There are 2 methods for recording with Plays: Automatic and Manual. You can choose which one you want to use in the Plays.tv Preferences under "Video"
Automatic Recording will begin recording as soon as it is able when the game starts.
If you decide to use Manual Recording, you'll have the choice of setting a hotkey to stop/start recording.
We also have a suite of Replay Tools you can use while you're recording.
This will allow you to quickly find key moments in your full recording. When you place a manual bookmark while playing, it will appear in the video timeline like this:
Similar to the "Save Clip" function below, however the difference is with Instant Replay you can watch it while in the game. You can learn more about it here.
This will just take the last set amount of time that happened, and save it in a separate video file.
If you want to change the quality of your recordings, scroll down til you get to "Quality Presets".
You can use our recommended settings, or adjust the quality for yourself.
Video Resolution: 480p, 720p or 1080p
Framerate: 15, 30, or 60 FPS
Bitrate: 5mb/s - 50mb/s (Increments of 5)
Once you have gotten into the game and recorded some gameplay, you can exit the client and see your new recording: