Recording Minecraft videos

Hannah wrote:

Hi MineMum,

Thank you, so much for this site and all the info!!!  And my kids are thankful I can help them with their game. My question: now my kids want to record as they play, so that they can make their own Minecraft videos, to post to youtube.  I am a Mac person, and am familiar with QuickTime and iMovie, but these don't work on their Windows OS PC's. Do you have any pointers on which software is good?  I have searched, and I get lost - much like when I was trying to figure out mods on my own.

Answer:

Hi Hannah

We use both Macs and PCs to play Minecraft in our house. My kids love recording too, on the PC they use a program called Fraps and that seems to work reasonably well.

Just a heads up that running recording software while you're playing can really make the game lag a lot. If that happens, try fiddling with the settings in Minecraft like render distance. The tips in the article How To Make The Game Run Faster might help with that.

~Bec

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