HDR and 10-bit encodings, Apple Silicon support

New major release for this open source video streaming solution, with significant improvements on board, the main ones being 10-bit encoding and HDR to increase color rendering quality.

https://github.com/obsproject/obs-studio/releases/tag/28.0.1, this bracket enables support for devices such as the EVGA XR1 Pro, Elgato 4K60 Pro Mk.2, and AverMedia Live Gamer 4K, and broadcast the image directly on YouTube’s HLS service. It has also published a list of supported hardware.

The other big contribution is the availability of a version for Apple Silicon. Not only is overall performance up, but the Mac version additionally supports Apple’s ScreenCaptureKit, an API introduced in Monterey. This change also makes it possible to accelerate, and in large proportions this time, as MacG echoed it already a few months ago.

Unfortunately, many plugins are not compatible with this version. OBS Project clearly warns of this point in its announcement.

Other changes are present, such as a switch to Qt6 and a modernization of the interface, notably via a new Yari theme. There is also a new AMD encoder, the possibility of audio capture specific to an application under Windows, support for Background Removal from NVIDIA under Windows, or even support for direct messages to YouTube from OBS.


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