Fix ‘OBS not recording audio from capture card’ issue

What is ‘OBS not recording audio from capture card’ issue?

OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) is free and open-source cross platform streaming and recording software. This software is now referred to as OBS Studio. OBS Studio versions are available for Windows OS, MacOS, and Linux distributions. This platform is designed & developed for recording and live streaming.

However, numerous users reported that they faced ‘OBS not recording audio from capture card’ issue while they tried to capture in-game audio using OBS (Open Broadcaster Software). They explained in-game audio is missing from video or live stream. The possible reason behind this issue is sound settings that need to set up properly if you want OBS to work properly. In such case, you can set your speakers as default audio device to resolve the issue

Also, you can change Stereo Mix, even enable some audio enhancements and other possible changes in sound settings to resolve ‘OBS not recording audio from capture card’ issue. Another possible reason behind this issue is ‘Nahimic – HD Audio Manager designed & developed by MSI’, if this HD audio manager is not working properly along with OBS, then you uninstall it from your computer in order to resolve the issue.

 Moreover, if default desktop audio device is not configured correctly, then audio will not be recorded in in-game on OBS. You can change and correct the default desktop audio device to fix the issue. If you are facing the same issue, then you are in right place for the solution. Let’s go for the solution.

How to fix ‘OBS not recording audio from capture card’ issue in Windows 10?

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Method 2: Change certain sound settings in Windows 10

One possible way to resolve the issue is to change certain sound settings. Let’s try.

Step 1: Right-click on ‘Sound’ icon on ‘System Tray’ and select ‘Sound’ options

Step 2: In the opened ‘Sound’ window, click on ‘Playback’ tab, locate your speaker, click on it and select ‘Set Default’ button

Step 3: Now, click on ‘Recording’ tab and check for ‘Stereo Mix’ if you can see it. Right-click on anywhere in same window and check ‘Show Disabled Devices’ and ‘Show Disconnected devices’ checkboxes.

Step 4: Now, click on ‘Stereo Mix’ entry and click on ‘Properties’ button

Step 5: Under ‘Device Usage’ section, select ‘Use this device (enable)’

Step 6: Now, click on ‘Listen’ tab in ‘Sound’ window and check the ‘Listen to this device’ checkbox under ‘Playback through this device’ section. Select he device for which you which the sound should be played through like speakers or headset

Step 7: After that, click on ‘Advanced’ tab and check ‘Exclusive Mode’ and deselect ‘Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device’ option

Step 8: After that, click on ‘Apply’ and ‘Ok’ to save the changes and check if the trouble is resolved.

Method 3: Uninstall Nahimic – Audio Manager

Another possible way to resolve this issue is to uninstall Nahimic – Audio Manager in Windows 10 computer. Let’s try.

Step 1: Press ‘Windows + I’ keys on keyboard to open ‘Settings’ App in Windows 10

Step 2: Go to ‘Apps > Apps & Features’, find ‘Nahimic – Audio Manager’ in the list of programs

Step 3: Select it and click on ‘Uninstall’. Follow on-screen instructions to finish uninstall process

Step 4: Once done, restart your computer and check if the problem is resolved.

Method 4: Configure Audio Enhancements for your speaker

You can apply some changes in sound settings like to set up audio enhancements for your speaker in computer.

Step 1: Right-click on ‘Sound/Volume’ icon on ‘System Tray’ and select ‘Sounds’

Step 2: In the opened ‘Sound’ window, click on ‘Playback’ tab, and locate and right-click on your speaker and select ‘Properties’

Step 3: In the opened ‘Speaker Properties’, click on ‘Enhancements’ tab and check ‘Bass Boost’, ‘Virtual Surround’, and ‘Loudness Equalization’ checkboxes

Step 4: Finally, click on ‘Apply’ and ‘Ok’ to save the changes and check if the issue is fixed.

Method 5: Change the default Desktop Audio Device

It might possible to get this issue if you are using multiple audio devices on your Windows 10 computer at the same time. You can fix the issue by changing default desktop audio device.

Step 1: Open ‘OBS’ in computer by double-clicking on OBS icon on desktop

Step 2: Go to ‘Settings’ at bottom-right corner and click on ‘Audio’ tab in left pane

Step 3: Click on ‘Desktop Audio Device’ dropdown and set it to ‘Default’. Make sure ‘Use input device for desktop audio’ checkbox is ticked.

Step 4: Save the changes and check if the trouble is resolved.

Method 6: Check correct Audio Track

Correcting the audio track in OBS application can resolve this issue. Audio tracks allow you to access which audio gets input in software. Let’s try this.

Step 1: Open ‘OBS’ app in computer and go to ‘Settings > Audio Tracks’

Step 2: Click on ‘Files > Settings /Output’

Step 3: Click on ‘Recording’ tab and select the correct audio track and save the changes

Step 4: Once done, restart your computer and check if the ‘OBS not recording audio from capture card’ issue is resolved.

Method 7: Check volume mixer of OBS

Volume mixer is Windows OS feature which allow you to select how much volume from each application or system should be outputted. Make sure OBS is not muted in this case.

Step 1: Right-click on ‘Speaker’ icon on ‘System Tray’ and select ‘Open Volume Mixer’

Step 2: Make sure configuration are correct. Check configuration for OBS application and make possible changes. Restart OBS and then check if the trouble is resolved.

Method 8: Disable GX Mode in Xonar Sound cards

Xonar sound cards have option of GX Mode designed to allow you to enable EAX support when playing games that is known as Environment Audio Extensions. However, GX Mode in some cases causes ‘OBS not recording audio from capture card’ issue. So, disabling this mode can resolve the issue. Disable GX Mode, power cycle your computer and check if the trouble is resolved.

Method 9: Add Audio Device

If Audio device is itself not added to OBS, then you might face this issue. You can add audio device to OBS to resolve the issue. Make sure Audio options in your ‘Settings’ have audio device added that can be desktop or Windows audio. After adding correct audio device, power cycle the computer and check if the problem is resolved.

Conclusion

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