Can't screen capture certain games

Some games may need settings tweaked to be captured properly with the browser

If you're struggling to capture a game with VDO.Ninja using the browser, a list of options are below.

  • Disable Fullscreen Optimizations: Right-click the game's .exe file, go to Properties > Compatibility, and check "Disable fullscreen optimizations"

    • Sometimes you want to even uncheck "Disable fullscreen optimizations", so try both ways

    • Restart the game after applying changes.

  • Run as Administrator: Try running both the game and your capture software as administrator.

  • Compatibility Mode: Run the game in compatibility mode for an earlier version of Windows.

  • Run the game in windowed or borderless windowed mode

  • Consider using OBS Studio to capture the game with, and then output the captured video to VDO.Ninja using the OBS Virtual Camera.

    • Sound can be captured with a virtual audio device in conjunction with the the OBS audio monitoring output option.

  • If using hybrid graphics, such as two graphics cards, try to run the game on the same graphics card as the system / browser.

  • Try window capture or full-screen capture, or try with a different browser.

    • If using Window capture, you can capture the game's audio with the use of a virtual audio device, like Voicemeeter.

    • Display capture tends to offer better frame rates than window capture

  • Use an HDMI splitter and an HDMI to USB adapter to capture the output sent to your monitor.

  • Update your graphics card drivers

  • If using a browser such as Opera GX, it may throttle or disable VDO.Ninja when gaming.

    • The Electron Capture application, or a different browser, are better choices

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