I'm trying to capture videos in SE, but always get the same error message: Failed to start video capture. Pretty frustrating. The game runs perfectly, it's only video capturing that doesn't work. I tried amending the settings, eg. all three displayed codecs (H264 hw accelerated, H265 hw accelerated and VP9), decreased engine frame rate and video frame rate, etc. Nothing seems to work.
I downloaded SE on June 1st2020, so I guess it's 0 990 Beta (the latest version)
Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500
laptop: Lenovo Yoga 500 (4 years old)
I also tried OBS, but I have the feeling even the 'lossless' capturing doesn't record good quality.
I'd be extremely grateful for help!
Shall I use an older version of SE (e.g. because of my graphics)?
Do I have to change settings or download another codec?
Can you recommend a screen recorder that'd be better than OBS?
Thank you in advance...
For Intel Graphics users, you can try to use 0.990.39.1775 version. In future versions, the use of integrated graphics may cause more errors. You can try using a third-party encoder in version 0.990.39.1775. (Eg XviD, x264vfw, etc.)
To switch to version 0.990.39.1775, open the Steam client, right-click SpaceEngine in the library, select properties, switch to the "BETAS" tab, and select the 0.990.39 branch in the drop-down box.
Open the video recording window, click the Configure codec button, and then select the video encoder. Some encoders may cause video errors. However, after my tests, XviD and x264vfw performed very well.
If you still encounter problems, use Record as screenshots, and then use video processing software (such as ffmpeg, etc.) to synthesize all screenshots into video.
Thank you very much for your quick help!
I followed your instructions and managed to capture videos with the encoders you've mentioned. The file size is surprisingly small, though, and the quality of the videos is worse than OBS unfortunately. Today I'll try 'record as screenshots' hoping the quality will be better. I'll let the forum know...