How to Screen Record Protected Videos Without Black Screen

If you are still searching for solutions to screen record protected videos without a black screen, here is your destination. This page covers some easy yet efficient ways to help you record protected content hassle-free!

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Jane Zhou

Updated on Feb 19, 2024

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With the rise of services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and many more, you now have access to an extensive library of movies, TV shows, and exclusive content at your fingertips. Sometimes, you may have encountered an annoying obstacle - the dread black screen when you screen record protected videos from these platforms.

In this blog, we will explore some practical ways and tools that allow you to screen record protected videos without black screen from almost all popular streaming services without compromising the quality or content. Now, let's dive into the details.

Can You Screen Record Protected Videos Without Black Screen?

Video content on these streaming services, like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, etc., are DRM-protected, and the DRM-protected content will prevent unauthorized access, copying, or recording. Thus, theoretically, you cannot screen record protected video without a black screen.

However, that's not absolute. On the screen recording market, there are some excellent video recording software, like EaseUS RecExperts, that can bypass the DRM and support capturing protected videos without a black screen. Also, there are some other ways that are available for recording DRM-protected videos. In the following, we will discuss it in detail.

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Easiest Way to Record Protected Video Without Black on Computer

When it comes to recording protected videos without a black screen, the easiest way is to use a professional video recorder. According to our test and survey, EaseUS RecExperts is capable of recording DRM-protected videos without a black screen on your PC or Mac.

This software supports a wide range of streaming services, including but not limited to recording Disney Plus, Netflix, Hulu, and more, which means you can record and save all the protected videos without a black screen. Moreover, this tool supports adjusting recording parameters according to your needs. For example, if you have a high requirement for your video recording, you can even use it to capture 8K movies! 

Most importantly, there will be no time limit as well as no watermark for any of your recordings. Just hit the below button to try the EaseUS Video Recorder now!

Step 1. Launch EaseUS RecExperts and click the downward triangle to select the "Enhanced mode" mode.

Find and Click Enhanced Mode

Step 2. You may select webcam, system sound, or the microphone to record along with the screen. YouTube, Netflix, Vimeo, Amazon Prime, Disney, Hulu, etc. can all be captured.

Choose a Site

Step 3. Click the "REC" button to start recording. Then, click on the corresponding button on it to pause or stop the recording.

Start Recording

Screen Record Protected Video Content Without Black Screen on iPhone and Android

We all know that there is a built-in screen recorder on your iPhone or Android devices, but it still cannot record a protected video without a black screen. As far as we know, no iOS or Android screen recorder can bypass the DRM protection for recording. So, in the following, we will show you other ways to save the protected videos on your mobile phones.

#1. Use Zoom Screen-Sharing Function

For those who want to screen record protected video without a black screen on mobile devices, the Zoom app is a great choice.

The screen-sharing feature in Zoom allows you to share your cell phone screens with another device. So, you can record your desired protected videos without a black screen on your mirror device, which is an easy way to bypass the DRM protection.

Here's how to the steps you can follow:

Step 1. Download, install, and open the Zoom application on your iPhone or Android device, then play the video you want to record.

Step 2. Tap New Meeting > Share Screen in Zoom to share your whole screen.

Use Zoom

Step 3. Next, open a screen recorder on another device to start recording the protected videos.

Step 4. Once done, you can find the recorded videos that are without any black images.

#2. Mirror Your Mobile Phone Screen to PC/Mac

Another way is to mirror your iPhone or Android screen to a computer. Once done, you can use EaseUS RecExperts or other screen and audio recorders to capture the video content. In this way, you can record protected videos without a black screen.

Mirror Your Mobile Phone Screen to computer

#3. Use External Recording Devices

The last way is to use an extra camera or phone. Compared to the methods above, it is easier in terms of the operation. However, many other factors might affect the recording quality, like lightness, noise, etc. So, if you adopt this method, ensure you are in a quiet place and have a good background.

Step 1. Prepare an extra phone or other video recorder device, then get a tripod and put your extra phone that you will use in recording there.

use another phone

Step 2. Play the protected video you want to record, then start recording on another device.

Final Words

This page shows you 4 workable solutions to screen record protected videos without a black screen. Whether you use a computer or mobile phone, you can always find the proper method for you to complete the task! As for PC and Mac users, EaseUS RecExperts is worth trying!

Screen Record Protected Videos Without Black Screen FAQs

1. How do I get rid of the black screen when screen recording?

  • If there is something wrong with your device or applications, you can update the screen recorder, restart your devices, clear the cache, etc.
  • But if you screen record videos with a black screen, you should opt for an excellent screen recorder, like EaseUS RecExperts.

2. Why is my recorded video black?

The recorded video may appear black for various reasons, such as incorrect screen recording settings, compatibility issues, or software/hardware problems.

3. Why can't I record protected content?

Protected content cannot be recorded due to copyright restrictions and content protection measures implemented by the providers. They employ technologies that prevent unauthorized copying or recording of their content.

EaseUS RecExperts

One-click to capture anything on screen!

No Time Limit, No watermark

Start Recording

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