Beyond good ol’ Run key, Part 142

I never heard of OBS (Open Broadcaster Software), until I saw this Twitter thread.

After downloading it, trying it, tinkering with it… I actually found it far more confusing than Screen2Gif, but this is because it offers a lot more advanced options, tweaking, and… supports scripting.


The moment I learnt about scripting, I immediately went to OBS’ Scripting Help section and started reading it with an intention of creating a small PoC. My thought process was: if I can write an OBS script that executes program or command of my liking anytime OBS starts, I am totally writing a new blog post in the series…


I also browsed the OBS Forum posts… and while doing so, I quickly discovered this OBS script that implements everything that I wanted to demo in the ‘I will write it when I can PoC it’ post.

Booooo to me actually learning OBS Scripting, Hurrah to you reader.

This script is a beauty. It executes programs of your liking at the time OBS starts, and kills them when OBS exits.

And now I feel terrible, because I have contributed NOTHING to this post other than describing other peoples’ work.