How to record Minecraft gameplay

About Minecraft

Minecraft is a sandbox video game developed and published by Mojang. The creative and building aspects of Minecraft allow players to build with a variety of different cubes in a 3D procedurally generated world. Other activities in the game include exploration, resource gathering, crafting, and combat.

As of February 2017, over 121 million copies have been sold across all platforms, making it the second best-selling video game of all time. In September 2014, Microsoft announced a deal to buy Mojang and the Minecraft intellectual property for US$2.5 billion, with the acquisition completed two months later. Other games in the franchise, such as Minecraft: Story Mode, have also been released. ( Go to Wikipedia for more info )

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Recording Sample Video
  • Title: Bandicam: Minecraft Game Recording sample video
  • Published on September 2, 2011
  • User Gameplay Video (YouTube): Waiting for your video.

To Record Minecraft Gameplay, please follow the steps below:

  1. Choose the 'Game Recording' mode.

    It's better to use 'Game Recording' mode to get a high quality video file.

    best game recorder - directx mode

  2. Start Minecraft game to record.

    Note: For a stable operation, Bandicam needs to be running before starting the Minecraft game

  3. While running a game in 'Game Recording' mode, you can see the green FPS number on the screen.

    Note: The green FPS number will appear if the target runs DirectX/OpenGL technology.

    • You can control the FPS (frames per second) under the 'FPS' tab of Bandicam.
    • If you can't see the green FPS number, visit No FPS on the recording target.

    ready to record - green color

  4. Press the 'F12' function key (or the 'Record' button in Bandicam) to start recording.

    f12 key to start/stop the recording gameplay

  5. During the recording, the green FPS number will change to red.

    recording the target - red color

  6. To stop recording, press the 'F12' function key (or the 'Record' button in Bandicam) again.

  7. Click on the video icon to play, edit, or upload the captured videos.

    Bandicam, Recorded videos

Minecraft Recording FAQs

I can't see the green FPS number in Minecraft.

  1. If you can't see the green FPS, please visit
  2. Are you trying to record Minecraft in Microsoft Store?
    To record Minecraft in "Microsoft Store (Windows Store)," start Bandicam, go to General -> Advanced, and check the "Windows Apps (UWP)view" option. (If you play the original Minecraft, you have to uncheck the "Windows Apps (UWP)view" option.)
  3. If you still can't see the green FPS in Minecraft, install old versions of Java or 32-bit version of Java.
    You may go to to download/install 32-bit version of Java. Minecraft Bandicam Java
  4. If you still can't record Minecraft with 'Game Recording' mode, try 'Screen Recording' mode. best video recorder - 'Screen Recording' mode

How to reduce Minecraft lag, increase FPS?

  1. To reduce lagging and increase the FPS number, please visit
  2. Go to the Video Settings menu of Minecraft, and then choose "Fullscreen: OFF, Performance: Max FPS" and "Use VSync: OFF" option. Minecraft reduce Minecraft lag, increase FPS, Bandicam
  3. Play the Minecraft in windowed mode, and reduce the game/Window size. Minecraft reduce Minecraft lag, increase FPS, Bandicam
  4. If you still have problems, play Minecraft in windowed mode, and try 'Screen Recording' mode in Bandicam.

Minecraft Game Recording for advanced users

Bandicam offers the best online game recording experience.

When you record online games with Bandicam Game Recorder...

You can upload the recorded file to YouTube WITHOUT CONVERTING.

You can RECORD FOR OVER 7 DAYS without stopping (AVI 2.0 OpenDML).

​​Bandicam produces SMALLER FILE SIZES for recordings, compared to other capture programs.

Bandicam has LESS LAG than other screen capture software, since it uses fewer CPU/GPU/RAM resources.