If you are sharing video on Google Chrome or another browser but your viewers just see a black screen, it is most likely because your hardware graphics acceleration is not disabled in the settings. There is a relatively easy fix for this that works in most cases. Here is how you disable hardware graphics acceleration on Chrome.
You can skip steps 1-3 by entering chrome://settings/?search=Hardware+acceleration into the browser field in Chrome. This will take you directly to the settings. If you do this, jump ahead to "4." in these instructions.
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And the same instructions in text:
- In Chrome, click the options menu (top right corner). or type `chrome://settings` in the browser.
- Select settings
3. In settings, scroll all the way down and click on `Advanced`
4. Look for a section called 'System' and disable "Use hardware acceleration when available"
Technical note: Now your Chrome will be using CPU only so you may see some effect on memory usage on Chrome.
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