OBS Studio 29 now supports AMD and Intel GPUs for AV1 encoding.


One of the most popular recording and streaming applications has been updated to take advantage of modern GPU encoding capabilities. The first to announce improved AV1 encoding and decoding on their latest graphics architecture were Intel and NVIDIA, followed by AMD, whose RX 7900 series introduced improved AV1 encoding with Navi 3X RDNA3 architecture.

Because the AMD Radeon series is now supported, gamers and streamers can record their gameplay using the most efficient codec available. This does not, however, imply that they can stream using AV1. Unfortunately, streaming services do not yet support this codec.

NVIDIA Video and Audio filters have also been improved in OBS Studio 29.0. It now supports temporal processing, which should improve the quality of the masking. Furthermore, OBS now uses the P5 NVENC encoder preset by default, which should improve performance and compatibility.

  • Websockets updated to 5.1.0, which has a number of bug fixes, UI improvements, and new stream reconnect events. [tt2468]
  • Added support for the AMD AV1 Encoder for the RX7000 series GPUs on Windows [AMD/Jim]
  • 30.0 beta-testing period
  • Added support for the Intel AV1 Encoder for Arc GPUs on Windows [Intel/Jim]
  • Work is still underway to get everything ready on the server side, updating via the built-in updater may not be available until later in the OBS
  • Note: CQP is available but not fully supported
  • Added update channels for opting into receiving beta/release-candidate builds to Windows [Rodney]
  • Added support for the Intel HEVC Encoder on Windows [yuriy-chumak/rcdrone/Jim]
  • Added support for macOS Desk View [Developer-Ecosystem-Engineering]
  • Added an upward compressor filter [pkv]
  • Added support for native HEVC and ProRes encoders on macOS, including P010 and HDR [Developer-Ecosystem-Engineering/PatTheMav/gxalpha]
  • Added a 3-band equalizer filter [Jim]

Source: OBS Studio


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