How to access PlayClaw 5 Steam beta channel

If you would like to get the latest changes and do not want to wait for stable release, do following:
In Steam client open software page, select PlayClaw. Right mouse button click, select Properties. Select Betas tab, in password field (1) enter playclawbeta, click Check code button. Then select beta channel in combo box (2).


Then switch to Local Files tab (3). Click to Delete Local Application Content (4).


Close properties, install PlayClaw again – PlayClaw beta will be installed.

Game Video Capture. The ideal codec.

Let us begin with the conclusion – there is no such thing as an ideal codec!
Different video capture utilities have a different ways (codecs) of compressing video in real time and, of course, each utility is supplied by developers as the so called perfect / correct solution.
I’ll try to provide briefly explain what happens in the modern world of real-time capture and compress. Continue reading

PlayClaw 4 press release

New PlayClaw 4 with More Powerful Video Capture Features for Games

Leader in the game video capture and stills display industry, PlayClaw is giving their customers more power than ever! For gamers, both hardcore and casual, the ability to display moves, tactics and strategies to multiple viewers, is of paramount importance. While versions of PlayClaw in use today have given this facility to its users, the company has developed and released an upgraded PlayClaw 4 that rivals any game video capture software on the market to-date. Continue reading

New fun stuff in Teamspeak 3 (version 3.0.6)

Teamspeak 3 client was updated to new 3.0.6 version yesterday with changing plugins API version to 16. Well, we’ve updated PlayClaw plugins (PlayClaw 3 build 2039) to make them compatible with new client. BUT!..

I’ve discovered one very interesting thing while recording Battlefield 3 gameplay. If I set “stereo conversion” option in PlayClaw audio settings then the final audio will not contain teamspeak 3 sounds! :) Continue reading

How to set up Teamspeak 3 overlays

To make PlayClaw show overlays with the names of players, you need to make a few simple things in Teamspeak 3.

The new version of the voice communication software Teamspeak 3 has undergone serious changes and the old method to enable overlays does not work any longer. You need to copy the plugin for Teamspeak to the plugin directory and then activate it. Continue reading