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Kaltura: "Failed to stop recording" error on macOS 10.15 (Catalina)

This article describes how to enable the Kaltura Capture security setting on macOS 10.15 (Catalina).


The screen error "Failed to stop recording. Please try again." is displayed when attempting to stop the recording.

screen showing error message about failing to stop recording


Kaltura Capture is not allowed to record the content of your screen. You may need to allow Kaltura Capture to record your screen for macOS 10.15 (Catalina) and set other macOS security settings.


Please see Kaltura's page on How to Enable the Kaltura Capture Security Setting on MAC OSX

Additionally, you may also want to select these macOS security options if you are using them to create your recording:

  • Camera - Allows use of webcam when using Kaltura Capture
  • Microphone - Allows use of a microphone when using Kaltura Capture
    • Important to enable
  • Screen recording - Allows screen recording when using Kaltura Capture
    • Important to enable
  • Automation - Allows recording of Microsoft PowerPoint when using Kaltura Capture
To do so, check KalturaCapture to allow access. 
Select KalturaCapture under Camera settings image
Check KalturaCapture under Microphone settings
NOTE: These options don’t appear until you launch the apps for the first time. When you do, it should display a prompt to allow KalturaCapture access to the camera or microphone, but these prompts often get hidden under other windows you have open. If you close these windows, they don't appear the next time you launch Kaltura Capture. So, you must manually go to your Mac's System Preferences as described above.

Keywords:kaltura, catalina, mac, failed to stop recording, error   Doc ID:105649
Owner:Jane P.Group:Rice University
Created:2020-09-06 13:55 CDTUpdated:2023-03-30 00:34 CDT
Sites:Rice University
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