Big announcement recently that obs studio now builds out to a flatpak, hopefully making it easier for all of us to install, especially us near normies that don't regularly compile anything from source.

install flatpak

I did not have flatpak installed so the first thing I had to do was get the flatpak command installed, and add their default repo.

sudo apt install flatpak
flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

Once I had flatpak, I was able to get obs installed with the following command.

flatpak install flathub com.obsproject.Studio

Once Installed it fired right up for me with the next command they suggested.

flatpak run com.obsproject.Studio

It Works

Pretty straightforward, following the instructions given it all worked for me, but it was missing a lot of the plugins that the current snap package I am using gives me (namely virtual webcam). So I am not ready to jump onto it until I figure out how to manage my own obs plugins. For now I think the snap is working just well enough.