I tried to save it to a different folder, and I get the same error. The permission to not edit the video is coming from OBS somehow.
No, not really a thing. And you didn't indicate checking the file permissions directly (you need to do that, figure it out if need be.. not hard).
OBS simply writes the video file to the folder designated. AaronD.. NTFS permissions work a little different. Typically files written into a folder assume (inherit) the permissions of that folder, regardless of security context of process (app) writing the file... but there are way to do that differently.
To AaronD's point:
- first test, is to PLAY the file (make sure you stop recording first, possibly exit OBS just to be completely sure no file lock in place). If you can Play the video, then video file is fine and that most likely nothing to do with OBS at that point.
- Though, per above, you NEED to check file permissions. Do NOT move a file within same disk drive, as that moves the file permissions with it. Copying a file on a NFTS drive will cause a file to inherit the security permissions of the destination folder. Moving a file to a different drive (ex C:\ to D:\) is actually a copy and delete, so again, NTFS permissions NOT carried over.
If you have spare disk space, and confirmed directly that file permission security to make sure video editor User Profile has Edit Permissions to file, and you still get an error?
- then most likely, your video editor is throwing a false error. It is not a permissions issue but rather an incompatibility of encoding settings. Try a different editor as Aaron suggested