Recording with OBS

In case one needs to capture a live session with OBS on Ubuntu, here is how:

  • Install OBS on Ubuntu 18.04:
    • sudo apt-get install obs-studio
  • Open OBS and start configuration wizard
    • opt for recording settings
  • Open settings and add Ctrl-9 and Ctrl-0 hotkeys to start and stop recording
  • Open settings, switch to advanced mode and change output recording settings to 1920×1080 30fps x264 encoder
  • Add Audio Ouput Capture to scene for default system audio output
  • Add Screen Capture to scene
  • Make sure that screen lock and display timeout is completely disabled
  • Start app to be captured and run it in full-screen mode
  • Then press Ctrl-9 to capture screen and Ctrl-0 to stop it