I own an iPad 2 and a Macbook Pro. I am looking for a free solution to recording my iPad's screen from my computer. I plan to record the gameplay of various iOS games and upload them on video sharing websites.
About my iPad 2 - Version: 6.0.1
I apologize if this exact question has already been answered but I have been unable to find an answer that is suitable for my specific needs. Finding a free alternative to Reflector seems to be very difficult!
All answers will be greatly appreciated.
There used to be some free apps, but they stopped working because the devs didn't have time to update them to work with the latest changes to airplay.
If you are willing to pay a bit of money you can get apps which turn your Mac into an Airplay server. You can then mirror your iPad's screen to your Mac, and record it there.
Check them out, and work out which one is best for you.
X-Mirage has a 7-day free trial, so I think it's the closest you'll get to a "free" solution.
To record your iPad's screen, you could use QuickTime X that comes for free with OS X Yosemite and OS X El Capitan.
Unfortunately your iPad must be running iOS 8 or later for this to work.
- Connect your iPad to your computer (with the 30 pin or Lightning connector)
- Open QuickTime Player, usually found in the "Utilities" folder of the Applications folder
- Click File > New Movie Recording
- From beside the red "record" button click the source arrow
- Choose your device and click record!
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I don't know of a free option. There are products like X-Mirage (USD 16), which lets you record your device via AirPlay. This is probably the most hassle-free and cheap solution.
You can also buy an HDMI adapter from Apple, or some third party version, and record your gameplay that way using e.g. an HDD-recorder with HDMI input. For this solution you obviously need quite a bit of hardware.
Although this solution is not technically free, it is a long term solution. You can buy an adapter to stream live whatever is on your iPad screen to your Mac screen. Then using a PC screen recorder system to record the "livestream" footage. There is free screen recording software out there. Software such as CamStudio and TinyTake offer pretty decent recording options for free, and extra if you pay for it.