New Preferences: Lots of changes, but we’ve got pics!

Preferences Overhaul

We’ve got a lot to cover, so let’s get started.

  • Manage which applications get recorded. Now you don’t have to record all your Hatoful Boyfriend sessions!
  • New status bar overlay helps you keep track of your recording time and bookmark hotkey (you can also turn it off for that minimalist look).
  • Push-to-Talk is in! Choose when people hear your lovely voice.

For more details on those additions and more, let’s dive in.

New location! Find the gear here now; it’s slightly bigger. I call that huggable size:
New preferences location

This night theme is easy on the eyes. Enable your webcam and choose what part of the screen it lives. Let people see that lovely head-shaped face:Pick your webcam placement

Play with that overlay. It’s for your eyes only so choose where you want it; it won’t appear in your recordings. Settings have more info than ever, with “i”s everywhere:Move the overlay around

Status bar gives you the good stuff like whether you’re recording, for how long, and what your bookmark hotkey is:
Plays.tv Status Bar

Push-to-Talk is here! In the audio tab, get more mic control with Input Mode. Open mic is similar to how we used to record voice; all karaoke, all the time. Now you can choose when you want your voice heard. First, make sure your microphone is enabled. Second, select Push-to-Talk as your Input Mode. Then, bind a hotkey that you want to… push… when you want to… talk.Push-to-Talk is a thing now

Get a better view when wrangling all those accounts we love. Choose which LoL accounts to display on your Plays.tv profile. So many LoL accounts, so… many LoL accounts:Bind and Manage Your Accounts

Advanced tab is like an onion… or is it ogre… .psd file? It has layers. It’s also where the new “Manage Applications” tool lives. It’s a fancy name for the lists of games you want recorded… and those you don’t. Detected games show up in the top box and you can add games manually too.  Just hit Blacklist to send them to the bottom box and stop recording those endless Papers, Please marathons:Manage apps you want recorded

Last but not least, we’ve got shiny doodads to go with the shiny audio states:
Recording and audio states

Whew. That was a lot. Check them out and let us know what you think!

  • Nikolay Bochev

    Are the Overwatch smart highlights back ?

  • 까탈이(mandu)

    The option for selecting which gpu is used for recording would be good for people who have integrated gpu and graphic card both.

  • jaymee balingit

    how does webcam work? does it only work if your streaming?

  • akumadarkphoenix

    When i read “New UI” i realized why everything is now messed up, the program does not work properly anymore, it crash and/or steal focus from some games…

    Why on the Earth every company (or whatever) ruin a software, everytime when is time to “improve” the damned “graphics”?
    I won’t be critic, because the software is free, but now is harder to navigate into plays.tv UI and the game overleay is too big imo, lack of some features, i can’t find “take a screen shot” anymore..
    There is a way to come back to the latest old and working version please!? (Version 1.17.6 – 12/23/2016)

    Thanks for your time

  • Gzuz2k11

    Can we have ability to set multiple audio tracks like having seperate audio tracks for your game, mic and maybe one for discord or skype etc? would make a big diffrence for editing and balancing sounds. Other apps like bandicam and dxtory have this but plays.tv makes recording video way easier :)

  • DoubLL

    Hey there, I noticed that for some reason my linked League of Legends account is no longer displayed by Summoner Name (the one other people see) but rather by login id.

    Could you change that back, or – if it is a bug – explain how to fix it? The login name does not help with finding players since they never see it ingame, and showing it publicly on PlaysTV’s user profile page could be a security issue for popular people who may become susceptible to brute force password cracking attempts.

  • https://dzikitw.wordpress.com/ Wojcieszy

    Hello. Why i can’t add hotkey push to talk ,,ALT”?