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Best Ways to Record Wii U Gameplay with Ease

featured image record wii u gameplayWii U is known as the home video game console developed by Nintendo as the successor to the Wii and released in late 2012. It also became the first eight-generation video game console and competed with Sony’s Playstation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One. Also, it is the first Nintendo console to support HD graphics. Most gamers are fond of playing games using Wii U because of its basic game instructions and HD quality graphics. With those features, you can enjoy playing Wii U especially if you are with your friends. In fact, there are times that you want to record your gameplay on Wii U so that you can share them on your social media account or with your friends. Actually, there are two ways to get Wii U gameplay and these are with a capture card or a third-party app. So with that, Let's start with here to learn what they are and record Wii U gameplay with 60 fps of high quality.

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How to Record Wii U Gameplay Without a Capture Card

In this part, we will show you how to record Wii without capture card; instead, use the Acethinker Screen Grabber Premium; this is one of the powerful screen recorders that let you grab Wii U gameplay in just a few clicks. Using its simple user-interface, you can easily record Wii U gameplay in just a few clicks. Also, you can add annotations while recording such as lines or shapes. Besides recording your Wii U gameplay, you can also use this tool to record live streaming videos from most used video streaming sites like YouTube and capture online lectures perfect for offline viewing. Meanwhile, it has an audio recorder that enables you to record songs or music if you want to. Below are the easy steps to capture gameplay on Wii U:

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Step 1 Save the tool and launch

First and foremost, you have to set-up the tool on your computer for you to use it. Just click one of the "Download" buttons provided above, choose either for Mac or Windows, depending on your OS. Open the installation wizard and follow it to completely save the tool on your PC. Access it afterward.


Step 2 Customize the recording settings

To get a better recording, you have to customize the settings of the tool to the best one. Hit the "Triple-line" located at the upper right part of the interface, then select "Preferences" to see all the tool settings. From here, select the "Recording" panel, then change it according to your choice. Click "Ok" to save changes.

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Step 3 Start recording Wii U gameplay

Next, connect the game console to your computer to access the Wii U. After that, launch a game that you want to record. From the main interface of the Screen Grabber, choose the "Video Recorder" button. Take note that the "Microphone" and "System Sound" are turned for better recording. Once all set-up, hit the "Rec" button to start recording.

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Step 4 Stop the recording

This is the process on how to record Wii U gameplay on this tool. To stop the recording, click the "Stop" icon from the floating toolbar. Then, a window will pop-up showing the recorded video. Here, click the "Save" button that you can see from the lower right part of the tool.

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Step 5 Play the recorded Wii U gameplay

Once done, click the destination folder on your computer and choose the recorded Wii U gameplay. Right-click the file, then click "Play" to preview the video. Otherwise, you can go to the history from the tool to view all the recorded videos.

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Tips: If you're a game lover, you may also be interested in getting the best PS4 screen recorder to capture PS4 gameplay.

How to Record Wii U Gameplay with a Capture Card

Another way to save Wii U gameplay is by using a capture card. Since Wii U doesn't have built-in game recording features, it is a bit complicated on how to record Wii U gameplay with a laptop. Fortunately, as written above, there are two ways to grab Wii U gameplay: a capture card and without one. So, in this case, we will record the Wii U gameplay with a capture card. But before that, you need to prepare the HDMI cables, Wii U game console, and a capture card. Here are the listed steps on how to record Wii U gameplay with USB and a capture card.

Step 1 Connect Wii U game console and your computer

First, insert the HDMI cable to your Wii U game console and connect the HDMI IN port along with the capture card. Then, insert the other HDMI port to the OUT port side of your laptop or PC and connect the HDMI IN port to your computer.

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Step 2 Turn on the Wii U game console and start record a game

Once it all set, you have to turn on the Wii U game console and connect it to the computer. Then, set-up the TV resolution settings and make sure to choose the "EDTV or HDTV" for better resolution. After that, launch the capture card on your computer then play a game that you wish to record. Then the capture card will automatically record it.

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Step 3 Play the recorded Wii U gameplay

Once done recording, the Wii U gameplay will automatically be saved on your computer. Select a file folder on your computer to save the recorded file. From here, right-click the filename then click open to preview the recorded video.

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