I’ve used OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) for a few months now and it’s been great. I’m able to record and stream videos the way I want it and I can easily change the layouts based on my requirements. In my previous post, I used OBS to actually record the video for UPGRADE STUCK ON FILMORA 9 CAN NOT UPGRADE TO 10. I wasn’t able to record using Filmora Screen Recorder because I had to uninstall the software.
The alternative was to use OBS since it’s open-source. However, when trying to record one of the display screen (the main laptop screen rather than the extended screens) using OBS, the screen would just be black. See below:
After some research and testing, I discovered a fix and it may also help you fix the same problem. Firstly, let me share with you my laptop and screen setup. I have a Metabox laptop with a 17″ screen and 2x 32″ Samsung monitors connected. The Metabox laptop has two video cards, an Intel HD graphics 630 card and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 card and I believe the onboard 17″ screen by default is using the NVIDIA GeForce GTX card.
- Go to Display Settings
- Go to Graphics Settings
- Click browse under the Classic Apps
- Select the executable where obs64.exe is located. On my laptop it was located in C:\Program Files\obs-studio\bin\64bit\
- You will now see OBS Studio on the list and select options
- Click on Options. Each video card will be associated with Power Saving or high performance
- Select Power Saving so it’s using the Intel HD Graphics card (the default video card)
- Now test and OBS should be able to capture the video screen from Display 1
Here’s a video showing you the issue with OBS displaying a black screen when using display 1 and the fix:
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