How to Capture Gameplay on Windows 10/8/7 Without Time Limit

How to Capture Gameplay on Windows 10/8/7 Without Time Limit

Kevin Miller

May 28, 2020 10:57Posted by to Record Game

Last days, game lovers play games at home. These days, watching someone play a video game becomes the trend. Before, you are the audience, and now you can be the performer via recording the gameplay and sharing online, especially when DOOM Eternal, Halo Infinite, Cyberounk 2077, etc., roams the earth.

How to capture gameplay on Windows computer?

That's why you are reading here.

Keep reading and find the 2 easy ways to record gameplay on Windows 10/8/7 computer.

Capture Gameplay Windows

Part 1. How to Record Gameplay in the background via Screen Recorder (No Time Limit)

The first way recommended here is using the third-party software, Screen Recorder. It is the easiest gameplay recording software to capture the HD games smoothly on Windows 10/8/7 computer. Apart from the video recorder, it has the separate audio and webcam recorder to capture any sound and video calls on computer.


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Now, let's follow the step-by-step guide to record computer games with the easiest screen recorder.

Step 1 Select Video Recorder

Free download this game recording program by clicking the above download link. Run it after following the on-screen instructions. Initiate the window, and select Video Recorder.

Select Screen Recorder

Step 2 Make game recording settings

In the Video Recorder window, you need to select game region.

Choose Full to record the whole screen of computer, while choose Custom to select the fixed region or selected region or window.

Select Recording Region

If you want to record the game window in the background, select Advanced Recorder drop-down option, to select Lock and record window, then find the game you want to capture.

Advanced Recorder Lock Window

After that, you should select the recording audio by toggling on the Microphone and System Sound. To enable which one audio source depends on what you need.

The last thing you should do is making the recording settings for hotkeys, mouse, output settings, etc.

Click the settings icon above the microphone image, and then you will go to the Recording tab by default. Make the settings for the mouse cursor, mouse clicks, set the hotkeys, make the output formats, frame rate up to 60 fps, video codec, video quality, etc., etc.

Make Recording Preferences

Note: If you want create the picture-in-picture gameplay recording, you need to turn on Webcam.

Step 3 Record gameplay

Once navigate the game point that you want to record, click the REC button in this software to start recording the gameplay immediately.

The built-in editor also lets you draw a line/shape, shape, add your text, add the callout, spray the color, add the arrow, etc.

Record Gamplay on Windows

Once completing the gameplay recording, just click the stop button and you can preview the video recording. Here, you can also use the clip feature to cut down unwanted parts of the video recording.

Click Save to save the game video recording on your computer.

Save Gameplay Recording

In this way, you can capture all the actions of the gameplay on your computer as the video file as WMV, MP4, MOV, AVI, TS, MOV, M4V, GIF, etc. But you should also note that the free trial version of this software will only save 3 minutes' recording.

Part 2. How to Free Capture Gameplay via Xbox Game Bar on Windows 10 (Up to 4 Hours)

Another way to record gameplay on Windows computer is using the built-in recorder, Xbox Game Bar.

Xbox Game Bar is the Xbox app Game DVR feature that can capture and broadcast your games on Windows 10 computer.

The steps of recording any game on Windows 10 computer via Xbox Game Bar are easy to follow via the tutorial below.

Step 1 Enable Xbox Game Bar capturing settings

Go to Settings on Windows 10 computer, click the Gaming icon. Then click the Game bar tab on the left side, and turn on Record game clips, screenshots, and broadcast using Game bar.

Turn on XBOX Game Bar

Step 2 Make gameplay recording settings

Under Keyboard shortcuts, you can make the game capture hotkey settings for taking screenshot, recording, opening Game Bar, starting/stopping recording, etc.

Game Recording Hotkeys Settings Game Bar

For recording the game in the background, you need to switch to the Capture tab in the left side, then toggle on Record in the background while I'm playing a game.

However, the recording time will last from 10 seconds to 15 minutes.

Record Game in the Background Settings

Step 3 Record gameplay via Game Bar

Open the Game Bar with Windows + G and then click the red record button. A timer will appear at the top-right corner of your game window while it's recording.

Record Gameplay With Game Bar

Click the stop button to complete the recording, and you can find the gameplay recording stored in your user account's Videos\Captures folder.

Note: This way is only available on Windows 10 users, and the time length of game recording is up to 4 hours and 30 minutes for recording in the background.


This post shares 2 easy ways to capture the gameplay on PC. You can use the free recorder, Game Bar to record the game videos on Windows 10 users, and get the easy screen recorder to grasp the gameplay on Windows 10/8/7.

Which way is the best way for you?

Leave your comments below.

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