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Xbox One Screen Recorder: How to Record Xbox One Gameplay

Jan 04,2019• Proven solutions

The culture of game streaming is on peak these days and that is why most of the popular companies like Sony and Microsoft etc are offering rich functionality and features in devices to boost the live streaming abilities. In this article, we will show you 4 easy ways to record and share Xbox One gameplay on YouTube.

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Method 1: Using built-in features of Xbox One

Microsoft has embedded so many interesting features into Xbox One. The latest Microsoft upload application with Xbox DVR makes editing, sharing and recording much easier even for beginners. There are three different methods to capture gameplay and share to YouTube using Xbox:

  1. Simple say "Xbox Record That" and your tool will immediately initiate its recording operation. A game clip of 30 seconds will be automatically saved.
  2. Double tab on sandwich button will now work effectively as when players press Y- it will record a 30 second game play and for X- a screenshot will be recorded.
  3. Users can adjust video length as per their need from End Game Clip option.

Method 2: Using the Game DVR

In case if you are thinking to make a shorter or longer video clip while recording your game play then you must have Game DVR application. Follow these steps to start your recording:

Step 1. While enjoying your game, simply double tap on the Xbox button that is present at centre of the controller.

Step 2. From sidebar, you need to select "Snap an App" option and then further select Game DVR.


Step 3. In case if you have Kinect then simply say "Xbox, snap game DVR". Your intelligent device will soon perform the right action.

Step 4. Once your desired recording length is over then select End Clip Now option from screen and your game clip will be created.

Step 5. Share to YouTube.

It order to switch between different snapped applications you simply need to double tap on xBox button at controller and then with the help of directional pad or left stick you can select any desired app from bottom portion of screen.

Don't forget to save your collection at the end, you can select the recorded videos and then save them to desired location.

Method 3: Using Recording Software

You can use advanced software tools to record classic videos from Xbox one. The streaming and capturing needs are solved by incredible features of Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) and that is why professionals recommend this software program for every game. In order to capture your game play on real time basis you may need following hardware:

  • Good network connection
  • A capture computer along with Open Broadcast Software (OBS).
  • A TV or Display.
  • Three good Quality HDMI cables.
  • One HDI splitter.
  • AV.io HD
  • Xbox 360 or Xbox One

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Steps to be followed for initiating the recording process are:

Step 1. First of all you need to connect your TV with Xbox One platform. Now you have to connect AV.io HD between capture computer and HDMI splitter.


Step 2. Start OBS as your capture software.

Step 3. It is time to configure your screen capture software program by using some specified settings.


Now you must add AV.io directly to the OBS as global resource, make AV.io your scene's source to start capturing. Then preview stream button will allow you to check your recording.

Step 4. Start Recording

Step 5. Configure OBS to start YouTube live streaming.

Method 4: Using a Capture Card

In case if you are interested to generate a high quality game video, want to edit and publish the game play footage on social media then it is good to try some advanced techniques. Professional gamers or the YouTube lovers use to record their content using Capture Card that results in high quality recording.


In order to capture your gameplay using a capture card you may need:

  1. Elgato Game Capture HD
  2. Xbox One console
  3. Two HDMI cables
  4. USB cable

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Here’s the tutorial video on how to record your Xbox One gameplay with the Elgato Game Capture HD:

Step 1. Connect Elgato Game Capture HD to the Xbox One using HDMI.

Elgato Game Capture HD connects to the Xbox One using HDMI. It can passthrough video to a TV set also using HDMI. An HDMI cable is included in the box.

Step 2. Set up the Elgato software to record the gameplay from Xbox One.

Step 3. Start to record gameplay.

Step 4. Share to YouTube.

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Liza Brown
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