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Value for Money
4.8/5
Features
4.6/5
Ease of Use
4.1/5
Customer Support
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JAZE
JAZE
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  • Industry: Architecture & Planning
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

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Reviewed on 18/8/2021

My ability to stream content and record live events from my PC has been phenomenal thanks to this...

My ability to stream content and record live events from my PC has been phenomenal thanks to this software... it's easy to use and tons of fun once you get totally used to it.

Pros

The best screen recording software in the game. Add different audio sources, change backgrounds accordingly, livestream with ease... you got it all in one with OBS Studio. Connect any of your favorite social media platforms to use livestream and you'll be totally impressed with what you get, no other software does it better.

Cons

I honestly have no qualms or cons against this software, I have yet to find any.

Alternatives Considered

Icecream Screen Recorder

Reasons for Choosing OBS Studio

The versatility of OBS Studio was what made me change my mind. The stream quality of Icecream is a lot lower than OBS Studio so making the switch for me was a no brainer.

Reasons for Switching to OBS Studio

I saw a lot of Youtubers going the OBS Studio route so I decided to investigate the software one time. To my surprise, it was the better choice to make.
T. Ryan
T. Ryan
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  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Extremely powerful tool for broadcasting multiple video and audio sources.

Reviewed on 19/5/2021

Overall I think OBS is fantastic. It is a bit kludge-y in certain aspects but I have been using it...

Overall I think OBS is fantastic. It is a bit kludge-y in certain aspects but I have been using it for about a year and a half now and I can't imagine switching to a different tool. It has been able to handle multiple camera scenarios with ease. I just love it.

Pros

This product allowed me to quickly put together professional "studio grade" composite video scenes that were then easily broadcast to a number of online sites. I used it most frequently with Twitch and it has nicely integrated twitch features, but it can also be used to broadcast to facebook or youtube given that you have things configured correctly. The ability to apply video and audio filters as well as support for a variety of different audio and video formats for inset playback was extremely useful.

Cons

This product has a bit of a DIY flair. For anyone with a background in video editing or audio editing it wont take too long to figure out how to set up a scene and broadcast with OBS. However, the onbaording for new users is virtually non existant. I certainly wouldn't give OBS to someone with little to know technical experience and expect them to be successfull. In today's tech landscape, especially when it comes to streaming there are so many unsophisticated users attempting to get started that I think a few more passes to the UX and UI would be beneficial.

Reasons for Switching to OBS Studio

OBS has much better integrated streaming features that many of the other video / screen capturing products i looked at do not.
Donna
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  • Industry: Cosmetics
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

OBS is great for LiveStreams

Reviewed on 28/8/2020

If I was still streaming on Twitch, I would still be using OBS. I tried Streamlabs after trying OBS...

If I was still streaming on Twitch, I would still be using OBS. I tried Streamlabs after trying OBS but didn't like the way it ran. Too many hiccups .. so I definitely recommend OBS for streaming.

OBS is also REALLY amazing if you want to record a webinar that you are working because it allows you to record your screen.

Pros

I used OBS for streaming on Twitch. I liked that I was able to integrate my own layouts and have them show up on my screen. I also loved being able to change back and forth between scenes.

Cons

OBS is challenging to use. I had to watch several YouTube videos to make sure I was connected correctly. I feel like OBS should come with a user manual to make it easier for tech noobs.

Stanley
Stanley
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The Best Screen Recording and Video Capture Software

Reviewed on 2/12/2022

OBS Studio is by far the best screen recording software I have ever used. That in

OBS Studio is by far the best screen recording software I have ever used. That in

Pros

The output compression of files is amazing and happens almost instantaneously as you record. The final Output of a HD session is very small at 60fps and this is awesome.

Cons

Forward compatibility for plugins is a major drawback for OBS Studio and it's very irritating to be force to rollback to a previous version due to a failed plugin.

Alternatives Considered

vMix

Reasons for Choosing OBS Studio

Price of the license was a bit high and final render took a lot of time to generate.

Reasons for Switching to OBS Studio

OBS Studio is not resource intensive as compared to vMix and the price price.
Ian
Ian
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Fantastic software for streaming

Reviewed on 4/10/2019

As someone that has used OBS for many years, it is amazing to see how far it has come. With...

As someone that has used OBS for many years, it is amazing to see how far it has come. With support for multiple streaming services, plus local recording (which we often use for creating user tutorials), it has been an amazing tool to use for streaming educational/informative content for work. With multiple scenes and sources setup and bound to keyboard shortcuts, I can quickly switch between them to ensure the viewer sees exactly what I need them to.

Pros

Incredible number of features
Easy to setup and use
Support for many different streaming services
No costs involved

Cons

If you have little or no technical knowledge, you may require some help to get started as it can be a little confusing. This, however, is true of most streaming software.

Alternatives Considered

XSplit Broadcaster

Reasons for Switching to OBS Studio

XSplit offered very little extra in content, but cost significantly more.
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Basque, English, French, German, Korean, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

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