OBS Project last month released a new beta of popular live-streaming app OBS Studio, which added native support for Macs with an Apple Silicon chip. The update, named OBS Studio 28, is now available as an official release for everyone.
For those who are unfamiliar, OBS Studio has several advanced tools for users to stream live audio and video over the web. The app offers features like scenes, transitions, support for external sources, audio mixer, and more. However, previous versions of the app were not fully compatible with Macs introduced in the past two years with Apple Silicon chips (M1 and M2).
But now that has changed. With OBS Studio 28 now available to all users, anyone with an Apple Silicon Mac can take advantage of the optimizations made to these machines.
As we explained earlier, Macs with the M1 and M2 chips can run most Intel applications without major issues thanks to Rosetta 2 technology. However, these applications do not run using the full performance of the CPU and GPU. . When an application natively supports Apple Silicon, it not only runs faster, but also consumes less power, which is ideal for MacBook users.
It should be noted, however, that third-party OBS plugins require independent updates to run natively on Apple Silicon Macs.
Additionally, OBS Studio 28 adds support for 10-bit HDR video, as well as support for the new ScreenCaptureKit API for high-performance screen capture on macOS. The new version also significantly improves support for the Apple VT encoder.
Download OBS Studio 28 for Mac
You can download the latest version of OBS Studio for your computer by going to the official OBS website and selecting the version that matches your Mac (Intel or Apple Silicon). The new version dropped support for some older versions of macOS, so it now requires a Mac with macOS Catalina 10.15 or later.
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