Live streaming is one of the fastest-growing tech niches or tech segments these days. Thanks to the addictive gaming and tons of monetization options, Millions of people are engaged in live streaming.

Not only games, but people are also using live streams to engage with their users, share ideas, reviews, and many more. Today, we will discuss some of the best live streaming software for Linux and its derivatives.

Best Live Streaming Software For Linux Based Operating Systems In 2023

Sadly, right now we have only one software on our list.


OBS is a free and open-source software for video recording and live streaming. It is a cross-platform application and is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It is powerful and easy to use. You can download it, install it and start streaming without any hassle and complications.

Some of the features of OBS:

  1. You can set up an unlimited number of scenes you can switch between seamlessly via custom transitions.
  2. It is easy to configure. It lets you easily add new Sources, duplicate existing ones, and adjust their properties effortlessly.
  3. Multiple sources are available for the video as you can capture it from window, images, text, browser windows, webcams, capture cards, and more.
  4. Noise gate, noise suppression, and gain feature available.

How To Install OBS In Linux

For Ubuntu:


  1. xserver-xorg version 1.18.4 or newer is recommended
  2. FFmpeg is required.
  3. You need v4l2loopback-dkms installed for virtual camera support.

Run the following command to install ffmpeg on Ubuntu:

 sudo apt install ffmpeg

Run the following command to install v4l2loopback-dkms

sudo apt install v4l2loopback-dkms

Now, run the following commands to install OBS on Ubuntu and it’s derivatives:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:obsproject/obs-studio
 sudo apt update
 sudo apt install obs-studio


For Arch:

 sudo pacman -S obs-studio

For Fedora:

  • OBS Studio is included in RPM Fusion.
     sudo dnf install$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm
  • Then you can install OBS with the following command :
     sudo dnf install obs-studio
  • For NVIDIA Hardware-accelerated encoding, make sure you have CUDA installed:
     sudo dnf install xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-cuda
  • If you have an older card in your system, use this command instead:
     sudo dnf install xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-340xx-cuda

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