5 Ways to Fix OBS Plugins Failed to Load on Windows
You can unlock new features in OBS using plugins. However, some OBS plugins can fail to load for various reasons. Don’t worry. This guide has examined all possibilities causing the issue and listed the necessary fixes. Keep reading.
OBS is popular screencasting and video recorder software used to create content or guides. While the app offers features, you can enhance your experience with plugins. However, if you see the “the following OBS plugins failed to load” message, there might be installation issues. Let’s fix it.
1. Check if the Plugin Is Compatible With Your Version
When you see the message “the following OBS plugins failed to load,” the first step is to check if the plugin is compatible with the current version. If you have updated OBS to the latest version, you may encounter problems with incompatible plugins. Install the latest version of the plugins and check if the issue persists.
In addition, you may experience compatibility issues with plugins for the following reasons:
– The plugin is limited to only one operating system (Windows or macOS).
– The plugin you downloaded was intended for a device with a different architecture.
During our research, we discovered that popular plugins such as OBS-RTSPServer, OBS-NDI plugin, PTZ Controls, and Instant Replay plugins are facing compatibility issues.
OBS plugins might fail to load due to Virtual C++ issues. You can fix this by updating the latest version of Virtual C++.
Step 1: Open the link to check the latest version of Virtual C++.
Step 2: Choose the right version for your device (ARM64/X86/X64).
Tip: If you don’t know your CPU structure, open Settings > System and choose About. You will see your processor structure on this page.
Step 3: Once you download the file, open and run the installer.
After installing, restart your system and check if you can now use the OBS plugins.
To fix OBS plugin problems, especially compatibility issues, downgrade the app until all plugins are updated. Here’s how to uninstall the app from Windows:
Step 1: Open Settings (Windows + I keys) and choose Apps.
Step 2: Select Installed apps from the right pane.
Step 3: Click on the three dots icon next to the app you want to uninstall. Choose Uninstall and confirm.
Step 4: Uninstall OBS and download the previous versions using the link below. Note: When installing, choose the correct file type (ARM64, X86, X64, or Mac).
4. Manually Update the Plugins
When you see the “the following OBS plugins failed to load” error in Roblox, try updating the plugins. Some OBS plugins, like the Elgato Stream Deck plugin, have their own apps, so launch them to check for updates. For other plugins, check the place where you downloaded them from previously.
Unfortunately, if there are no new updates, you must wait until the update is available or check for alternatives.
5. Run the Plugin File as Administrator
Sometimes, programs may not work properly due to a lack of resources. You can fix this issue by running the program as an administrator. For example, if you have a win-dshow plugin, follow these steps:
Step 1: Open File Manager and navigate to:
Note: If you installed OBS in a different location, the plugin files will be found there.
Step 2: Right-click the virtualcam-install.bat file and choose ‘Run as Administrator.’
The ‘Windows Bath File’ located next to virtualcam-install serves the same purpose.
To run any OBS plugin, follow the steps as an administrator.
OBS is excellent software for content creators. However, when your OBS plugins fail to load, it can affect your workflow. This issue can be solved by following our guide. Let us know in the comments if you have more queries or suggestions.
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