Top 4 Best Minecraft Game Recorders For Windows

Minecraft is one of the most successful Microsoft’s games with millions of users playing every day. The chance to record your Minecraft and share it to YouTube/Facebook to earn money make it more and more popular nowadays. In today’s article, I will share with you top 4 best Minecraft game recorders for Windows you should try. These programs are lightweight, no lag and tested carefully by our experts to guarantee that they work properly.

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Which programs we tested?

  1. ActivePresenter – An all-in-one free screen recorder and video editor for Windows and Mac. The program is mainly used for recording desktop screen to create how-to video, product demos or software simulations. It can also be used for making training videos and responsive e-learning courses.
  2. OBS Studio: A free and open source program for recording games and live streaming.
  3. Bandicam: Another powerful screen recorder, game recording software for Windows.
  4. Mirillis Action Screen Recorder: A professional screen and game recorder for Windows and Mac.

All these programs are tested equally. We run Minecraft, choose one of the above programs to record the game in Full Screen Mode and Windows mode at different resolutions. All of them are possible to record the game and the quality of the final results are positive.

Top 4 Best Minecraft Game Recorders For Windows

1. Bandicam

Bandicam has been known as one of the most powerful game recorders in the world now. It is the most powerful of all the software we tested for recording Minecraft on Windows. It is also the most lightweight screen recorder we found. Whether you want to record a certain area of your PC scree or capture a game that use DirectX/ OpenGL/ Vulkan graphic technologies. The only downside of Bandicam is its watermark on top of your recording in free version. Added to that, Bandicam don’t have a built-in video editor for you to cut or trim your video after it is recorded. Read our full review about Bandicam here!

Bandicam Interface
Bandicam Simple To Use Interface

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2. Mirillis Action Screen Recorder

Like Bandicam, Mirillis Action Screen Recorder is powerful enough for recording Minecraft game in any resolution. The quality of the results is great. Sadly, this program also leaves a watermark on your recording. To remove it, you’ll need to purchase a license at $29.95. However, Action! allows streaming and real-time recording of Windows desktop in a superb HD video quality. With Action! you can record and stream your gameplay, web player videos, record music, capture screenshots, add webcams, microphone commentary… and more! Read our careful review about this program here!

Action Video Recording - Game Mode
Action Video Recording: Game Mode

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3. ActivePresenter

If you don’t like watermarked recordings like Bandicam and Action and want to do more with your recordings such as cut, trim video, adjust low third video, add background music, adjust the audio and so on, you can try ActivePresenter. It is a professional and free screen recorder with built-in video editor and annotation toolkit. I’ve tried it to record Minecraft game and the results are as smooth as above mentioned professional programs. Read our full review about ActivePresenter here! 

ActivePresenter Recording Toolbar
ActivePresenter Recording Toolbar

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4. OBS Studio

OBS Studio is a free and open source game recording software you can use for Minecraft. Despite the fact that OBS STUDIO is a little bit more complicated to use than the above mentioned tools. However, you can use it for free, no watermark, no time limit. OBS Studio also lets you edit recorded video, add your commentary, pictures or text to your videos too. Added to that, OBS STUDIO can be used as a live streaming platform on YouTube or Twitch. This mean you can record your game and stream it directly on your channel. Read our full review about OBS STUDIO here!

OBS Studio Mode

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Bottom line

Minecraft is not a small game. To record it, you’ll need a powerful enough game recorder. These programs are listed here. If you know any other programs that can record Minecraft in HD quality without lag, please share with us. We are always listening to you! Don’t forget to follow us to receive more valuable post notifications in the future!

Good luck!


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