OS X How to Record Minecraft Lets Play

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  1. thekaratehero macrumors newbie

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    I hope this is the right forum category, and I know my interests might be stupid, but humor me. Thanks in advance.

    I'd like to play, and live commentate me playing minecraft on my new 15" MBP. If I had a windows machine, I'd use FRAPS, and done. On the mac, this is much more difficult.

    I started with SnapzPro X, which I had gotten in a mac update bundle. It doesn't record system audio - so no game sounds. Deal breaker.

    Next I tried quicktime recordings, which actually worked. The problem is the audio - there is no built in mixer, and trying to get soundflower to work is a huge pain.

    Next I bought Screenium, which people said they used. Its not bad, but I'm only getting 5 FPS on my MBP, which is basically unwatchable. I asked the manufacturer for help, and haven't heard back.

    Then I realized I have a Elgato Game Capture HD, and a older MacBook Air. I could record my MBP play on my air! However, this has the same problem as the quicktime recording - my voice and game audio don't work well together. THis is the cleanest way to do it, if I could get it working.

    So, can anyone help me get what I have working? Maybe a sound mixing program that will make the audio easier in Quicktime or Elgato?
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    Can someone suggest something they know works? I've seen suggestions from people, but not from anyone who has actually done it.

    Thanks in advance!!!!
     
  2. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    I've used ScreenFlow.

    For streaming live to twitch you can use Adobe FLME.
     
  3. 960design macrumors 68000

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    1) Use Twitch and SoundFlower for amateur hour. You can link twitch to your youtube account for live stream and recording / saving.
    2) Do what the professionals do: OBS ( Open Broadcaster Software ).

    I've used both for minecraft to test live streaming at 60FPS on a late 2013 MBPr maxed out specs.
     
  4. thekaratehero thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey - thanks for the replies!

    Wow - Seriously?

    I've been trying to do this for a month, and haven't found anything that even comes close to working. That OBS worked exactly as I wanted it right out of the box, and its free? Thats re-donk-u-lus. I love it!

    Thanks so much!!!
     
  5. BeSweeet macrumors 68000

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    This (at least the ScreenFlow part). I thought FLME still needs an input to stream?

    I haven't used OBS for OS X (only for Windows), so I don't know what its currently limitations are: https://s3.amazonaws.com/github-clo...628201&Signature=AT03oSjYX5O0FQ2gKDxgLtuBP/A=

    SoundFlower is actually fairly simple. One of us can remote into your machine and get it sorted in a few minutes.

    Ultimately, putting Windows on your Mac might be the best option :D.
     
  6. thekaratehero thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for all the replies guys!

    To be honest, I'm getting close to just setting up boot camp. OBS works, but the system audio is still a mess. Sound flower doesn't seem to do anything. I found another driver that seems to do the same thing, but it jacks up the microphone.

    If I could figure out why my Maudio box forces my mic to be stereo and not mono, I might have better luck.

    I guess so far, those are the two best options:

    OBS and figure out why my condensing mic is in stereo and won't play in the left channel. MIDI setup says its 2 channel and it's not

    Get my game capture hd to somehow not delay my commentary. That would be the easiest way for me - but I don't see how to fix the lags audio.

    Any other thoughts? I can't believe this is so hard!
     
  7. BeSweeet macrumors 68000

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    Aside from installing Windows and being done with it all, I have no idea. That to me would be the quickest, for-sure method.
     
  8. thekaratehero thread starter macrumors newbie

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  9. BeSweeet macrumors 68000

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    You mean FRAPS? Assuming you have enough drive space for the recordings, then yes.
     
  10. thekaratehero thread starter macrumors newbie

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    HAHAH! Flaps!!!!

    Yeah, I meant FRAPS.

    I won't lie - I'm a bit dissappointed I can't do this from my Mac-er-Tosh. You would think there would be some way to use what I have to get it to work.

    EVeryone uses FRAPS though, so I'll just roll with it.

    Thanks!
     
  11. BeSweeet macrumors 68000

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    I think most of it has to do with the Mac still not being the go-to platform for non-console gaming.
     
  12. 960design macrumors 68000

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    OBS and soundflower is all you need. Don't add any extra 'drivers' to your mac. It looks like you may just need to do a little reading on how to use Soundflower. You could also use WavTap, but then you are limited in the future, and my thought process is if you have to learn something, why not learn the standard.
     
  13. Irishman macrumors 68030

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    What if you change it from stereo to mono for your voiceover? That shouldn't mess with your in-game audio.
     
  14. thekaratehero thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thats the thing there is no option to change it from Stereo to Mono. In MIDI setup, there is only 2 channel options when I try and edit the device. I need a 1 channel option, and its not there. Can I add it in somehow?

    I would read up on soundflower - but there isn't any real options, is there? I dont' even see a manual anywhere.

    Love to learn the standard - if there was a resource to learn. Suggestions?
     
  15. Irishman macrumors 68030

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    Go to Youtube. You're bound to find walkthroughs out the wazzoo.
     
  16. thekaratehero thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've looked. None of them are that helpful. My issue with the Mic goes away with USB ones.
     

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