AnsweredIs It Possible to Make OBS Automatically Record When You Open the Program?

I spent over 2 to 3 hours with OBS open in the background, thinking it was recording my streaming, only to come back and be disappointed that I'd wasted 3 hours of my life. Is it possible to make OBS automatically record when it is opened? I hate it when I forget to click Start Recording. Any suggestions or instructions would be appreciated.

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Rel· Answered on May 13, 2024

Yes, it is possible to make OBS automatically record screens in the background. OBS Studio is an open-source software that supports users to use it for streaming and recording, so of course, there will be options to record your screens automatically. If you find the OBS Studio fails to record even if you have opened the program, it might be because of the wrong settings.

🔎See how to set OBS to automatically record on your computer:

Step 1. Launch the OBS Studio on your computer. Go to "Settings" on the right bottom.

Step 2. In the "General" section, you will find that there is an option under the "Output" part, saying "Automatically record when streaming" and "Keep recording when stream stops". Check both of them. 

After the settings above, your OBS will record automatically when you open it on your computer. As for automatically recording software, I have another recommendation: EaseUS RecExperts. This EaseUS screen recorder serves as the best OBS alternative. You can use its schedule recording to automatically record the screens and sounds. Furthermore, you can use it to record streaming videos from other websites on your Windows/Mac with a few clicks. Click the button and try it yourself:

🌸Some unique features of EaseUS RecExperts waiting for you to discover:

  • Multiple output file formats: MP4, M4A, FLV, MKV, etc.
  • Record screens and sounds at the same time
  • Record YouTube videos and other social media platforms
  • AI-powered noise remover to remove background noises

I hope the post has solved your problems. Enjoy your recording!

🧐Learn More: 6 Timer Recorder | How to Schedule Recording on Windows/Mac

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