Launched in September 2006, Roblox has been around longer than some of you reading this, and it's getting bigger every day. The massive gaming and game creation platform stands out primarily for its unrivaled support for global community building and social sharing. Sharing your Roblox gameplay is one of the most vital parts of the Roblox experience.
But if you’re not a top streamer or YouTuber, you might not know the best way to record Roblox for your purposes, and depending on what you want to do with your footage, you might not need to use fancy, difficult tools. In this article, I’ll show you a couple simple ways to record Roblox gameplay on any computer, using either a desktop app or an online video production studio. Here’s how:
- Recording with OBS
- Recording online with Kapwing
- Editing and sharing your videos
1. Recording with OBS
OBS is the most popular streaming software that's widely available, and it’s pretty easy for beginners to use, as long as you’re not trying to do anything too complex. Download and install it for free from the OBS website, then open it up from your apps. In the app, you can record as many different inputs as you need – just add inputs in the lower left “Sources” list.
You'll need to create a Window Capture source for Roblox, plus an audio input capture for your voiceover. If you want to record in-game audio, I recommend downloading a small app called iShowU. Go to the iShowU download page and install the app on your computer. When you add an Audio Output source in OBS, you’ll see iShowU as an option, which you can add in addition to a microphone audio input.
When all your sources have been added, hit the Start Recording button in the list of options in the lower right. When your recording is done, click the Stop Recording button, and your video will automatically be saved to your computer. Select File, then Show Recordings to find them in your file browser. They’re saved as .MKV files, which are hard to edit, play, and upload, but can be uploaded to Kapwing where you can edit and convert them to MP4 files.
2. Recording Online with Kapwing
If you don’t want to take up gigabytes of storage space on your computer with the OBS app and recording files, you can actually use an online tool to record your Roblox gameplay in your browser. Head over to Kapwing.com and select Start Editing to enter the Kapwing Studio. Choose Record from the upper toolbar and select Record Screen.
In this menu, you can choose your recording options, depending on the type of content you want to create. Just like in OBS, you can use iShowU to record your in-game audio while you're playing. Activate the “Include Microphone” toggle in Kapwing’s Screen Record menu and select iShowU as your audio input.
If you want to record both in-game and external audio, play your audio through your computer’s speakers and make sure you choose your preferred external microphone input in the recording settings. This is also perfect for recording gameplay commentary and voiceovers. When you’re done recording, return to the Studio and select Stop Recording. Your video and audio files will immediately upload to the Studio canvas.
3. Editing and Sharing Your Videos
Recording your Roblox gameplay is only one part of the process – you still need to edit, save, and share your recordings. Since OBS doesn’t provide any video editing tools, I recommend using Kapwing to edit your Roblox videos, regardless of where you recorded them. Go to Kapwing.com in your browser and click Start Editing to enter the Kapwing Studio. Here, drag and drop your .MKV recording file directly into the Studio window. If you recorded your video using Kapwing, your video and audio layers will already be on the canvas and timeline.
With your files uploaded, you can make any edits your Roblox recording needs. Most likely, you’ll want to trim it, grab the best clips, or add extra features like text and music. To trim your video and audio layers, drag and drop the ends of the layers in the timeline at the bottom. You can also place the tracker anywhere on a video or audio layer and use the Split button to split it into two clips.
To add text with custom font, color, style, outline, background, animation, or shadow, select Text from the upper toolbar and enter what you want to display. For greater accessibility and professionalism, use the Subtitles tool to auto-transcribe your video. To add music to your Roblox video, select Audio and upload any file you have on your computer or paste a link to online locations like YouTube, TikTok, or SoundCloud.
When you’re done adding all the edits you need, click the Export Video button in the upper right corner. Kapwing will begin processing your video – for longer Roblox recordings, this can take a few minutes. When it's ready, click the Download button on the right and your video will be saved to your computer.
I hope this article helps you share your Roblox gameplay wherever you want! For more tips and tutorials on creating great digital content, check out the Kapwing YouTube channel or take a look at some related articles on gaming in 2021: