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OBS Studio, the free and open source one-stop shop for Linux livestreaming has a brand new release available today, following on from the Release Candidate nearly a month ago.

For new features, OBS Studio now lets you preview transitions in the properties of a transition, an estimate to remaining available recording time according to available disk space (seems that's Windows only - doesn't show on Linux), a new luma key video effect filter, the ability to set the exact desired dB volume value of sources in the advanced audio properties, replacing the percentage value, a new hotkey to toggle the preview, they added the ability to copy and paste filters to/from scenes in addition to sources and more.

I still need to figure out how to set the version number correctly when compiling…

As for bugs fixed in this release, they gave it a shot of the good stuff as quite a lot of fixes made it in. These includes issues solved on Linux where it couldn't capture some monitors, another where the VAAPI encoder on Linux where CBR would not always output at a constant bitrate, they fixed some crashes that could happen when using QSV, improved logging when recording errors occur, fixed a bug with hotplugging some audio devices with audio not working and loads more.

Also, the dark theme was renamed to the default with the light theme now the backup "System" theme, along with making the dark theme more consistent in looks across operating systems. On top of that, most icons were replaced with SVGs to make them look more consistent, especially across different DPI scaling.

Mac also has more work towards service integration thanks to major internal improvements to the macOS browser source, which will eventually benefit Linux too.

You can see the full release notes here.

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Corben 12 Jun, 2019
That new nvenc stuff is still wip on Linux, right?
DamonLinuxPL 12 Jun, 2019
Quotestill need to figure out how to set the version number correctly when compiling…

@Liam, to set correct version in OBS you need enter one command into cmake. It depends on how you compile OBS.

In OpenMandriva, I did it this way.
Below is our spec repository for Mandriva Automated Build Farm (ABF), see the line 196.

        -DOBS_MULTIARCH_SUFFIX=$(echo %{_lib} |sed -e 's,^lib,,') \
        -DOBS_VERSION_OVERRIDE="%{version}" \
        -G Ninja

where -DOBS_VERSION_OVERRIDE="%{version}" \
indicates what version will be displayed.
We added macro "%{version}" which reads version number which we entered in line numer 15.
So you need add to cmake something similar for example -DOBS_VERSION_OVERRIDE="23.2.0"
and should be ok.

Last edited by DamonLinuxPL on 12 June 2019 at 10:59 am UTC
deathxxx 12 Jun, 2019
I can never understand how to use this OBS for video recording(i will be thankfull if someone show in youtube, how to set OBS for 60FPS game recording with good image quality). Whatever i do, always get low quality image and high CPU usage. Or i got black screen video.... Update: i always get a black screen when try record game. When not record game, all is ok.
For this, i use SimpleScreenRecorder. So much easy and clean. Low CPU usage and very good quality for recording.

I figure out, how to fix OBS black screen when recording games in full screen.
For Nvidia, just need disable Allow Flipping in Nvidia Panel.

Here is my recording, using OBS with NVENC and fix for black screen. Game run extremely smooth with absolutely no impact to performance during 1080p60 record while gameplay.

Last edited by deathxxx on 13 June 2019 at 1:14 pm UTC
cprn 13 Jun, 2019
Okay, you've convinced me. I'll become a Linux Twitch star in the next year or two.
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