This article explains how to set the max recording length with gameplay captures in Windows 11.
When playing your favorite games on Windows, you can capture important and cool moments and save the video for later. To do that, press the
Windows logo key + ALT + G to capture the moment.
The gameplay moments you capture are automatically saved in the Video folder of your home directory. However, Windows lets you change that default location to another drive or folder with more free space or organize screenshots and video clips to share with others.
Another setting that one can select with gameplay captures in Windows is the maximum recording length. These values are available to choose from [30 minutes], [1 hour], [2 hours] (default), and [4 hours].
Setting a maximum video recording length can help you in several ways. Firstly, it can help you save storage space on your device by limiting the amount of space your recordings take up.
If you capture long gameplay recordings, they can quickly fill up your hard drive, making your device slow and sluggish. Secondly, it can help you stay organized by breaking up your recordings into manageable chunks. This way, you can easily find and edit the clips you want to share with others or keep for your collection.
Lastly, setting a maximum recording length can also help you save time when editing your gameplay footage. Instead of sifting through long, unedited recordings, you can focus on the shorter, more interesting clips you’ve captured.
Set Max recording length with gameplay captures
As mentioned above, when you capture your cool moments in your game, you can choose how long to record by setting a max recording length.
Here’s how to do that.
First, open the Windows Settings app.
You can do that by clicking on the Start menu and selecting Settings. Or press the keyboard shortcut (Windows key + I) to launch the Settings app.
When the Setting app opens, click the Gaming button on the left.
Select the Captures tile on the right to expand it.
On the Gaming -> Captures setting pane, select the “Max recording length” tile.
Then, choose the max recording length from the options available:
- 30 minutes
- 1 hour
- 2 hours (default)
- 4 hours
As mentioned, the video will be saved in the Video folder of your home directory with the length selected above.
Close the Settings app when you are done.
That should do it!
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