OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) is a program that allows you to create a virtual television studio to broadcast live over the internet or to record videos . It can be used to create tutorials in which the user can record the activity on the computer screen, in addition to incorporating audio, effects and multimedia contents.
This comprehensive editing software allows you to select videos, audio, text and images for streaming or recording, but you can also embed live images through one or more webcams. This makes it possible, for example, to add a frame within the scene in which the user's image appears, with its locution as an audio output that is captured through the microphone.
The possibilities offered by OBS are varied: from the creation of a simple tutorial to upload to YouTube , through the recording of online games, to the simulation of a TV studio with several cameras and incorporating effects and various sources of multimedia content To add to the streaming or broadcasting.
This application includes a set of tools that can be found in other programs independently, but in this case it is possible to combine, for example: sound mixer, format converter, video editing (being a good free alternative to Camtasia Studio, Image resizing and much more.
To transmit via YouTube, OBS is one of the coders allowed to use the new tool "Stream Now", which facilitates the live transmission of music, sports, games, news, movies, etc. Entering the official page will be able to register and then select the corresponding encoder, including the software we present today, which is the only Open Source among those approved for that purpose. Also worth noting that works with Windows, Linux and Mac.
In the official site of the project can be acceded to a forum where you can learn to use this software through guides and turoriales, in addition to explore other functionalities; For example to transmit live via Facebook Live or through Periscope, to transmit Minecraft, send streaming to Twitch, etc.
OBS Studio 0.16.6 is the latest version, which is available for Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10; Mac OS X 10.8.5 or later; Ubuntu 14.04 or later.