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How to Record Xbox 360 Gameplay on PC for FREE

Vanessa Chiang Updated on Oct 18, 2021| min read

"I want to screen record Xbox gameplay on my PC, and is there any method to get my task done quickly?"

If you have similar problems with Xbox gameplay recording, you've come to the right place. On this page, we will walk you through the issue with different methods. And here we mainly talk about two main ways: one is to record Xbox games with USB or capture card, and the other is to rely on some Xbox 360 game recorders. Each approach has its own advantages and disadvantages, and you can choose the right one based on your needs.

How to Screen Record Xbox 360 Gameplay Without Capture Card

One of the numerous Xbox 360 game recorder you can get on your PC is EaseUS RecExperts. If simplicity is what you are looking for, this is the software you should get for your game recordings. With this tool, you can basically capture everything that happens on your screen. 

First of all, you need to connect the Xbox to your PC, and the gameplay on Xbox will be synchronized to your computer. After that, you can configure various options, such as the keyboard shortcuts in recording, the resolution and frame rate of recorded videos, and the format of the video clips. You can also record game with face if there is a built-in or extra camera you can utilize.

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  • Capture Xbox videos with simple clicks
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How to Screen Record Xbox 360 Gameplay on PC:

It is pretty easy to record anything with this tool, and the following steps should walk you through the entire recording process.

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

How to Record Xbox 360 Gameplay Without Buying Anything

Another Xbox 360 game capture software you can use is OBS which stands for Open Broadcaster Software.

Whether you are a beginner trying to record your first-ever gameplay or are an experienced user who has used such tools in the past, you will find it extremely easy to record your console gaming sessions. As long as you can get your Xbox 360's content to show up on your computer, you can use this app to make your recordings.

How to Record Videos on Xbox 360 for free using OBS:

Step 1. Get Xbox 360 Screen to Appear on Your PC

The first thing you need to sort out is to connect your Xbox 360 to your PC and get the game content to appear on your computer. You can use an HDMI adapter to do this, and this should not take much effort.

obs studio interface

Step 2. Configure OBS to Record Xbox 360 Gameplay

Download and launch OBS on your PC. Then, click the "Add (+)" sign under the "Sources" box to add a new recording source. Choose "Display Capture" and click "OK" in the box that appears. Select the screen you will be using to make the recording and hit "OK" at the bottom.

obs studio record game

Step 3. Start and Stop Recording in OBS

Once you see your console's content on your screen, you are ready to start the recording. To do it, find the option that says "Start Recording" on the right of your screen and click on it. Your game recording will begin.

When you are done, click the "Stop Recording" button on the right to put an end to your current recording.

obs start recording

Step 4. View Your Game Recordings in OBS

When you have finished your game recording, you can find and access all your recordings in a couple of clicks. While OBS is still open on your PC, click the "File" menu at the top and select "Show Recordings."

This will open the folder on your PC where all your recordings are saved.

view recordings obs studio

As you can see, it is not much difficult to record Xbox 360 gameplay using OBS.

How to Record Xbox 360 Gameplay with a Laptop

If you want to record Xbox games on a laptop, you can check the tutorial in this section. Here are some of the items you need to record your games using a capture card:

  • A game capture card device
  • USB cable
  • HDMI cables

Once you have these items ready with you, follow the following steps to record your gaming sessions.

Step 1. Connecting the USB Cable

Your capture card comes with a USB cable that you need to use to connect the card to your computer. Plug the mini USB end of the cable into the output port on your capture card. The other end of the USB cable should plug into your computer.

Step 2. Plugging in the HDMI Cables

The next thing to do is to connect your HDMI cables. Plug the first HDMI cable into your Xbox 360 console and capture card. Use the second HDMI cable to connect your capture card to your computer.

connect xbox to pc

Step 3. Recording the Xbox 360 Gameplay with a Capture Card

Now that the connections are made, launch the software provided by your capture card company. You should find the option to record your games in this tool and use it to do your task. There should be configurable options as well in this utility.

Step 4. Viewing Your Recorded Gaming Sessions

When you are done with your game recording using the capture card, you will find an option in the capture utility to access your recordings. Use this option, and you will be able to play all of the recordings you have made with the tool.


If you are an Xbox 360 gamer and this console happens to be your go-to gaming device, you might want to record your gaming sessions at some point. To record gameplay with a capture card and third-party software, EaseUS RecExperts is a great choice as it provides all the necessary features. 

FAQs About Recording Xbox 360 Gameplay

If this is the first time you record something on your Xbox 360, the following should answer some of your frequently asked questions.

1. How do I record my Xbox 360 gameplay on my phone?

Unless you can find a way to bring your Xbox 360's screen content on your phone, there really is no way for you to record your Xbox 360 gameplay on your mobile device. This might change in the future, but as of this writing, there are no options available.

2. How to record Xbox 360 gameplay using USB?

You need to install an app called Snagit on your USB and then plug that USB into your Xbox 360 to record your gameplay. This method may not always work, but you can give it a try if you want.

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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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