OBS Studio 29 now enables AV1 encoding for AMD and Intel GPUs.
AV1 video codec support expands.
One of the most popular recording and streaming software has been updated to support the latest encoding capabilities of modern GPUs. Starting with Intel and NVIDIA who were the first to announce improved AV1 encoding and decoding on their latest graphics architecture and followed by AMD, whose RX 7900 series introduced improved AV1 encoding with Navi 3X RDNA3 architecture.
AMD Radeon series is now supported, which means gamers and streamers can record their gameplay with the most efficient codec available. However, this does not mean that they can stream using AV1. Unfortunately, this codec is not supported by streaming services just yet.
OBS Studio 29.0 also has improvements for NVIDIA Video and Audio filters. It now supports temporal processing which should improve masking quality. Furthermore, OBS is now using P5 preset for NVENC encoder by default, this should improve performance and compatibility.
- Added support for the AMD AV1 Encoder for the RX7000 series GPUs on Windows [AMD/Jim]
- Added support for the Intel AV1 Encoder for Arc GPUs on Windows [Intel/Jim]
- Note: CQP is available but not fully supported
- Added support for the Intel HEVC Encoder on Windows [yuriy-chumak/rcdrone/Jim]
- Added an upward compressor filter [pkv]
- Added a 3-band equalizer filter [Jim]
- Added support for native HEVC and ProRes encoders on macOS, including P010 and HDR [Developer-Ecosystem-Engineering/PatTheMav/gxalpha]
- Added support for macOS Desk View [Developer-Ecosystem-Engineering]
- Added update channels for opting into receiving beta/release-candidate builds to Windows [Rodney]
- 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
- 30.0 beta-testing period
- Websockets updated to 5.1.0, which has a number of bug fixes, UI improvements, and new stream reconnect events. [tt2468]
You can download the latest version from here.