When it comes to recording Minecraft gameplay, it can be tough at times. Minecraft itself is a big resource hog and recording it can be a hassle. After recording gameplay on two computers (a desktop, which gets a 3.3 on the Windows Experience Index, and a laptop, which gets a 4.2) I have come to the following results.
- The absolute best recording software for Windows. It isn’t free though, but at $37, it does the job great.
- The movie quality is excellent but the file size can be big at times
- Its free and it works, but I’ve never had success with making great Minecraft recordings with it. The results are usually choppy and laggy
- Camtasia Recorder
- Part of a bigger program (Camtasia Studio), Camtasia Recorder is good for recording what your doing like typing on Notepad or a Photoshop tutorial, but when it comes to recording Minecraft gameplay, I have had no luck.
- Set Graphics to Fast
- Limit Framework On
- Render Distance Short/Tiny
- Make sure anything related to Flash is not running (ex. YouTube video)
- Try to have only Minecraft and the video recorder running
- Set Minecraft’s priority to high (Open up Windows Task Manager and right click Minecraft. and click ‘Go to Process’. Right click the process and then ‘Set Priority’ to high)
- Do the same for the recording software
Note: All tests where using Windows 7 on average, consumer hardware