How To Record Games On Xbox One

There are a lot of persons that are interested in recording their games on Xbox One. Some want to record their games because they want to see their errors so that they can come up with a strategy to improve their performance. Others want to record their games so as to upload the footage to platforms like YouTube for others to see.

In this article, I will be explaining to you how to record games on Xbox One. I will be giving detailed instructions on how to record with and without a capture card and also the benefits of both. The steps are pretty simple to follow and you should be able to set everything up for recording within no time at all.

I also wrote an article on how to record games on PS4 that you can check out here if interested.

HOW TO RECORD GAMES WITHOUT A CAPTURE CARD

Things You Will Need
• Xbox One
3.0 USB flash Drive (click to view on Amazon)

Instructions
Step 1
The first thing you have to do when your console is on is to press the home button on your Xbox One controller. Once the interface is open go to broadcast and capture section.

Select advanced settings. You will now be greeted with multiple options in the new window. Go to game clip resolution and set the resolution to 1080p if you have an Xbox One or an Xbox One S. If you have an Xbox One X you can set the resolution to 1440p.

To record your microphone just check the mic on box located on the left side of the window. Make sure to turn up your microphone volume and turn down your game and system volume. To record more than two minutes on the Xbox One you would need a 3.0 USB flash drive with 8GB + storage and it must be formatted as NTFS.

Setting Up the Flash Drive
Step 1
You should first backup the files on your USB flash drive. Once everything has been backed up, plug it into your computer then open file explorer.

Find your drive on the left tab section, right click it then select format. Once the format window opens up make sure the file system is set to NTFS then click start. This shouldn’t take more than a few seconds.

Recording
Step 1
Insert the newly formatted flash drive, in the NTFS format, into your Xbox One. Once in, press the home button on the controller then go to broadcast and capture then select advanced settings. Change the capture location to external.

Step 2
To actually start the recording just open up a game then select the home button then go to capture options and select record now.

HOW TO RECORD GAMES WITH A CAPTURE CARD
This is the second way on how to record games on Xbox One, using a capture card. These steps are pretty simple to follow and shouldn’t take long.
Things You Will Need
• Xbox One
Elgato Capture Card (click to view on Amazon)
• One USB cable
• Two HDMI cables

Connecting The Hardware
Step 1
Take one of the HDMI cables and plug one end into the HDMI IN port on the capture card and take the other HDMI cable and plug one end into the HDMI Out port on the capture card. Now, plug the small end of the USB cable into the USB out Port on the capture card.

Step 2
Take the other end of the HDMI cable that is plugged into HDMI IN port and plug that into the HDMI Out (to tv) port on the Xbox One. Now take other end of the HDMI cable that is plugged into HDMI Out port on the capture card and plug it into the HDMI port on your monitor. Once all the HDMI cables are connected, take the USB cable and plug it into your computer.

Setting Up the Elgato Software
Open up your Elgato software on your computer and click settings. If you don’t have the software then go and download it from the official Elgato website. Once the settings window has opened up, set input device to Xbox One, adjust your quality settings to the best possible settings your computer can handle then select ok.

Your Xbox One display should be up on your computer screen and on the tv (or the monitor you are playing the Xbox on). To start recording just press the big red button located on the bottom left of your Elgato software.

If you want to do commentaries, just plug your microphone into your pc then go to the audio input option at the right side of the Elgato software, select your microphone from the drop-down menu and click the commentary button located at the bottom right.

Advantages of recording games on the Xbox One without a capture card
• Easy to set up.
• Relatively inexpensive, only requires the Xbox One console and a 3.0 USB flash drive.

Disadvantages of recording games on the Xbox One without a capture card
• Limited recording length, only up to 1 hour with a 3.0 drive.
• Lower quality compared to using a capture card.

Advantages of recording games on the Xbox One with a capture card
• Higher quality recording.
• Longer recording length

Disadvantages of recording games on the Xbox One with a capture card
• Takes more time to set up
• More expensive because you need a computer and a capture card.

There you have it, how to record games on Xbox One with and without a capture card. You shouldn’t have any errors once you follow all the steps correctly.