There are many reasons to record what happens on your screen with sounds, such as recording a petal-kill moment in LOL to show off your gaming skills or reviewing an online course later. Many people may not know that there is a screen recording tool built into Windows called Xbox Game Bar, which was created to record gameplay with audio on Windows 10.
Apart from Xbox Game Bar, there are also some useful alternatives that can help users to capture Windows 10 screen with audio. Screen recorders like RecForth can break the limitation that Xbox Game Bar can’t record desktop and file explorer. You can keep reading to know about them.
How to Record Screen on Windows with Build-in Tool
Xbox Game Bar is a game overlay that allows gamers to capture their gaming experience. The program works with most computer games and gives you instant access to widgets for screen capturing and sharing, monitoring performance, and chatting with friends. Unlike traditional methods, you can perform all of the above actions without exiting your game.
- Multiple and full-fledged filters and audio mixing
- Best screen record for record gameplay
- No time limits and no watermark
- Native screen recorder with Windows 10/11
Step 1. Open Xbox Game Bar
The Game Bar comes pre-installed on Windows 10, you should press “Win+G” on the keyboard to activate it. A notification will pop up asking if you want to open the Game Bar; you need to make sure “Yes, this is a game” is checked.
Then you will see the floating widget of Xbox Game Bar; get your game window ready before open Game Bar.
Step 2. Start to Capture the Gameplay
After finishing the setup, press the Win + Alt + R shortcut or the red Record button to start recording the screen. A capture status bar will be displayed at the top right of the screen, and clicking the microphone icon on the bar will turn recording on or off.
There are a few widgets hovering over the screen that let you adjust the game volume and output or monitor your CPU, GPU, and memory usage.
Step 3. End the Screen Recording
Press “Win+Alt+R” again to finish the recording, or you can also hit the Stop button. Your screen recordings are now saved to a folder called “Show all captures”
Tips: As long as your video card supports Intel Quick Sync H.260, AMD VCE, Nvidia NVENC or one of the encoders you can activate and use Xbox Game Bar on your Windows 10 computer.
How to Use RecForth to Record Windows 10 Screen with Audio
A powerful screen recorder for Windows 10/11, RecForth is one of the excellent options for customizing your screen recording beyond boundaries. Unlike Xbox Game Bar, RecForth enables you to capture any area of your screen either as a screenshot or screencast video file.
The key features
- The software captures the footage from the webcam
- Best suited for gaming recordings in high quality
- Take a Screenshot during the recording
- Set a Timer for screen record
Step 1. Get RecForth for Free
RecForth is Microsoft-certified security software. Feel free to get it from Microsoft Store for free. After successfully downloading and installing RecForth, search it from the start menu and open it.
There are three screen recording modes: full screen, custom area, and window. You can choose the recording mode according to your needs.
Step 2. Set up for Screen Record
Open the program or window you need to record and select the area you need to record. You can choose to record your screen or webcam along with your audio; the only thing you need to do is to turn on the webcam and the microphone button.
In addition, you can click the Settings button in the bottom toolbar to get more advanced settings like Pointer, FPS, Resolution.
Step 3. Start to Capture Windows Screen With Audio
When everything is ready, you can click the red record button to start recording. To pause, resume, or stop recording during the recording process, you need to click the corresponding button on the floating panel.
After you stop recording, the recording file will be saved automatically. You can find all your recording files inside the folder of RecForth. It’s that simple.
We’ve covered how to record your screen on Windows 10 on both Xbox Game Bar and RecForth Screen recorder. Xbox is the best for basic recording of a single window on Windows 10, while RecForth Screen Recorder is the first choice if you want to record your screen with system sounds, narration, webcam, or other features.
Hardeep has always been a Windows lover ever since she got her hands on her first Windows XP PC. She has always been enthusiastic about technological stuff, especially Artificial Intelligence (AI) computing. Before joining PC Error Fix, she worked as a freelancer and worked on numerous technical projects.