OBS Studio: Cross Platform Flexibility
Updated June 10, 2021

OBS Studio: Cross Platform Flexibility

Joshua Welsh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with OBS Studio

I use OBS to record screencasts and lectures for classes I teach. I originally chose it because it is a cross-platform program. I was using Linux at the time, and it was the most robust screen capture with Picture in Picture that I could find. I have since switched to Windows, and since OBS is cross-platform, I was able to keep using it.
  • Picture-in-Picture
  • Scene Changes
  • Lots if resolution settings
  • Help finding the right resolution setting.
  • Help understanding virtual backgrounds.
  • Easy way to name files as they are being recorded.
  • Screen capture
  • Picture in picture
  • Adjustable resolution settings.
  • Cross-platform
  • Cost is free, so any benefits are immense in terms of investment.
  • Learning curve is steep, so time can be a cost.
  • Flexibility is probably the biggest benefit to the people that use it.
OBS is the only robust screen capture with a stable graphical user interface that works on Linux (that I could find). That's why I originally chose it. Since the program is cross-platform, I have been able to keep using it. I could switch back to Panopto, now that I am on Windows, but I like the flexibility of OBS.

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I would recommend this to any colleague who is looking for a robust, standalone screen capture program that saves to a wide range of file formats and gives the user lots of ability to fine-tune things to be just the way they want. I would be less likely to recommend it to less tech-savvy colleagues because the program has a fairly steep learning curve, especially compared with Panopto, which is officially supported by our institution.