OBS Recording cut short


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Hi, I recently recorded some gameplay for just over an hour but when I watch the footage back it is missing the second half of gameplay!


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12:18:21.194: ==== Recording Start
12:19:43.220: ==== Recording Stop
1:22 recording

12:24:10.097: ==== Recording Start
12:33:10.367: ==== Recording Stop
9 minute recording

12:33:43.652: ==== Recording Start
13:49:48.647: ==== Recording Stop
16 minute recording

1. Audio buffering hit the maximum value. This is an indicator of very high system load, will affect stream latency, and may even cause individual audio sources to stop working. Keep an eye on CPU usage especially, and close background programs if needed.
Occasionally, this can be caused by incorrect device timestamps. Restart OBS to reset buffering.

Source affected (potential cause): GAME
2. Run OBS as Administrator. Right click on the OBS shortcut, properties, advanced, check box, ok, apply, ok.
3. Display and Game Capture Sources interfere with each other. NEVER put them in the same scene.
4. Your GPU is maxed out and OBS can't render scenes fast enough (0.5% of the time). Running a game without vertical sync or a frame rate limiter will frequently cause performance issues with OBS because your GPU will be maxed out. OBS requires a little GPU to render your scene.

Enable Vsync or set a reasonable frame rate limit (60, 30) that your GPU can handle without hitting 100% usage.

If that's not enough you may also need to turn down some of the video quality options in the game. If you are experiencing issues in general while using OBS, your GPU may be overloaded for the settings you are trying to use.

Please check our guide for ideas why this may be happening, and steps you can take to correct it: GPU Overload Issues.