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An easy-to-use screen recording utility to record and capture everything for any occasion.

  • Capture a full or a certain area on a PC screen
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  • Catch the gameplay and upload it to YouTube/Vimeo/Dropbox

How to Record Wii U Gameplay Easily

Melissa posted on Aug 24, 2020 to Screen Recording Tips | How-to Articles

There are lots of reasons why people need to record Wii U gameplay. You can use your recordings to show off to your friends, make tutorials, or look back on the gameplay to find out where you went wrong. And there are two different scenarios you may at. The first is to record with a capture card, and the second is without a capture card at all. With the two ways to record Wii U gameplay, whatever your preference is, you will be able to playback or share the video whenever you want. Recording and sharing gameplay has become a very popular past-time for many bloggers on YouTube, Twitch, etc. This tutorial will show you how to record Wii U gameplay using capable gameplay recorders like EaseUS RecExperts.

What You Will Learn:

 

Part 1. How to Record Wii U Gameplay Without a Capture Card

If you don't have a capture card, you will need a far more effective game recorder that can exam the game you are playing and record the gameplay. There are two game recording programs we would like to introduce to you. EaseUS RexExperts is definitely better than the other. Therefore, we will show you how to record Wii U gameplay with this software first.

Recorder 1. EaseUS RecExperts (Editor's Recommendation)

When it comes to recording gameplay, no matter what game console you are using, EaseUS RecExperts is here to help. This game recorder is capable of not just recording gameplay, but also recording the screen on a full and part mode, recording system sound and the microphone, and recording webcam connected to your computer.

To record your Wii gameplay, you will need to connect the game console and your computer with a cable first. After that, you just need to launch the game recorder and start playing the game you want to record. EaseUS RecExperts will do the task left for you. To show you how to run this game recording software, we give you the operation steps below.

Step 1. Launch the game you're about to record and then the downloaded EaseUS RecExperts.

Step 2. Once you begin playing the game, click the "Record Game" button to get in the game recording.

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Step 3. Select the region and click the "REC" button to start recording. And then you can choose to pause or stop the recording during the course of the gameplay.

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Step 4. After saving the recorded gameplay video, you can directly save the video to a local disk or upload it to cloud storage, YouTube, Vimeo, and many other platforms.

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Recorder 2. OBS Studio

This recorder is a free software program designed for broadcasting live gaming, but it can also record gameplay as well if you want it to. Most screen capture programs allow you to configure your quality settings before you start recording, and so does OBS. Before you record your gameplay, you need to know that the higher the video quality, the larger the final file size will be. Make sure that your computer has the room to keep the video recorded. Follow the steps below to record a Wii U gameplay.

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Step 1. Launch OBS and click the "Settings" button.

Step 2. Click the "Encoding" tab and enter 1000 into the Max Bitrate field.

Step 3. Check the "Use CBR" box and set the Quality Balance to 10.

Step 4. Check the "Use Custom Buffer Size" box and set the Buffer Size field to 0.

Step 5. Click the "Broadcast Settings" tab and select "File Output Only". This will make sure that the recorder only records the video to your computer.

Step 6. Once your recording software is configured and running, you can start playing your game.

Step 7. When you are done recording, press the hotkey again to stop. The recording will stop, and the file will be saved on your hard drive. By default, the videos will appear in the "OBS" folder in your "Videos" folder.

Part 2. How to Record Wii U Gameplay with a Capture Card

Generally speaking, as Wii U popular is, yet it doesn't come with a built-in game recording function, making recording gameplay a headache question for lots of Wii U game players. With this post, you will learn the detailed tips on recording Wii U gameplay in two situations, with a capture card and without one. But before the whole recording, you need to prepare a Wii U screen recorder and some other professional recording tools. Also, you need to connect the devices to your game player and computer beforehand. We will show you how to do that will a step-by-step tutorial.

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Things you need:

  • Wii U game console;
  • HDMI cables;
  • A computer;
  • A capture card (Elgato is recommended);
  • A screen recorder (TuneFab Screen Recorder is recommended).

Step 1. Connect Wii U game console and your computer

Insert the first HDMI cable to your Wii U game console and connect the HDMI IN port with the capture Card. After that, insert the second HDMI cable to the OUT port side of your capture card and connect the HDMI IN port to your computer. Use the USB cable to connect your computer with the capture card.

Step 2. Launch TuneFab Screen Recorder on your PC

The next step is to launch the TuneFab Screen Recorder to get started. On the main interface, the recorder, you will see multiple modes available. There are "Video Recorder", "Webcam Recorder", "Audio Recorder" and "Screen Capture". Note that if you are using the Windows system, you will see "More" instead of the "Webcam Recorder" option. To record your Wii U gameplay, choose "Video Recorder" to start.

Step 3. Select the region you want to record

Now, hit the first button to customize the recording region. Since Wii U support 1080p video output, here you can hit the Custom button and then select 1080p (1920 x 1080) for Wii U gameplay recording. Then, you can set the video parameter and other options as you want.

Step 4. Configure video recording settings

Hit the "Gear" icon on the TuneFab Screen Recorder interface and enter "Preferences". In the "Output" tab, you can set the output file location and output file format. For Mac users, you can save your videos into MOV, MP4, M4V, and GIF formats; while for Windows users, you can save it to MOV, MP4, M4V, GIF, and more file formats. Additionally, you can set your video from lowest to lossless quality, and choose a frame rate from 20fps to 60fps. The bigger the number, the smoother the video exported. After customizing all the settings, click on the "OK" button to exit.

Step 5. Start capturing Wii U gameplay on your computer

Then, click on the green "REC" button to start recording. Turn on your Wii U console and start playing your favorite game on Wii U. While you are playing games, your Wii U gameplay action will be captured through TuneFab Screen Recorder.

Step 6. Preview and save recorded Wii U video

The last step is to press the red "Stop" button to end your game recording. You can replay the video and see if you have recorded everything you need. If you are satisfied with the recording, don't forget to click the "Save" button to save the video to your computer.

Conclusion

To sum up, recording the gameplay of yours is not a difficult task. Even if you don't have a capture card, there are game recorders can record the gameplay for you. And the operation is quite simple. For Windows users, we recommend EaseUS RecExperts since it is full-featured and easy-to-use in the meantime. If you want to record Wii gameplay without a capture card, download this software from the blue button below and get started.

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