Recorded file has no video, only audio is playing

Firstly, you need to check if there is no video in the recording itself or video disappears only after saving the recording to a video file. In order to do that, please record a short sample video and check its playback in Screen Capture preview window, right after you stop the record.

If the video plays correctly in preview, then the problem is most likely linked with video codec of output format. Try changing this codec - click on white cogwheel button to access format Settings and select another codec at Video tab.

Then close settings, save file and check playback of output video file. Also, please make sure you have necessary media codecs installed in your system - you can use this link* to download K-Lite Mega Codec Pack.

*This link leads to direct download of codec installation file from official website During installation please disable additional installation options, such as installation of toolbars or system scanners - these are not required for the codec installation.



If there is no video in the preview, that means the recording wasn't done correctly. In that case please close the preview, open Settings -> Preferences -> Video menu in Screen Capture and enable Use alternative capture mode or use DirectX for capturing option. Also make sure that Disable Aero theme during capture option is disabled and Aero theme is enabled in your system (Windows Vista / 7 only). Close program settings and try recording the screen again, then check video playback in Screen Capture preview.

Please note that if you record video from the media player on your computer you may need to disable Overlay (Accelerated video output) option in settings of this player in order to record video properly. Some players do not allow this (for example, Windows Media Player), so we can recommend you to use VLC player for recording video from your computer. In VLC player you can disable Overlay in Tools -> Preferences -> Video menu.

Also, some online streaming websites, for example Netflix, implement specific DRM protection that prevents video recording in certain browsers. If you need to record video from such website, it is better to use Mozilla Firefox browser.

Article Number: 87
Posted: Tue, May 26, 2015 10:22 AM
Last Updated: Mon, Apr 24, 2017 4:37 AM

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