Error message - Please update video card driver or change selected video encoder
This error message is received when your driver for the selected encoder is out of date. If you are using one of the hardware based encoders (Nvidia NVENC, AMD AMF, or Intel Quick Sync) please update your drivers accordingly.
- Link to driver update for Nvidia
- Link to driver update for AMD
- Link to driver update for Intel Quick Sync
If you do not wish to update your drivers, you can always swap to the x264 software encoder to record at any time.
This encoding method is heavy on the CPU compared to the encoders listed above so we recommended avoiding using it.
Error message - Selected video settings are too high. Please lower the settings and retry
This error message is received when your selected combination of Codec/Preset/Resolution/FPS combo is too demanding for your computer (lack of PC resources). Please try lowering the settings and playing around with them to find the optimal configuration for your PC.
If you have the option, we advise using one of the hardware encoders (Nvidia NVENC, AMD AMF, or Intel Quick Sync) as this will free up some computer resources and allow higher quality recording in some cases.
Error message - Can’t write video to file. Learn more
This error message is received when Overwolf has no permissions to create or add files at the target location. To fix this error you will need to completely uninstall Overwolf and re-install it.
Error message - Recording not supported in this game
This error message is received when your current game is not supported by Overwolf or is supported by Overwolf but recording is disabled for it. Please check the supported game list which will show you which games are supported, and which games have recording disabled in them.
If your game does not appear on that list or has recording disabled, please vote for your game to be supported.
Error message - Can't create videos folder. Learn more
This error message is received when Overwolf has no permissions to create or add folders to the target location. To fix this error you will need to completely uninstall Overwolf and re-install it.
Error message - Insufficient hard drive space. Free up space or change target drive
This error message is received when the hard drive specified in your video recorder settings has no more room to store additional files. To fix this error you can:
- Free up space by deleting or moving files from the hard drive to somewhere else (external hard drive, secondary hard drive, etc)
- Change the location where Overwolf saves the video files. To do this, please open Overwolf’s settings window by right-clicking Overwolf’s icon in the taskbar and choosing ‘Settings’. Choose ‘Capture’, and under ‘Video folder’ click on 'Change' and select the new destination.
Error message - No video encoders found. Learn more
This error message is received when Overwolf cannot find a video encoder (hardware or software). To fix this error you will need to completely uninstall Overwolf and re-install it.
If this does not solve the issue, please contact us at email@example.com and attach your Overwolf logs.
Error message - We don't know what happened. What did you break this time?
This error message is received when, well, when something went wrong and we don't know what it is. This shouldn't happen, but hey, we all make mistakes right?
If you run into this error, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and attach your Overwolf logs. We'll try to figure it out :)
Error message - Recording is disabled while streaming
Currently, Overwolf cannot stream and record at the same time due to technical limitations. We will be adding this feature in the future, but until then please either record or stream.
Error message - Recorder not available. Learn more
This error message is received when you try to interact with the recorder while it is busy (busy = attempting to start a recording session). To fix this error you will need to close the video recorder and start it again or restart Overwolf.
Error message - Recording in progress by another app. Stop the recording app and try again
This error is received when you have another app active that is recording. Overwolf can only run 1 app at a time that can record. Please stop whatever other app that may be recording to use the Game Capture.
Error message - System sound capture error / No Playback Device
This error can be related to a couple of issues, the most common one is the Razer Kraken headset compatibility issue.
If you do not own this headset, please go to Overwolf's settings → 'Capture' tab, and make sure that your sound devices are listed there and are adjusted.
Making sure that your sound drivers are updated is also important. If you're still experiencing this issue, please contact us at email@example.com and attach your Overwolf logs.
Error message - Missing system files
The mf.dll file is one of many DLL files that come with Windows Media Player.
We have found that in order to record videos properly, Windows has to have this DLL in its system files. In order to record even on the N version of windows (a version that doesn't come with Windows Media Player as a default player), you will need to download the right version from here:
Error message - Unknown error occurred
This is an unknown issue with the NVENC encoder.
Please consider changing the encoder via the Overwolf's capture settings page:
- Open the Overwolf settings menu
- Navigate to the 'Capture' settings
- Scroll down and click on 'Advanced'
- Under 'Encoding' select a different codec:
- Quick Sync
- Nvidia NVENC
- AMD AMF
Or the x264 if you don't have any of the above
Error message - Unsupported sound format
When trying to use any of Overwolf's video services (Game capture / Replay HUD) with a specific sound format you will encounter a recording error.
In order to overcome this bug please follow this guide.