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OBS Studio 30.2 Beta 1 is now available for testing for anyone interested in recording and livestreaming video, and there's some nice Linux improvements coming.

Going over the changelog these are the Linux changes and improvements:

  • Added Linux support to the native NVENC encoder:
    • NVENC AV1 is now supported on Linux.
  • Added Linux shared texture support to the NVENC encoder .
  • Added Linux shared texture support to the QuickSync encoder .
  • Added Linux shared texture support to the VA-API encoder.
  • Qt Fusion style is now always enforced on Linux.

Pictured - OBS Studio on Linux

Additionally there's now HEVC support to WebRTC output, support for Multitrack Video streaming (on Twitch, this is known as Enhanced Broadcasting) but that's for now only supported on Windows with NVIDIA. They did say support for "other platforms and GPU vendors is planned".

There's also a new "Hybrid MP4" output format in Beta:

  • Combines fault-tolerance of fragmented MP4 with wide compatibility and faster access times of regular MP4. For more information, see:
  • Supports inserting chapter markers into the file via a hotkey or API. These markers are supported by most video players and editing software, such as DaVinci Resolve.

Plus more changes and bug fixes you can see on GitHub.

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