OBS Studio
OBS Studio


OBS Studio free download for Mac

OBS Studio

12 October 2019

Video recording and live streaming.


OBS Studio is a free and open source software for video recording and live streaming.

  • High performance real time video/audio capturing and mixing. Create scenes made up of multiple sources including window captures, images, text, browser windows, webcams, capture cards and more.
  • Set up an unlimited number of scenes you can switch between seamlessly via custom transitions.
  • Streamlined Settings panel gives you access to a wide array of configuration options to tweak every aspect of your broadcast or recording.
  • Modular 'Dock' UI allows you to rearrange the layout exactly as you like. You can even pop out each individual Dock to it's own window.
  • OBS supports all your favorite streaming platforms and more.
Create Professional Productions
  • Choose from a number of different and customizable transitions for when you switch between your scenes or add your own stinger video files.
  • Set hotkeys for nearly every sort of action, such as switching between scenes, starting/stopping streams or recordings, muting audio sources, push to talk, and more.
  • Studio Mode lets you preview your scenes and sources before pushing them live. Adjust your scenes and sources or create new ones and ensure they're perfect before your viewers ever see them.
  • Get a high level view of your production using the Multiview. Monitor 8 different scenes and easily cue or transition to any of them with merely a single or double click.
Collaborative Creativity
  • OBS Studio is equipped with a powerful API, enabling plugins and scripts to provide further customization and functionality specific to your needs.
  • Utilize native plugins for high performance integrations or scripts written with Lua or Python that interface with existing sources.
  • Work with developers in the streaming community to get the features you need with endless possibilities.
  • Browse or submit your own in the Resources section

What's new in OBS Studio

Version 24.0.2:
  • Hardware accelerated decoding on the media source is now disabled by default rather than enabled by default. Some users use a ridiculous number of media sources, and turning on hardware accelerated decoding for every single one of them could cause some stability issues.
  • Fixed an issue where certain games would cause OBS to lag on Windows. Currently, this will only work when OBS is running as administrator.
  • Fixed an issue where media keys on your keyboard could trigger video/audio to stop/start playing in browser sources
  • Fixed an issue where part of the OBS output would be green when using OBS from a VM
  • Fixed an issue where stingers could sometimes cut off prematurely before they were finished
  • Fixed a freeze that could happen when using NVENC and changing the bitrate while in use while lookahead was enabled
  • Fixed a bug where OBS could sometimes stop recording due to lack of disk space despite having plenty of disk space
  • Improved the playback accuracy of media sources and stingers (this was the same issue that caused stingers to sometimes play back a bit erratically)

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1 OBS Studio Reviews

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26 February 2019

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Version 23.0 was just released.
Version 22.0.3
26 February 2019
Version 23.0 was just released.
Version 22.0.3