I need a screen recorder and OBS is the best. How can I install the latest version on Ubuntu?

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    A useful question: Google offered me no less than eight how-to-install tutorials, most of which were long obsolete. – user535733 Jan 8 '18 at 21:03

obs-studio package is available in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, 19.04 and 19.10 (pre-beta).

You can install it with sudo apt-get install obs-studio.

  • it says: "E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it? " – Adam Jan 9 '18 at 8:08
  • @Adam are you sure dpkg is not running? Try to kill the process of dpkg by running sudo killall -SIGTERM dpkg. If you still can't, might as well as removing file inside /var/lib/dpkg/lock. (only do it for last resort!) – Aryo Adhi Jan 9 '18 at 8:50
  • Permition denied – Adam Jan 9 '18 at 9:36
  • Just FYI, note that this does not seem to work for Ubuntu 16.04. You need to use the ppa for that. – jrh Aug 16 '19 at 15:00

Referring to the official GitHub wiki page, you can also use ppa provided by them to install it for 15.04 and above (if there is no package in the repository).

Run this commands:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:obsproject/obs-studio
$ sudo apt update && sudo apt install obs-studio

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