AnsweredCan't Capture YouTube Videos and Cannot Use Display Capture

I was trying to record a YouTube video, but the image just froze and didn't properly record anything. When I tried to use Window Capture in OBS, I just got a black screen and nothing popped up. Please help me out.

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Rel· Answered on May 10, 2024

Hi, there. It seems you are new to OBS. The reason why you failed to record YouTube videos might be the video is encrypted or you have the wrong recording set. 

📝Follow the steps below to correct your recording set on OBS and try again:

Step 1. Open OBS Studio on your computer. Go to "File" > "Settings" to begin changing settings. 

Step 2. Go to the "Output" section and select the "Advanced" button. Set "Recording" with "MP4" for "Recording format" and "X264" for "Video Encoder". 

Step 3. After setting, click on "OK" to save it. Then, try recording YouTube videos again. 

After changing the set, if you still cannot record YouTube videos, try another professional video recorder like EaseUS RecExperts. This video recording tool will help you record YouTube videos even though it's encrypted as it is equipped with an enhanced mode. With its built-in noise remover, you don't need to worry if you forget to turn off the microphone. Download the recorder below and find more great features on your own:

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📝Here are steps on how to use EaseUS RecExperts to record protected YouTube videos:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS RecExperts on your computer. Click on the down arrow on the left sidebar. Find the "Enhanced mode" and click on it. 

Step 2. A window will pop out. After reading, click on "OK". There will be a slight change on your desktop. 

Step 3. Set for your recording. Choose to record with "Webcam", "System sound", or "Microphone". Then, start recording with the "Rec" button and end it with the "Stop" button. 

Have you found your answers? I hope this post helps you. 

🧸Also Read: How to Record YouTube Videos [PC & Phone Supported]

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