[Alternative to OBS] How to Record VRChat Gameplay

Posted by Nick Orin on Feb 18, 2020 3:59 PM
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VRChat is a free VR game, or you could say, it is more like an online chat room where you get to interact with others as 3D character models. In VRChat, you can talk to people from all around the world. And more than that, you can also create and customize your own persona using the software development kit, which gives a full play to player's creative mind. The character movement and interaction between players in personalized avatar can be interesting and funny. That's why we can see those interesting VRChat videos on YouTube.

Recording VRChat is something worth to do because you don't know when will the funny incident happen. As we know, many people use OBS to capture VRChat or other gameplays, but what if you are not a big fan of OBS for its performance? As a free screen recorder, OBS is quite descent. However, you may find it too slow to record VRChat. So, here we would like to introduce you an alternative to OBS - TunesKit Screen Recorder, a screen recorder that has stable performance and can output high quality resolution. Of course, TunesKit can do more than that. Let's see how it capable of through the guide below.

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TunesKit Screen Recorder

  • Record any video and audio streaming on your desktop
  • 3 recording modes to record video and audio separately or simultaneously
  • Work well as a screenshot tool, output high resolution recordings
  • Has built-in time scheduler and video cutter
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How to Easily Record VRChat with TunesKit Screen Recorder

Step 1 Adjust Recording Settings

adjust the settings

Downlaod and install TunesKit Screen Recorder from the above link. Luanch it and you can see the main iterface is a tool bar. Click the "cog" icon at the bottom right to unfold the setting panel. Make your own default settings in the first time you use it. In the "Format", you can change the output folder and output format as you want. To capture lossless video, choose the format under "HD Video". Here we strongly suggest you use the hotkey feature to control the recorder, which can give you a great convenience. In the cursor options setting, uncheck all the boxes to hide the mouse when you don't want it appear in the recordings. In the record time options, you can use the time scheduler to set a time to begin and end the recording.

Step 2 Customize Size and Area to Record

Before step 2, you can launch VRChat and log in. After that, click the "+" button on the left of the tool bar or the down arrow icon next to it. You can select the recording area using these two buttons. You can either record the full screen or customize the area to fit VRChat window.

Step 3 Record VRChat GamePlay

start recording

When the recording area is set, hit on the "REC" button to start recording iTunes movies. Click the "stop" button when you finish the recording. If you set the hotkey to start/stop capture, you can press the hotkey on your keyboard to finish the whole process. After the recording is ended, it will appear in a preview list and you can do some simple cutting in that media player.

The Bottom Line

TunesKit's "video and audio together" recording mode can make sure you capture both your and others' voice at the same time. This is important for VRChat videos. Also, you can use TunesKit Screen Recorder to record your other game videos as it has no time limit and no watermark.

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