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How to Record Xbox Series X Gameplay Easily without the Time Limit

Jenefey Aaron Posted by Jenefey Aaron Apr 02, 2022

When you find an interesting game or clear a game on Xbox, how to record them and share them with your friends might be a problem for you. What's more, you may also want to record the highlights on Xbox Series X and upload the videos on YouTube to show your skills.

Luckily, for the new version of Xbox - Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, Microsoft has added a new button on the controller for easy screen capture. You can easily record on Xbox Series X with one press and directly share your recordings through all the popular social platforms. But it has a time limit of 1 minute. Thus, this article will also introduce a professional way to record Xbox Series X gameplay on your computer without any limitation.

Part 1: How to Record on Xbox Series X with the Default Recorder (Time Limit)

The new controller for Xbox Series X has a fast recording button, and you can easily record on Xbox Series X through the default recorder. But you should note that it has a time limit of 60 seconds and a quality limit of 1080p resolution. Before starting recording on Xbox Series X, you should reset the preferences to change the recording time, quality, etc. Here are the detailed steps in the following:

Step 1After launching Xbox Series X, you can press the Xbox button on the gamepad, and then press LB and RB buttons together to open the Share&Capture menu on your Xbox. Then control the gamepad to choose the Capture Settings option.

Start the Capture Settings

Step 2Then you can choose the Capture Time of 1 minute, and change the recording quality to the maximum 1080p SDR. And the settings will be automatically saved.

Change the Capture Time Quality

Step 3Now you can open gameplay on your Xbox Series X. Then press the Xbox button for 1 to 2 seconds to start recording the previous images on Xbox Series X.

Press the Xbox Button

Step 4If you want to record videos for more than 1 minute, you should rely on an external hard drive. And you need to change the Capture Location to the hard drive by following the mentioned steps. In this way, you can record on Xbox Series X for up to 1 hour.


Whether you use the default location or hard drive to save the recordings, you need to extract the videos through the SD card and put it on the computer to spread the videos. Or you can directly share the recordings through Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc.

Part 2: The Best Way to Record Xbox Series X Gameplay on PC (No Limit)

In order to take screen recording on Xbox Series X without any time limit, you can choose to connect your Xbox to the computer through the Xbox capture card and use the professional game recorder to record Xbox Series X gameplay. AnyRec Screen Recorder is your best choice to record Xbox Series X with high quality. Here are the main features of this versatile Xbox recorder.

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The Professional Xbox Series X Recorder without Time Limit

Record Xbox Series X gameplay through the designed game recording mode.

Able to adjust the recording settings, including the format, frame rate, etc.

Provide hotkeys to start/stop recording and take screenshots easily.

Clip the extra recordings before exporting according to your need.

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Step 1Firstly, you need to connect your Xbox Series X to the capture card and capture card to your computer through two HDMI-to-USB cables. Then free Download AnyRec Screen Recorder on your Windows/Mac and launch it. Click the Game Recorder button to start the game recording mode.

Choose the Game Recorder

Step 2Click the Select Game button to choose to record on Xbox Series X. Then turn on the System Sound to record the game music. You can also choose to turn on the Microphone and Webcam according to your need. And then you should adjust the volume separately.

Change the Game Recording Settings

Step 3To adjust the video format, frame rate, and quality before recording on Xbox Series X, you should click the Record Setting icon and then choose the Output option. You'd better choose the 60 fps frame rate to keep high quality. After saving the settings, go back to the main interface and click the REC button to start.

Change the Output Settings

Step 4When you want to stop recording on Xbox Series X, you can click the Stop icon or press the Ctrl+Alt+R button on your keyboard. At last, clip the recordings freely and click the Save button to choose the storage path. By the way, you can choose from other 16 game screen recorders for desktop and mobile.

Clip and Save the Xbox Recordings

Part 3: FAQs of Recording Xbox Series X Gameplay


This article has introduced how to record Xbox Series X gameplay. You can simply use the default recorder, but it has a time limit of 1 minute. Thus, you'd better use an Xbox capture card to connect your Xbox to the computer and record Xbox Series X on PC without any limit.

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