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    A good screen recorder for games (mostly).

    Hello,

    I'm playing around with KDE Neon at the moment. What I'm looking for is a good qt/KDE screen recorder that can record steam games.
    Yes, I play games on Linux and recording it, like this: https://youtu.be/p_f-HK7URMc


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    Re: A good screen recorder for games (mostly).

    It's not something that I've ever done, but my understanding is that most people use OBS.
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    Re: A good screen recorder for games (mostly).

    Quote Originally Posted by Artificial Intelligence View Post
    Hello,

    I'm playing around with KDE Neon at the moment. What I'm looking for is a good qt/KDE screen recorder that can record steam games.
    Yes, I play games on Linux and recording it, like this: https://youtu.be/p_f-HK7URMc


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    On Windows, the driver utility (Geforce Experience, AMD ReLive, Intel Quick Sync) can turn on the hardware based screen capture encoding.

    Are there no utilities that utilize the hardware encoding on Linux?
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    Re: A good screen recorder for games (mostly).

    i don't game, but have a few different ways to record video.

    For stuff that doesn't require much CPU, i'll use simplescreenrecorder. There's a PPA.

    For stuff that does need all the CPU, there are external recorders that don't need any computer, just storage. They cost from $60-$250. The cheaper ones cannot live-stream. AGPTek is the brand i have. it sits between the computer and monitor and captures 1080i and stereo audio to directly attached USB storage (NTFS or FAT32 only). After recording, connect the storage to any computer for post-processing.

    i have used OBS to mux multiple video and audio inputs, but not under heavy CPU workloads. Basically, i capture the sources however that is needed, then mux after-the-fact.
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    Re: A good screen recorder for games (mostly).

    In elementary OS app center which have special designed apps, there's an app called screencast that are easy to use and can record heavy gaming.
    I have tried OBS and other and they seems they can't cope or stutter performances.


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    Re: A good screen recorder for games (mostly).

    Quote Originally Posted by Shibblet View Post
    On Windows, the driver utility (Geforce Experience, AMD ReLive, Intel Quick Sync) can turn on the hardware based screen capture encoding.

    Are there no utilities that utilize the hardware encoding on Linux?
    Not what I'm aware of. And it's surprise me that noone ever thought of making it.
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    Re: A good screen recorder for games (mostly).

    Quote Originally Posted by Shibblet View Post
    On Windows, the driver utility (Geforce Experience, AMD ReLive, Intel Quick Sync) can turn on the hardware based screen capture encoding.

    Are there no utilities that utilize the hardware encoding on Linux?
    OBS (and simplescreenrecorder, I think) can use nvenc because ffmpeg can use nvenc. I don't know about the Intel & AMD solutions, but I don't see why they wouldn't work too.
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    Re: A good screen recorder for games (mostly).

    Hello AI.

    Thread moved to Ubuntu, Linux and OS Chat for a more appropriate fit.

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    Re: A good screen recorder for games (mostly).

    I am not much fanatic in games but If you are gamer, Im sure you have a good system hardware specifications. I think it matters a lot. And in terms of desktop recording, I think and in my opinion OBS will do. Hope it helps.
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    Re: A good screen recorder for games (mostly).

    Googled "linux ffmpeg hw-based encoding" found this: https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/HWAccelIntro has a table of supported and non-supported capabilities. Decoding video has been available on Intel, nVidia and AMD GPUs since about 2012. HW-encoding for h.264 and h.265 not so much. Apple has worse support than Linux.

    I've not noticed that HW encoding to be automatic with any tools. The last GPU I bought specifically has the capability, but I don't think it has ever been used. The 12 threaded CPU + SW encoder in that machine has always seemed really fast compared to the 1st gen Core i7 it replaced. Plus, it uses over 50% less Watts.

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