Open Broadcaster Software

This book is a guide for video directors using Open Broadcaster Software (OBS).

Open Broadcaster Software in action for a live stream during Wikipedia 20 with a live translation.
A real-world workstation with two OBS in action for two rooms during itWikiCon 2020.

Open Broadcaster Software is a free and open source professional suite able to handle audio and video sources in realtime. This can be useful to register a video from realtime sources or to stream a realtime source to a social network (or both).

ContentsEdit

  1. Quick start
    1. Quick start with simple screen capture - how to register or stream what you see from an app and what you listen from your headphones (quick guide)
  2. Advanced setups
    1. Advanced selective audio management with PulseAudio - how to selectively capture the audio of a single application (on the widely adopted PulseAudio technology)
    2. Advanced selective audio management with PipeWire - how to selectively capture the audio of a single application (with most modern PipeWire technology)