The Overwolf video recorder currently supports the following codecs:

  1. Nvidia NVENC
  2. Intel Quick Sync
  3. x264
  4. AMD's AMF encoder 

Default Codec Selection

Overwolf will select the codec for you automatically, based on which codecs are available to your machine.

The selection of the codecs follows the above priority. You can change this setting by going into the Overwolf "Capture" settings, clicking on "Advanced" and scrolling to the Encoding settings:

Make sure to fully relaunch Overwolf to save the settings.

Codec Availability

x264 is a software encoder that is always available. However, it will use your CPU and choosing this can often result in faulty videos as the CPU has a hard time running the capturing process in addition to all the other system tasks.

Hardware encoders, such as Intel Quick Sync or Nvidia NVENC are only available to computer systems that have the appropriate hardware components.

If you think you have the hardware to utilize one of the hardware-based encoders but do not know how to enable them, please click the above links.