How to Record Video Game GamePlay Videos on Windows PC [Best Tools]


Video Gaming could be addicting for hardcore gamers it may be on PC or Console. Now if you are passionate about video games and playing them on your PC, then why waste it? You could easily make few or descent amount of money by uploading your GamePlay videos to YouTube and other similar sites. If not for earning, just to show off your gaming skills. However, to do this, you not only need a PC with powerful hardware but also a tool to record your GamePlay videos.

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There are several GamePlay video recording tools available for Windows, however here in this article I have listed few of the best GamePlay Video recording tools for Windows. Follow this article to know how to record GamePlay videos on Windows PC.

1. Taksi


Taksi is a free utility that allows you to take screenshots and record your GamePlay videos and any other 3D graphics applications. Tkasi also supports live video compression with any VFW video codec including XVID, DivX etc. User can also assign any key to a particular function such as video start, stop and screenshot trigger etc. The keys could be changed without having to restart the running game. However, the down side of Taksi is it does not support audio recording.

Download Taksi 

2. FRAPS : Real time video capture and benchmarking


FRAPS is one of the best gameplay recording tool available in free and premium version. The premium version does not have any time limitation and will not have Fraps watermark logo.  Apart from recording your gameplay videos, Fraps also allows you to take screenshot of games. You can perform custom benchmark to measure frame rate between points. The full version Fraps is available for $37 from the official website. Follow below steps to know how to record GamePlay videos using Fraps.

Step 1: Download and Install Fraps on your Windows PC.

Step 2: Run Fraps to open the interface.

Step 3: Click on Movies tab.

Step 4: Click on change button, if you want to change save location for your recorded GamePlay videos.

Step 5: Enter any Hotkey for video capturing.

Step 6: Next, you can select whether you want to record Game’s audio or your own voice through external input.

Step 7: Select FPS value. The higher the FPS values, bigger your video size will be.

3. Game Cam 

Game Cam is also a free GamePlay video recording app, which allows you to record your GamePlay movies in AVI format. Unlike Taksi, with Game Cam you can record audio along with video.


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