How to record your Windows screen with Xbox Game Bar

Looking to record your Windows screen and get a cool video of your game or your work? Check out everything you must know in this post!

What’s Xbox Game Bar?

Xbox Game Bar, the gaming overlay built into Windows 10 works with nearly all PC games, with cool resources that allows you screen capture and sharing, controlling your music… all without leaving your game.

The Xbox Game Bar was originally designed to record clips of video games, but it can be used in any type of video capture of your screen. Always remember that, to be able to use it, your video card must support any of these three encoders: Nvidia NVENC, Intel Quick Sync H.264 or AMD VCE.

How do you screen record with Xbox Game Bar?

These are the steps to follow if you want to record your screen with Xbox Game Bar:

  • Open the window you want to record and try to hide the windows and audio that you don’t want to include. That’s how you avoid to accidentally record something you didn’t want to be included in the clip.
  • Click Windows key + G to open up Xbox Game Bar
  • Press the microphone button to include external audio recording if you want to add a voiceover (internal audio keeps being recorded)
  • Once everything is set, press the Record button (the dot) to start recording. A small pop-up bar with a timer and two recording controls will appear. Control your external mic by switching on or off the microphone button.
  • Once you’ve recorded everything, press the stop button in the recording bar or hit Windows + Alt + R.
  • Once pressed, a pop up will appear on the right side of your screen with this message “Game clip recorded” If you click over it, it will take you to the “Captures” folder in File Explorer or you can find it directly through File Explorer. Follow this route “This PC” >“Videos” > “Captures.”

If you’re looking for different options to record your screen or you’re interested in making timelapses to show off your technique, check out our blogpost timelapse screen recorder!

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