Encoding queue duration surpassed 5 seconds, terminating encoder


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I stream Escape From Tarkov, and am running into a frequent issue. At the end of every round my game briefly becomes unresponsive for a few seconds (the game then continues running normally), I then receive the following error message below, my Twitch stream immediately ends but the recording to the HDD just freezes for a few frames and picks up where it left off without further interruption.

An encoder error occurred while recording. Encoder NVIDIA NVENC H.264 (FFmpeg) is taking too long to encode (timeout: 5 seconds)

Log file:


Active Member
Please run the Auto-configuration Wizard, apply the settings it gives (do NOT change anything), restart OBS (!important)
Now test it as is.
Stay on simple output mode.

If the issue persist, please do a clean install of the GPU driver:

Make sure all your drivers are up to date. Including the BIOS is it's needed because some old motherboards need it.