Two months ago, the OBS v26.1.1 It came with an important first for Linux users: initial support to be able to record the screen in Wayland, something they said would work better in the Flatpak version of the software. A few hours ago has arrived OBS Studio 27.0, and they mention again as one of their star novelties that it includes support for Wayland, but now it is complete and nothing experimental. This is good news for many users, among which are those of a GNOME that has used this graphical server for a long time.
Another novelty that has come with OBS Studio 27.0 is that have included undo / redo options, something that we can see in all types of editors, whether they are audio, images, music, text or video. The project says that «OBS has many moving parts, allowing you to create very advanced and complex productions. This also means that one wrong move can lead to hours of readjustments and tinkering.«.
OBS Studio 27.0 Highlights
- Full support for Wayland.
- PipeWire support. Ubuntu users who will be able to use it will be Groovy Gorilla (20.10) onwards.
- Service integration and support have been added for the dock on Linux.
- Improved support for VTS.
- Fixed a crash that could occur when backends had been disabled.
- Undo / redo options.
- Track Matte mode that supports scene mask to simultaneously show parts of the previous and current scene.
- Support for SRGB.
- New capture method for the displayed capture that adds support for capturing on screens with different GPUs.
- Support to show the path of the saved file in the status bar.
- Ability to refresh the dock browser with a right click.
- Switch for the virtual camera in the systray.
- Ability to manually disable automatic rotation on video capture devices.
- New parameter –disable-high-dpi-scaling to disable HiDPI scaling.
- Option to restart Video4Linux2 source to handle abandonment on some devices.
OBS Studio 27.0 It is now available from the official project page or as an update from the same program on supported systems. Linux users can already install it from Flatub, but the Ubuntu ones can also do it from an APT repository:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:obsproject/obs-studio sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install obs-studio
In order to use it, you must have FFmpeg installed.