Top 5 Minecraft Recording Tools

Last updated on June 19, 2019 by Trafalgar Law

Minecraft is a sandbox style role playing game. Released in 2011, the game became a hit with players because of its dynamic gameplay. Unlike other conventional role playing games, Minecraft allows the players to build their own environment. By mining blocks and gathering different materials, players are able to build and craft various buildings and equipment. The game have different modes that offers different experience for players. With a game that test out a players creativity, it sure gathered the attention of gamers all around the world. With every creation in the game, people would want to show others what they accomplished. That is why it is essential to have a reliable Minecraft recording tool. Continue reading to learn about the different tools you can use to record Minecraft on computer, iOS and Android devices.

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AceThinker Screen Grabber Pro

Since Minecraft is available on both Windows and Mac, Screen Grabber Pro is the best option for Minecraft recording. This is a powerful screen recorder that provides seamless and smooth recording, for both Mac and Windows PC. The only difference between the Windows and Mac versions of the tool is the interface, but in terms of functionality they are just the same powerful tool. Screen Grabber Pro can capture continuous games like Minecraft, without having to switch back and forth between the tool and game. That is why this is the top choice for both Mac and Windows users. Below are the steps on how to use Screen Grabber Pro to record Minecraft.

Step1 Download and install Screen Grabber Pro

Get the installer of Screen Grabber Pro by clicking the download button below. Next, run it on the PC and follow the setup wizard.

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Step2 Launch the tool

Once the tool is installed, start it up by double clicking its icon on the desktop to launch the main interface.

tool interface

Step3 Start recording the game

To start, launch Minecraft and switch back to the tool, click the down arrow beside the “Record” button. Choose between the recording modes and the countdown will start. Select “Region” to cover a specific part of the screen, this is suitable if you are running the game on window mode. Full screen covers the entire screen area, perfect when the game is in full screen mode.

select the recording mode

Step4 Add annotations

Once the recording is in progress, the floating toolbar will appear. From this toolbar, you will find different button like the “Pause” and “Draw” buttons. As the name suggest, “Pause” allows you to freeze the recording without stopping it entirely. The “Draw” button allows you to add notes to improve the video.

add annotations

Step5 Finish the recording

Once done with the game, click the “Stop” button which is also located on the toolbar, to end the recording process and save the video.

end the recording process

Step6 Play the video

The video will appear on the “Preview Panel” which is part of the main interface. If you want to watch it, just select the video and click the “Play” button. But if you want to locate the file instead, click the “Open folder” button.

watch the video


Another tool that works on Windows to record Minecraft is Camstudio. This is a compact screen recorder that does not consume too much disk space. Camstudio can record Minecraft, however, the quality is not consistent because sometimes the tool have some errors and affects the recording. But this is a rare case so it still makes a good screen recorder for Minecraft. Below are the steps to use Camstudio.

Step1 Install Camstudio

Download the installer of Camstudio by from the official website and run it on the PC.

donwnoad camstudio

Step2 Run Camstudio

Run the tool by double clicking its icon on the desktop, and the home screen will appear.

tool interface

Step3 Record the game

Open Minecraft, and go back to the tool, click the “Record” button and drag the mouse pointer to cover the parts to record.

start recording

Step4 End the recording process

After playing, click the “Stop” button located on the main interface of the tool to save the recorded video.

finish the recording

Step5 Watch the video

The video will appear after saving it, and click the “Play” button to watch it.

watch the video

QuickTime Player

Quicktime Player is the default media player for Mac. However, its functions are not only limited to playing media files, as it can also record Minecraft on your Mac device. Being a built-in tool, there is no installation required so it saves download time and is ready to use anytime. To learn how to use Quicktime Player to record Minecraft, follow the steps below.

Step1 Open Quicktime Player

Open the “Finder” and under “Application” search for Quicktime Player.

launch quicktime player

Step2 Launch the screen recorder

On the “File” tab, click the “New Screen Recording” option to launch the recording toolbar.

start recording

Step3 Start recording the screen

Click the “Record” button from the toolbar to start. Click the desktop once to record in full screen and launch Minecraft once recording starts.

record button

Step4 Stop the recording

End the recording process by clicking the “Stop” button located at the upper-right corner of the menu toolbar.

stop button

Step5 Save the video

A dialog box will appear and fill in the information on the space provided then click “Save.”

save the game video

Acethinker iPhone Screen Recorder

Minecraft also have mobile version called Minecraft Pocket Edition, and Acethinker iPhone Screen Recorder allows you to record Minecraft from your iPhone. This is possible by mirroring the iPhone screen to a PC screen and recording it from there. This way, the video will have a larger screen, resulting in much visible and clearer video. Below are the steps to use Acethinker iPhone Screen Recorder.

Step1 Download Acethinker iPhone Screen Recorder

Download the installer of Acethinker iPhone Screen Recorder by clicking the buttons below and run it on the PC.

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Step2 Open the tool

Open Acethinker iPhone Screen Recorder after installation to launch the main screen.

recorder interface

Step3 Connect the iPhone to the PC

Make sure that both device are connected to the same Wi-fi network. Next, swipe up from the bottom part of the screen to launch the “Control Center” and tap “Screen Mirroring” and select the PC to connect.

screen mirroring option

Step4 Launch Minecraft Pocket Edition

Once the iPhone is mirrored on the PC, start the recording process by clicking the “Record” button and launch Minecraft Pocket Edition.

Step5 Stop recording Minecraft

To stop recording Minecraft Pocket Edition, click the “Stop” button and the file will be saved.

end the recording

Step6 Watch the Minecraft iOS video

After clicking the “Stop” button, the folder that where the file is saved will appear. Play the video directly from the folder with a media player.

play the video

Lollipop Screen Recorder

Android users can also enjoy recording Minecraft directly on their smartphone. Using Lollipop Screen Recorder, it will be easy to capture every activity on your Android device. The tool is free of charge and is downloadable from the Google Play Store anytime. If you think this tool will benefit you, follow the steps below to learn how to use it.

Step1 Install Lollipop Screen Recorder

To install Lollipop Screen Recorder, click the link here to download the APK file and install it on your Android smart phone.

download the tool

Step2 Start recording Minecraft on Android

Once the app is installed on the smartphone, launch it and click “Start Recording.” Exit the app and open Minecraft to play it.

start mobile recording

Step3 Stop Android recording

To end the recording, close the Minecraft application, and swipe down from top part of the screen to show the notification window. Tap the “Stop” option of the tool.

stop the recording

Step4 View the video

The video will appear on the app home screen and can be played directly from there.

play the video


Minecraft indeed is one of the most successful games today. Due to its challenging content, many gamers still spend time playing it. Also, the number of streamers who broadcast their game continue to grow, a reason why the number of Minecraft tutorial on Youtube keeps growing. With the help of the tools mentioned above, it will be a breeze to record your Minecraft gameplay, and share them to other players all over the world.

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