How to Install OBS Studio on Ubuntu 20.04

Install OBS Studio on Ubuntu 20.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure OBS Studio on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) is free and open-source software for video recording and live streaming. Stream to Twitch, YouTube, and many other providers, or record your own videos with high quality H264 / AAC encoding. It is available across all major platforms.

Install OBS Studio on Ubuntu 20.04

Step 1. First, before you start installing any package on your Ubuntu server, we always recommend making sure that all system packages are updated.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Install FFmpeg Packages.

Run the following command below to install it:

sudo apt install ffmpeg

If you want virtual camera support you need v4l2loopback-dkms to be installed. You can install it with the following command :

sudo apt install v4l2loopback-dkms

Step 3. Install OBS Studio on the Ubuntu system.

Now add the OBS repository to install Open Broadcaster on the Ubuntu system:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:obsproject/obs-studio
sudo apt update

Then, you can install OBS with the following commands:

sudo apt install obs-studio

Step 4. Accessing OBS Studio.

After installation, you can now open the app via Unity dash or any Ubuntu app launcher like Synapse Launcher.

That’s all you need to do to install OBS Studio on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. For further reading on Install OBS Studiobest screen recorder, please refer to their official knowledge base. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.