How to Record Screen with Audio on Windows 11 - Windows Basics


Monday, December 27, 2021

How to Record Screen with Audio on Windows 11

Want to quickly record the screen on Windows 11 or Windows 10 without any software? You can do that with the help of a built-in Windows tool called Xbox Game Bar. This guide will show you a simple step-by-step guide on how to quickly record your screen and sound on Windows 11/10 using the Xbox Game Bar.

How to record screen on Windows 11/10 with Xbox Game Bar

Xbox Game Bar is capable of many amazing things including the ability to capture and record the screen of apps, games, browsers or anything that appears on your screen (with sound) and save it as an MP4 video file. 

1. While opening the app you want to record, press the Windows Keys + G on your keyboard to bring up the Xbox Game Bar overlay.

If you're in a game, you'll see a pop-up that says Do you want to open the game bar?. Click the Yes, this is a game checkbox to open the game bar. This is a normal procedure to determine if you are running the Xbox game bar in a game or an application.

2. In the Capture window that usually appears in the top left corner of your screen, click the start recording button (circle button) to start recording your screen.

3. But before you record the screen, make sure the Recording feature is turned on. To confirm that, click on the Settings icon located on the horizontal Game Bar. This will open the Game Bar Settings window.

On the settings window, select ‘Capturing’ from the left panel and you will see AUDIO TO RECORD on the right panel. 

From there, select Games if you just want to record your game/app and microphone. 

You can also select All to allow you to record any audio source like your browser or Spotify app along with your game/app and microphone.

4. After you have enabled recording, now is the time to record your screen. You can do that by clicking the Circle icon with an e dot from the Capture utility, or by pressing Windows + ALT + r on your keyboard.

Once recording starts, you will see a new small widget called Capture Status. This window will show you the duration of the current recording. If you want to stop recording, you can do so by clicking the blue circle with the white square or pressing Windows + ALT + r again. The widget will also have a toggle to mute or unmute your microphone while recording your screen.

5. To stop recording, press Windows Keys + G to bring up the game bar again, then click the stop recording button (square button).

6. The captured video will automatically be saved as an MP4 file to the This PC > Videos > Captures folder. Where is the folder where the Xbox Game Bar recorded video is saved.

You can also quickly take screenshots using the Xbox Game Bar.

In addition to being able to record video of your screen, the Xbox game bar also allows you to easily take screenshots by pressing the Win ​​+ ALT + PrtScn buttons. You can also quickly take a screenshot by clicking the take screenshot button (the button with the camera) in the Win + G Xbox game bar overlay. All captured screenshots will be saved to the same Captures folder.

That's it! It's not as hard as you think, is it

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