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OBS have droped support for their browser source on linux because of a bug
DerpFox 21 Apr

Hello,

yesterday I was trying to stream to friends and could found the OBS-Browser source.

After some research it appear that at the moment the linux browser was plagued with a big bug so they dropped the support until they can fix that if its possible.

(1) https://github.com/obsproject/obs-browser/issues/219

(2) https://github.com/obsproject/obs-studio/issues/2644

I let people more clever than me linux wise go through this. Maybe you can help OBS to fix that.

Last edited by DerpFox on 21 April 2020 at 8:04 am UTC

Liam Dawe 21 Apr

Have boosted it in places, hopefully we can get it solved.

Tchey 27 May

DerpFoxHello,
OBS-Browser source.

.

Hi !

I’m looking everywhere but only finding months or years old topics about this issue.

Is there a way to have "Browser source" today ?
Also there is no "Game" option while on many video tuto i see people setting the source as "game".

Thanks

Rutine 27 May

Tchey
DerpFoxHello,
OBS-Browser source.

.

Hi !

I’m looking everywhere but only finding months or years old topics about this issue.

Is there a way to have "Browser source" today ?
Also there is no "Game" option while on many video tuto i see people setting the source as "game".

Thanks

I don't know about the "browser" source. I use OBS 25.0.8 to stream my browser however, and for that I use the "Window capture (Xcomposite)" source. With this source you can stream any window: firefox, chrome, gimp, amarok, inkscape, thunderbird... I don't know if the "Browser" source has a special effect.

Tchey 27 May

RutineI don't know if the "Browser" source has a special effect.

It’s supposed to let you point a source as a URL, so you can have ie YouTube or Twitch chat window, without the window decoration but something else, like of text/background opacity etc.

DerpFox 27 May

You can use this plugin https://github.com/bazukas/obs-linuxbrowser

It has been archived when OBS came with their own solution but it still works perfectly at the moment. It's a nice workaround while they are fixing the bug.

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