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How to Record Screen on Xbox One

Xbox recorder Xbox One is the most successful gaming console released by Microsoft. This latest version of the Xbox console line and is one of the most powerful gaming devices. Xbox One supports 4K resolution games and has a "Backward Compatibility" feature. It means that you can play games designed for older Xbox consoles on Xbox One. The console is packed with 500GB of internal storage and 8GB of RAM. By looking at these figures, we can say that Xbox One is a well-known the most robust consoles that you can own. Despite having solid features, it is still a fact that the console lacks a solid screen recording feature. The current recorder feature within Xbox One can only record a minimum of 2 minutes. That is why it is not suitable for recording critical moments in the game because you will never know when it will happen. On that note, you can rely on the three tools below on how to record gameplay Xbox one video longer.

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Things to Prepare Before Recording Audio/Video

A nice screencast depends on how prepares beforehand. This means that there are certain conditions required to achieve optimum results. The same can be said with Xbox captures from Xbox One. You can follow the checklist below if you want to produce good quality recording output every time.


Things to check before recording:

  • Close all unnecessary apps: Computer performance is a critical aspect in any recording task. Before you start recording, make sure that you close all applications currently running on your desktop. This is essential to keep your computer running smoothly while recording your Xbox One gameplay.
  • Enough lighting in the background: If you are going to include your webcam in the recording, then it is required to check the camera settings first. Aside from that, you must record from a well-lit environment, or else your video will be either too bright or too dark.
  • Mind the background noise: This is a critical aspect, as your viewers will not understand anything that you are trying to explain if its too noisy in the background.
  • Check the audio settings of the computer: To record clear narration, you must check if your microphone is working perfectly. Also, make sure that you configure all the settings properly.
  • Always ask for permission before recording: If you are recording not only yourself but others as well, then it is common courtesy to ask permission first from the other parties.

Record Xbox One Screen with Built-in Recorder

User-Friendliness: Most Xbox owners are familiar with this recorder. That is why they won't have any problem using this recorder. It has a fast recording function that is perfect for the game record.

Before providing other ways to capture Xbox One, you should first learn how to record Xbox One gameplay with voice using its default recorder. If you are a novice user of Xbox One, you are probably aware of this option, as it is easy to spot, even if you are just a newbie. For those who want to learn how to record gameplay with this tool, follow these steps.

Step 1 Launch the Xbox Game

Start by launching the game that you want to record on your Xbox One. Play the game usually, as you would, and be ready to start recording anytime.

regular game launch

Step 2 Decide For the Best Time to Record

When you feel like it's the right time to start captures the Xbox game, you can press the "Xbox" button from your controller.

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Step 3 Start Recording the Game

Next, you may need to select the "View" button, which is the small button located at the lower-left side of the "Xbox" button. After that, select "Record from now" from the menu that will appear. The game will be recorded until the maximum time is reached.

record from now window

Step 4 Locate the Video

To watch the video, go to the "Settings" panel of the Xbox One, and then locate the video from the "Capture" section and then select "Manage Capture" where videos are saved.

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Make sure to pay attention to every scene in the game. It will provide you ample time to prepare the recording process beforehand.

Record Xbox One Screen on Windows and Mac

User-Friendliness: If you are one of those who prefer using tools with a simple graphical user interface, then you will love this tool. All buttons are clearly illustrated with their functions to avoid confusion.

If you prefer recording for a longer period of time, then you can use AceThinker Free Screen Recorder Online. As suggested by its name, it's a web-based free screen recorder supported by most web-browsers like Google Chrome and Safari. This tool is convenient in capturing Xbox One gameplay because you won't need to download any installer on your computer. You can record virtually anything in high-resolution with this recorder. Aside from that, you can use your microphone to add voice-over narration to your videos. The best thing about AceThinker Free Screen Recorder Online is that you can immediately upload your videos after recording. It is because it supports upload to YouTube, Vimeo, and Dailymotion. Besides, if you want to use this tool on making game videos, follow the steps below.

Step 1 Launch AceThinker Free Screen Recorder Online

First, go to the web-page of AceThinker Free Screen Recorder Online. From there, click the "Start Recording" button to launch the recorder. However, for first-time users they will be asked to install the online launcher of the tool. This will not consume too much time, so there is no need to worry.

launch the tool

Step 2 Start recording the Xbox Screen

Launch your Xbox One game and then switch back to the tool. From there, you can drag the recording frame to fit the entire game screen. After that, hit the "Record" button, and a 3 seconds countdown will start. The recording toolbar will appear immediately after that, and then the recording process will start.

adjust the size of the screen

If you create a gaming demo, you can add emphasis to your discussion by adding subtitles. Aside from that, you can use the annotator feature to add shapes and figures to your video. You can use this feature by clicking the "Pen" button from the recording toolbar.

Step 3 End the recording

Once you reached your desired recording time, end the recording process by clicking the "Stop" button from the recording toolbar. The "Preview" window will immediately appear after that, and you can watch the video clip from there. If you want to save the video on your computer, click the "Floppy disk" icon and then "Save video as a video file." On the other hand, if you want to upload the video clip immediately, click the "Share" button, and choose where to upload it.

save the recording

Extra Tips: Record Screen on your Windows and Mac

Just in case you are experiencing a slow internet connection and you want to record some activities on your computer screen, try to use the Acethinker Screen Grabber Premium. This tool helps you record all the activities on your computer screen and its audio anytime you want. Besides, it is one of the perfect software that you can use to record Xbox one gameplay on the PC screen because of its simple graphical user interface. Aside from that, it supports multiple file formats that you may use, such as MP4, WMV, MOV, and a lot more. Continue reading to get the detailed steps on how to use it.

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Step 1 Download and Install the Software on your PC

To start, have it installed the tool on your computer by clicking one of the "Download" buttons above to get the installer. Open the installation wizard and follow the installation guide to install it perfectly on your PC.

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Step 2 Start Recording the Xbox Screen

Open your Xbox One Game and use an HDMI cable to connect it on your computer. From there, you can play a game clip and view it from the computer screen that you wish to record. After that, launch the Screen Grabber Premium, then hit the "Video Recorder" button and customize your display screen by clicking on the custom option. Also, make sure to turn on the "System Sound" and "Microphone" for better recording. Hit "Rec" to start recording.

sgpremium start recording xbox screen

Step 3 Stop the Recording

Once done recording, you can click the "Stop" icon from the floating toolbar to stop the recording. Then, a window will appear. From here, hit the "Save" button located at the lower right part of the interface to save the recorded video on your PC.

sgpremium save the recorded xbox videos

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If you want you to stream and select game on online directly, then you can use the "Start Streaming" option of the tool.

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Posted by Trafalgar Law on June 28, 2019 to Screen Grabber Pro

Last updated on September 3, 2020

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