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Status: WontFix
Owner: ----
Closed: Nov 2017
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OS: Windows
Pri: 2
Type: Bug

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Issue 609857: Nvidia ShadowPlay (and similar) won't record Chrome in fullscreen mode

Reported by, May 6 2016

Issue description

UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/50.0.2661.94 Safari/537.36

Steps to reproduce the problem:
1. Start recording Chrome with Nvidia ShadowPlay or Windows 10 Game DVR
2. Press F11; Enter fullscreen mode
3. Stop recording Chrome with ShadowPlay; Check the video file

What is the expected behavior?
To have an actual working recording of Chrome in fullscreen mode.

What went wrong?
* ShadowPlay will only record Chrome as if it's frozen.

* Windows 10 Game DVR will just abort recording and save to file.

Did this work before? N/A 

Chrome version: 50.0.2661.94  Channel: stable
OS Version: 10.0
Flash Version: Shockwave Flash 21.0 r0

I also posted on GeForce forums:

I don't know if it was a regression bug, but another user said he only experienced it after Chrome 50.0

Comment 1 by, May 6 2016

I uploaded the frozen ShadowPlay videos to Youtube. It still records sound and the mouse cursor fine though.

Comment 2 by, May 12 2016

Labels: TE-Hardware-Dependency

Comment 3 by, May 16 2016

I have the exact same problem. It used to work fine, using shadowplay and recording Chrome in full screen (plying but now it doesn´t. Pls help....??

Comment 5 Deleted

Comment 6 by, Jun 9 2016

This one i mean

Btw, i have got an info from developer of Moonlight streaming
This is a change in behavior in a recent Chrome update that is causing this. There's no way for Moonlight to fix it other than wait for Nvidia to fix GFE to allow it to capture these full-screen windows.

In the meantime, you can workaround the issue by watching videos in windowed-mode instead of full-screen.

Comment 7 by, Jun 11 2016

Oops, I meant that other link too. Copypasted the wrong link >.<
Thanks for getting more information from the developer of Moonlight

Comment 9 Deleted

Comment 10 by, Jun 12 2016

Thanks for creating the workaround. I tried it and it works:
(Deleted my previous comment because I changed the video)


I noticed your GeForce thread was removed, maybe you used a hyperlink, or the moderator removed it

Comment 11 by, Jun 14 2016

I have same problem so i used Microsoft remote desktop to watch tv shows instead. finally there is the workaround so now i'm using Nvidia GameStream again

Comment 12 by, Jun 14 2016

Also thanks to the guy who posted Google Chrome v49 portable version, because it does not have fullscreen freeze and video flickering bug. v50 and up was ruined by Google

Comment 13 by, Jun 26 2016

Google still not fixing this problem.

Comment 14 by, Jun 26 2016

Yeah, neither NVIDIA or Google Chrome have left a comment, or anything after almost 2 months

They probably don't care about this problem

Unless it was some kind of copyright issue, but it's still possible to record in windowed mode just fine

Comment 15 by, Aug 14 2016

Turning off hardware acceleration should also work!

Comment 16 by, Dec 4 2016

Is this going to be resolved? Its been since May when something working has broken, It is still unconfirmed? Using chrome 49 works fine anything above breaks it

Comment 17 by, Jan 1 2017

Google said: this is an expected behavior that need NVidia compatibility change.

I have to blame Google for this bug because the GPU changes also affected the video playback that caused flickering on older AMD GPUs on Chrome v50 and above.

Comment 18 by, Nov 3 2017

Seems to have been fixed since Chrome 61.0.3163.100 or earlier

Comment 19 by, Nov 9 2017

Status: WontFix (was: Unconfirmed)

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