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How to Install OBS on Linux Mint 21

Open Broadcast Software (OBS) is a free, multi-platform, and popular editing tool used for video recording and streaming. It is a powerful, easy-to-use, and free multi-platform application with high performance. It can create multiple scenes and has VST plugin support.

Moreover, its key features include various configuration options, offline video recordings, capturing and live to stream, and many more. So, if you are looking for a way to install OBS on Linux Mint 21 then read this guide as it explains multiple ways of installing it.

Install OBS Studio on Linux Mint 21

In Linux, we have three practical ways to install the OBS studio on Linux Mint 21 system:

  1. Using PPA Repository
  2. Using Snap
  3. Using GUI

Let’s do these methods practically one by one:

1: Install OBS Studio through PPA Repository

Before installing OBS Studio in the Linux system, we need to install some required packages through the mentioned command:

$ sudo apt install software-properties-common

Now, run the mentioned command to import the OBS Studio repository to the Linux Mint system:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:obsproject/obs-studio

Update the system repository to refresh the changes we have made in above commands:

$ sudo apt update

Now, you would be able to install the OBS Studio on Linux Mint 21 after the successful addition of all required repositories by executing the mentioned command:

$ sudo apt install obs-studio

Run the version command to ensure if the system has installed the latest update of OBS Studio:

$ obs --version

Launch it on the system by typing the following:

$ obs

You can uninstall it by running the given command:

$ sudo apt-get purge --autoremove obs-studio

2: Install OBS Studio through GUI

GUI is the quick and easy way to install OBS Studio on the Linux Mint system. For this, in the Software Manager, type OBS in the search bar and click the required option:

Click to Install button to start the installation process:

It will start installing the tool on the system:

Hit to Launch button to open the OBS-studio application on Linux Mint 21 system:

Also, if you want to remove using the GUI approach, the process is the same. In the Software Manager, search OBS and hit it:

Move to Remove button and click it to uninstall it:

3: Install OBS Studio Through Snap

To install OBS using the snap store, first, you need to remove nosnap.pref file from the system:

<strong>$ sudo rm /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref</strong>

Now, install snapd (snap package manager) on Linux Mint system:

$ sudo apt install snapd

After installing snapd, now you can install OBS Studio with the help of mentioned command:

$ sudo snap install obs-studio

You can also remove it by making use of given command:

$ sudo snap remove obs-studio


OBS is an open-source screen casting and streaming editor that can work even offline. It is portable and can run on different platforms with its rich features. It is famous among Linux users because of its user-friendly environment, compatibility, powerful resources, and plugin support.

Using this guide, we have learned how to install OBS Studio on the Linux Mint 21 system. We have installed this tool using three different ways and mentioned their uninstallation process as well.

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Syeda Wardah Batool

I am a Software Engineer Graduate and Self Motivated Linux writer. I also love to read latest Linux books. Moreover, in my free time, i love to read books on Personal development.