Free open-source live streaming app, OBS Studio 27.1.1, was released. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 21.04, Linux Mint 20, and derivatives.
OBS Studio 27.1.1 is a hot-fix release for version 27.1, which was released yesterday. It introduced YouTube integration, so users can connect YouTube account without using a stream key. And, it features a new “Manage Broadcast” button to create and manage YouTube streams, a chat dock for public and unlisted broadcasts, set settings on per stream base, and bandwidth testing support in the Auto-Configuration wizard.
Other features include a 18-scene multiview option, a “Mask Only” option to the stinger track matte, an option to draw safe areas in the preview, and a feature to browser sources to allow limited control over OBS.
OBS Studio 27.1 also features user interface tweaks and performance improvements, such as optimize media source to reduce CPU usage, re-enable drag & drop for scenes & sources on Linux, and more. See the release note for more details.
The Open Broadcaster Software is available as SNAP package, which can be installed via Ubuntu Software. If you have already installed the package, it will be updated to the new 27.1 automatically once the maintainer published it!
Also, the recording and live streaming app can be installed via universal Flatpak package via this page.
The software has an official Ubuntu PPA for those prefer the classic deb package format. It so far supports for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 21.04, and their based systems, e.g., Linux Mint 20, Elementary OS 6, and Zorin OS 16.
1.) To add the PPA, search for and open terminal from activities overview or press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When terminal opens, run command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:obsproject/obs-studio
2.) Update the system package cache. For Ubuntu 18.04 and some Ubuntu based distros, users have to manually refresh the system package cache by running command in terminal:
sudo apt update
3.) Finally copy and paste the command below into terminal, and run to install the broadcaster app:
sudo apt install obs-studio
Or, upgrade the app via “Software Updater” (Update Manager) if an old version was already installed on your system.
To remove the package, also run apt command in terminal with ‘remove’ flag:
sudo apt remove --autoremove obs-studio
And remove the Ubuntu PPA either using Software & Updates utility by removing the relevant line from ‘Other Software’ tab.
Or, run the command below in terminal instead:
sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:obsproject/obs-studio
The free open-source vector drawing app Inkscape 1.1 got its first maintenance update. Users are recommended to upgrade!
Thanks to the upstream GTK+3 fix, pressure sensitivity works again on Windows ink devices in Inkscape 1.1.1. And, the release includes many other general fixes, such as Stroke to Path works on text again; Saving no longer leaks memory; improve startup time on Windows; Canvas no longer blurred when moving window from HiDPI to a regular display; Click to select objects; Caps lock no longer stops some shortcut keys from working on Windows.
By clicking on a resizing separator (aka three-dots) of a docked dialog will now toggle dock visibility. The the “Font features” tab now load faster so it don’t freeze. And the transparency is now respected when applying the Fast Crop filter.
Other changes in Inkscape 1.1.1 include:
Inkscape is available to install via universal Snap and Flatpak packages, as well as classic deb via an official Ubuntu PPA. Just choose the one that you prefer.
Inkscape offers official Snap package, which runs in sandbox. Ubuntu users can install it easily from Ubuntu Software:
The graphics editor also available as the universal Flatpak package. Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal, then run following commands one by one to install the package:
Install the Flatpak daemon in Ubuntu 20.04 and higher (ubuntu 18.04 need this PPA):
sudo apt install flatpak
Add the flathub repository which hosts most flatpak packages:
flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
Finally run command to install the Inkscape Flatpak package:
flatpak install flathub org.inkscape.Inkscape
For those sticking to the classic deb package, the official Ubuntu PPA offers the most recent packages for Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 21.04, and Ubuntu 21.10.
1.) Search for and open terminal from the activities overview screen. When it opens, paste the command below into terminal and run to add the PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:inkscape.dev/stable
2.) Next either upgrade the vector graphics editor using Software Updater (Update Manager):
Or, run apt command instead in terminal to install/upgrade the package:
sudo apt install inkscape
To remove the Inkscape Snap package, either use Ubuntu Software or run command in terminal:
snap remove --purge inkscape
To remove the Flatpak package, use command:
flatpak uninstall org.inkscape.Inkscape
And remove the editor installed from PPA using apt command:
sudo apt remove --autoremove inkscape