OBS - Open Broadcaster Software

OBS - Open Broadcaster Software for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • Version: 25.0.8

Live video streaming software for novice and advanced!

The world of video recording and streaming has taken off in recent years, becoming big business as more and more people choose to create live content and publish it on the internet. Enter Open Broadcaster Software, the open source solution for creating and publishing live and recorded content for the internet. Download free today for Windows PC and start streaming!

All the functionality, none of the cost

With the introduction of media sources like Youtube, Twitch and Hitbox, more and more people are starting to stream. Whether you're a gamer displaying the games your playing, an artist creating media or even a teacher giving instructions to an audience, the internet is full of content that is live. Now it's never been easier (or cheaper!) to start streaming with the introduction of Open Broadcaster Software. Open source means that an active community is developing the code, adding features and ensuring that each release is tested and stable. That means that all the features you'd expect from a streaming software like GPU capture, file output to .mp4 and .FLV as well as support for microphones, cameras and automatic streaming to your favorite service. Run multiple screens, show web camera picture in picture and add your own branding to your presentation.

Open source means software can be fully customized

For those not familiar with the concept of open source, all of the source code is available for free on GitHub and can be used without fear of copy write infringement. Even if you're not a programmer, or don't feel the need to delve into the code, this is good news. As an open source program, a community of programmers are making improvements as well as creating plugins that will also be offered for free. You, as a user, can make use of these plugins and options in your own broadcasting so you can use the tools you want to give you the options that you need. Open Broadcaster Software, as a result, has a multitude of officially supported plugins as well as a vibrant and active community of programmers that support them. Need advice or help? This isn't a faceless organization, it's a community of programmers that works on this project because it's important to them and important that their users have a good experience.

In conclusion

If you've ever thought about entering the world of live streaming, then Open Broadcaster Software is a great place to start and likely you'll find that you won't need to go any further. With support for popular streaming channels, a great selection of plugins and support for your hardware, why pay when you can get the options you need for free? For novice and expert streams this software has something for everyone with professional options to rival some of the more expensive broadcasting software suites that exist. Download and try it today, you won't be disappointed.

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  • Great free software with all the bells and whistles of a paid program
  • Support for Twitch, YouTube, DailyMotion, Hitbox and other popular services
  • Huge library of plugins all available for free, along with the source code, on GitHub


  • Open source usually means slower releases for newer operating systems and hardware. Expect to have less up to date support


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