Solved: How do I fix OBS Studio failed to capture game audio?

Problem Symptom: User reported that OBS Studio fails to record game audio. In this article, we show you how to fix the issue where OBS Studio not capturing game audio on Windows 10.

Solved: How do I fix OBS Studio failed to capture game audio?

Content Summary

Potential Causes
Solution 1: Disable all sound effects in Speaker Enhancements
Solution 2: Set Desktop Audio to Default
Solution 3: Verify Audio Track is correct

Potential Causes

  • Using multiple Audio Devices
  • OBS Studio pick up voice from microphone

Solution 1: Disable all sound effects in Speaker Enhancements

Step 1: Start OBS Studio.

Step 2: Click on the File > Settings.

Open the Settings of OBS Studio.

Step 3: Click on the Audio tab at the sidebar.

Step 4: Set the Desktop Audio Device to Default.

Click on the Audio tab at the sidebar and set the Desktop Audio Device to Default.

Step 5: Click the OK button.

Solution 2: Set Desktop Audio to Default

Step 1: Start OBS Studio.

Step 2: Click on the File > Settings.

Step 3: Click on the Output tab at the sidebar.

Step 4: Click on the Recording tab.

Step 5: Select the correct Audio Track.

Click on the Output tab at the sidebar, switch to Recording tab and select the correct Audio Track.

Step 6: Click the OK button.

Solution 3: Verify Audio Track is correct

Step 1: Step 1: Open Control Panel > Sound.

Step 2: Under the Playback tab, right-click on the Default Device – Speakers/Headphones and select Properties from the context menu.

Under the Playback tab, right-click on the Default Device – Speakers/Headphones and select Properties from the context menu.

Step 3: Switch to the Enhancements tab.

Step 4: Check the Disable all sound effects or Disable all enhancements check box.

Check the Disable all enhancements check box.

Check the Disable all sound effects check box.

Step 5: Click the OK button.