Open Broadcaster Software, popularly known as OBS, is one of the best applications for streaming multimedia content. Although two years have passed since Apple Studio was released, applications continue to catch up and want to be compatible with this new Apple system without having to use intermediaries. It is true that the use of Rosetta is not the best and that native always helps. In addition we find that if the applications are not modernized, they will lose that compatibility with M1 and M2. OBS has put the batteries and in its new Beta, that compatibility already exists.
Although it is one of the best streaming applications for Apple, so far it is only compatible with Macs that have Intel. That is, if you have purchased a Mac with Apple Silicon (which is very likely if your purchase is relatively recent, two years) it will not work. Because although it is popular, it has not been in a great hurry to be compatible with Apple Silicon. We know it’s cross-platform, but it seemed like it was sidelining Apple. That seems to be changing.
Soon, we are in the Beta phase, it will be compatible with the new Mac chips and systems. Because its compatibility with Apple Silicon will be a reality. This means that Mac users with M1 and M2 chips will notice a significant performance boost when using OBS. Now, remember, because it’s important, that the third party compatibility used by OBS should also be compatible with Apple Silicon in order for it to work properly and perform properly.
This new Beta will bring more good features. We have so in this version 28, support for 10-bit HDR video is added, as well as support for the new ScreenCaptureKit API for high performance screenshot on macOS. The update also significantly improves compatibility with the Apple VT encoder. But not everything is good. This new version will no longer be compatible with some operating systems: Windows 7 and 8, macOS 10.13 and 10.14 and Ubuntu 18.04. It is also not compatible with 32-bit architecture.