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OBS Studio is the Most Popular Free Streaming Software


A shining example of what an open-source project can be

OBS Studio is a feature-rich free and open source broadcasting program. It is used primarily to encode and transmit audio and video to streaming platforms, such as Twitch, YouTube, or Glimesh, but it is also capable of recording content as well. It is one of the most valuable tools in a streamer’s arsenal. I’ve covered OBS extensively, so that you are able to get the most out of this program.

Its strengths include:

  • Free and Open Source
  • Easy to set up and use
  • Powerful features for advanced users
  • Extensive and comprehensive documentation in multiple formats
  • Huge user base and development team
  • Works on Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux

Weaknesses include:

  • Advanced features can be frustrating to inexperienced users
  • UI isn’t the most intuitive
  • Can be heavy on system utilization
  • Older Computers will struggle to use the encoder

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