Problem with window capture when the window is not focused

Darasukan

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Just an observation: im not a Native American so my english can be... very curious.

So, the problem is,im trying to make a record while i do other stuff, but, the screen that is recording (a youtube video) freezes when is not focused, example, Edge if focused and recording, if i get back to OBS (maximized) the preview and the record freezes and just the audio can be heard, idk what happened this problem was not appearing the first time i used OBS

just to complement, here's a screenshot of what i'm trying to say: https://prnt.sc/voobp1 (Also attached), its just recording the top part from the video, and if i minimize the entire page the record preview just stop, I haven't had this problem before.

some pages that i saw said about it so i'm just saying
The option "hardware acceleration" is disabled, both from Microsoft Edge and OBS
 

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smkbhd

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Just an observation: im not a Native American so my english can be... very curious.

So, the problem is,im trying to make a record while i do other stuff, but, the screen that is recording (a youtube video) freezes when is not focused, example, Edge if focused and recording, if i get back to OBS (maximized) the preview and the record freezes and just the audio can be heard, idk what happened this problem was not appearing the first time i used OBS

just to complement, here's a screenshot of what i'm trying to say: https://prnt.sc/voobp1 (Also attached), its just recording the top part from the video, and if i minimize the entire page the record preview just stop, I haven't had this problem before.

some pages that i saw said about it so i'm just saying
The option "hardware acceleration" is disabled, both from Microsoft Edge and OBS

Hello
I had same problem.
and i somehow found a way(this is not exactly what you looking for but it would help)
download windowtop app from https://windowtop.info/ you can now make window tabs transparent and make them set on top and make enable click through, after doing these to layer you want , use window capture on OBS.
 

Lawrence_SoCal

Active Member
So, the problem is,im trying to make a record while i do other stuff, but, the screen that is recording (a youtube video) freezes when is not focused, example, Edge if focused and recording, if i get back to OBS (maximized) the preview and the record freezes and just the audio can be heard, idk what happened this problem was not appearing the first time i used OBS

What you are describing is a common operating system technique to manage resources (ie, why spend CPU/GPU, etc resources on rendering a video when you can't see it), especially within browsers. It is why on a browser page, if you scroll past something it will render, but stop when it is no longer visible
There tends to be browser specific settings to change that behavior
 

swampfox76

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Had a similar problem. I found a Firefox extension called, "Always active Window - Always Visible." This came about because I was trying to record multiple windows in OBS Studio 26.1. OBS was not recording the browser windows that were minimized (or that I was not actively viewing at the time). This occurred because Firefox was not rendering the activity (in this case, a live auction) in these windows.
 

panik

New Member
Had a similar problem. I found a Firefox extension called, "Always active Window - Always Visible." This came about because I was trying to record multiple windows in OBS Studio 26.1. OBS was not recording the browser windows that were minimized (or that I was not actively viewing at the time). This occurred because Firefox was not rendering the activity (in this case, a live auction) in these windows.
Thanks swampfox76
 
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