OBS Classic and OBS Studio

OBS has been the default streaming application for a couple of years now. It has grown from a small application to what it is now. With the growing popularity of streaming more and more features were added to a application that only worked on the windows operating system. That is why in October of 2013 the OBS Studio / Multiplatform project was started.

OBS Studio on Linux

What is OBS Studio?

OBS Studio is a complete rewrite of the popular OBS Software with greater development possibilities for plugin developers while being available on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX. It wasn't until during the year 2015 that OBS Studio received many of the features that users of the classic OBS application used.

OBS Studio is developed as a open source application meaning everyone can contribute to the project making it a group effort instead of a single man operation. For the source code and the full reasons for OBS Studio check out the Repository on github

Should I use OBS Studio?

If you are using Linux or Mac OSX the answer is yes, as it is the only OBS application that is supported on those Platforms.

If you are using Windows, you can use both the classic version of OBS and OBS Studio. Be advised however, that classic OBS is not being developed anymore and thus will not receive any updates or new features anymore.

We strongly advise against using classic OBS on Windows.

Does Overlayr support OBS Studio?

Overlayr is mainly developed with OBS Studio in mind for 2 simple reasons:

  1. It is the future (see above)
  2. The Overlayr team is almost exclusively using some flavor of Linux and Mac OSX for development

While it is developed for OBS Studio we do our best to not break support on the classic OBS application. We recommend also installing the Browser Plugin for OBS Studio

How to install OBS Studio

See OBS Studio Download page