Record Wii gameplay with household devices?

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Jan 16, 2011
  1. Aijelsop
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    I don't want to spend money on other things, but I have a camcorder with an HDMI cable and the RCA cables. Is there anyway I can record Wii gameplay?
     
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    Those are output, not input.

    You need a capture card, sorry. Save up.
     
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    If you get an Easycap use an RCA to 3.5mm splitter thingy and plug the audio straight into your line-in.


    edit: you should think about getting s-video cables too because they're much better than the standard composite cable.
     
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    You should be able to use your toaster.
     
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    Damn, if you would have worded the title differently, I would have told you to aim the camcorder at the Wii System or the game cases and press record....

    [​IMG]
     
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    Basically this is the only way. I doubt anyone got a Dazzle/Hauppuage/EasyCap just by rummaging in their basement.

    However, you may have a camcorder that accepts composite in, and the quality is actually pretty nice. Though most camcorders today only have output.
     
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    So let me get thisstraight... I need to buy an EasyCap and the 3.5mm splitter cables to record my Wii? Ok. $10 bucks
     
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    get a tripod and sit a cam on it in front of the wii while you play that's all i do in all my vids (see link below)
     
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    Actually, when reading that thread title, I had a mental picture of someone holding a toaster in front of his TV (that is showing some wii game footage), wondering if he could record his game with it. [​IMG]



    On a more serious note...I don't know how well it'll work, but isn't it possible to play a wii game (fullscreen) in dolphin, and record that screen with a program like fraps?
    You're probably going to need a fast computer for that, though.
     
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    If you have an Android phone with Android 1.6 and up with a outward facing camera, you could use that and the Justin.TV app to stream your gameplay footage.
     
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    If you are a cheep n00b that uses a camcorder, you better make sure that you reduce glare as much as possible and that you use an LCD TV and angle your shot correct, and make sure that you can record audio. Then you better put the footage into Windows movie maker and do some good editing...or else your Youtube video might get "reviewed" by Retsuparee!
     
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    i use dvd recorder (hdd 500Gb)
     

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