Tips to fix OBS Camera Not Showing up or Working issue:
If you are facing OBS Camera Not Showing up or Working in Windows 11/10 issue while adding a Video Capture Device on OBS Studio, and searching for ways to fix the issue on the web, then you are in right-place for the solution. You are provided with easy steps/methods to resolve the issue. Let’s starts the discussion.
‘OBS Camera Not Showing up or Working’ issue:
It is common Windows Problem considered as OBS Studio’s camera relating issue. This issue indicates you are unable to use camera/webcam in OBS Studio in your computer for some reasons. When you open OBS Studio in your Windows 10/11 computer and add a video capture device in it, you may experience OBS Camera Not Showing up or Working issue on their Windows 10/11 computer. There could be several reasons behind the issue including issue with OBS Studio app and its settings itself, required permission not given to OBS Studio, and the issue in your Windows computer.
This issue can be occurred due to lack for administrator permission for OBS Studio app, disabled camera permission for OBS Studio in computer, your output recording settings in OBS might not be compatible with laptop camera or webcam you are using, outdated/corrupted camera driver, outdated OBS Studio app, and corruption in Windows computer, and other issues. One possible way to fix the issue is to provide camera permission to OBS Studio app in computer, but there is also some other solutions to fix as mentioned in the post. Let’s go for the solution.
How to fix OBS Camera Not Showing up or Working in Windows 11/10?
Method 1: Fix OBS Camera Not Showing up or Working issue with ‘PC Repair Tool’
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Method 2: Update camera/webcam driver
Updating camera/webcam driver to latest & compatible version can resolve the issue.
Step 1: Open ‘Device Manager’ app in Windows PC via Windows Search Box and expand ‘Cameras’ or ‘Imaging Devices’ category
Step 2: Find and right-click on your camera driver, and select ‘Update Driver’, and follow on-screen instructions to finish update and once updated, restart your computer and check if the issue is resolved.
Download or reinstall camera driver update in Windows PC [Automatically]
You can also try to update all Windows drivers including camera/webcam driver using Automatic Driver Update Tool. You can get this tool through button/link below.
Method 3: Restart your Windows computer and then restart OBS Studio
This issue can be occurred due to some temporary issues in your Windows computer and OBS Studio app. You can fix the issue just by restarting your Windows computer and then restart OBS Studio app, and then check if it works for you toward resolving the issue.
Method 4: Run OBS Studio as administrator
You can provide administrator permission to OBS Studio app in computer to fix the issue.
Step 1: Find and right-click ‘OBS Studio’ app shortcut, and select ‘Properties’
Step 2: Click ‘Compatibility’ tab, tick ‘Run this program as an administrator’ checkbox, and click ‘Apply > Ok’ button to save the changes. Once done, restart your computer and then restart OBS Studio app, and check if the issue is resolved.
Method 5: Allow camera access for OBS Studio in your computer
You can check and allow camera permission for OBS Studio in your Windows computer to fix the issue.
Step 1: Open ‘Settings’ app in Windows PC via Windows Search Box and go to ‘Privacy > Camera’
Step 2: Look for ‘OBS Studio’ app and make the toggle associated with it is enabled. If not, set it to turn ON. Once done, restart OBS Studio app and check if the issue is resolved.
Method 6: Ensure that OBS Virtual Camera is activated
This issue can be occurred if OBS Virtual camera is deactivated in your computer. You can check and activate it to fix.
Step 1: Open ‘OBS Studio’ app in Windows PC and you will see ‘Start Recording’ button at bottom-right corner and press this button
Step 2: To verify whether OBS Virtual Camera is activated or not, check if the option besides ‘Filters’ button reads ‘Deactivate’ or not.
Step 3: If not, press ‘Activate’ button to activate it in order to enable OSB Virtual Camera, and check if the issue is resolved.
Method 7: Alter webcam settings
You can apply certain changes in webcam settings in computer to fix.
Step 1: Open ‘OBS Studio’ software and click ‘File’ menu and select ‘Settings’
Step 2: Go to ‘Output’ tab from left pane, and under ‘Recording’ section, set up the configurations according to webcam compatibility and once done, retry adding a video capture device and check if the issue is resolved.
Method 8: Update OBS Studio software to latest version
Another way to fix the issue is to update OBS Studio software to latest version in computer.
Step 1: Open ‘OBS Studio’ app in Windows PC and click ‘Tools’ menu and click ‘Check for updates’ option
Step 2: OBS Studio will look for available updates and install the available update by clicking ‘Update Now’ option. Once updated, restart your computer and restart OBS Studio app, and check if the issue is resolved.
Method 9: Uninstall and reinstall OBS Studio
If the issue is still persist, you can try to fix the issue by uninstalling OBS Studio app and then reinstall it in computer.
Step 1: Open ‘Control Panel’ app in Windows PC via Windows Search Box and go to ‘Uninstall a Program > Programs & Features’
Step 2: Find and right-click on ‘OBS Studio’ app, and select ‘Uninstall’ to uninstall it and after that, restart your computer
Step 3: After restart, download and reinstall OBS Studio app in computer and then check if the issue is resolved.
I hope this post helped you on How to fix OBS Camera Not Showing up or Working in Windows 11/10 with easy ways. You can read & follow our instructions to do so. That’s all. For any suggestions or queries, please write on comment box below.