When recording videos of your Minecraft experience, you will often face problems like:
bad video quality
huge files that have to be compressed afterwards
bad ingame performance
expensive, limited or complicated tools
the 2GB limit of .avi files
VideoCraft is an attempt to solve these problems. It is a mod, that enables you to record ingame footage with the touch of one button. It's as easy as taking a screenshot and the resulting video files are small enough to quickly upload them to YouTube.
Here is an example:
How does it work?
When you are in the game, simply press "F4" to start the recording. A message will appear, indicating that recording has been started.
This message might get replaced by an acoustic signal or something else, because it's quite annoying to have at the beginning of every video.
To stop recording, press "F4" again. A message will appear that shows the filename of the video you've just created.
The videos can then be found in the "videos" folder in your minecraft directory (similar to the screenshots):
Where can I download it?
Development has been put on hold, but if you want, you can find the sourcecode somewhere in this thread :wink.gif:
The future of VideoCraft
These are ideas for features that might be added in later versions of VideoCraft:
Ingame GUI with options for video and audio encoding as well as file naming and custom output folders
The ability to simultaneously record your microphone
The ability to set the size of the minecraft window by specifying a width and a height
What sort of effect does this have on performance?
It has a huge effect on performance, but it might still be better than what you can achieve with some external tools. I will add the option to render the video uncompressed in a later release. This will allow for a better ingame performance.
Looks amazing Pfaeff! I think that this will be a pretty awesome way to make it easier for everyone to make great YouTube videos (and Lets Plays once the Mic feature is added) without having to mess with recording software. It's a much needed feature!
Video quality looks decent, but you're showing major signs of very low FPS, and on top of that the sound is of absolute horrible quality, so until those two big issues are fixed i'll just keep using fraps.
Also, adding a enabling mic recording would be great, as alot of people do videos with commentary .
4/5 Like the idea, but there's still alot of work to be done.