By using the Game DVR feature on Xbox One, you will be able to record your gameplay and then share it wherever you wish to. This is an important feature for those who like to stream their gameplay on YouTube, Twitch, or other platforms.

It is an inbuilt game capture application that can take only a few minutes of your gameplay. And then save it on your console or external drive, which you can use later on. And in the recent update to the Xbox One, the Game DVR feature is now capable of recording gameplay at 1080P resolution instead of 720P @30 FPS. So in case if you are looking for improved quality, you need to enable this feature.

However, enabling this feature can be a hard task for some. Hence, I am going to share all the steps that you have to follow to enable the Game DVR Recording feature.

Enable 1080p Game DVR capture on Xbox One

To enable this feature, you will first have to head over to the settings of Xbox One. Then you will need to look for DVR Options. After that, you will need to follow these steps:

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  • First of all, press the Xbox Guide button from your controller. This will open up the guide.
  • Now you will have to keep pressing the right bumper or RB till you reach the system section.
  • Over here, you will need to select settings and then press A.
  • This will open up the main settings.
  • Now you have to scroll down to the Preferences tab.
  • After that, you have to choose to broadcast and capture.
  • Then under the “Capture” go to Game clip resolution.
  • Then you have to select 1080p SDR.

During selection, you will get to see that when switching from 720p SDR to 1080p SDR, the time of recording drops from 5 minutes to 2 minutes. In case if you have the Xbox One X console, you will get to see the 4K resolution option too, which is capable of recording at 60 FPS and HDR.

Save Game DVR Clips to an external drive

Now that is aware of how to switch to 1080p recording, you will also find an option that allows you to change your capture location. This means, if you have external storage, you will be able to save the recording in there.

This would make it easy for you to work on the video in an easy way possible. Also, you will easily be able to carry it with you. However, you should know that when you unplug the external drive, the setting will get back to the normal one. Also, you should have a USB 3.0 hard drive for the job.

Anyway, to save your files in external storage, you will need to follow these steps:

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  •       At first, you will need to connect your hard drive to your PC. And then, you will need to format it to NTFS.
  •       Next, you will need to connect the external drive to a USB port on your Xbox One.
  •       Then you will find a prompt that will ask you whether you would like to use your external drive for Media, Format Storage Device, Cancel or Select media.
  •       In case if you have the hard drive as NTFS formatted, be sure that none of your data will be lost when you are using it for media only.
  •       After that, you will need to these steps to change the location to external storage:
  •       Go back to the Broadcard & capture settings as I have mentioned above.
  •       Then go to the Capture Location.
  •       Over here, you have to select External. You will see the hard drive name there.

Next, when you select the 1080p recording, the limit will automatically get increased to 1 hour. As you already know, video takes a lot of space. And Xbox simply does not allow video files to use much space. But by using an external drive, you will be able to get rid of this issue.

Microsoft should totally make this drive available on the network. Hence, there is no need to unplug the hard drive when your recordings need to be transferred on your PC.

Final Words:

So that was all for the Xbox One DVR feature. I hope this has cleared all your doubts. So go ahead and check these steps and enable the feature and see how it is working for you. Also, for any questions, do feel free to comment below.