Best tools to record ingame videos?

Best tools to record ingame videos?

Postby devnewton » 22 Mar 2013, 11:25

I'm looking for a good libre tool to record video of Newton Adventure.

I use apitrace but it introduces annoying lags.

I tried recordmydesktop and ffmpeg, but it's too slow...
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Re: Best tools to record ingame videos?

Postby qubodup » 22 Mar 2013, 12:04

Is this for in-game recording by players for sharing online or for 'for-marketing' videos? I assume the latter and also that Linux is your platform.

I use ffmpeg, which performs all right for 2d games at 720p on my machine (see specs below). I fail to configure alsa for it, so I tend to install pulseaudio when I want to capture audio and uninstall it afterwards. My method: http://qubodup.wordpress.com/2012/01/03 ... -on-linux/ . Slow ffmpeg might be that you're using too intense an encoder on the fly.

glc was awesome for OpenGL/ALSA years ago but I haven't tried it in a while. There are repositories that imply that they work with Pulseaudio. Please let us know if you try something from that area and how it works.

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Re: Best tools to record ingame videos?

Postby devnewton » 22 Mar 2013, 12:22

I dont have a fast computer (5 years old, intel gpu...).

I will try your ffmpeg settings and glc., thanks.
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Re: Best tools to record ingame videos?

Postby alexander » 22 Mar 2013, 13:22

devnewton {l Wrote}:I use apitrace but it introduces annoying lags.


sounds like you are doing it wrong. I don't even know how that is possible, unless your computer lags when playing the game normally as well. you might want to ask for help on how to use apitrace, instead of finding a new tool. in my experience it is the vastly superior way to record games, provided that it is an option of course.
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Re: Best tools to record ingame videos?

Postby DGMurdockIII » 25 Sep 2016, 21:35

here are some you can try the best one OBS Studio

OBS Studio - https://obsproject.com/

http://krut.sourceforge.net/

http://camstudio.org/
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Re: Best tools to record ingame videos?

Postby Arthur » 26 Sep 2016, 10:09

Best one I've tried is SimpleScreenRecorder with its experimental OpenGL capture mode, performance is equal to what I see on the screen.
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Re: Best tools to record ingame videos?

Postby Krislen » 02 May 2021, 12:42

You can try bandicam for recording in-game videos.
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Re: Best tools to record ingame videos?

Postby smcameron » 02 May 2021, 15:38

Only one that worked worth a damn for me was OBS Studio. Others I tried (don't remember which other ones I tried, but I definitely tried "recordmydesktop" and "SimpleScreenRecorder") were all too slow or had problems with audio. For years before I found OBS (and before it existed) I resorted to pointing a camera at my screen. That being said, even OBS can falter if the game runs into some really heavy rendering territory (to be fair, that's the game's fault, not OBS). In general it is pretty good, and miles ahead of its competition (though last time I looked at the competition was probably 2017).

The other best option (besides a camera) is a hardware HDMI capture thing, which are surprisingly inexpensive. They do seem to lose a lot of color saturation though (also true for some software solutions, but OBS seems pretty good here). And you have to remember to route the audio through HDMI, or capture it separately.

(Jesus, I just realized OP is from 2013 -- just glad OP wasn't *me*).
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