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How do I convert replays into quality YouTube video's without using recording software?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Sunny Sky Speed, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. Sunny Sky Speed

    Sunny Sky Speed
    Livery Designer Premium Member

    Regarding the technical side of broadcasting replays of AC via YouTube : how do I convert AC replays into quality YouTube video's without using recording software? Is this possible?
     
  2. I don't think that is possible looking at the file extensions of AC. A good recording software is OBS, and it's free if you want to record AC replays.
     
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  3. Replays are not video files.
     
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  4. Terra21

    Terra21
    Premium Member

    A easy way of doing it .Is if you have a decent Nvidia based card is to use shadow play via Nvidias GeForce experience program then you can record any type of footage from pc on the fly in HD and upload to where ever you like from those created files.I normally save replays/footage before hand then do captures from there.then use a program like Sony vegas or AVS for doing the Magic of overlays etc......
     
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  5. I record the moments I want from the replay with Bandicam (you can also use OBS). Then rename the files like 1, 2, 3 so I won't get lost. Reencode them with Handbrake to put them @ recommended Youtube bitrate settings and also reduce their size a lot. Upload the videos to youtube, then I use the Youtube editor to make it, it has some tools you can add texts to your videos.
     
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  6. Sunny Sky Speed

    Sunny Sky Speed
    Livery Designer Premium Member

    that's very friendly but I have an AMD Radeon card.

    also very informative but I already use Bandicam unregistered version and the quality is insufficient. Maybe I need to reconfig the setup for recording. I use then Windows Moviemaker for editing. I was looking to convert AC replays directly into YouTube video's but that was somewhat opportunistic I guess
     
  7. Use a external codec in Bandicam, here is my config.
    I used to use Windows Moviemaker to make my videos but it's pretty bad, I'd suggest you look for something else to do it.
    You need to use Handbrake after that, select "web optimized" and the video will look as good just with a much smaller size. Just put the recommended Youtube bit rate on the program otherwise you'll get video with higher quality and Youtube will destroy it when it is processing
    https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/1722171
     

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  8. I'd recommend using OBS (Open Broadcaster Software), it's main intention is for streaming to Twitch and YouTube but it works well for recording locally as well, just search YouTube for some guides on how to set it up. It's free, does a decent job of recording and you won't have to run the files through a second program like HandBrake after it's done, just upload it to the tube.
     
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  9. Sunny Sky Speed

    Sunny Sky Speed
    Livery Designer Premium Member

    Thanks guys, as the matter I fact I think I already worked with OBS once to test broadcasting.
    Will look into it, muchas gracias :)
     
  10. HandBrake is a useful program tho if you want to make those file sizes a bit smaller. My IndyCar videos are usually between 7GB-10GB and I just set it to 720p, re-encode with HandBrake, and it's at a much better size for quick upload. Not much loss (nothing noticeable for me anyway) in quality too.
     
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  11. HandBrake is good, but OBS lets you record directly to a compressed MP4 file so it removes the need to use it.
     
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  12. You can set Bandicam to record already at Youtube bitrate what does not need to use Handbrake, but the quality won't be as good as full quality record and reencode with Handbrake. Don't know how it is on OBS, I have it but never used to record a video, only to Stream, so worth to test, it varies from PC to PC
     
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  13. Ricoow

    Ricoow
    420 Premium Member

    Windows 10 Win+Alt+R - Almost FPS loss free recording
     
  14. snyperal

    snyperal
    Premium Member

    I use fraps, then handbrake. I found the quality of OBS to be lacking. Fine for streaming, but it looked a poor video. I may check out some guides though to see if my settings are up to spec.