How to Record Xbox One Gameplay in 4 Easy Ways

Playing games on a console, such as Xbox One, is popular among young people. Sometimes, you may want to record Xbox One gameplay to memorize the happy moments or share it later; however, recording Xbox One gameplay with voice is not as easy as doing so on a computer. If you want to know how to screen record on Xbox One gameplay, this post is for you.

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Melissa Lee

Updated on Jan 23, 2024

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It has become more and more popular to play games on a console like Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, etc. Sometimes, you might want to record console gameplay for YouTube or share it with others, but you don't know how to complete the task. If it is your current situation, you will get help on this page.

Here, we will take an example of Xbox One, and show you some effective ways how to record Xbox One gameplay, including with and without a capture card. Now, let's get started!

Method 1. Use A Powerful Screen Recorder

If you want to record Xbox One gameplay on a PC or laptop, you can use powerful game recording software like EaseUS RecExperts.

It has no time limit for recording, which means you can choose to record Xbox gameplay for 10, 30 minutes, or even longer. With its help, you can freely capture the whole screen or only part of it, and this feature enables you to focus on some essential parts of the gameplay. After recording, there are even built-in editing tools to trim the video/audio you captured with ease. And it also helps you add opening titles or closing credits to your videos. But you first need to get a capture card and some HDMI cables, then connect it to your computer.

Key Features:

  • The output video is high-quality (1080P and 60 fps)
  • Support more than 10 output formats
  • Schedule recording to start/end recording automatically
  • Trim recordings directly

This versatile software requires no registration. And you can click this button for free download.

How to Record YouTube Videos on Xbox One with EaseUS RecExperts:

Stage 1. Connect Xbox One to Your Computer

Step 1. There is a USB cable that comes with the capture card. Firstly, you need to plug one end of it into the output port of the capture card and then plug the other end into the computer.

connect capture card

Step 2. You should prepare two HDMI cables. One of the cables connects your Xbox One console with the capture card, while the other connects the capture card with the PC. 

Stage 2. Use EaseUS RecExperts to Start Recording

Step 1. Launch the gameplay that you want to record. Next, open EaseUS RecExperts and click on the "Game" button on the left.

Record gameplay

Step 2. Click on the "Select Game" option to choose a Game Window or Game Process. Then, you can enable the audio and webcam recording if needed. When all are done, click the big REC button to start the gameplay recording.

Choose gameplay

Step 3. A floating toolbar will appear, and you can pause or stop the recording. Besides that, the camera icon enables you to take a screenshot, and the timer icon lets you stop the recording automatically.

Start gameplay recording

Step 4. After saving the recorded gameplay video, a media player will pop up. It gives you a built-in tool to trim the recording, extract audio from the video, and add an opening & ending part. You can find the tool at the bottom of the player.

View gameplay recording

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Method 2. Use Xbox One Built-in Tool 

In fact, Xbox One offers you the Game DVR feature to capture gameplay, and you can share the recordings directly with other platforms. Nevertheless, the output video quality may be its shortcoming as it can only record videos in 720P and 30 fps. Obviously, the default tool is not appropriate for making game videos for YouTube, but it can conveniently meet the needs of those who only want to save video clips. 

This built-in tool allows you to customize the recording settings and select the recording duration following your requirements. After recording, you are able to edit the captured gameplay video or directly upload it to OneDrive. Now, it's time to look at the operations of recording Xbox One gameplay with game DVR.  

How to Capture Gameplay on Xbox One with Game DVR:

Step 1. While playing the game, press the Xbox button twice on your controller. 

xbox button

Step 2. There will be a "Snap an app" menu, and you need to select the "Game DVR" option. It's also possible to say "Xbox, snap Game DVR" if you have a Kinect.

snap an app xbox one

Step 3. Customize the recording duration in "End clip now," it allows you to save the last 30/45 seconds or 1/2/5 minutes of the gameplay. Then, the "Start Recording" and "Stop Recording" options will help you create a gameplay video on the Xbox One.

xbox one dvr

Step 4. Finally, you can tap on "View all captures" > "Save" to save the video clips you captured.

Method 3. Use Game DVR

Suppose you want to get your Xbox Series gameplay clip for YouTube quickly, you can complete the task efficiently with the Game DVR. It will record gameplay in the background and keep them in the buffer so that you can save any recent happening in your gameplay. However, it will consume more system resources.

Step 1. Press the Xbox button on the controller when you're playing.

Step 2. Next, hit the Snap an App button on the sidebar.

Step 3. Then, select the Game DVR option, and it will start recording Xbox One gameplay automatically.

Game DVR

Method 4. Use Elgato Capture Card

The last way is to use a powerful capture card like Elgato, which is popular among Xbox One users. With its aid, you don't need to download or install other additional third-party screen recorders, as it offers a built-in recording tool:

Step 1. First, get an Elgato capture card, and connect it to an Xbox device and your computer with HDMI cables. 

Elgato Game Capture

Step 2. Then, download and install the compatible Elgato game recorder from its official website.

Step 3. Once done, you can start playing and recording your Xbox One gameplay.


This post focuses on recording Xbox One gameplay on your Windows computer and offers you many tutorials on how to record Xbox One gameplay without or with a capture card. Whether you want to find third-party software or use the built-in program, there would be a suitable one for you.

Among all those options, EaseUS RecExperts is no doubt the best one, as it supports recording gameplay for more than 5 minutes, and the quality of the output videos is really high. If you want to make gameplay videos for YouTube, it can be the best recording software on Windows.

EaseUS RecExperts

One-click to capture anything on screen!

No Time Limit, No watermark

Start Recording

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