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Recording while gaming

  1. #1


    Posts : 15
    windows 8 pro

    Recording while gaming


    I run a triple monitor setup on windows 8 64bit. I was originally on windows 7 but decided to give 8 a try. What i typically do is run a game like world of warcraft on one monitor and then i am using camtasia on another monitor to record streaming video. In windows 7 this worked great because i could turn off aero which would allow my games to run in windowed fullscreen mode without as much having to be rendered in the background. In windows 8 there is apparently no way to turn those features off so i am stuck losing over half my fps when i run a game in windowed fullscreen while recording on the other monitor. I have tried every codec, recording software i could find and none of them work anywhere near as good as in windows 7. Is there any way to get similar results as i did in windows 7?

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  2. #2


    Lynnwood, WA
    Posts : 173
    Windows 8, Windows 7


    The only thing I can think of to try would be to go to your Control Panel > System > Advanced Settings. Choose Performance > Settings and under Visual Effects select "Adjust for best performance" and hit Apply.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 15
    windows 8 pro


    Sadly i tried that it seems they want these trash resource hog features to be on no matter what. I do enjoy some of the new feature but looks like its hardly worth the downsides of losing half your fps when recording.
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