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How to Fix the VLC Record Not Working Problem

vlc screen capture not working VLC is a free and open-source media player and streaming media server developed by the VideoLAN project. This software is compatible with both desktop and mobile devices. Aside from media streaming, it offers other useful functions such as screen recording and taking screenshots. However, there are times that the VLC record online videos. One of the main reasons for the VLC not recording problem is because of a system bug. In fact, if you encounter an issue that VLC is not working, you can proceed reading this article to fix the issues.

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Troubleshoot VLC Not Recording Issues

As we know, VLC comes with many benefits, including strong support for video and audio files. Besides, you can use the VLC to play videos or music as well as recording videos. Unfortunately, as mentioned above, there are instances that the VLC record not working. With that, we will give you some tips on how to troubleshoot it.


1. FLAC Stutter Delay in VLC Player

The first is to uninstall and reinstall VLC to get it to work. Then, click on the settings and preferences, select Audio, and then output modules. After that, hit the advanced options, select Win32 out extension wave output. Hit the “Ok” button to save changes.

2. Update the Latest Version of VLC

You have to make sure that your VLC player is updated to work smoothly. Your Windows Defender’s “Controlled Folder Access” feature is preventing VLC from saving any new file anywhere. So, check your Windows Defender.

3. There is No Audio While Playing Videos

In this case, you have to restart your computer. The sound card may be frozen or any other program on your computer may be using it. Restarting your computer will help you refresh the installed programs on your computer, the audio will then be back and you can continue recording video with VLC.

4. Subtitles are not Showing when you Record a Short Clip from a DVD

This is because subtitles are generally on a separate file and are overlaid into the movie. So, the best way to solve your problem is to burn the subtitles in the movie before recording.

5. VLC Audio Sound Crackling while Playing Your Videos

Open the VLC on your computer then select Tools > Preferences > Audio, after that, change the output module from default to ALSA. With that, you will get rid of the crackling sound and enjoy your VLC record video.

Use VLC Alternative to Record Any Video

If you are looking for an alternative to VLC player for screen recording, then Acethinker Screen Grabber Premium is the solution. This software lets you record all the activities on your computer screen with ease. It can also be used for making tutorials, video presentations, and more. Besides, you can record movies or any other videos with smooth audio. Aside from recording, it lets you record audio and screen capture. Plus, it has a task scheduler option wherein you can schedule your task anytime you want. In fact, we will show you the detailed steps on how to record video using this tool.

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Step 1 Download and Install the Tool

First and foremost, click the "Download" buttons provided above to get the tool's installer. Follow the simple instructions to install it on your PC. After that, launch it and get familiarized with its main interface.

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Step 2 Set-up the Settings

Next, hit the "Three-Lines" at the upper right corner of the tool then select "Preferences." From here, you can change the settings of the tool according to your choice. Hit "Ok" to save changes.

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Step 3 Start Recording

Once set-up hit the "Video Recorder" button that you can see at the left corner of the interface. Hit the "Custom" option if you want to customize the size of the screen that you want to use. Or, you can hit "Full" if you want to record in full-screen mode. Also, make sure that the "System Sound" and "Microphone" are turned on. After that, click the "Rec" button to start recording.

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Step 4 End the Recording

Once done recording, hit the "Stop" button at the floating toolbar. Then, there will appear a preview window. From here, click the "Save" button and choose the output folder to save it on your computer.

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To sum it up, we mentioned the ways on how to troubleshoot if the VLC recording is not working. Also, we mentioned an alternative tool that you can use to record videos on your screen and capture anything you wish to take on your computer screen.

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