Xfire Beta Video Capture – Record Your PC Gaming Performances

Unreal Tournament 3 VideoOn January 14th of this year, Xfire released a new version of their software that now also allows you to capture your gaming prowess and then if you wish share with others.

Xfire is a great application for tracking your PC gaming habits, creating a friends list and taking screenshots, which creates a community around your own virtual persona. This is like a mini Xbox Live and now that you can record for example Unreal Tournament 3 as I have done, the possibilities have been extended even further.

Here is a small recording I captured just now just as a test really. I had to reduce the resolution of the game to keep the frame rate constant while playing (it is quite a CPU hog even on my Quad Core processor!), however the results are quite impressive. The audio isn’t working quite right, but this is a beta version and I am sure over time, this will improve.

I love Xfire as a program. One of my many gripes about PC gaming has been the lack lustre community feel and this application goes a long way to meet my requirements in this area.

I have also had a go at recording a section of Half Life 2: Episode One… No sound recorded this time for some reason…

Also remember that YouTube heavily compresses any uploaded video, but you can trust me when I say the video quality is exceptional.

James Woodcock

Freelance Journalist, Author, Blogger & Podcaster specialising in gaming and technology. Ever since he experienced the first controllable pixel movement on the television screen, he has been entranced by the possibilities and rewarding entertainment value generated from these metal and plastic boxes of delight. Writing hundreds of articles including commentary and reviews on various gaming platforms, while also interviewing well known industry figures for popular online publications.

  • dexter

    umm when i finished downloading and i pressed run but then it said file not found or somthing like that….i wanna make some videos soon so plzz coment back or no send me an email