How to Record Games on PC

To record your gameplay on the PC, you can use either of the applications that we talked about in the broadcasting section. Both have simple screen recording options as well. However, XSplit has an extra fee to record in anything beyond 720p without a watermark. This may not be that big of a deal for some, but since we have a completely free option with OBS, we’ll focus on that. To record your gameplay with OBS,

Follow these steps:

  • Select the “Settings” button in the lower-right hand corner of OBS.
  • Click “Broadcast Settings” in the left-hand pane.
  • Next to “File path”, choose the directory where you’d like to save your output files.
  • If you want to broadcast and record at the same time, select “Automatically save stream to file”.
  • Click OK.
  • Open the game you want to play and add it to the Sources pane.Click Start Recording.

Your gameplay will be recorded to your hard drive while you play, and will be available for viewing or editing as soon as you click “Stop Recording.” You may need to fiddle with your recording settings if you find that the quality of the video isn’t up to snuff. Keep in mind you’re playing graphics-intensive video games and recording them on the same machine. This can be taxing on your computer, so either reduce the graphics quality on your game, the resolution you’re recording at, or both if you find the video stutters or skips too much. More Information.

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