How to Record Minecraft Gameplay
Minecraft is one of the most popular games on the market. With more than 121 million copies sold across all platforms in just 2017, it is also the second-best-selling game in the market. It is therefore little wonder that most people want to play Minecraft together and since one of the ways to play together is to record the gameplay, most people look for the best way to record Minecraft gameplay.
In this guide, we will share with you the best solution to record Minecraft on PC. Let’s get started;
How to Record Minecraft Gameplay on PC
To easily record Minecraft gameplay, you need a program that has the necessary features to capture app aspects of gameplay without tasking the computer’s resources. One tool that fits these criteria is Wondershare DemoCreator. It is designed to allow you to easily record videos on your screen and use the program’s extensive editing suite to edit your Minecraft Gameplay videos to perfection.
The following are some of the features that make DemoCreator the best solution for recording Minecraft Gameplay;
- It can be used to create high-quality presentations, tutorials, and training courses by recording the screen
- It supports numerous video formats
- It comes with a basic editing suite designed to help you enhance the videos you record
- It can be used to record webcam footage
- It is ideal for gameplay recording since it allows you to set the frame rate and easily select the game that you would like to record.
- It can be used to record and edit audio, making it the perfect solution when you need to add narration to the video
To use DemoCreator to record Minecraft Gameplay, download and install the program to your computer and then follow these simple steps;
Step 1: Run the Program
Once the installation is complete, open DemoCreator and in the main window, select “Capture” to begin the process,
Step 2: Configure the Settings
In the next window, you will see a number of options to configure the settings. The following are just some of the options you have;
Screen Setup: Here, select “Game” and then choose the game you will be recording (in this case Minecraft) and then select the frame rate to use.
Audio Setup: Since we are recording gameplay, it would be a good idea to record the Computer Audio. So, go ahead and set that to “Capture”
If you would like to include commentary with your recording, you should also set “Microphone” to “Capture”
Camera Setup: The camera setup may not be relevant when recording gameplay. It is therefore a good idea to leave these settings to default.
Step 3: Record Minecraft Gameplay
Then, when you’re ready, click on “Capture” to begin recording. The program will start a 3-second countdown before the actual recording begins.
You can use the “F10” key on your keyboard to stop the recording, or the “F9” key to pause the recording.
Step 4: Edit Videos and Share
Once the recording ends, the video will be opened in the editor. You can edit it with the tools and templates in DemoCreator.
Common FAQs of Minecraft
The following are some of the most common questions we get about Minecraft game recording;
What is the best Recording Software for Minecraft?
There are a lot of programs in the market designed for the specific purpose of recording gameplay. There are even some that are completely free to download and use. This means therefore that you have a wide array of choices when it comes to programs to record Minecraft, but these programs often have differences that may make you choose one over another.
The program you choose to use should above all be easy to use. You should be able to record Minecraft in a single click to avoid taking the enjoyment out of the gameplay itself. But the program needs to be complex enough to allow you to easily edit the gameplay videos that you record into functional professional videos that can be shared with other players. Therefore, it is our opinion that the best recording software for Minecraft is one that is easy to use but also equipped with the features to create professional videos.
How do you record a Time-lapse in Minecraft?
This is a question that many Minecraft game players often ask, and we will share with you a simple tutorial to record a time-lapse in Minecraft, but you will need some things;
- You will need to have 2x Minecraft accounts; one to play the game and the other to record the time-lapse
- Two computers or if you choose to use one, a computer then has sufficient resources to play and record at the same time
- A screen recorder like DemoCreator
Once you have all the above, follow these simple steps to record a time-lapse in Minecraft;
Step 1: Open DemoCreator and begin recording the Minecraft gameplay as described in the steps above. It may be a good idea to leave the setting as they are to avoid losing the quality of the video.
Step 2: To avoid having to edit the video a great deal once the process is complete, start and stop the editing process (using “F9”) every 40-50 minutes. This will create smaller video files that can easily be edited together to create the time-lapse video. You may also want to use the editing features in DemoCreator to split the videos further into smaller clips if needed.
Step 3: Now import the smaller videos into iMovie. Depending on the number of videos you have, this process can take all day.
Step 4: Speed it up. This will depend on your computer’s resources, but we were able to speed it up 900%.
You can then export the video to YouTube or, if you choose to, you can also very easily add some effects in DemoCreator to make the video look more professional.