Most issues where someone is unable to record, or recording becomes interrupted, are PC-specific and not usually a wide-spread issue that affects everyone. However, here are some things to try and look for if Plays is not recording correctly:

  1. Do you meet the System Requirements for Recording?
  2. If Plays is not detecting a game at all (Still says 'Waiting for game to start') then enable the "Record elevated games" option under Settings > General.
  3. Check if your video drivers are up to date.
  4. Do you have enough disk space for where you're trying to record videos and where the temporary video folder is located?
  5. Is there a 3rd party program that might be causing a conflict? (Other Recorders, Screen Capturing Tools, In-game Overlays, Antivirus, etc)
  6. Is the game heavily modded, and does removing the mod allow it to record?
  7. Ensure you're on the newest version of Windows 7, 8.1, or 10.
  8. If you're using Windows N you will need to download the Media Feature Pack which can be acquired here: Media Feature Pack List
  9. Sometimes Plays may not have installed or updated correctly. You can also try uninstalling the app completely, and then reinstall to see if it helps. 
  10. Disable SLI if you have it enabled. Yes, you will no longer have SLI but at least recording would work.


There are also cases where specific games may not record. While it's very difficult to be up to date on every game that may potentially have an issue, here is a list of known games that may have problems recording: Problematic Games List

If the questions above do not help you discover the issue to why you cannot record, you're welcome to contact us in our Support System. How to Send in Client Logs