HOW to record Bluestacks

BlueStacks is a free Android emulator that lets you play mobile games on your PC. The emulator runs the Google Play Store app so just login into that and then download the games you want to play.

Because BlueStacks is not a game itself and is made up of multiple layers, FBX’s Game capture mode can struggle to identify what to record. Use Fullscreen capture mode instead to simply record the game’s image as it is sent to your screen.

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How to record games in BlueStacks with FBX

Go to the Capture section of the Settings tab and select Fullscreen. You will see FBX’s overlay appear.

Launch BlueStacks and start running the game you want to record.

 TIP  For best results, click BlueStack’s Toogle full screen option to maximise the game to the whole screen

When you are ready to begin recording, press the Start / Stop Recording hotkey. By default, this will be Ctrl + F12.

The overlay will disappear. You are now recording!

When you want to stop recording, either press the Start / Stop Recording hotkey or click the Stop Recording button that appears in the FBX window to save your video.

The overlay will reappear to indicate that you have stopped recording and your video has been saved.

Your saved video will appear in the Recordings tab. Select it from the recordings list on the left to watch it back.

 TIP  Since FBX is not capturing directly from eihter BlueStacks or the game, FBX does not know the name of the game so it will simply be labelled as “Fullscreen Recording”.