How to Record WOW Gameplay on PC/Mac

Q:"How to record WOW gameplay?" - Wenoxar from MMO-Champion

World of Warcraft is an online game that allows its member to do the role play and complete missions. As a WOW gamer, do you have the same question as Wenoxar, which you don't know how to record World of Warcraft? Do you want to record a video to show how you play WOW and upload it on social media to share your successful experience in the game? Then you are lucky to meet this post. We will provide three solutions to help you solve this problem. With the following methods, you can capture the WOW gameplay without efforts.

Part 1. How to Record WOW Gameplay with Joyoshare Screen Recorder

The fastest and easiest way to record World of Warcraft gameplay is using Joyoshare Screen Recorder. With its simple interface, you will learn how to operate it at first glance. It can record all the actions on your Windows or Mac desktop. You are not only allowed to record WOW gameplay, but also the movie, music, tutorial, and so on in high quality.

Besides, you can save the gameplay video in any formats, such as MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV, DV, etc. The converted video can be played on different kinds of devices, including Galaxy S8, iPhone, Apple TV, Huawei Mate10, iPad and so on. What's more, as it is a comprehensive gameplay recorder, you can record the gameplay without time limit. There are other functions, like set shortcuts, preset record time, add watermark, highlight cursor, etc.

Key Features of Joyoshare Screen Recorder:

Record WOW gameplay smoothly

Grab audio from the system and microphone

Capture partial screen or full screen

Change codec, frame rate, bit rate, and resolution

  • Step 1Run WOW and Joyoshare Screen Recorder

    Open World of Warcraft and the recording software on your computer.

    run joyoshare screen recorder
  • Step 2Confirm recording settings

    For further settings, please tap "Options" in the lower right corner. Then you can change the "Basic record options", such as format, saving path, and shortcut key. You can click "Format" to find any format you want to convert. If you intend to upload your WOW gameplay video on social media, you can click "Web Video" > select "YouTube" or other platforms to convert the video to the compatible format. After confirming the format, you also can set the start and stop time to record the video. Also, if you want, you can highlight the cursor and add an effect on the cursor.

    confirm  preference settings
  • Step 3Capture the recording area

    In this step, you can record the gameplay in full screen or customize the recording range by tapping "Select Area". Then you are able to move the frame and drag it to the size that you prefer. Also, inputting value under the "Capture Area" to change the recording area is feasible. What's more, you can select the presetting size from the drop-down list.

    adjust recording area
  • Step 4Start recording WOW gameplay

    If you need to explain how you play WOW, please enable the microphone and connect an audio input device to your computer. Then the recorder will grab your voice. If you just intend to record the audio from the system, you can disable the microphone and turn on the "System Audio". Now, you can start the capture of WOW by hitting on "REC". Once you finish the recording, you can click "Stop" and the software will automatically save the video.

    start to capture wow gameplay

Part 2. How to Record WOW Gameplay with QuickTime

If your computer is Mac, you must have QuickTime installed. It is a media player as well as a recorder. You can use it to record World of Warcraft gameplay. The steps are as follow:

Note: QuickTime will grab audio from the system and your microphone at the same time. In other word, you are not allowed to recode the sound respectively.

record wow gameply with quicktime

Step 1: Launch QuickTime > tap "File" > select "New Screen Recording". Then you will see a recording tool;

Step 2: Load World of Warcraft on your Mac computer. Go back to the "Screen Recording" tab and click "Recording" to capture the gameplay;

Step 3: Hit on the "Stop" button. It is beside the "Wi-Fi" icon. Then click "File" to save your recording.

Part 3. How to Record WOW Gameplay with Xbox Game Bar

If you are a Windows 10 user, you can use Xbox Game Bar, which is a built-in recorder to capture games on your computer. You can use it to record WOW gameplay. The brief guide will show you how:

record wow gameplay with xbox game bar

Step 1: Launch the WOW on your PC and then click "Windows" icon at the left bottom corner > look for "Setting" from the menu > choose "Gaming";

Step 2: If you need to change the shortcut keys, click "Game Bar" on the left;

Step 3: Simultaneously hold the "Windows" and "G" on the keyboard and select "Yes, this is a game" on the pop-up window;

Step 4: Start recording World of Warcraft gameplay by pressing the shortcut key - "Windows + Alt + R". Also, you can directly tap the "Start" button to begin recording.


The above introduces 3 WOW gameplay recorders as well as shows you how to record WOW gameplay via them. If your computer is Mac, you can use QuickTime. If the operating system of your computer is Windows 10, Xbox Game Bar is available for you. However, if you prefer to record WOW gameplay with high quality in both Windows and Mac computers, Joyoshare Screen Recorder is a better option.


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