obs studio freebsd set up

NapoleonWils0n

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Setting up obs studio on freebsd


Boot up with the external usb mic plugged in

+ install obs and obs browser plugin


Bash:
# pkg install obs-studio-25.0.4 obs-qtwebkit-g2018090201_2

+ set the xdg_runtime_directory directory to /tmp/username for pulseaudio

edit your shell config file, replace vi with the text editor of your choice

Bash:
vi ~/.zshrc

Bash:
# XDG_RUNTIME_DIR = /tmp/${USER} for obs studio and pulseaudio
if [ -z "$XDG_RUNTIME_DIR" ]; then
    export XDG_RUNTIME_DIR="/tmp/${USER}"
    if [ ! -d  "$XDG_RUNTIME_DIR" ]; then
        mkdir "$XDG_RUNTIME_DIR"
        chmod 0700 "$XDG_RUNTIME_DIR"
    fi
fi

+ source your shell config file

Bash:
source ~/.zshrc

+ After logging in run dmesg as root to make sure the device is recognised

Bash:
# dmesg

+ Check /dev/dsp* for the device

Bash:
ls /dev/dsp*

in my case my mic is listed as /dev/dsp4

+ un mute the mic

un mute the volume for the devices mixer, the mixer number for dsp4 will be mixer4

Bash:
mixer -f /dev/mixer4 mic 100

+ start pulse audio

obs studio use pulseaudio so we need to start pulseaudio before opening obs studio,
otherwise the mic wont show up

Bash:
pulseaudio --start

stop pulseaudio

Bash:
pulseaudio --kill
 
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