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Movavi Screen Recorder] What to do when screen recording fails

This section explains what to do if the screen goes black when trying to record a computer screen with Movavi Screen Recorder.

Have you ever encountered the following situation when trying to record your computer screen using Movavi Screen Recorder?

  • When you start screen recording, the video that was initially playing normally is paused and the screen goes black.
  • When you play back the recorded video file, all you see is pitch black.

This text can help you solve the above problem.

Basic Information about Movavi Screen Recorder

The main functions of Movavi Screen Recorder are

  • PC screen recording and audio recording
  • Capturing from a webcam
  • Video production using recorded data

and more.

Although it seems to be designed for teleworking and other business applications, it is also possible to save your favorite videos using the screen recording function.

It is available for both Windows and macOS and is quite reasonably priced at 4,200 yen for an annual subscription or 6,000 yen for a perpetual license. A limited but free trial version is of course available.

Causes and remedies for black screen after recording with Movavi Screen Recorder

1. if you are using a Mac, you do not have permission to access screen recording

If you are using MacOS Catalina (10.15) or later, in order to record your computer screen with Movavi Screen Recorder, you need to grant access permission to Movavi Screen Recorder and your browser for video viewing.

Without access rights, recording will not be possible.

Procedure for obtaining access rights↓

Select "System Preferences" from the Apple menu, and check "Movavi Screen Recorder" under "Screen Recording" in "Security and Privacy" => "Privacy".

2. there is a problem with the browser settings

If you are recording with Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, or Firefox browsers, after trying various methods, disabling the browser's hardware acceleration feature may solve the problem.

[In the case of Google Chrome browser

Step 1Click the three-point reader (︙) in the upper right corner to open the menu, then click "Settings.

Step 2Click "Advanced" -> "System" and on the right side, there is an item "Use hardware acceleration when available", so turn it off.

[In the case of the Firefox browser

Step 1Click the "Menu Button" (three lines) in the upper right corner and select "Settings.

Step 2Uncheck the "Use hardware acceleration feature" (if available) option under "Performance" by clicking on it.

[For Microsoft Edge browser

Step 1Click on the three-point reader and click on "Settings".

Step 2Click "System and Performance" and uncheck "Use hardware acceleration when available" on the right side.

After completing the above settings, restart your browser and the black screen should be fixed.

If this does not improve the problem, there may be other causes, but please continue reading this article.

3. Bug of Movavi Screen Recorder

If the above does not improve the problem, there may be something wrong with Movavi Screen Recorder that is causing the recording screen to go black.

In this case, uninstall Movavi Screen Recorder and upgrade to the latest version or try other video saving software.

4. Low PC specifications

Even though Movavi Screen Recorder can record even on a low-spec PC, there are minimum recommended specifications.

The recommended specs are as follows

Operating System

Microsoft® Windows® 7/8/10/11 (with the latest patch/service pack installed)


Intel®, AMD®, or compatible processor (1 GHz)


1280 × 768 screen resolution, 32-bit color


2 GB (Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11)

Hard Drive Space

300 MB for installation, 2 GB free hard drive space for ongoing operation

If your PC specs are too low, the recording screen may go black or unexpected malfunctions may occur.

If your PC does not meet the hardware requirements for screen recording with Movavi Screen Recorder, try the following solutions

➊ Improve your computer environment. Disable, stop, or remove resident software that has accumulated over the years, or stop applications running in the background before recording.

➊ Use Movavi Screen Recorder on a high-spec computer.

5. recorded content is protected

Screen recording is not unconditional for everything.

In general, certain game applications and paid video streaming services have copy protection or recording avoidance features for copyright protection. For example, U-NEXT, Hulu, dTV, Paravi, FOD, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, dAnime Store...

Since DRM protection is applied to the content distributed on the above sites, it is rarely recorded.

Movavi Screen Recorder as well as similar screen recording software are completely useless.

In these cases, we recommend using a video downloader. Video downloaders are described at the end of this article.

Evaluation of Movavi Screen Recorder

Based on online reviews, the advantages and disadvantages of Movavi Screen Recorder can be summarized as follows


  1. Easy to use and understand
  2. Can be used in many situations because it can also record video from webcams.
  3. Recorded videos can be edited as they are.


  1. Data may become heavy for long videos.
  2. The program may occasionally terminate abnormally with an unknown error.
  3. If you use it as a replacement for downloading software, there is a possibility that unwanted objects may appear on the screen.

Since this is a software for screen recording only, it would be a very difficult task to record a full-length movie or drama.

Even though you can specify the area to be recorded, there is no guarantee that you won't have other audio or other material in the middle of the recording.

From the reviews I have found, it is mostly used in work situations.

So, is there any other software that allows me to download and save my favorite video works and movies to my PC?

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It also has some major advantages over Movavi Screen Recorder.

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In this article, we have explained the problem of black screen recorded by Movavi Screen Recorder. Its replacement, StreamGaGa, is the most powerful software that allows you to easily download video content from all kinds of websites. It is very easy to use, and the functions are simple to understand. In addition, we offer several pricing plans, including monthly, yearly, and buy-one-get-one-free plans. Of course, macOS support is also available. We deliver high quality images as good as movie theaters with the simplest operation. If you are interested, please check it out.

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Rinta Kurogi
Rinta Kurogi


After completing my studies at Hitotsubashi University, I am currently a blogger, utilizing the media literacy skills I acquired there. The significance of ascertaining the veracity of information has captivated me since my college days, and this fascination has had a significant impact on my professional growth. This blog aims to grow alongside you, the reader, by sharing knowledge on VOD information and offering you reliable, varied, and impartial information.
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