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RogerW
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OBS Studio on Bullseye 64bit

Sun Jul 17, 2022 10:52 am

I would like to run OBS Studio on a P4B-8 using up to date Bullseye 64 bit.
I have installed flatpak which seems to be the way recommended on the obs website but get an error.

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roger@Bull64:~/Downloads $ flatpak install com.obsproject.Studio.flatpakref
error: No such ref 'app/com.obsproject.Studio/aarch64/stable' in remote flathub
I have no experience with flatpak so may not be using it correctly.
Does this mean I have to build from source? The references to this all seem quite old. Has anyone installed this recently. Any help appreciated.

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Re: OBS Studio on Bullseye 64bit

Sun Jul 17, 2022 11:07 am

Why that 'ref' at the end of your command?
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Re: OBS Studio on Bullseye 64bit

Sun Jul 17, 2022 11:32 am

I don't know. When I pressed install I was given this file but no instructions.

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[Flatpak Ref]
Name=com.obsproject.Studio
Branch=stable
Title=com.obsproject.Studio from flathub
IsRuntime=false
Url=https://dl.flathub.org/repo/
SuggestRemoteName=flathub
GPGKey=<very long key>
RuntimeRepo=https://dl.flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

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Re: OBS Studio on Bullseye 64bit

Sun Jul 17, 2022 1:40 pm

Progress of a sort
sudo apt install obs-studio
seems to work but when I run the program I get

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Failed to initialize video.  Your GPU may not be supported, or your graphics drivers may need to be updated.
Does that mean I am stuck?

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Re: OBS Studio on Bullseye 64bit

Sun Jul 17, 2022 4:53 pm

OBS is largely designed for x86 hardware, particularly when it comes to video acceleration. Seeing as it wants to do a fair amount of video processing, I suspect you'll be struggling to run it on any ARM system.
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Re: OBS Studio on Bullseye 64bit

Mon Jul 18, 2022 4:48 am

6by9 wrote:
Sun Jul 17, 2022 4:53 pm
OBS is largely designed for x86 hardware, particularly when it comes to video acceleration. Seeing as it wants to do a fair amount of video processing, I suspect you'll be struggling to run it on any ARM system.
for some of the more basic transforms, i can see how the write-back port in the hvs/drm could be used, if X wasnt hogging the entire drm device

but for anything more complex, or better portability, opengl seems like the best answer

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Re: OBS Studio on Bullseye 64bit

Mon Jul 18, 2022 8:16 am

Thanks for the replies - it looks like I should give up.
It seems a pity it is in the repository when even the most basic test fails and flathub gives a specific Raspberry Pi install option.

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Re: OBS Studio on Bullseye 64bit

Sun Sep 18, 2022 10:06 pm

hello all,
after I installed OBS Studio on a P4B-8 using up to date Bullseye 64 bit with,

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sudo apt install obs-studio
I also got.. error..

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Failed to initialize video.  Your GPU may not be supported, or your graphics drivers may need to be updated.
but.. I then just run it with env.. from terminal..

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env LIBGL_ALWAYS_SOFTWARE=true obs
more info https://docs.mesa3d.org/envvars.html

you can also just edit the Desktop Entry Command... for OBS in the menu...

it's the same way I got Blender to run ;-]..

Hope it helps
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