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Open Broadcaster Software


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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 5/20/2019.

Open Broadcaster Software is free and open source software for video recording and live streaming. Supported features include:

Encoding using H264 (x264) and AAC.
Support for Intel Quick Sync Video (QSV) and NVENC.
Unlimited number of scenes and sources.
Live RTMP streaming to Twitch, YouTube, DailyMotion, Hitbox and more.
File output to MP4 or FLV.
GPU-based game capture for high performance game streaming.
DirectShow capture device support (webcams, capture cards, etc).
Windows 8 high speed monitor capture support.
Bilinear or lanczos3 resampling.

To install Open Broadcaster Software, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install obs

To upgrade Open Broadcaster Software, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade obs


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageName = 'obs';
    $toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)";
    $installerType = 'EXE';
    $url = '';
    $url64 = $url;
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $packageName
      unzipLocation = $toolsDir
      fileType      = $installerType
      url           = $url
      url64bit      = $url
      silentArgs    = '/S'
      validExitCodes= @(0)
      softwareName  = 'obs'
      checksum      = '34F55BAA5D97D70CD05CD0E2C42B01C045E447EADF816E3AFF6A51E05D47E43B'
      checksumType  = 'sha256'
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs;
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'obs';
    $installerType = 'exe';
    $silentArgs = '/S';
    $validExitCodes = @(0);
    $packages = Get-ItemProperty -Path @( 'HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*', 'HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*', 'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*' ) -ErrorAction:SilentlyContinue;
    $packages | Where-Object { $_.DisplayName -like "$packageName*" } | ForEach-Object {
        Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName "$packageName" -FileType "$installerType" -SilentArgs "$($silentArgs)" -File "$($_.UninstallString)" -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes;

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Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Open Broadcaster Software 0.658 867 Friday, August 12, 2016 approved
Open Broadcaster Software 0.657 877 Wednesday, December 2, 2015 approved
Open Broadcaster Software 0.656 260 Wednesday, October 21, 2015 approved
Open Broadcaster Software 0.655 332 Friday, September 4, 2015 approved
Open Broadcaster Software 0.654 332 Friday, August 7, 2015 approved
Open Broadcaster Software 0.653 273 Friday, July 31, 2015 approved
Open Broadcaster Software 0.651 897 Saturday, March 28, 2015 approved
Open Broadcaster Software 0.638 615 Thursday, November 20, 2014 approved
Open Broadcaster Software 0.637 427 Wednesday, October 29, 2014 approved

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