OBS Studio 30.0 in Beta Now, WebRTC Support & Intel QSV for Linux

OBS Studio, the popular free and open-source screencasting and streaming app, announced the first Beta for next major 30.0 release!

The new OBS Studio 30.0 introduced initial WebRTC output support. It results even lower sub-second latency from broadcaster to playback, supports broadcasting multiple scenes in the same session, and user can share their video peer to peer without a server.

A ‘Safe Mode‘ introduced in the release that can help to debug third-party plugins, scripting, and web-sockets by launching OBS without them. For Linux, the release also added Intel Quick Sync Video encoding/decoding support.

Other changes in OBS Studio 30.0 include:

  • Redesigned status bar
  • Add application audio capture on macOS
  • 10-bit capture and HDR playback support for Decklink device/output
  • YouTube Live Control Panel
  • Support for grayscale MJPEG in V4L / DirectShow sources
  • Ability to set FFmpeg Options for VAAPI

There are as well many other changes, stability improvements and bug-fixes, see this page for more details.

Get OBS Studio 30.0 Beta

The Github release page provides the source tarball and pre-build packages, including Windows exe, macOS dmg, and Ubuntu deb packages.

Just go to link below, scroll down and find the package under ‘Assets’ serction.

For Ubuntu users, OBS Studio has official PPAs, though it may not build the beta packages.

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