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The big update to the awesome recording and livestreaming software OBS Studio is now out, with tons of goodies included.

Some highlights from this release include Limiter and Expander audio filters, a VAAPI video encoder for Linux, multi-track audio support to FFmpeg output, an option to automatically remux recordings to MP4, an option to change the OBS base/output resolution to the size of a source in the right-click context menu of the source and so on.

The biggest thing is the VAAPI video encoder, which has been available in special builds for a while but now it's official more Linux users of OBS Studio should have a better experience.

See more on the official GitHub.

As a reminder, they also integrated livestreaming services so that you can connect to websites like Twitch. This means you won't need to enter a streaming key, while also getting access to special features like the chat panel and more right in OBS. Sadly, that's only in the Windows version right now. However, they're working on it for Linux too they just need to get their official obs-browser source build fixed up which they didn't have time for this release.

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Corben 26 February 2019 at 10:22 am UTC
OBS definitely counts to one of the most awesome open source projects!

Is there now a browser-source now integrated in Linux OBS, or do we still need the external obs-linuxbrowser plugin?

And did I get that right: They've also reworked the nvenc stuff, so it's more performant now, but that's also still to come to the Linux version?

edit: looks like the official PPA got already updated, I'm getting the upgrade right now. Noice!


Last edited by Corben at 26 February 2019 at 10:27 am UTC
TheSyldat 26 February 2019 at 10:39 am UTC
I must be doing something real wrong because there is still no Nvenc option available after updating ...

Can a tiny guide be made by someone on how to get Nvenc support on Linux because I must be doing it wrong ...
Liam Dawe 26 February 2019 at 10:46 am UTC
TheSyldatI must be doing something real wrong because there is still no Nvenc option available after updating ...

Can a tiny guide be made by someone on how to get Nvenc support on Linux because I must be doing it wrong ...
You're right, mine seems to have also been removed when updating.
Corben 26 February 2019 at 10:58 am UTC
liamdawe
TheSyldatI must be doing something real wrong because there is still no Nvenc option available after updating ...

Can a tiny guide be made by someone on how to get Nvenc support on Linux because I must be doing it wrong ...
You're right, mine seems to have also been removed when updating.
Mine is still there. nVidia gtx 1070, driver 415.27. And these nvidia packages are installed, maybe you're missing one of them?

libnvidia-cfg1-415:amd64       415.27-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.2  amd64
libnvidia-common-396           396.54-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.1  all  
libnvidia-common-415           415.27-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.2  all  
libnvidia-compute-415:amd64    415.27-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.2  amd64
libnvidia-compute-415:i386     415.27-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.2  i386 
libnvidia-decode-415:amd64     415.27-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.2  amd64
libnvidia-decode-415:i386      415.27-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.2  i386 
libnvidia-encode-415:amd64     415.27-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.2  amd64
libnvidia-encode-415:i386      415.27-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.2  i386 
libnvidia-fbc1-415:amd64       415.27-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.2  amd64
libnvidia-fbc1-415:i386        415.27-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.2  i386 
libnvidia-gl-415:amd64         415.27-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.2  amd64
libnvidia-gl-415:i386          415.27-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.2  i386 
libnvidia-ifr1-415:amd64       415.27-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.2  amd64
libnvidia-ifr1-415:i386        415.27-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.2  i386 
nvidia-compute-utils-415       415.27-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.2  amd64
nvidia-dkms-415                415.27-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.2  amd64
nvidia-driver-415              415.27-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.2  amd64
nvidia-kernel-common-415       415.27-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.2  amd64
nvidia-kernel-source-415       415.27-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.2  amd64
nvidia-prime                   0.8.8.2                     all  
nvidia-settings                415.27-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.1  amd64
nvidia-utils-415               415.27-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.2  amd64
xserver-xorg-video-nvidia-415  415.27-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.2  amd64
Patola 26 February 2019 at 11:15 am UTC
TheSyldatI must be doing something real wrong because there is still no Nvenc option available after updating ...

Can a tiny guide be made by someone on how to get Nvenc support on Linux because I must be doing it wrong ...
Just installed it via PPA on my Ubuntu 18.04, driver 418.31.03, nvenc still there, no changes.
Leerdeck 26 February 2019 at 2:37 pm UTC
Patola
TheSyldatI must be doing something real wrong because there is still no Nvenc option available after updating ...

Can a tiny guide be made by someone on how to get Nvenc support on Linux because I must be doing it wrong ...
Just installed it via PPA on my Ubuntu 18.04, driver 418.31.03, nvenc still there, no changes.

Just curios. Is there a special reason why you prefer using a ppa over the snap package? Snap versions works fine on my end.
Patola 26 February 2019 at 4:44 pm UTC
LeerdeckJust curios. Is there a special reason why you prefer using a ppa over the snap package? Snap versions works fine on my end.
I don't have any reason to prefer snaps. OBS is open-source, updated often, uses regular updated system libraries, integrates with the system. Why would I ever prefer a version that adds a mountpoint to the system, has duplicated versions of my system libraries in it, and integrates poorly with the system? Snaps are a good idea for big proprietary standalone applications, not OBS.
Leeo97one 26 February 2019 at 6:34 pm UTC
For NVENC to be available in OBS, I guess you must install ffmpeg compiled with NVENC support.
https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/HWAccelIntro#NVENC


Last edited by Leeo97one at 27 February 2019 at 5:32 pm UTC
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