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Install OpenBroadcaster

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System Prep

  • apt-get install python python-gst0.10 python-gobject gstreamer0.10-plugins-base gstreamer0.10-plugins-good gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly apg php5-gd mysql-server php5-mysql apache2 php5-curl php5-imagick vorbis-tools festival libavcodec-extra-53 libavdevice-extra-53 libavfilter-extra-2 libavformat-extra-53 libavutil-extra-51 libpostproc-extra-52 libswscale-extra-2 libav-tools gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg

Obtain and Unpack OpenBroadcaster

Run the Installer Script (You type the parts in bold)

  • bash ./
  • Welcome to the OpenBroadcaster installation script.
  • I will assist with the installation OpenBroadcaster by asking you questions about your system and then creating an appropriate database and file structure for you.
  • Please enter appropriate values for your system. Press Enter to accept the default values displayed in [square brackets]. Default values should be sane for a Debian system.
  • First, I need to know about where your files and directories will live and how to set permissions on them
  • Please enter the path to store web based files (DocumentRoot): [/Computerisms/sites/openbroadcaster]/Computerisms/sites/
  • Please enter the path to store your media files: [/media/openbroadcaster]/Computerisms/sites/
  • Please enter the WebServer username: [www-data]ob
  • Please enter a non-root user to own the openbroadcaster installation: [www-data]ob
  • Next, I would like to know about your MySQL database:
  • Would you like me to create your database for you (requires you enter your root mysql user/pass): [y]/n<ENTER>
  • Please provide a MySQL user with permission to create databases: [root] <ENTER>
  • Please enter a password for the MySQL user just entered (Passwords will not display):Bobs(abacus)2
  • Please enter the name of your OpenBroadcaster Database: [openbroadcaster]<ENTER>
  • Please provide a user to access the OpenBroadcaster Database: [obdbuser]<ENTER>
  • Please provide a password for the MySQL user just entered: [press enter to generate a random pass]<ENTER>
  • Please enter the MySQL host: [localhost]<ENTER>
  • If you need a table prefix for your MySQL database, enter it here:<ENTER>
  • And now, I wish to know how you intend to access your OpenBroadcaster interface:
  • If you need a prefix for your CSS, enter it here:<ENTER>
  • Please enter the FQDN of the site's URL: []
  • Please enter the IP of the server hosting openbroadcaster : []
  • Please provide a password for the OpenBroadcaster Admin user (Passwords will not display):BobsMessenger
  • If you wish, provide salt for OpenBroadcaster user password: [Press Enter to generate random salt]<ENTER>
  • Now, I am going to ask some things about how to configure your OpenBroadcaster Installation:
  • Please provide a From email address for OB system mail: []
  • Please provide a Sender Name for OB system mail: [OpenBroadcaster v0.4]Computerisms Media Server
  • Thank You. I will now install OpenBroadcaster...
  • Database created and populated...
  • Media directory created and ready to use...
  • Site files are in place...
  • constants file created and populated...
  • Assuming your DNS is configured, you should be able adjust ob.apache.conf to your system
  • and copy it to the appropriate spot for your machine, restart apache, and browse to
  • to access your system. Login in with username admin and the password you
  • set for the OpenBroadcaster Admin user. Enjoy.

Reset Permissions

  • chmod 2750 /Computerisms/sites/
  • chown ob:ob /Computerisms/sites/
  • find /Computerisms/sites/ -type d -exec chmod 2770 {} \;
  • find /Computerisms/sites/ -type f -exec chmod 0660 {} \;
  • chmod 0770 /Computerisms/sites/*.py

Configure Apache

  • Note. In your cwd is an apache config file you can use as a base to start
  • vi /etc/apache2/sites-available/
  • mkdir /var/log/apache2/
  • chown root:adm /var/log/apache2/
  • a2ensite
  • /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
  • samba-tool dns add houselian media A
  • samba-tool dns add houselian dslobby A

Configure OpenBroadcaster Server

  • Navigate to and sign in with user admin pass BobsMessenger
  • Navigate to admin=>modules, click the three install links
  • Navigate to admin=> device settings=>New Device=>Set Name as Digital Signage=>Enter Pasword as W0rd0fB0b=>set timezone=>Save Device
  • naviagate to help=>run tutorial (might take a minute to show up)=>At the end, schedule a show that won't start for a little while
  • Navigate back to admin=>device settings=>expand=>clikc on playlists tab=>drag a playlist to Default Playlist

Install OpenBroadcaster Remote

  • Find latest downloads here:</b>
  • Do this in a root terminal on
  • apt-get install ntp python python-argparse python-pycurl python-openssl python-apsw python-gobject python-gst0.10 python-gtk2 python-magic gstreamer0.10-plugins-base gstreamer0.10-plugins-good gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly ubuntu-restricted-addons ubuntu-restricted-extras
  • scp root@ /usr/local/share/ca-certificates/Computerisms.Certificate.Authority.crt
  • update-ca-certificates
  • crontab -e
    • 00 23 * * * kill `ps -aef |grep python |grep obremote | awk '{print $2}'`
  • Drop root
  • Use a browser to get and unpack it somewhere, like the desktop
  • Use nautilus to open this url ssh:// and copy to the Desktop
  • /home/god/Desktop/openbroadcaster-remote-4.0.0/obremote_loop

Configure OpenBroadcaster Remote

  • A window should open on the desktop
  • Click on Settings=>http admin tab=>enable http(s) admin=>set username to admin=>set password as BobsMessenger
  • Click OK=>Close=>Quit
  • Use a browser on adminlian to navigate to and sign in with admin/BobsMessenger
  • Under Basic tab, set Device Password to TheW0rd0fB0b and Sync URL to and click Save=>Wait till you see green bar with "Settings saved"=>click Quit/Restart
  • after the remote restarts, ensure your scheduled show shows up.
  • SuperKey(windows key=>type startup applications=>click startup applications
  • Navigate to System Settings=>Users=>Unlock==>set Automatic Login to on=>Lock=>close window
  • Click Add=>Set Name as OBRemote=>set command as /home/god/Desktop/openbroadcaster-remote-4.0.0/obremote_loop -f=>set comment as OBRemote=>Add=>Close
  • Reboot and make sure OBRemote starts