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How to Screen Record on Dell Laptop

If you are a Dell laptop user, there are going to be times when you may have to record your screen activities and send your recording across to your friends or colleagues. You have to screen record on Dell laptop when you want to make a tutorial video and post online. In fact, you can even screen record your gameplay on your Dell laptop and upload on video streaming platforms.

In order to screen record Dell laptop, you will need a screen recorder. There are free as well as premium screen recorders available. If you do not want to get a dedicated screen recorder application on your Dell laptop, you can opt for an online screen recorder as well. In this article, we have illustrated how to screen record on Dell laptop in all possible ways.

Way 1. Record with Game Bar

You most likely have Windows 10 installed on your Dell laptop. Windows 10 comes with an inbuilt screen recorder called Game Bar. You can record your screen as well as capture screenshots as per your requirements. You even capture your system as well as external mic audio. Besides, you can view your system performance from its widget. After capturing a screenshot, you can copy and paste it anywhere. Besides, you can share it on Twitter instantly. Here are the steps on how to record screen on Dell laptop using Windows Game Bar.

Step 1: Press Windows + G keys to open Game Bar on your Dell laptop screen.

Step 2: Prepare the screen that you want to record. Once you are ready, click on the Record button on the Capture toolbar to start recording. Alternatively, you can press Windows + Alt + R keys together to start recording.

game bar dell laptop screen

Step 3: Press Windows + Alt + R together again to stop recording. The recorded video will be available under Widgets > Gallery section.

Way 2. Use VLC Screen Recorder

Even though Windows Media Player is the default medial player on Windows, users prefer VLC Media Player over Windows Media Player. This is because VLC Media Player supports more file formats and there are more customizable settings available such as boosting audio sound. Most importantly, you can use VLC Media Player to record your screen on Dell laptop and view the recorded video instantly on VLC Media Player as well. Here are the steps to screen record Dell laptop using VLC Media Player as screen recorder.

Step 1: Open VLC Media Player and go to Media> Convert/Save option.

vlc screen recorder

Step 2: Go to Capture Device tab and change Capture Mode to Desktop.

vlc capture device tab

Step 3: Under Destination section, click on Browser to select the destination folder as well as mention the destination file name.

vlc destination section

Step 4: Finally, click on Start button to start recording your screen. You will get controls to stop recording. The recorded video will be available in the destination file you have selected previously.

Way 3. Record Dell Screen with OBS

OBS Studio is an open-source screen recorder with which you can record screen on Dell laptop. The software is available free of cost and there are advanced and customizable configuration settings available. You can screen as well as live stream your screen on various online platforms through OBS Studio. Besides, you can record video from any external video capturing device. Here are the steps how to record screen on Dell laptop with OBS Studio.

Step 1: Download and install OBS Studio. Launch OBS Studio.

Step 2: Go to Sources tab and click on “+” icon. Select Display Capture from the menu.

obs display capture

Step 3: Name your display capture session and click on Ok button. If you have multiple Display units, you can select the one that you want to record.

obs click on ok button

Step 4: You will see your display screen on the OBS window. Click on Start Recording button under Controls tab. The recording will start in the background.

obs click on start recording button

Step 5: Once you want to stop recording, go to OBS Studio and click on Stop Recording.

Way 4. Use Screencast-O-Matic to Record Dell

If you do not want a dedicated screen recorder for your Dell laptop, you can use an online screen recorder to capture your screen on your Dell laptop. We recommend Screencast-O-Matic where you have to install a web launcher and thereafter, you can record your screen from its official website. You can record screen as well as webcam along with system audio and mic audio for commentary. Here are the steps how to screen record on a Dell laptop using Screencast-O-Matic.

Step 1: Visit “screencast-o-matic.com” and click on Record for Free button.

screencast o-matic to record dell

Step 2: Click on Launch Free Recorder and download the web launcher. Install the web launcher.

screencast launch free recorder

Step 3. Now, visit “screencast-o-matic.com/screen-recorder” and click on Launch Free Recorder.

screencast o-matic com

Step 4: Once you have Screencast-O-Matic on your screen, select Screen option. Make changes to the parameters as required.

screencast screen option

Step 5: To start recording, click on Rec button at the top-left corner.

screencast click on rec button

Step 6: To stop recording, click on Pause followed by Done button.

screencast pause

Way 5. Record Dell laptop screen with Filmora

The best screen recorder for Dell laptop is Wondershare Filmora. It is a premium screen recorder and you can edit your recorded video like a pro. You can record your screen as well as your webcam and you can record audio from different sources. You can also customize recording settings and save the recorded video in different formats. Its video editor is used by professionals as all the options and tools are readily available to make the video interesting and engaging. Here are the steps on screen record Dell laptop.

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Step 1: Download and install Wondershare Filmora for Windows. Launch Filmora and click on PC Screen to record the screen.

filmora record pc screen

Step 2: Choose the recording screen area and select the audio sources. The “Record Camera Stream” option is there if you want to capture your webcam along with the screen.

filmora recording settings

Step 3: Click on Record button to start recording when you are ready. Press F9 key to stop recording when done. You can edit instantly and export in the desired file format.

export the project

Conclusion

We have stated all the different ways to record the screen of your Dell laptop. You can use the inbuilt Game Bar on Windows 10 if you don’t want to install any third-party app. If you have VLC Media Player installed, you can also use it as a screen recorder. OBS Studio is a great screen recorder where you can live stream as well. Screencast-O-Matic is an online screen recorder you can use as well. But the best screen recorder is Wondershare Filmora where you can edit your recorded video alongside.

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