Guide On The Best Settings For Recording Minecraft With OBS

Guide On The Best Settings For Recording Minecraft With OBS. – Minecraft is a game that has been around for over 10 years and it’s still going strong. The fact that the game is so popular makes people want to record their gameplay in order to share with others on YouTube and other video sharing sites.

However, there are many different settings when it comes to recording Minecraft which can be confusing at first. This blog post will provide you with some easy-to-follow steps on how you can set up your OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) software in order for you to start recording Minecraft!

With these easy steps, anyone who plays Minecraft will be able to easily get started with setting up their recordings of this beloved game!

Guide On The Best Settings For Recording Minecraft With OBS

The first step is to launch the Open Broadcaster Software (OBS). Then go to File, then Settings which is at the top on the sidebar.

I. General Settings

In the default tab in the OBS Setting window, you will see the General settings first. However, there is not much for you to adjust in the General settings to affect the quality of your Minecraft recording.

Just choose the OBS application theme, you can go with the most common theme, which is the dark mode if you like.

Then you should enable the System Tray, this allows better accessibility while you are using the OBS application, also this would help with
instantly launching the software when needed.

II. Output Settings

Move down away from settings and navigate to the Output tab on the sidebar of the interface.

At the very top of the Output section, you will see Output Mode. Change the output mode option to Advanced which would allow you to customize your settings to your own requirements.

After changing to Advanced mode, navigate to the Recording tab.

III. Record Settings

For the recording settings, here is the setup you need for optimal quality in 1080p and 60 FPS for your Minecraft recording.

1. The Type should be in Standard.
2. Encoder should be “NVIDIA NVENC H.264 (new)”
3. Set the Rate Control to “CBR”
4. The Bitrate should be “16000 Kbps”
5. The Keyframe Interval should be set to “2”
6. For the Preset, set it to “Max Quality”
7. The Profile should be set to “High”
8. Make sure you enable “Look ahead”.
9. Also enable Psycho Visual Tuning.
10. The GPU should be 0.
11. Max B-frames should be set to 2.

Recording Format:
  • There are a variety of options to choose from in the dropdown, such as .flv, .mp4, .mov, .mkv, .ts, and .m3u8. You should choose between the two most common formats .flv and .mp4 for your settings.

IV. Video Settings

Next, you should navigate to the Video tab and make sure your settings are similar to the setup below.

1. The Base (Canvas) Resolution should be 1920×1080
2 . Let your Output (Scaled) Resolution be 1920×1080
3. Set Downscale Filter to Lanczos (Sharpened scaling, 36 samples)
4. Common FPS Values should be set to 60.

Then go to the Advanced tab and make sure you have these settings there:

V. Advanced Settings

1. Process Priority should be “Normal*”
2. Set Renderer to Direct3D 11
3. The Color Format should be set to “NV12”
4. Color Space should be “709”
5. Set the Color Range to “Full”.

For those having issues with encoding, set the process priority to “Above Normal” or “High” so as to tell the computer to prioritize OBS over other applications.

Also for those who don’t use the stream deck, we recommend binding some hotkeys through the Hotkeys tab. You should consider binding keys to start and stop recordings and also to pause and resume recordings.

What Is The Best Recording Setting For OBS?

The best recording settings for OBS, in summary, are as follows: 720p HD, 30 FPS, and “Use Nvidia NVENC.” To record at 720p simply pick the portion of your screen you would like to capture with the cropping tool. Then, under “video” you can select the size of the final video.

OBS has an automatic setting but if you want the highest quality possible you should follow our guide to manually change it under “advanced settings.”

What Is A Good Bitrate For Recording OBS?

Just keep in mind that you want the video file to be the best quality, but not too big. If you use a hard drive instead of a solid-state drive, you may have to use a lower bitrate because the hard drive will be too slow to record video at a higher bitrate.

If you have a solid-state drive, then it’s a good idea to record at a higher bitrate, but it is going to use a lot of hard drive space.

How Do You Record Minecraft Smoothly?

One of the most important parts of making Minecraft videos is making sure you have the proper settings. Many people are unaware of what settings are best for recording, so here are the top three things you need to change.

First, change the display from windowed to full screen. This will not only allow you to record Minecraft with a better resolution, but it will also allow you to have a better view of the action. Second, turn off the in-game effects.

This may seem odd, but you want to avoid any glitching that occurs from the framerate drop. Finally, set the frames per second to a smooth level. Oftentimes, people will set their frames per second to a fast level, and the framerate drops heavily. The recommended setting is 20-30 frames per second for this reason.

What Bitrate Should I Record At 1080p 60fps?

For 1080p video at 60 frames per second, a bitrate between 4500 and 6000 kbps should be fine. You can choose based on your needs.

The averages range from 4500 and 6000 kbps range should be minimum, you can use a higher rate for better quality and depending on the type of video you are making.

What Happens If The Bitrate Is Too High?

High bitrate means high-quality video, the higher your bitrate, the higher the quality of your video. But when your bitrate is too high, you might be risking your viewership because some computers and Internet connections cannot handle higher bitrate video.

What is the essence of making a video that most people interested in watching won’t be able to because of “too high video quality “? None.

How Do I Make OBS Better Quality?

Following our guide would get you better quality recordings.
Just use 1080p at 60FPS, you can use between 4500 -6000kbps bitrate for high-quality streams of high motions.


In our previous blog post, we discussed extensively Minecraft servers without anti-cheat, KitPvP servers for Minecraft, servers for Minecraft Bedwars and so on. However, there are situations you’d want to have your gaming session recorded with OBS.

This blog covers all that and if you have any questions or recommendations on the best settings for recording Minecraft with OBS, let us know through the comment box.