4 Ways to Fix ShareX Screen Recording Not Working

2020-09-23 19:27:35 • Filed to: Screen Recording Tips

ShareX is a free open-source screen recorder that you can use to create full and partial screen captures. You can download the program to your computer and then using a few simple steps create a screen flow video that you can share on YouTube and other video sharing sites.

But like most open source programs ShareX doesn’t always work as advertised. We have seen a lot of reports from users describing one problem after another when tying to use the program. If ShareX screen recording is not working for you, the following are some solutions that you could try;

Change the Video Codec

If the program crashes in the middle of recording the video, you can try to change the video codec to see if this helps.

You can change the video codes in the Screen Recording Options under “Codecs”. We recommend changing the codec from x264(mp4) to X265(mp4).

Then try to record the video again to see if you are able to do it successfully.

Change FFMpeg Path

Another way to fix the screen recording issues with ShareX is to change the FFMpeg path. Follow these simple steps;

Step 1: Download the latest version of ShareX from the main website

Step 2: Once installed, right click on the program’s icon and then select “Run as Administrator”

Step 3: Go to the Screen Recording options window in the program’s settings.

Step 4: Change the FFMPeg path to “C:\Program Files (x86) \Screen Capturer Recorder\configuration_setup_utility\vendor\ffmpeg\bin\ffmpeg.exe"

Step 5: Ensure that the audio source is set to “Stereo Mix” and then try recording the video again.

Install Recorder Devices

If you are having trouble capturing the audio along with the video, you can try to install recorder devices. Follow these simple steps to do it;

Step 1: Open ShareX and then navigate to the “Task Settings”

Step 2: Select “Screen Recorder” under “Capture”

Step 3: Open the Screen Recording options and cluck “Install Recorder Devices”

The “virtual-audio capturer” will be installed and hopefully this should fix the problem you’re having with audio.

Use an Alternative Recorder

Of course, if you are still having problems with ShareX, it may be time to consider a more stable alternative. One of the best screen recorders to use in place of ShareX is Wondershare DemoCreator. This tool is designed with ease of use in mind, allowing even the beginner to easily record their screen with accompanying audio in just a few simple steps.

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But perhaps the most important reason you should choose DemoCreator over ShareX is that this program’s features are stable. And once it is installed on your device, you are unlikely to experience any of the problems you may experience with ShareX. The following are some of these features;

  • DemoCreator is the ideal tool to use when you want to create crisp-clear screen recordings to create the perfect presentations, demo tutorials and gameplay videos.
  • You can also use to capture web cam footage or create picture-in-picture videos that record both the screen and webcam footage.
  • With this tool you can easily record the system audio along with microphone sound to add narration to the video.
  • You can easily customize the screen capture by selecting a custom screen size and frame rate before starting the recording.
  • The program also comes with a built-in editing suite that you can use to edit the videos you record.
  • Interactive editing features allow you to annotate the videos in numerous ways

It is our hope that the solutions above will help you fix some of the problems you may be having with ShareX. It is however important to keep in mind that since the program is an open source program, some fixes may require an update and updates for open source programs are often very rare. Therefore seeking an alternative solution like DemoCreator may be the best permanent solution if the problems persist.



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