Forums  /  Streaming / Recording / Equipment  /  [OBS Studio] Game capture takes a few seconds to start

In OBS Studio, whenever I launch a game, it takes OBS a few seconds before it's displayed in the preview screen/recording. This is not an issue in OBS Classic at all, as it records everything from the get-go. Audio is recorded fine in both versions.

Any idea how to fix this?

Edit: more info:
• I use game capture as source. Doesn't matter if I run the game in full screen or windowed mode.
• Window capture doesn't work at all for games. I think that this could be a workaround, but I'd rather not resort to that because I'd have to give up on the resolution I get from game capture.
• I have the latest version of OBS and I run it as administrator.


This might not be the solution. But you could try the following steps:

- Did you setup a delay filter? Right-mouseclick on a source --> Filters --> Render delay
- Re-create the scene
- Remove OBS and install the application again


I'm afraid none of your suggestion helped to solve the issue.


Is the issue specifically tied to game capture?


Yes, only game capture. Other things show up immediately.


So had to chime in here but it seems that the Game Capture feature in OBS does indeed take a few seconds to see what full screen game is being played. I can confirm its not just a issue with you. It happens to me as well. Just make sure the game is fullscreen and the active window and obs game capture should catchup and display the game.


Good to know I'm not the only one. It's worth to note that this happens whether the game runs at full screen or windowed mode.
Guess the only option is to wait for an update that fixes this.