How to Install Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) on Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish

Hello, and welcome to my first broadcast.

This evening I will be showing you install Open Broadcaster Software, aka OBS on 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish.

This is useful for recording or streaming how to’s such as these, or any other content.

When recording audio in Ubuntu, you can install the low latency kernel image for lower latency/delay. It is an example of a soft real-time computing kernel. It is my understanding that this kernel sacrifices stability for low latency.…

Run the below commands in a terminal.

1. Install the low latency kernel

sudo apt --yes install -image-lowlatency

2. Install the OBS ppa

sudo apt-add-repository --yes ppa:obsproject/obs-studio

sudo apt --yes install ffmpeg obs-studio

3. Reboot the computer to start using the new low latency kernel.

After reboot confirm you’re using the low latency kernel:

uname -r

4. Run OBS from dash:

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