Recording video games requires the installation of software that can record while you play. One of the best free pieces of software available for this is called WeGame. It allows whatever video game footage that is on the television to be immediately recorded and saved onto the computer for future use. This is how many people are able to take the video game footage and put it onto sites such as YouTube.
The use of WeGame is very simple. Download the software from the website provided above and then install it. They suggest that your computer have 2GB of RAM, 15MB of hard drive space for the software to go and then 5GB of space for the recorded video to go. However, their minimum specifications are 1GB of RAM, 15MB of hard drive space for the software and 2GB of space for the recorded video.
Once the software has been installed, you need to connect the television to the computer. The best way to do this is to get adaptors that split the audio and video signals from the console so they go to both the computer as well as the television. For the computer piece, connect those three adaptors to a USB. Now that it is in a format that the computer can handle, plug the USB into the computer.
With the software open, turn on the video game console. Load a part of the game that you want to play and then begin to play. Hit the record button on the computer and so long as the software installed correctly and, more importantly, the cables are plugged in properly, the footage will record. If not, make sure that everything is connected properly. Sometimes, a wire can get loose.
With the finished product, take the movie file and upload it to YouTube or one of the many other video uploading websites. Now the footage can be shared with the world. Unless it is necessary to keep the video stored on your hard drive, it might be a good idea to delete it because many videos can begin to take up a considerable amount of space.