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recording game play?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Poo, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. Poo

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    what is the easiest and FREE-EST way to record game play in UO so that one can post it on youtube or here?

    any cheap and easy free little programs out there that are good?
     
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    There used to be a program called wegame that was really easy to use and you could edit with windows movie maker and upload it to youtube. If you could find a download of it its the easiest program I ever used.
     
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    Fraps was always popular, but the trend now is more towards livestreaming via twtch.tv or justin.tv
     
  5. Cirno

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    It depends on what game and what sort of end result you're looking for, and how friendly you want the process to me.
    Though I haven't tested it, Xsplit is capable of recording locally, and it's a pretty powerful platform.
     
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    Fraps or camtasia are what I use.
     
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    After reading this I'm going to try some recordings myself.

    A friend recommended this: http://camstudio.org
     
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    I used camtasia many years ago. It was easy back then.
     
  9. Poo

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    hmmm, dont try camstudio, while easy it dosnt record in a file type that you can upload to youtube.
     
  10. Woodsman

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    If on the small chance you are on a Mac running OS X 10.7 or 10.8, load up UO, load the QuickTime Player, select "New Screen Recording" from the File Menu, click on the record button, drag the mouse over the portion of the screen you want to record, and then click "Start".

    When you are done, click on the stop button, let it finish saving the movie from the spool/cache/whatever it uses, and look in your Movies folder (or whatever folder you told it to save screen recordings to). Rename it, go to YouTube, and click on the upload button and select the movie.

    The QuickTime Player records in a format that YouTube handles just fine, and it's around 350 MB per 15 minutes of roughly 720p video (1280x720). If you go up to 1920x1080, it jumps up in size.

    I've used it for World of Warcraft recordings, but it should handle UO under a VM or Wine just fine. I recommend 720p because it's a decent and standard resolution for videos and it doesn't impact the system much at all when recording and saving. You can go to 1920x1080 or whatever you have the EC set to if you want, but when saving it can take like a minute or longer to save 15 or 20 minutes worth of 1080p video and it can hit the hard drive a bit. With WOW for what I was doing, it wasn't necessary to have anything higher, and I would assume that in UO at 1920x1080 you would have a lot of area around your character.
     
  11. Poo

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    ezvid is by far the easiest out of all the ones i tried yesterday. and free!
     
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    Poo did it work ok for you? I tried it out and full screen recordings are awesome, but when I switch to just record just the window (The UO game window) it comes out black and white!
     
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    I decided to try it after you posted this and it's by far the easiest and so much fun to use.
     
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    I play GW2 in window mode and it was fine when I recorded it.

    If you are trying to record just part of the screen then try this


    How To Record Only A Part Of Your Screen With Ezvid - ezvid.com
     
  15. Poo

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    on my new comp it has a massive screen, so i play in a smaller window, so when i record with ezvid i hit the 'record advance' and in there you can pic a window area to record, so i just make a box that covers my game window and away it goes.

    i really like the voice editing.
    when i made that video for the bard forum on the hit point regen i was gonna go all Instructor Mode on it and talk over my video, then i thought i better not, hehe