OBS Studio

by OBS Studio Contributors.

An open-source streaming and recording program

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: OBS Studio Contributors.

Release: OBS Studio

Last revision: Last week

Star Rating 4.9958

OBS Studio is an open-source application that allows for streaming and recording.


  • It provides real-time source and device capture. It can also handle scene-composition and encoding. It also is really good for recording and broadcasting. The feed can be sent to many destinations, including popular streaming websites like YouTube and Twitch
  • It has an easy to use interface. The interface is divided into several sections; Scenes, sources, controls, transitions and audio mixer. The audio mixer is very intuitive and has many preset options. It also has a VST plugin. You can customize the interface to look the way you'd like. The modular dock UI allows the arrangement to be rearranged to your liking. Each dock can also become its own window.
  • Scenes can be set up seamlessly with other scenes. There is an unlimited amount of scenes you can create. With custom transitions, you can switch between all of the different scenes. The scenes can be made up of images or texts as well as image-captures. You can even create scenes from browser windows or webcams or even capture cards. 
  • OBS Studio allows you to create professional productions. There are several available scenes to transition between and you can add your own files to the program. You can create your own hotkeys for every activity imaginable and have the shortcuts just the way you like it. Studio Mode lets you preview your creation before you upload it. This allows you to make final edits before you showcase your creation to the world. Monitor 8 different scenes with the multi-view. This allows you to cue up your transitions and make it easier to see your creation come to life. 
Jeff Earnhardt (unverified)
Great platform for putting all my streaming content into a centrally-located area. This definitely comes in handy with some of my multimedia projects that I am running and trying to get off the ground. This was amazing really and ultimately a product that stands out as unique and fitting a niche.
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