OBS Studio 26.0 Released with Initial Virtual Camera Support [PPA]

Last updated: September 30, 2020

OBS Studio 26.0, free open-source streaming and recording program, was released with many new features, improvements, and numerous bug-fixes.

The new released added Virtual Camera feature, allowing you to use the OBS output as a camera in other apps. So far, it’s only for Windows.

Other changes include:

  • Add a Source Toolbar to access to relevant controls for selected source.
  • Add media controls on the source toolbar.
  • Ability to take screenshots of the previews, sources, or scenes with hotkeys
  • Add percentage toggle to the volume controls in advanced audio properties
  • Add more audio capture support for BSD operating systems
  • Add option to disable antialiasing for text sources
  • Add a right-click context menu option to projectors.
  • See here for more details.

How to Install OBS Studio 26.0 in Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04:

The official PPA offers the latest release packages for Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 20.04:

1. Open terminal either by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard or by searching for “terminal” from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

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

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. Then either upgrade OBS Studio from an existing version via Software Updater, or run command in terminal to install the software:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install obs-studio

Once installed, launch the software from your system application launcher and enjoy!


To remove the software, either use Synaptic package manager or run command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove obs-studio

To remove PPA repositories, launch Software & Updates and navigate to ‘Other Software’ tab.


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