Easily Record Xbox One Screen This 2020

Last updated on March 25, 2020 by Trafalgar Law

Xbox One is one of the most successful gaming console released by Microsoft. This is the latest version of the Xbox console line, and is one of the most powerful gaming device there is. Xbox One supports 4K resolution games, and has a “Backward Compatibility” feature. This means that you can play games designed for older older Xbox consoles on Xbox One. The console is packed with 500GB of internal storage and 8GB of RAM. Just by looking at these figures, we can say that Xbox One is one of the most robust consoles that you can own.

Despite having solid features, it is still a fact that the console lacks a solid screen recording feature. The current recorder feature within Xbox One can only record a minimum of 2 minutes. That is why it is not suitable for recording critical moments in the game, because you will never know when it will happen. On that note, you can rely on the 3 tools below, to record Xbox one videos longer.

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Things to Prepare Before Recording Audio/Video

A nice screencast depends on how one prepares beforehand. This means that there are certain conditions required, in order to achieve optimum results. Same can be said with recording videos from Xbox One. You can follow the checklist below if you want to produce good quality recording output every time.


Things to check before recording:

  • Close all unnecessary apps: Computer performance is a critical aspect in any recording task. That is why before you start recording, make sure that you close all applications that are currently running on your desktop. This is essential to keep your computer running smoothly while you are recording your Xbox One gameplay.
  • Enough lighting in the background: If you are going to include your webcam in the recording, then it is required to check the camera settings first. Aside from that, you must also record from a well-lit environment, or else your video will be either too bright, or too dark.
  • Mind the background noise: This is a critical aspect, as your viewers will not understand anything that you are trying to explain, if its too noisy in the background.
  • Check the audio settings of the computer: To record clear narration, you must check if your microphone is working perfectly. Also, make sure that all settings are configured properly.
  • Always ask for permission before recording: If you are recording not only yourself, but others as well, then it is common courtesy to ask permission first from the other parties.
Record Xbox One Screen with Built-in Recorder

User-Friendliness: Most Xbox One owners are familiar with this recorder. That is why they won’t have any problem using this recorder.

Before providing other ways to record Xbox One, you should first learn how to record Xbox One using its default recorder. If you are a novice user of Xbox One, then you are probably aware of this option, as it is easy to spot, even if you are just a newbie. For those who want to learn how they can use it, follow these steps.

Step1 Launch the Xbox Game

Start by launching the game that you want to record on your Xbox One. Play the game normally, as you would and be ready to start recording anytime.

regular game launch

Step2 Decide For the Best Time to Record

When you feel like it’s the right time to start recording your game, you can click the “Xbox” button from your controller.

record with xbox one

Step3 Start Recording the Game

Next, click the “View” button which is the small button located at the lower left side of the “Xbox” button. After that, select “Record from now” from the menu that will appear. The game will be recorded until the maximum time is reached.

record from now window

Step4 Locate the Video

To watch the video, go to the “Settings” panel of the Xbox One, and then locate the video from the “Capture” section and then select “Manage Capture” where videos are saved.

play recorded video

Tip: Make sure to pay attention to every scene in the game. This will provide you ample time to prepare the recording process beforehand.

Record Xbox One Screen on Windows and Mac

User-Friendliness: If you are one of those who prefers using tools with simple graphical users interface, then you will love this tool. All buttons are clearly illustrated with their functions to avoid confusion.

If you prefer recording for a longer period of time, then you can use AceThinker Free Screen Recorder Online. As suggested by its name, it’s a web-based free screen recorder supported by most web-browsers like Google Chrome and Safari. This tool is convenient in recording Xbox One gameplay, because you won’t need to download any installer on your computer. You can record virtually anything in high-resolution with this recorder. Aside from that, you can use your microphone to add voice-over narration to your videos. The best thing about AceThinker Free Screen Recorder Online, is that you can immediately upload your videos after recording. This is because it supports upload to YouTube, Vimeo and Dailymotion. If you feel like trying it out, then follow the steps below.

Step1 Launch AceThinker Free Screen Recorder Online

First, go to the web-page of AceThinker Free Screen Recorder Online. From there, click the “Start Recording” button to launch the recorder. However, for first time users, they will be asked to install the online launcher of the tool. This will not consume too much time so there is no need to worry.

launch the tool

Step2 Start recording the Xbox Screen

Launch your Xbox One game and then switch back to the tool. From there, you can drag the recording frame to fit the entire game screen. After that, hit the “Record” button and a 3 seconds countdown will start. The recording toolbar will appear immediately after that and then recording process will start.

adjust the size of the screen

Extra Tip: If you are creating a gaming demo, then you can add emphasis to your discussion by adding subtitles. Aside from that, you can use the annotator feature to add shapes and figures to your video. You can use this feature by clicking the “Pen” button from the recording toolbar.

Step3 End the recording

Once you reached your desired recording time, end the recording process by clicking the “Stop” button from the recording toolbar. The “Preview” window will immediately appear after that, and you can watch the video from there. If you want to save the video on your computer, click the “Floppy disk” icon and then “Save video as video file.” On the other hand, if you want to upload the video immediately, click the “Share” button, and choose where to upload the video.

save the recording

Stream and Record Gameplay with OBS Studio

User-Friendliness: OBS Studio is not for beginners. This is the only thing that we can say to those who wants to try something easy to understand.

OBS Studio is a free and dependable desktop recording software. It is capable of recording the entire screen area of the desktop with audio. As a recorder, OBS Studio performs exceptionally well when recording games with audio. This is because the tool is equipped with an audio mixer. Aside from that, it has a “Studio Mode” which lets you create videos with various filters. You can use this mode, to create stunning Xbox One gameplay videos. You can then upload the videos online for your followers to watch. If this tool, piqued your interest, then follow the steps below.

Step1 Install OBS Studio

Install the tool by downloading its installer from its official website. Launch the installer on your PC, and then follow the instructions from the setup wizard. The tool interface will appear at the end of the installation process.

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Step2 Set the Video Source

From your computer, launch the Xbox One game that you want to record. Switch back to OBS Studio, and then click the “Add” button from the “Scenes” column. After that, click another “Add” button from the “Sources” column, and choose the video source that you want. For this instance, select “Display Capture.”

recording xbox

Step3 Begin Recording the Game

The game display will immediately appear on the “Preview” panel of OBS Studio. To record the game, click the “Start Recording” button.

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Step4 Save the Video on Your Computer

Finally, to save your video, click the “Stop” button from OBS Studio and the recording process will stop. To watch the video, you can click the “File” tab, and then select “Show Recordings.” The file folder where the videos are stored will appear after that.

show recording folder

Tip: If you want you stream your gameplay online directly, then you can use the “Start Streaming” option of the tool.

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