Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) is Fantastic!

OBS main screen


OBS is available for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. In GNOME Manjaro (an Arch Linux distribution) which I use daily, it’s available in official manjaro community repository. Currently, you’ll need to install the v4l2loopback-dkms package as well if you want to use OBS virtual camera, more on this later.

Blobby Volley 2, with network support? Damn!


Get in Action

Once we’ve configured the sources, we should be able to see both our sharing material and Google Meet in the big, middle section of OBS main screen.

Using the windowed preview

“Show me more!”

OBS has other advanced features like filters, scenes, and transitions, which might be very useful in certain cases. Go ahead, explore them! As for me, I’m good, for now. All I need is a green screen, and I can start my life as a YouTuber.



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