Are you a video game enthusiast? Would you like to record your games played live? Do you want to record gameplay share and publish video game recordings on Youtube. Then you are reading the right guide in fact I want to explainhow to record gameplayor how to broadcast the video game in live streaming.
How to Record Gameplay or Stream the Game Live
Torecord the computer screenthere are some specific software such asXSplitvalid program torecorda video composed of multiple sources, but in this guide I explain how to use the excellent programOBS Studio (Open Broadcaster Software) a free open source software is compatible for Windows, macOS and Linux which once installed allows you to record games of video games or to broadcast them live on YouTube or Twich a site similar to Youtube specialized only in video games.
How to record gameplay with OBS Studio
If you want to record the screen of a Windows, macOS or Linux computer and record a video game like the famous YouTubers do where you see the game in the background and the face of the video player transmitted by the webcam with its voice that explains the level of a game then you will I recommend downloading and installing the OBS Studio software on your computer.
For Windows (all versions)
If you use a computer with Windows and want to install and use OBS Studio open the browser connected to the main page and click on the button you see with the wordDownload OBS Studiothen selectWindows 7+to start downloading theOBS-Studioinstallation file-18.0.1-Full-Installer.exe(the version number may be different).
At the end of the download, double click with the left mouse button on the file you just downloaded to start the installation of OSB Studio on Windows, then from the first window that opens selectYes> Next> I Agree> Next> Install> Finish> Okto start the first screen of the software and record gameplay with Windows.
From the first OBS Studio screen to record your desktop computer or record a video game as a first step click the buttonSettingsplaced in the menu on the bottom right, then from the menus that appear on the left selectGeneral, and check in the right card entriesAsk confirm when starting a live broadcastandAsk for confirmation when ending a live broadcast.
As a next step, select the item on the leftStreamthen on the right side click on the drop-down menuSevizioselect the service in which you want to broadcast and broadcast the recordings of live streaming video games, for example you can choose between YouTube, YouTube Gaming, Twitch, Facebook Live and many others, at the choice made underServerselect which one you want to record gameplay on.
Now positioned on the leftOutputoption then on the right side underRecord pathusing theBrowsebutton select the destination folder where you want to record and save videos on the computer, while in the other items on the left menu you can set the quality toAudioaudio and microphone devicesVideothe base resolution and the output resolution of the video recording ofthe keysset the shortcut keys from the keyboard to start and stop the transmission or start and stop recording.
Once you have finished and made all the various adjustments in the OBS StudioSettingsmenus, click on the button you see belowApplyand thenOkto confirm and save your preferences.
Once the configuration has been saved, click on the symbol of a+in theOriginsbox located below on the main screen and select the itemCapture full screen window (Game)and thenOk, then click again on the+and selectVideo capture devicethen in the window that opens select the webcam installed in the computer through theDevicedrop-down menu andOkto confirm and place the famous square with your face.
Also set the audio then always click on the+symbol located onOriginsand in the drop-down menu that opens select firstCapture the audio outputand set the sound card onDeviceand confirm withOk, then always from the+selectCapture the audio input and set the microphone toDeviceand confirm with theOkbutton , at the end if you want from the main screen in theMixertab you can adjust the volume of both the sound card and the microphone with the two sliders that you see available.
Well after making the various adjustments and setting the various devices you are ready to start recording gameplay or broadcast the video game in live streaming to do it click on the button you see located at the bottom rightStart transmissionorStart recordingor alternatively press the keys keyboard shortcuts you have set before.
For macOS (all versions)
If you use a macOS system and want to record gameplay with OBS Studio open the browser connected tothe main pageof the website then click first on the button that readsDownload OBS Studioand then onOSX 10.9+to start downloading theobs-macinstallation package-18.0.1-installer.pkg(the software version may be different at the time of download).
At the end of the download to install OBS Studio on macOS click on the file you just downloaded with the right mouse button and in the menu that appears select theOpenitem , then press theContinuebutton three times and thenInstall, at the request type the access password to macOS and proceed by pressing first onInstalland then onClose.
Once the installation operations are complete, start the software and in the first window that appears select the button with the wordAcceptto open the first screen with the OBS Studio command console, then to proceed with the configuration of the program read the previous paragraph. dedicated to Windows (the same doesn’t change anything).
If you are reading this paragraph then it means that you have found this guide how to record gameplay or broadcast the game in live streaming. If you have any questions, comment us in the comment box.