Libx264 vidoes rendering as unwatchable, black, mp4 files


#1

I’m trying to render a video using libx264 with a quality based vbr of 100%, but when my video is done rendering, the mp4 file just plays a black screen with the video not even progressing forward. Is there something wrong on my end that I’m doing? Or is it something else?

Thanks


#2

Have you tried unchecking “Use hardware encoder”?
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Make sure you’re using the latest version of Shotcut which can be downloaded here: https://shotcut.org/download/

If this doesn’t solve the issue, please read the following tutorial.


#4

I didn’t have hardware encoder checked/on


#5

This is your problem. Many players cannot accept files like this. Others such as Shotcut and PotPlayer can. Try at 95% instead.


#6

Thanks!