Popular live streaming software solution OBS Studio has been updated, bringing Native Apple Silicon support, HDR encoding, and more.
OBS Studio is an application used by streamers on Twitch and other streaming services to record and stream what’s being displayed while giving the streamer control over what else is shown to the viewer in addition to the game and the streamer’s face. The app is popular among gaming streamers, as it allows displaying the gaming action while staying in touch with viewers via messaging and live chat.
Users with Apple Silicon-powered Macs should see performance improvements and reduced resource usage after updating to version 28.0. The app now offers native ARM64 support for macOS, running without needing to pass through the Rosetta translation layer.
Other updates in OBS Studio 28.0 include HDR and 10-bit encoding support. Users can now keep their software running in full HDR and OBS will automatically tone map the streamed content to SDR.
macOS Ventura users can benefit from the availability of direct audio capture. The new operating system is currently in beta, with a public release expected for this fall.