Last Updated on August 20, 2020
This is a weekly blog about the Raspberry Pi 4 (“RPI4”), the latest product in the popular Raspberry Pi range of computers.
To date, this blog has focused on software that’s available in the Raspbian repositories. As this mirrors Debian stable, I’ve often grumbled that most of the packages lag behind software’s latest releases. Sometimes the software present in the Raspbian repositories is so old it’s unusable, putting the RPI4 in a bad light and giving a totally false impression of the capabilities of the tiny device.
In many instances it’s worth compiling software for yourself. At least that way you can use the latest version, even if compiling is not always straightforward.
In the field of open source video recording, my preferred application is OBS Studio. It’s definitely a wondrous class cross-platform application that’s proficient for both video recording and live streaming. Open source at its very finest.
In week 13 of my blog, I lamented that OBS Studio is not present in the Raspbian repositories. A reader has directed me to a forum post which details how to get OBS Studio up-and running on the RPI4.
First, I’ll walk through the steps you need to follow to get OBS Studio installed and ready to use.
Read all my blog posts about the RPI4.
|Raspberry Pi 4 Blog
|Manage your personal collections on the RPI4
|Survey of terminal emulators
|Search the desktop with the latest version of Recoll
|Personal Information Managers on the RPI4
|Keep a diary with the RPI4
|Process complex mathematical functions, plot 2D and 3D graphs with calculators
|Internet radio on this tiny computer. A detailed survey of open source software
|Professionally manage your photo collection with digiKam
|Typeset beautifully with LyX
|Software that teaches young people how to learn basic computing skills and beyond
|Firefox revisited - Raspbian now offers a real alternative to Chromium
|Turn the Raspberry Pi 4 into a low power writing machine
|Keep the kids learning and having fun
|Lots of choices to view images
|Listening to podcasts on the RPI4
|File management on the RPI4
|Open Broadcaster Software (OBS Studio) on the RPI4
|Keep up-to-date with these news aggregators
|Web Browsers Again: Firefox
|Retro gaming on the RPI4
|Screen capturing with the RPI4
|Emulate the Amiga, ZX Spectrum, and the Atari ST on the RPI4
|Choose the right model of the RPI4 for your desktop needs
|Using the RPI4 as a screencaster
|Have fun reading comics on the RPI4 with YACReader, MComix, and more
|Turn the RPI4 into a complete home theater
|Watching locally stored video with VLC, OMXPlayer, and others
|PDF viewing on the RPI4
|Access the RPI4 remotely running GUI apps
|e-book tools are put under the microscope
|The office suite is the archetypal business software. LibreOffice is tested
|Managing your email box with the RPI4
|Web surfing on the RPI4 looking at Chromium, Vivaldi, Firefox, and Midori
|Video streaming with Chromium & omxplayerGUI as well as streamlink
|A survey of open source music players on the RPI4 including Tauon Music Box
|An introduction to the world of the RPI4 looking at musikcube and PiPackages
This blog is written on the RPI4.