Question / Help 'Window Capture' not properly capturing Windows


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I am new to this forum, so if this question has already been answered, I apologize. I also apologize in advance for asking a Streamlabs question in the OBS studio forum, but this community seems very well versed in general OBS usage. I am currently attempting to migrate from OBS Studio over to Streamlabs OBS, as I like the interface and default plugins it provides. I started by importing my scenes from OBS Studio to SLOBS, but I find that the window capture auto crops some windows (which I am unable to undo), while failing to capture others all together(simply shows a black source screen). I thought, okay, maybe I'll start from scratch and remake all my scenes through Stramlabs instead of importing my old ones. Same thing; I get a partially cropped out "webcam" window capture (I use window capture for my webcam, as I'm using a mirrorless Sony camera with the "Remote" tethering app, a practice that seems semi-common for those without a standard webcam or capture card.).

I thought it might be due to the method I use to run my webcam, but when I try to capture other windows, such as Google Chrome, the source shows up as a black panel. Other "window captures" do work, however, such as being able to successfully capture my file explorer window. This was never, and is still not a problem with OBS Studio, it continues to functions normally with all capture methods (luckily for me and my stream XD). Maybe I should just stick with OBS Studio... I noticed SLOBS doesn't have a dropdown for "capture method" the same as OBS Studio. Might this have something to do with it??

When I review my run logs, it appears that the program thinks it is capturing the window without error, but I am not very savvy with understanding them properly.

I am hoping that this problem is simply user error and not a problem with SLOBS, so if its as easy as missing a certain toggled setting, I would be extremely happy. Thank you all in advance for your help!

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This might have something to do with the problem. In OBS Studio, I have the option to select between "windows graphic capture (Windows 10 1903 and up)" and "BitBlt (Windows 7 and up)". when i select "Windows graphic capture", it captures the entire window, but when i select "BitBlt", I get the exact same crop as I do in SLOBS. Is there a way to change the capture mode to something similar in SLOBS??


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I was also having this issue today with SLOBS, and I found out that having Window Capture on Auto or Windows 10 1903 update didn't work at all but choosing Windows 7 BitBit worked as usual