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Record Steam Gameplay Video on PC & Online for Free

Posted on: Oct. 26, 2020

Summary: On this page, you can learn the four easy ways to record the steam gameplay video. If you are a beginner game video blogger, this page may help you a lot!

Steam is the largest game platform that has attracted plenty of games lover to download and pay for games on this platform. Some games such as PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Dota 2, Fall Guys, and more are more popular among the game players. So, a new YouTube video idea has come - gameplay commentary video.

 Mainscreen of the steam game

Image board: The Mainscreen of the Steam Game

For some hot games, a useful game commentary video will help the game bloggers get a lot of clicks and fans. If you are a beginner blogger, do you know how to record the steam game? On this page, you can find the answer!

Part 1. How to Record Steam Gameplay Video Online

In the market, there has massive screen recording software. And most of this software need users to download on your computer that you can use. The online screen recording programs are rare to see. The convenience of online tools does not require me to say more, and you must know. So, in this part, I will show you a powerful online screen recorder.

# FlexClip

FlexClip is an all-in-one online video editing software. This software provides a lot of video editing tools that you can apply to your video. For example, you can add music to video, add text, change the background color, and more. And this software also has plenty of video templates. Using these templates, you just need to add up your video and text that you can create a perfect video.

Except for the editing function, this software also supports the online recording of the computer screen. For this function, you can record the full screen, and record the webcam. When you finish recording the screen, you can directly add the recording video into the timeline, use the editing tools to edit your recording file. If you want to record the steam gameplay video, these online tools will be your choice!

The step of FlexClip to record steam gameplay video:

Step 1 Launch this website and click the "Start From Scratch" button to start recording.

Step 2 In the video editing windows, you can click the red circle button at the bottom of the preview window. And you also can click the "+" button, there also have recording buttons.

 FlexClip start recording the screen

Image board: FlexClip How to Record Steam Video - Step 2

Step 3 Select the "Record Screen" button, then open your game. In the recording setting windows, choose your game windows to record. When you finish selecting that will start recording.

 FlexClip set recording windows

Image board: FlexClip How to Record Steam Video - Step 3

Step 4 When you end up recording, click the "Stop Record" button that you can stop, and the recording file will save on your computer.

Part 2. How to Record Steam Gameplay Video on PC

In the first part, we have already know how to record a gameplay video online. Do you want to know some powerful screen recorder on PC? In this part, I will from Windows 10 built-in software, open resource software, and apply for Windows and Mac system.

1. Game Bar

 Game Bar record screen window

Image board: Game Bar Record Screen Mainscreen

Do you know in Windows 10 has a built-in screen recording software, it named Game Bar. This software is design for gamers in Windows. That means, if you are a Windows user, you can free to use it. Game Bar screen recorder, you can use this software to take a screenshot, record computer screen, and broadcast video games. So if you are a Windows user, you do not miss this Windows 10 screen recorder.

While this software is easy to use. Next, I will show you how to use this software to record steam video steps by steps:

Step 1 Click the Windows Start menu to search Game Bar to open it or use hotkey "Windows + G" to open it.

Step 2 Before you start to record, you need to open your game first. And then click the "Start" button to start recording. When you want to stop, you just click the same button, then it will stop recording, and the recording video file will save on your computer.

# Tips:

If you use the keyboard shortcuts can not succeed in waking up the Game Bar, you May need to turn it up by hand. But, generally speaking, this software is enabled by default. If you face this problem, you can follow by "Setting" > "Gaming" > "Game bar" to turn it on.

 Set the Game Bar on

Image board: Turn on Game Bar Screen Recorder

For this software, here have some recording keyboard shortcuts that you may use during the gameplay recording:

  • Windows+G: Open this software
  • Windows+Alt+R: Start/stop recording
  • Windows+Alt+T: Show/hide recording timer

2. OBS Studio

 OBS Studio mainscreen

Image board: The Mainscreen of OBS Studio

OBS Studio is an open-resource screen recorder, which supports used in Windows, Mac, and Linux computer systems. For this software, you can record a video, record a computer screen, and live streaming. If you use this software to record your steam gameplay video that will be the best choice.

The steps of how to use OBS Studio to record a steam game video:

Step 1 Download and launch this software, and then click the "+" under the "Sources" setting. From the drop-down menu, select Display Capture.

Step 2 And then you can set the output file's mode, click "OK" to apply it.

Step 3 Select the recording area and click the "Start Recording" button to start recording your steam gameplay video. When you finish recording, the recording video file will save on your computer.

About the detailed information on how to use OBS Studio to record gameplay video, here I list a video, if you are interested in, you can click it and have a look!

3. Icecream Screen Recorder

 Icecream Screen Recorder mainscreen

Image board: The Mainscreen of Icecream Screen Recorder

Icecream Screen Recorder is an easy-to-use screen recording software. Using this software, you can record any area of your computer screen, take a screenshot, record games, tutorials, webinars, live streams, and more. This software also has a user-friendly interface. When you open this program, you will see all the functions listed on the mainscreen.

But this software has a free use time limit. You just allowed free to use 5 minutes. And the free version only supports your exporting one video file format - WEBM. This type of format do not supports playing on many platforms. If you want to use it for a long time, and export more file formats that you may need to pay for it. The price is $29.95.


And if you need to convert WEBM to other common file formats, you can click here to convert it!

How to record steam gameplay video using Icreream Screen Record:

Step 1 Launch this software, and select "Game capture" in the main interface.

Step 2 In this windows, you can set the video FPS, video quality, and codec. When you finish setting, you can open the game that you want to record.

Icecream Screen Recorder setting gameplay recording

Image board: Icecream Screen Recorder Setting the Code of Gameplay Recording

Step 3 Click the start button to start recording, and you also can use F6 hotkey to start or stop recording. When you finish recording, the file will save on your device.

About this software, here I list some keyboard shortcuts, maybe you need:

  • Pause the video: Ctrl + Shift + R
  • Stop the video: Ctrl + Shift + S
  • Show the hotbar: Ctrl + Shift + H

About the Steam game, I find a video, which lists the top 30 steam games in 2020. If you do not decide which game is worth recording and share online, maybe this video will give you some idea. Maybe you will get massive fans by creating gameplay videos!

The Bottom Line

To sum up, on this page, we are talking about the four best gameplay screen recorders. You can choose the one according to your device. But, I still suggest you choose FlexClip. For this software, you can adopt the online way to record the computer screen, and when you finish recording, you can add the recording file into the timeline to edit it. And except for the recording function, this software also provides plenty of powerful video editing tools. So, in some ways, FlexClip is the best choice.

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