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Why OBS Studio is not recording the game audio on Windows?

Tutorial OBS for fixing the "No game audio" Issue - The Mixer panel should have "Desktop audio" and the bar is moving

how to record the game audio in obs ?

From my research, windows issues with OBS can come from many sources.

The first problem is that you don’t know what setting to change to get OBS recording the audio from your game.

Your Mixer Panel is where you can set the volume of every audio source. When you try to record audio from game, you usually want to capture the audio from your desktop.

Sometimes the Mixer panel is empty

Tutorial OBS for fixing the "No game audio" Issue - In OBS Studio the Mixer Panel is empty so you don't have any game or desktop audio
In OBS Studio the Mixer Panel is empty so you don't have any game or desktop audio

You have to setup the default source for Desktop Audio in the settings

Go to Files -> Settings > Audio tab and set the “Desktop” audio parameter to “Built-in Digital Audio” . The exact name can be different, refers to your system’s default audio output we setup in the first part of this tutorial.
Tutorial OBS for fixing the "No game audio" Issue - Set the Desktop source to "Built-In Audio" as we setup in the first part of the tutorial
Set the Desktop source to "Built-In Audio" as we setup in the first part of the tutorial

Now everything should work smoothly, try to record a clip to see if the game audio is correctly recorded. You should have audio from your game and the audio bar in OBS Mixer should be moving.

You muted OBS Studio in the Mixer Panel

A common mistake I saw a lot is people forgetting to look in the Windows sound Mixer while OBS was muted. 

If OBS is muted, it won’t record any sound.
This seems pretty basic but many people did that mistake.

Tutorial OBS for fixing the "No game audio" Issue - The Windows mixer panel should display OBS Studio as unmuted
The Windows mixer panel should display OBS Studio as unmuted

Now everything should work smoothly, try to play a youtube video and to record a clip at the same time to see if the desktop audio is correctly recorded.
You should have audio from your game and the audio bar in OBS Mixer should be moving.

Tutorial OBS for fixing the "No game audio" Issue - The Mixer panel should have "Desktop audio" and the bar is moving
The Mixer panel should have "Desktop audio" and the bar is moving

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you still have a problem with your game audio in obs ?

Leave a comment bellow or on my youtube video. I read every comment a try to answer as soon as possible. I know that many of you have issues with recording game or desktop audio with OBS.

Why OBS Studio is not recording the game audio on Windows?

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