GO XLR On Linux and OBS Studio 29 Beta

OBS beta adds support for AV1 encoding! Framework announces AMD laptops, configuring GO XLR on Linux, and Ruffle is brining Flash back from the dead.


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00:00 Intro
00:43 5 Years
02:37 Pigz compression
04:12 OBS compile guide
06:50 Bad Last of Us PC port
09:15 Ranch flavoured Flash
15:35 GO XLR on Linux
22:43 AMD powered Framework laptops
29:54 OBS beta has AV1 powers
36:39 DOOM on the C64

Colour key: Venn Jill 

Flash is (kinda) back


  • We are getting closer to being able to play most of our old flash games and animations!
  • Ruffle is an Adobe Flash Player emulator written in Rust.
  • Ruffle runs natively on all modern operating systems as a standalone application, and on all modern browsers, including mobile, through the use of WebAssembly.
  • And you can install the browser extension in Chrome and Firefox based browsers.
  • Adobe officially stopped supporting Flash in 2021 and has blocked Flash content from running in Flash Player and web browsers have removed all Flash-related software.
  • There was recently a big update with huge improvements to Ruffle’s AVM1 and AVM2 engine accuracy, for better playback and support of ActionScript 2 and ActionScript 3 games and animations.
  • Support for mobile devices is improving in a big way.
  • Text input boxes are finally supported and the context menu works on IOS. 
  • This release includes dynamic audio buffering making playback smoother for demanding content. 
  • There are a lot of new games that are compatible like “Bubble Bobble: The Revival”, “Chronotron”, and one of my all time favorites “Dino Run: Marathon of Doom.”
  • It plays most flash swf games and animations, but if it doesn’t play the ones you want to play correctly consider contributing.
  • These are awesome updates, as this will make more Flash games playable that are cataloged at the Internet Archive!
  • I was afraid this project would stall at AS2 and never really get very far with AS3.
  • The AS3 runtime was WAY stricter. 
  • Ruffle is the reason Homestar Runner content is online in its original form:
  • Flash was the OG 2D indie game engine before Unity happened.
  • I hated Flash but man it allowed almost anyone to get creative back in the day. 
  • Adobe killed off Flash game dev by charging a revshare to game developers for using cross-compiled code with Stage3D. 
  • This was intended to stop Unity developers from just compiling Unity games to Flash and not paying for Flash CS6.


The new YouTube special 


  • This will make life easier for the “squeaky Linus” when using his GoXLR 4-Channel mixer on Linux.
  • Awesome, all UI elements are now accessible to screen readers.
  • Like it or not the GoXLR is the new hotness for Tubers and streamers. 
  • Not because it’s an exceptional interface, nay. 
  • Because it has a swear button… and some other bits. 
  • The big seller is that it’s easy to use, on Windows. 
  • The lads behind the GoXLR Configuration Utility have been hard at work teaching the GoXLR and GoXLR Mini howto Linux. 
  • GoXLR will work with both Pulseaudio and Pipewire but no word on Jack. 
  • It’s made with Rust because of course it is. 
  • The latest release brings loads of new containers and UI improvements, a Sampler Rewrite to help decrease latency when recording and playing back, and the ability for the CLI to communicate over HTTP. 
  • I love to see this. 
  • Again, to anyone involved with hardware support. 
  • The quickest way to get your device ™ reverse engineered is to not release Linux drivers. 
  • I can’t bring myself to buy one but here is one on the studio wishlist. 


Ryzen Framework


  • There are two new Framework Laptop’s available, the Framework Laptop 13 with a 13th Gen Intel Core and the Framework Laptop 13 with an AMD Ryzen™ 7040 Series processor!
  • And not only is performance scaled up, but Framework delivered refinements to the day-to-day user experience with a higher capacity battery, matte display, louder speakers, and more ridgid hinges.
  • The new laptops are now available for pre-order in all countries they currently ship to: US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Netherlands, Austria, Ireland, Australia.
  • As before, both pre-built configurations start at $1049 USD that work out of the box with Windows 11 :-( and the Framework Laptop DIY Edition starting at $849 USD, allowing you to bring your own memory, storage, and operating system, including Linux!
  • And now you will be able to select your Bezel color and Keyboard on the DIY Edition when ordering, with a range of new Bezel colors coming this year.
  • I got to play with 2 Framework laptops at the Southern California Linux Expo, and I was really impressed by the sturdy feel, and how light and thin they were.
  • First shipments for Intel are this month and AMD boards will ship in Q3 aka July+.
  • Preorders are a fully-refundable $100. 
  • All of the upgraded modules are compatible with existing Framework Laptops and that’s the cool part. 
  • Really, that’s the dream that we have been told was impossible for the last 30 years. 
  • No performance numbers for the AMD Ryzen™ 7040 Series laptops yet. 
  • The Ryzen 7040 Series is a replacement for the old AMD Ryzen 6000.
  • Zen 4 and RDNA 3 with options up to 8 cores but that will be up to Framework. 
  • If you’re looking to do something with your old mobo you can print a new case at home or try out the new Cooler Master mainboard case
  • It’s available this spring for $39 USD, and includes both a stand and VESA mount capabilities.


OBS Studio 29.1 Beta 1


  • I want to give this a quick mention since it has some Linux bits you should be aware of. 
  • Support for streaming AV1/HEVC over RTMP to YouTube is a big one. 
  • AV1 is the future but I can’t bring myself to buy an ARC A770 and the 4090 is out of my budget. 
  • Support for multiple audio tracks in Simple output to make that easier. 
  • Lossless audio is now shown in the recording options. You had to dig around in advance beforehand. 
  • Fixed an issue in the V4L2 source on Linux where a capture device’s frame rate could be invalid, resulting in incredibly large log files.
  • Fixed the listing of PulseAudio monitoring devices incorrectly listing inputs.
  • JACK inputs on Linux will now display “OBS Studio” in their name and this will break your saved routing. 
  • Hardware Decoding of Media Sources can now use CUDA.
  • Added HEVC and HDR support to VA-API encoder.
  • Significantly improve screen capture performance on Intel dedicated GPUs on Linux.

Slice of Pi




  • The RAD Expansion Unit connects to the Commodore 64 (or 128) cartridge port and uses a Raspberry Pi 3A+, 3B+ or Zero 2 W to emulate a RAM expansion unit of the era. 
  • It also bypasses the main MOS Technology 6510 / 8500 CPU (running at a mighty 1.023 MHz for NTSC, and 0.985 MHz for PAL) to provide the full power of the Raspberry Pi’s Arm CPU. 
  • The Raspberry Pi in the RAD is used as the CPU, but the graphics are still rendered by the C64’s original VIC-II chip.

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