win-capture-audio

An OBS plugin similar to OBS’s win-capture/game-capture that allows for audio capture from a specific application, rather than the system’s audio as a whole. This eliminates the need for third-party software or hardware audio mixing tools that introduce complexity, and in the case of software tools, introduce mandatory latency.

Internally it uses ActivateAudioInterfaceAsync with AUDIOCLIENT_PROCESS_LOOPBACK_PARAMS. This initialization structure is only officially available on Windows 11, however it appears to work additionally on relatively recent versions of Windows 10.

This plugin is in a BETA state, expect issues – https://discord.gg/4D5Yk5gFnM for support and updates.
An updated version of Windows 10 2004 (released 2020-05-27) or later is required.

Want to support the development of the plugin? https://ko-fi.com/bozbez

overview

Installation and Usage

  1. Head over to the Releases page and download the latest installer (or zip if you are using a portable installation)
  2. Run the setup wizard, selecting your root OBS folder (obs-studio/, not obs-studio/obs-plugins/) when asked (or extract the zip to the portable OBS root directory)
  3. Launch OBS and check out the newly available “Application Audio Output Capture” source

Troubleshooting

  • Application Audio Output Capture source not showing up after install: this means that either your OBS is out-of-date (check that it is at least 27.1.x) or you have installed the plugin to the wrong location. To re-install, first uninstall via “Add or remove programs” in the Windows settings, and then run the installer again. Make sure to select the top-level obs-studio/ folder in (probably) C:/Program Files/.

  • Application Audio Output Capture source not picking up any audio: this happens when your Windows is too old and does not have support for the API. Note that even if you have a more recent major version such as 20H2 you will still need the latest updates for the plugin to work. If you are on a very old version you might need more than one update for this to work, and the second update might not show up for a few days after the first update.

GitHub

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