How to Record a Twitch Stream?

Isabella Garcia Isabella Garcia Updated on Sep 7 , 2021 Tag:

How to record a Twitch stream on PC? This post will show you how to record a Twitch stream step by step.

Twitch is one of the most popular video live-streaming services that focuses on video game live streaming, including broadcasts of esports competitions. This website has about 1.5 million broadcasts per month and more than 100 million viewers currently. You can watch wonderful gameplay streaming videos on Twitch. But sometimes you may not present with the time to watch them in real-time or you want to record a Twitch stream for a later watch. Do you know how to record a Twitch Stream? Let’s move ahead then, now you are one step closer to record your favorite Twitch video. All you need is to follow this guide properly.

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How to Use RecMaster to Record a Twitch Stream?

RecMaster is a powerful and reliable screen recorder. This desktop software is capable of recording your screen, editing videos, sharing recordings to YouTube and Google Drive, and so on. This main interface of RecMaster is very simple so whether you are a beginner or a professional, you can do well. For your convenience, we will show you how to record a Twitch stream step by step.

You can click the buttons below to free download the Windows version or Mac version of RecMaster. The Windows version is suitable for Windows 10/8/7/XP system and the new Windows 11 is also applicable. The Mac version works on Mac OS 10.11 or above.

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  1. Launch RecMaster and choose a recording mode
  2. Confirm the settings before recording
  3. Press the Alt key + 1 to start the Twitch stream recording
  4. Press the Alt key + 2 to stop the capturing
  5. Rewatch the recorded video

Step 1: Launch RecMaster and choose a recording mode you like. RecMaster offers seven different recording modes and the three most commonly used are: Full-screen mode, Custom-area mode, and Game mode. Here we choose the Full-screen mode as an example. This mode can capture everything on your computer desktop.

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Step 2: After that, you need to adjust the recording settings. RecMaster allows you to record the system sound, microphone sound, and webcam. If you just want to record the Twitch stream sound, don’t forget to turn off the microphone sound and your webcam.

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Tip: RecMaster enables you to record videos in different formats: MP4, AVI, FLV, and GIF. You can set it by clicking Menu>> Settings>> File.

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Step 3: Then, open the stream on Twitch that you want to record. Switch to RecMaster and hit the red REC button to start the recording. You can also press the Alt key + 1 to start. It’s really convenient to use shortcut keys in RecMaster. You can start playing the target video after the three-second countdown.

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Step 4: During the recording, you can find a small toolbar when you move the cursor to the top of the screen. To pause the recording, you can click the Pause icon (or press the Alt key +1). If you want to finish the capturing, just click on the Stop button (or press the Alt key +2). In addition, you can also take screenshots or add some annotations.

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Step 5: Finally preview the recorded video after the recording is done. In the recording list of RecMaster, you can rewatch, rename, edit, and delete the recordings. Adding a detailed name to the video will help you to find it faster in the future. With RecMaster, you can do some basic editing on your videos by clicking the scissors icon.

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To sum up, this post has shown you the best way to record a Twitch stream on PC with RecMaster. A good screen recorder can not only help you record the gameplay live stream for a later review but also enables you to make your own gameplay videos. RecMaster is a full-featured recording application and you can set shortcut keys, show or hide the cursor, add a watermark, schedule a recording, etc. Now you can download it and start to record a Twitch stream.

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RecMaster – Record Every Moment on Your Computer Screen

RecMaster – Record Every Moment on Your Computer Screen

Multiple recording modes make it easy to capture anything on screen.

Record 1080p or even 4K clips at 60fps to maintain the high quality still.

Flexible settings for mouse cursor effects, watermark and annotations.

Preloaded with recording scheduler, video editor. Allow one-click sharing.

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Isabella Garcia

Isabella Garcia

Isabella Garcia is an experienced editor for RecMaster, She currently concentrates on writing articles about gameplay recordings and also, How-to guide to regular recordings. Her article aims to provide users with more instructive information.

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