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4 Easiest Ways | How to Record VR Gameplay for Stream

Vanessa Chiang Updated on Aug 17, 2021| min read

With an increasing number of virtual reality (VR) games available in the market, people are now moving to these games from traditional ones. When playing them, one thing you like to do is recording VR games. There are some straightforward ways to capture VR games, and this post lists four ways on how to record VR gameplay. 

How to Record VR Gameplay for Stream with EaseUS RecExperts

To play a VR game, you can download the game and play it directly or in a stream environment. For capturing the screen, EaseUS RecExperts for Windows can be helpful. This program is a go-to solution for many kinds of recording needs, whether you are a beginner or a pro.

With this tool, you can record screens, webcam, and record game with audio. It deals with many popular games like Nintendo Switch games and League of Legends. You have options for the advanced settings such as frame rate, quality, and output format of the saved gameplay video. 

Key Features:

To explore more useful recording features of this tool, download it by clicking the button below.

How to Record VR Gameplay on Windows screen in the Simplest Way:

Here is a list of steps to show you how to record stream VR games step by step.

Step 1. Start your favorite game and launch EaseUS RecExperts. Choose "Full" or "Region" to select the recording area according on your game window.

Select recording area for your gameplay

Step 2. Select the frame rate you want to record, as well as the output format and video quality. 

Adjust settings

Step 3. Click the orange button "REC" and your recording will start. You will see a small bar, which shows the time of your record. If needed, you can take screenshots in recording, or set the specific time to stop the recording by clicking the "Clock" icon on the toolbar.

Start game recording

Step 4. Once done, you can edit the recorded footage with the built-in video editor. On the recorded video, you can trim the recordings as you want.

Finally, you can export the ready-to-use video clip in the appropriate video format.

View recorded gameplay
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How to Record Gameplay on Mac

EaseUS RecExperts for Mac is also a rich-featured recording tool. To capture VR gameplay on Mac, check more details in the above tutorial.

record gameplay on mac

How to Capture Steam VR Gameplay with OBS Studio

If you use Steam VR to play virtual reality games, you can use a free and open-source utility to record the game. OBS allows recording both traditional and VR games on the computer. When it comes to recording VR games, though, you have to modify some options in this software beforehand.

OBS has lots of features, including adding system sound, the audio from the microphone, etc. These options are pretty easy to configure, and you can get your recording in no time.

There are steps you need to follow before you start recording the VR gameplay.

Step 1. Configure SteamVR for Recording

Open this program, click the "Settings" menu, and enable the "Display Mirror" option. Then, click the "Main" menu at the top and select "Both Eyes". Otherwise, it will not broadcast the content for your eyes.

Step 2. Add Recording Source to OBS

Open OBS, and then click the "+" (plus) sign under "Sources" and choose "Display Capture". On the next screen, make sure "Create new" is selected and then click "OK". Choose the video source from the dropdown menu and click "OK" again.

obs add recording source

Step 3. Start Recording VR Gameplay

Click the "Start Recording" button on the right of the OBS interface to begin the recording.

record vr game obs

Step 4. Find Gameplay Recordings

Click the "Stop Recording" option in OBS to finish the recording. Then, click the "File" menu at the top and select "Show Recordings" to view recordings made with OBS.

view recording obs

How to Record 360 Degree VR Gameplay on PS4

Many users prefer gaming consoles over computers. And if you use a PlayStation 4 as the VR console, try a built-in option on your console to record VR games. The PS4 system is equipped with the ability to record gameplay, and this option is pretty easy.

Since this is a pre-installed feature in the PS4 system, you can completely rely on it. It works lag-free, and you can use it for long VR game recordings. The option should be available in most of the firmware versions of PS4.

Here is a guide to show you how to apply this VR game recorder. If you are a beginner, follow the steps below.

Step 1. Set Recording Limit

Press the "Share" button on the PS4 controller and select the "Sharing and Broadcasts Settings" option. Select "Length of Video Clip" on the following screen to choose the default length for the recordings.

define recording duration

Step 2. Choose Audio Source

In the "Sharing and Broadcast Settings" menu, you can also add the microphone audio to the recordings. Select the "Audio Sharing Settings" option. Then, tick the option "Include Microphone Audio in Video Clips".

audio source for recording

Step 3. Record VR Gameplay

Now you are ready to record the VR gameplay. Open a VR game and play it. Then, press the "Share" button twice on the controller, and it will start recording. If you want to end the game recording before the PS4 does it automatically, press the "Share" button twice.

Step 4. Find PS4 VR Game Recordings

PS4 saves the game recordings in the "Capture Gallery". Access this option from the main menu.

view ps4 game recording

How to Record Steam VR Gameplay with VRCapture

Steam users are in luck as there are multiple ways to record VR gameplay. One way is to record gaming sessions with Steam using VRCapture. This is an absolutely free-to-use utility that is available in the Steam store.

With this tool, you only need to press a keyboard shortcut or click an option to start the recording. It offers you custom options so that you can freely choose the default folder to save the VR game recordings. It also offers various keyboard shortcuts to make things easier and quicker.

How to Use VRCapture to Record Steam VR Gameplay:

Here we will show you how to do that.

Step 1. Set Up VRCapture

Visit the Steam store and download and install this utility on your computer. It should not take too long to get this file downloaded.

Step 2. Record VR Gameplay

Launch the software before you start to play the game. When you start playing the game, click the recording option to begin recording gameplay.

record games vrcapture

Step 3. Stop Recording

When you are done playing the game, click the stop recording option or press the "Ctrl + F12" shortcut key to stop recording. The tool will quickly put an end to the current game recording.

Step 4. Change Default Save Location

If you want to change the folder where the game recordings are saved, you can do that by clicking the settings option and specifying a new folder.

Conclusion

As long as you play VR games on a popular platform, the guide above would teach you how to capture VR gameplay. EaseUS RecExperts is a pretty good choice if you want to make game recordings without any hassle. You can use other VR recorders as well, such as the one for PS4 and Steam.

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author Vanessa Chiang

Vanessa Chiang

With the interest in English writing and computer technology, Vanessa chose to be an editor in EaseUS. She is professional in video and audio topics, including video & audio editing, converting, and recording. Vanessa will keep writing to help people solve problems.

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