Tutorial How to record Minecraft

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.

Minecraft Recording Sample Video

This Minecraft video was uploaded after being recorded by Bandicam without converting.


  • Source File: minecraft_game_recording_sample_video.avi
    - Video Resolution: 848*480
    - Video Play Time : 00:16
    - Video File Size : 43.7MB
  • Bandicam Target: 'Game Recording' mode
  • Bandicam Video Format settings: Full size
  • Bandicam Sound Format settings: MPEG-1 L2

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 over 7 days without stopping (AVI 2.0 OpenDML)
  • The recorded file size is smaller (1/5~1/20) than other capture programs.
  • It has less lag than other screen capture software (Bandicam uses less CPU/GPU/RAM resources).

How to Record Minecraft Gameplay

Please, follow the steps below to record the Minecraft game.

1. Choose '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 stable operation, Bandicam needs to be run before Minecraft game

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

- You can control the FPS (Frames per second) under the 'FPS' tab of Bandicam - Note: Only when the target runs with DirectX/OpenGL technology, will the green number (FPS) be shown. If you can't see the green number, click the 'Target' button, and then select 'Screen Recording' mode ready to record - green color

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

f12 key to start/stop the recording gameplay

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

recording the target - red color

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

7.Go to 'Home -> Video' to play, edit or upload the captured videos.

Bandicam, Recorded videos

FAQ 1: I can't see the green FPS number in Minecraft.

1. If you can't see the green FPS, please visit https://www.bandicam.com/faqs/no_fps_frames_per_second_number/

2. Are you trying to record Minecraft in Microsoft Store? To record Minecraft in "Microsoft Store (Windows Store)", start Bandicam -> General -> Advanced -> and check the "Windows Apps (UWP)" 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 http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp 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

FAQ 2: How to reduce Minecraft lag, increase FPS?

1. To reduce lagging and increase the FPS number, please visit https://www.bandicam.com/faqs/how_to_reduce_lag_when_recording/
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 the problem, play Minecraft in windowed mode, and try 'Screen Recording' mode of Bandicam.

Minecraft Game Recording for advanced users

  1. To enhance the recording ability of Bandicam, try the hardware-accelerated H.264 encoder.
  2. To edit the recorded video, use the 'Sony Vegas/Premiere/Pinnacle' preset. » more
  3. To minimize computer lag, reduce the "Video Resolution/Size/FPS/Quality". » more
  4. To record / merge the webcam stream within the main video, try the webcam PiP feature.
  5. To use Mouse Click Effects, check the "Add mouse click / highlight effect" option.

Bandicam Mouse Click Animation

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