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How to Record Your Gameplay on Xbox One – 4 Best Methods to Capture Videos without Losing Quality

How to capture, record and even stream high quality gameplay videos in high resolution on your Xbox One? Gameplay recording on an Xbox One console is important for sharing the videos on Twitch or YouTube account. Besides the default method to capture gameplay videos, you can also learn more about the 3 frequently used methods to record gameplay videos on Xbox One with the original quality. Just choose the desired recording method according to your requirements.

Xbox Recorder

Part 1: The Built-in Method to Record Gameplay on Xbox One

Microsoft has introduced the gameplay recording function into Xbox One as the default Xbox Recorder. It can save a clip up to 10 minutes on internal storage or one hour to external hard drive. Here is the detailed process you should follow to record gameplay on Xbox One.

Step 1: Press the Xbox button and click on the RB several times until you see the Settings tab. Select the Settings tab and then go to the Preferences menu to choose the Broadcast & capture option.

Step 2: After that, you can set up the Record settings, such as the video duration, Game clip resolution, Capture location and more others based on your Preferences.

Step 3: Start playing the game that you want to record gameplay on Xbox One. Press the Xbox button to open the Guide, press the View button and choose Record from now button to begin recording the gameplay.

Game DVR Capture Settings

Part 2: How to Capture Gameplay on Xbox One with Kinect

As a game accessory, Kinect is compatible with both Xbox One and Xbox 360. Moreover, it lets you control Xbox One gameplay recording by voice. However, Kinect only works on the built-in screen recorder, which means that you can record the last 30-second.

Step 1: Enable the Game DVR option and set it up on Xbox One. Press the Xbox button. Go to the System tab, select the All settings option to choose the Broadcast & capture option from the Preferences menu.

Step 2: Start the desired game and say Xbox, snap Game DVR when you reach the moment you want to record. After that, you can say Xbox, select and then it will start recording to Kinect.

Step 3: To stop and save the game recording on Xbox One, there are two options, wait for the Game DVR to stop automatically, or say Xbox, select and then stop recording the gameplay file.

Step 4: If you want to check the game recording on Xbox One, say Xbox, view all captures. The game recordings are saved by Game DVR temporarily and will be deleted after a period.

Xbox One Kinect Record

Part 3: How to Record Gameplay on Xbox One via SmartGlass

SmartGlass is an Xbox One controller app on your iPhone or Android device. It turns your smartphones or tablets into a remote controller for your game console. It is a great method to record gameplay on Xbox One without extra hardware with ease.

Step 1: Install the SmartGlass to your smartphone. It works with android, iOS and Windows phone. After that, you can launch the app on your smartphone and log in your Xbox account.

Step 2: Make sure to connect your phone and Xbox One to the same Wi-Fi network. Turn to the app and tap the hamburger icon at the upper left corner. Tap the Connection menu and choose the Xbox One option.

Step 3: Once you have launched the game on your Xbox One, you can select the game name in the app and tap Record that option to initiate recording game on Xbox One accordingly.

SmartGlass Xbox Record

Part 4: Recommended Method to Record Screen on PC/Mac

When you want to capture the gameplay videos on Xbox One with the original quality, or even tweak the audio and video settings on your Windows and Mac, WidsMob Capture is a versatile game recorder to record onscreen activities, including the mirrored gameplay video. Moreover, it also provides the editing and annotation features to polish the recording files with ease.

1. Record the mirrored Xbox One Gameplay on PC/Mac with original quality.

2. Tweak the audio format, video quality, video codec, FPS and more others.

3. Provide advanced editing features and annotation filters to polish videos.

4. Manage the recorded files, such as view, delete, and share to social media.

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How to Record Xbox One Gameplay on PC/Mac

Step 1: Download and install the game recorder for Xbox One, you can launch the program on your computer. Select the Record Screen button to capture the desired video. If you want to customize options related to output, hotkeys, and more, click the Recording option and open the Preferences dialog.

Capture Screenshot

Step 2: Get the Windows 10 Xbox app from Windows store. Set the device up and stream Xbox One to PC. Switch to game recorder, turn on Display Area option and set the recording area according to Xbox screen to capture the gameplay videos according to your requirements.

Customize Capture

Step 3: Enable the Audio Recorder option and adjust volume. To capture your reaction with selfie, you can also enable the Webcam option. After that, you can click the REC button and start playing the gameplay. It will record game on Xbox One with a controller automatically.

Record Audio File Capture

Step 4: When the gameplay is done, click the Stop button to open the preview window. Here you can check the Xbox One game recording and remove redundant frames with the Clip tool. If you are satisfied with the recording, click on the Save button to export it to your hard drive.

Media Library Capture

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Just learn more details about the 4 best methods to record gameplay on Xbox One. Of course, you can simply use the default screen recorder to capture the desired files. But there are some restrictions, such as the length, video quality and more. In order to capture the videos with the original quality, or even add gameplay commentary and annotations, WidsMob Capture is the best choice to record Xbox One gameplay.

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