not the only one : https://forum.manjaro.org/t/obs-studio-not-working-after-last-update/132445/1

Nothing i’ve read or done so far have fixed anything.


Last edited by Tchey on 3 February 2023 at 4:59 pm UTC
anewson Feb 3
I haven't been able to capture fullscreen windows with X11 since 27 and the obs discord waved me off; 29 seems to have fixed it which is nice.
Adutchman Feb 4
Quoting: TcheySomething is broken, not sure what, since last big update on Manjaro about 10 days ago, i cannot use OBS (not starting at all), and a few other things too, like VLC. Very annoying, i "need" OBS several times per week. I switched from VLC to MPV and it’s working fine, but it’s not a true solution.

It seems i’m not the only one : https://forum.manjaro.org/t/obs-studio-not-working-after-last-update/132445/1

Nothing i’ve read or done so far have fixed anything.

Obligatory manjarno. No kidding though, there is really not a good reason to use Manjaro anymore.


Last edited by Adutchman on 4 February 2023 at 9:16 am UTC
Brokatt Feb 6
I have not yet tested this latest version but OBS 29 still has issues under Kubuntu Wayland. Sometimes the replay buffer works fine but other times it only records a black screen. I also have something similar to @Tchey were when I open recorded video files with VLC I only see black screen, but with Dragon Player the video can be viewed as normal.
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