PlayClaw features

Video capture and encoding

Audio capture and encoding

Live streaming


Video sources

Games and applications based on DirectX 9, 10, 11, 12 and OpenGL

Windows desktop (Aero must be enabled)

Video codecs

H.264/AVC (appropriate hardware is required)


Pre-installed codecs compatible with Video for Windows standard

Our own Fast-codec

Frame size

Limited only for H.264/AVC encoding (max 3840×2160)

Frame capture speed (FPS)

Limited only by your hardware capabilities

Additional options


Capturing the webcam feed in a separate file (using our webcam plugin)

Video codecs customization

Realtime frame resize

Mouse cursor capture

Audio sources

Detecting default audio sources in a system

Up to 16 sources simultaneously

Audio codecs

PCM without compression


Additional options

A recording volume of any audio source can be changed

Capture audio only when a custom hotkey is pressed

Audio mixer

Ability to write audio data in separate files

Supported services




Custom RTMP settings

Available plugins (overlays)

FPS (shows frame rate and recording state)

Clock overlay

Image overlay

Stopwatch overlay

Timer overlay

Text overlay

SysInfo overlay (CPU/GPU realtime info, memory state, etc)

Teamspeak 3 (voice) overlay

Webcam overlay with a Chroma Key

Twitch chat overlay

Web Browser overlay

Window capture overlay

Plugins (overlays) capabilities

3rd party plugins support

Visual overlay editor (WYSIWYG)

Overlay render options: don’t render, only on screen, only on recording, everywhere

Profiles support (profile is a set of settings)

App/games black list support