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.
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 version 30.0
Updated on Nov 13 2023
Added WHIP/WebRTC output [Sean-Der / kc5nra / DDRBoxman / tt2468] — With the introduction of WHIP, FTL is slated for removal in a release after May 2024
Redesigned the status bar [cg2121 / GeorgesStavracas / Warchamp7] — The redesigned status bar now provides the same information in a more organized and well structured way, with more representative and recognizable icons.
Added option for Full-Height docks to the "Docks" menu [ujifgc] — When enabled, a dock such as chat can take up the entire height of the OBS window
Added support for Intel QSV H264, HEVC, AV1 on Linux [kkartaltepe]
Added a shader cache to improve OBS startup time on Windows [notr1ch]
Added application audio capture on macOS [jcm93]
Added a "Safe Mode" that runs OBS without third-party plugins, scripting, and websockets [derrod] — When OBS detects that it was not shut down properly it will offer the user the option to launch in Safe Mode for troubleshooting purposes. It can also be manually activated via the "Help" menu.
Reworked the virtual camera on macOS to work with all applications (on macOS 13 and newer) [gxalpha/PatTheMav]
Added a YouTube Live Control Room Panel when streaming to YouTube [yuriy-chunak]
Added 10-bit capture support for Decklink devices [jpark37]
Added HDR playback support for Decklink output [jpark37]
Added an option to hide OBS windows from macOS Screen Capture's "Display Capture" [PatTheMav]
Changed audio/video encoder dropdowns to be sorted by name [gxalpha]
Changed the list of applications in the macOS Screen Capture source to be sorted by name [Colerar]