Can you record Vita Gameplay ?

Discussion in 'PS Vita - Hacking & Homebrew' started by FuryTomic, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. FuryTomic

    FuryTomic GBAtemp Regular

    May 16, 2015
    United States
    So i want to do a LETS play series for my channel but CAN YOI ACTUALLY record vita live gameplay?

    Btw my vita is latest ofw and not hacked in any form!
  2. Ryupower

    Ryupower Brood

    Oct 8, 2007
    United States
    get playstation TV (Sony store has it cheap $19.99 for now) and a capture card that can bypass hdcp and you should be good to go

    or hard mod the vita
    or cap with a cam over you shoulder
  3. FuryTomic

    FuryTomic GBAtemp Regular

    May 16, 2015
    United States
    So ps vita methood seems best for me but can you run me through the prrocess of streaming?

    Does ps tv work with all Tvs?
    Will it record vita gameplay and then let me upload it or is live stream only?
    What ps vita games are currently compatible?for recording?using ps tv?
    What additonal things will i need?


    Also do i need to have wifi at home to connect vita and ps tv?

    How much is a graphics card? Links would be great
  4. Selim873

    Selim873 Nunnayobeesnes

    Jul 31, 2010
    United States
    Chillin' with Bob Ross
    Katsukity, that Japanese company that makes 3DS Capture cards, make them for the Vita as well.

    EDIT: If you already have a Vita, you'll have to ship yours to Japan. If you don't have one, you'll have to buy a premodded one. Both methods cost an arm and a leg unfortunately.
  5. zxcman

    zxcman Member

    Jul 22, 2015
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Let me try to sum up what you have to do:

    First, you need to buy a PSTV, which is rather cheap.

    A PSTV is basically a Vita with an HDMI out instead out a screen and Bluetooth to connect with PS3/4 controllers rather than having buttons on it. It can't run all Vita apps/games, for further information about which games it can/can't play see these pages:
    If you have experience with capturing videos from HDMI then you should know the rest.
    If you don't, you're just gonna need an HDMI recorder/capture device, ten seconds of google gave me those two
    I'd advice further research before getting one.

    Edit: if you aren't in a hurry, I'd also advice waiting for one that supports HEVC/H.265 encoding, which if you don't know basically doubles the video files compression rate (halves the size) while having the same video quality. Some people might say that won't be happening anytime soon, but with Microsoft, Apple, Google, AMD, nVidia, and Intel supporting HEVC/H.265 in their latest releases, I doubt it'll take too long before it becomes the norm.
    Last edited by zxcman, Sep 13, 2015
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