[FFmpeg-user] Screen Capture - Windows 10

Ron Barnes rbarnes at njdevils.net
Thu Jun 1 22:12:21 EEST 2017

I will try this and report back!

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From: ffmpeg-user [mailto:ffmpeg-user-bounces at ffmpeg.org] On Behalf Of Tim Hiles
Sent: Thursday, June 1, 2017 2:19 PM
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Subject: Re: [FFmpeg-user] Screen Capture - Windows 10

On Jun 1, 2017 7:00 AM, "Ron Barnes" <rbarnes at njdevils.net> wrote:

> Hello all,
> I have been trying for days to figure out how to capture the video 
> from my desktop and save it as a playable file.  I've been successful to a point.
> I am able to capture audio and video from my desktop as far as opening 
> and using apps, moving my mouse and what not, but when I open a web 
> browser and go to google or CNN or Yahoo or Fox News or anywhere for 
> that matter, the Browser Window header is present (Firefox or IE) and 
> the mouse pointer but the Browser Window with the content is a black 
> screen.  I believe it is because Microsoft no longer supports Direct 
> Show and or my video card is not compatible with FFmpeg or the feed to 
> the browser is somehow separate from the video I can see on the 
> screen.  I'm clueless here.

I've seen this issue in the past with other screen capture software on multiple computers was with motion video.

 The fix for me on Windows 7 64 Bit machine (haven't tested on a Win 10
computer) was to install direct x sdk from Microsoft site.  Which is here:


After installing.  Navigate to here:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft DirectX SDK (June 2010)\Utilities\bin

Go into both x64 and x86 folders up dxcpl.exe (spelling?) And there's a little gui. Click on the DirectDraw tab and uncheck Use hardware acceleration.

Best of luck!

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