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What's your favorite recording software to use for WvW?

 

I was gonna use what came with my graphics card until it decided to crash me multiple times in game  <_<  (And since I can see some people asking, I run an AMD Radeon R9 290 with 16g of ram ) I pondered Fraps but just was curious if anyone would highly recommend something else? 

 


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I use shadow play. Used to use bandicam.


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OBS is pretty decent too, allows you to choose if you want to record or stream. It also seems to have much lower processing usage than Xsplit (used to use that).


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I use Nvidia shadow play as well.

I used to work with fraps in the past but that was a insane resource drain.


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Used to use Fraps, but the file output size is crazy since it's uncompressed video. I now use OBS (Open Broadcaster Software). It's free to download and works nicely for me, compressing the video into much smaller and manageable files. I've not tried Shadow Play, so worth checking that out too.


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OBS

 

don't use fraps.

 

here's a guide for setting up HD on OBS recording -- https://obsproject.c...-recordings.16/


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Shadowplay is specific to Nvidia cards.  Use OBS.  There is a branch that enables the AMD VCE support.  It works.



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As others have mentioned you can use OBS and enable AMD VCE so it will not hurt your CPU, however if you play full-screen you will have to use xsplit gamecaster. Xsplit also uses the amd built in encoder.
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As others have mentioned you can use OBS and enable AMD VCE so it will not hurt your CPU, however if you play full-screen you will have to use xsplit gamecaster. Xsplit also uses the amd built in encoder.

Can you please explain why?  OBS can stream and record as well can't it?



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I have not really tried to stream any other games with OBS but I could not get gw2 to stream in full screen with my r9 290x or even with my previous gtx 670s. It would just show a black screen. At one point in like early 2013 it would allow it but it stopped working after an update.

Now I have not used OBS for about 5 months or so, they might have updated it.

In any case if you do not understand some of the settings just post here and I will guide you through it.
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I have not really tried to stream any other games with OBS but I could not get gw2 to stream in full screen with my r9 290x or even with my previous gtx 670s. It would just show a black screen. At one point in like early 2013 it would allow it but it stopped working after an update.

Now I have not used OBS for about 5 months or so, they might have updated it.

In any case if you do not understand some of the settings just post here and I will guide you through it.

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Ayyyyyy lmao.

 

 

So I just tested OBS and its still not allowing full screen capture, it will show it in the preview but no fullscreen. 


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I didn't have very fond memories of Fraps 

 

As others have mentioned you can use OBS and enable AMD VCE so it will not hurt your CPU, however if you play full-screen you will have to use xsplit gamecaster. Xsplit also uses the amd built in encoder.

That probably explains what happened. Thank you. 


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You can record/stream GW2, but you'll have to make it Window Full Screen for the time being, unless they have updated it again?


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