How to record screen in Windows 11 with and without software

By recording what is happening on your computer screen, you can share what is happening on your monitor with others. For example, it’s a perfect way to help another user and explain how to perform a certain operation. Or maybe you want to capture the last game of your favorite video game. Anyway, here’s how you do it the screen in Windows 11 with and without applications record can.

How to record screen without applications in Windows 11

If you don’t want to install any of the apps below, then this is the Xbox Game Bar, a tool built into the system, the best option for you. Call her with the keyboard shortcut Windows + G and press the record icon to get started.

Xbox Game BarXbox Game Bar

Please note that this option is limited to some specific applications. That’s why you can’t start the recording when you’re on the desktop. For example, you have to do it through the browser. When you’re done recording, click the stop button.

stop recordingstop recording

Then click on the message that appears to access the screen capture you just uploaded.

View recordingView recording

Repeat the process with other applications to create more screencasts.

How to record your screen in Windows 11: The most important applications

We’re still talking about the best screen recording apps for your computer. The three options mentioned here are available for free on the Malavida servers. All you have to do is click on the download button that you see in each section.

How to record your screen with ShareX

First, let’s mention ShareX, an open-source program that’s ideal for capturing your screen in Windows 11.

After the installation you just have to click on Capture and then up Screen recording click.

Start screen recording.Start screen recording.

You may need to download a specific codec for recording. If that’s the case, wait for the process to complete.

Download codecs.Download codecs.

Next, select the area you want to capture with this application. Clicking on it will start recording.

Start recording in a screen areaStart recording in a screen area

When you’re done, just click Stop.

Stop recordingStop recording

A link to the video you just recorded will appear in the lower-right corner of the screen.

Save recordingSave recording

If you click on it, you will get to the ShareX-Screenshot directory.

How to record your screen with VLC

Another very interesting option for screen recording in Windows 11 is VLC.

After the installation you open the menu Media and click Open Capture Device.

Open recording sourceOpen recording source

Then select in the pop-up window Desktop from the top drop-down list and set the FPS to 60.

Specify desktop as recording sourceSpecify desktop as recording source

Click on the arrow next to Play. There you click Convert.

conversion optionconversion option

In the profile section, choose the option you see in the screenshot below. Then enter the directory and filename for your video.

Recording format and file namesRecording format and file names

after you up Start, VLC will record everything that happens on the screen. If you want to stop the collection, click on the stop button.

Stop recordingStop recording

The screenshot will be saved in the directory you specified above.

Record the screen with OBS Studio

The last application that we recommend to record your screen in Windows 11 is OBS Studok Plus, it’s free and open source. Also, it comes with a long list of features that you will find interesting.

The first thing you need to do after installation is add a source for recording. In this case, the one you are interested in is Display Capture.

Specify a recording source for OBS StudioSpecify a recording source for OBS Studio

In the dialog that appears, select the recording options and click OK.

recording optionsrecording options

Then you click Start recordinga button on the right side of the main window.

Start recordingStart recording

The moment you want to stop recording, click the button Stop recording.

Stop recordingStop recording

All screencasts are via the menu File and the option Show Recordings available.

Access to all screencastsAccess to all screencasts

Each of the three alternatives is equivalent, just choose the one that best suits your taste.

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