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Tutorial: How to Record Avabel Gameplay in HD (for iOS)

Discussion in 'Avabel Screenshots & Videos' started by Midori, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. Midori

    Midori New Member

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    (This is my first post here, sorry if it is in the incorrect place...)
    (This tutorial is currently only for Apple iOS devices, although other options are available for Android OS)

    One of the things many people have asked is how to record the video stream of their Avabel Online gameplay so they can then share or post the clips online. With the recent update the Kamcord framework was added, allowing players to make basic recordings on-the-go and while this is quite convenient, the videos can often turn out to be very blurry and users won't have the option to extract the video clip for offline editing. There are three other ways to record video, all of which can record at your device's full native resolution and allow you to save the clip offline for later processing. One of the methods requires a jailbreak, the others do not.

    1. External Recording Via AirPlay Mirroring
    (no jailbreak needed)
    Compatible devices:
    iPhone 4S, 5, 5C, 5S
    iPod touch 5th generation
    iPad 2, 3, 4, Air, mini, mini 2
    (The device must be running iOS 5 or above)
    If you do not have one of the above iOS devices or newer, then this tutorial will not work!

    What you will need:
    1. Your device for playing Avabel Online (please see above list)
    2. Your own Wi-Fi network (ie. not a public Wi-Fi hotspot or mobile/cellular connection)
    3. A computer running Windows or Mac OS X connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Avabel device
    4. "Reflector" installed on your computer (this is a computer program)

    Reflector is a piece of software that allows you to use your computer as an AirPlay Mirroring receiver. You can wirelessly mirror your device's screen to your computer as well as capture video clips of everything that happens on your iOS device screen. It is not free though, and will set you back by $10.39 for a single computer license. Despite the cost, it's well-worth it just because of all the features it will bring (If you are planning to use Reflector, please buy it instead of using a pirated copy! Piracy harms the developers who came up with this great piece of software).

    Steps:
    1. Make sure that Reflector is properly installed on your computer. Open Reflector (you must be connected to a Wi-Fi network).
    2. Configure Reflector to mirror in 1280 x 720 resolution (this gives optimal performance and quality). You can optionally add a password for connecting to prevent other people from connecting and mirroring to your computer, but I find that this can sometimes cause connection problems, so I leave the password field blank.
    3. Connect your iOS device to the same Wi-Fi network as your computer.
    4. Enable AirPlay Mirroring on your iOS device.

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    - On iOS 5-6, open your app switcher by double-clicking the Home Button. Then swipe to the left-most page and tap on the AirPlay button. Select your computer from the list, and enable Mirroring.

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    - On iOS 7-8, open Control Center by swiping upwards from the bottom of the screen, then select the AirPlay option. Choose your computer from the list, then enable Mirroring.

    5. You should immediately see your device screen being mirrored to your computer screen. To begin recording, make sure Reflector is running in the foreground and then press Ctrl+R (‚åò+R on OS X). You will see a recording indicator at the top of the window. When you are done, press Ctrl+R again to finish. You will be prompted on where to save your video file.

    Recording sample:
    2. Internal Recording Via Display Recorder
    (This requires a jailbroken iOS device)
    Compatible devices:
    iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, 5, 5C, 5S
    iPod touch 3rd, 4th, 5th generation
    iPad 1, 2, 3, 4, Air, mini, mini 2
    (The device must be running iOS 4 or above)
    Jailbreaking is a complex process. If you don't know what it is or how to perform a jailbreak, this method may not be suitable for you as improper modification of the device's OS may cause system instability and potential loss of data.

    What you will need:
    1. Your jailbroken iOS device for playing Avabel Online (please see above list)
    2. "Display Recorder" installed on your iOS device (this is an app)

    Display Recorder is an app that can only be installed via Cydia and not the App Store. It allows you to record the device's screen on-the-go without a computer or any other recording hardware connected (however it will NOT record any audio!). It will cost $4.99 to purchase. Once installed, don't forget to set an Activator gesture to begin the screen recording.

    Steps:
    1. On your iOS device, launch Avabel Online and when you are ready, begin recording using your custom Activator gesture.
    2. When you are done, use the Activator gesture again to finish recording and save the clip.
    3. If you wish to import the clip onto your computer, it can be found under your device's directory path: /var/mobile/Library/Keyboard/DisplayRecorder/

    Audio recording will have to be done separately and then merged with the video clip.

    Recording sample:
    3. Direct Recording Via QuickTime
    (This method uses iOS 8 and OS X 10.10, which are only available to Apple developers right now. They will both be publicly released in late 2014.)
    Compatible devices:
    iPhone 4S, 5, 5C, 5S
    iPod touch 5th generation
    iPad 2, 3, 4, Air, mini, mini 2
    (The device must be running iOS 8 or above)

    What you will need:
    1. Your iOS device for playing Avabel Online (please see above list)
    2. A Macintosh computer running OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) or above
    3. The USB data cable that corresponds to your iOS device

    Steps:
    1. Connect your iOS device to your Mac via the USB cable.
    2. On your Mac, open QuickTime Player.
    3. Open File > New Movie Recording
    4. Select the movie and audio source as your iOS device from the drop down menu.
    5. Press the record button when you are ready to begin recording. Press it again to stop and save your clip.

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    Recording sample:
     
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  2. jeffcard

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    Great guide, thanks for sharing your experience. Apple is quite strict with screen capture tools. Currently, I'm using a desktop app call acethinker iphone screen recorder that mirrors my iPhone screen to the computer and use its screen recording function to make videos. It's not that direct, but it works.
     
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