Video Streaming And Recording Software OBS Studio Gets Updated With A Bootload Of Features And Fixes

OBS Studio is based on a free and open-source program as a streaming and recording software currently available on Linux, Windows and Mac OS.

The project was started by Hugh Bailey and was nothing significant during its early days but with support from online contributors who not only help build and enhance the software but were also critical in spreading the word around the web about its existence.

Written in C and C++ programming languages, it offers features like streaming, recording, real source and time capture, scene composing and encoding by using the real time messaging protocol (RTMP) and transmits to destinations that support the same protocol.

Two days ago, the program had its version 0.14.0 released followed closely by an hotfix version 0.14.1 with release including an addition of deinterlacing, full Nvidia Nvenc encoder,ALSA sound input and a lot more.

OBS Studio

The software is a fan-favourite among gamers especially those on Linux-based operating systems as it helps them stream their gaming sessions on sites like, YouTube, and much more.
The new additions and changes include:

OBS Studio

Added deinterlacing. Deinterlacing modes can now be used by right-clicking the source and going to “deinterlacing” in the menu to select the deinterlacing options. Deinterlacing only works on sources that support it (video capture device source and media source primarily);
Added full NVIDIA NVENC encoder. NVENC is supported for windows and linux, and can be used via the simple output mode. (Note: To use NVENC on Linux, you must compile or get a version of FFmpeg with NVENC support);
Added alt-cropping (cropping via the alt-key). This type of crop only affects the specific scene item and does not affect all instances of a source. You can also change the specific crop number values in the source transform dialog;

  • Added a ‘slide’ transition;
  • Added a ‘fade to colour’ transition;
  • Added command line parameters: –collection [scene collection name], –profile [profile name], –scene [scene name], –start streaming, –start recording;
  • Added “snap to other sources” feature (enabled by default, can be disabled in general settings);
  • Added “snap to vertical/horizontal centre” feature (disabled by default, option to enable is in general settings);
  • Linux: added an option “Use alpha-less texture format” option to window capture that helps to capture certain windows with mesa drivers;
  • Linux: added an ALSA sound input source (currently added like any other source, will be accessible via audio settings as well in the future);
  • various other minor changes and bug fixes.

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