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Reviews of OBS Studio

Average score

Overall
4.7
Ease of Use
4.1
Customer Service
4.2
Features
4.6
Value for Money
4.8

Reviews by company size (employees)

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  • >1,001
Joe
Joe
Content Creator in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Nonprofit Organization Management, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

OBS Makes My Non-Profit Stand Out

5.0 3 weeks ago New

Comments: Because of its popularity, OBS Studio has a lot of available content on the internet so any questions I have are easily solved with a quick search. I use it to record myself for trainings, to record my screen for multiple reasons, and even to live stream when necessary.

Pros:

The easy screen recording capabilities allows me to save and edit my training videos and it's easy to understand.

Cons:

Nothing. OBS is essential software for screen recording, and even live streaming.

steven
Analyst in US
Computer Software, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

OBS Studio for The Gaming Podcasters out there

4.0 5 months ago

Comments: Fun, useful, It doesn't crash nearly as often as other streaming software. If it does crash there is a automatic crash handler that sends the data from the crash to the OBS Dev team for review to help correct and better the software for the next release.

Pros:

OBS Studio is a free and open-source software suite for recording and live streaming video content. It is widely used by gamers like me as well as other content creators to stream their gameplay or hold their Podcasts on Twitch and a variety of other platforms. OBS Studio is one of the more robust and free screen recorder and streaming suite available for gamers and podcasters, with everything one needs to achieve with some great results. It offers a wide selection of source options and is optimized for games. However, it is wise to get yourself familiarized with the software and experiment as well.

Cons:

OBS Studio is powerful, customizable, and a resource-friendly solution especially with users on Twitch. However, limitations in advanced editing and streaming functionalities do require additional tools and at times other software to complement the suite that it is. Overall, OBS Studio is a awesome choice for gamers and podcasters who want to stream their gameplay on Twitch and other platforms. OBS offers a wide range of features and is optimized for games, but it can take some time to get familiar with the features, so best to learn and maybe check on a few tutorials.

Jason
Worship and Arts Pastor in US
Music, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Free and relatively painless

3.0 5 years ago

Comments: Overall, I have found this program to be dependable. It runs every week, and I have not had to troubleshoot anything in the program in over a YEAR. That alone is commendable for a program that I run on a weekly basis. I run apple products that need more hands-on management than this program. The interface is not as sleek, but it gets the job done. Give me a little more control over audio and video syncing, and some transition effects, and I would be slamming the #5 stars across the board.

Pros:

IT IS FREE. May all of my complains and frustrations with this software be safely tucked under the umbrella of a customer who is pleased at the end of the day with a product that is reliable and costs him nothing. That is a miracle and I believe that it is getting easier and easier to use. I love the fact that once I have everything set up in the back end of the program, I can get going with one click. I use this program to record and live-stream our Sunday morning services at Church. On the off-chance that the wifi goes down or something, the ability to continue recording to an external drive has saved us on more than one occasion. It handles the basics such as screen sharing, adding logos, and even some basic audio input options very well. Overall, I am extremely pleased and it made the ability to live-stream in a church of 200 people affordable and attainable.

Cons:

Set-up was a long process of educating myself with very little reward and no long-term application for the knowledge that I gained. There seems to be certain settings that you need to select for different types of streaming. Having to wade through numerous youtube videos in order to find what I needed specifically, was not fun. I would love for this software to develop presets for different purposes. Most all gamers tend to used the same presets with some variation depending on their individual internet speeds. Why not have a preset for gamers and another preset for bloggers, or live-streamers? I don't think it would take much and with a few basic questions, the program could do a lot of the heavy lifting that makes the back end of OBS a pain to work with. Additionally the interface, while more intuitive than most open-source programs, does leave something to be desired. I often have to click through all of the setting options in order to find specific settings that need adjustment. Also, I have been running into issues with syncing external audio with the video during live streaming. The video buffer seems to be inconsistent, so the audio and video will start out synced and randomly get out of wack.

JACOB
CMO in US
Graphic Design, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

This Is One of the Best Tools on The Market

5.0 3 months ago

Comments: Really good. I use it's for content production and with clients all the time

Pros:

This is seriously good software openly availabile to the public. It's like a Swiss army knife for capturing and managing digital video. The record quality is considered top of the line, the easy of use is great as a tech enthusiast, and the price is free.

Cons:

Honestly no complaints, just wish there was more time in the day to try every feature. The live streaming is really good just takes time to set up due to the nature of the service.

Austin
Owner in US
Retail, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

OBS Reseller Review

5.0 last month New

Comments: As a reseller on online platforms, OBS allows myself to really stand out and have my own content! From being able to use a camera to adding animations or simple images. It gives a good reaction to my viewers. I can crate a space that is all my own.

Pros:

Free to use, the many options available as in using it for video or screen recording, being able to link imagines and animations using a simple URL link.

Cons:

It’s a little much to understand at first, if you don’t know much about tech or using URL links it becomes a little difficult.