How to Edit Xbox Clips

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Are you a fan of Xbox and looking for a way to capture your best gaming moments? With Xbox clips, you can record and share your gameplay highlights with friends and family.

Xbox clips are easy to create. All you need to do is press the Xbox button ? on your controller while playing a game. This will open the Guide where you can select Capture & Share and then select Record Clip. You’ll be able to choose how long of a clip you want to record, up to 30 seconds. Once you’ve recorded your clip, it will be automatically saved in the Recent Captures section of your console.

You can easily edit your clips using the Xbox Console Companion app. Select Captures from the main menu and then select the clip that you want to edit. From there, you can use Trim to adjust the start and end points of the recording, as well as delete unwanted footage from wthin the clip itself. You can also add captions or voiceovers, as well as insert images or GIFs from your console library or from popular online sources such as Giphy.

Finally, once you’re happy with your clip, you can share it with friends and family on social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube – or even just keep it for yourself! To do this, go to Capture & Share in the Guide again and select Share Clip. From there, simply follow the instructions onscreen to upload your clip directly from your console onto social media sites or other services like OneDrive or Dropbox.

With Xbox clips, it couldn’t be easier to record and share your gaming highlights with others – so what are you waiting for? Get out there and start creating some awesome memories!

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Viewing Xbox Clips

To see your Xbox clips, press the Xbox button ? to open the guide. Then, go to Capture & share. Select Recent captures and if your clip isn’t recent, select Show all. This will display a list of all your clips that you can view.

Clipping Xbox Clips

To clip Xbox clips, you will need to open the Xbox Console Companion app, and then select Captures. From there, select the clip that you want to edit. Once you have selected your clip, you can then choose the Trim option to edit the length of the game clip. By moving the left bar, you can trim length off the beginning of the recording, and by moving the right bar you can trim the end of it. Once you are done editing your clip, it will be saved in your captures folder for future use.

Do Xbox Clips Remain Permanent?

Yes, Xbox clips can disappear. This is due to the limited amount of reserved space for captures on the Xbox console. If that space fills up, new captures can “push out” older captures and case them to disappear. To avoid this, you can use Upload Studio to upload your captures to OneDrive or another cloud storage service, so they will be kept permanently.

Where Are Xbox Recordings Saved?

Xbox recordings can be found in the Captures folder in the Xbox App. To access this folder, select Start > Settings > Gaming > Captures, then select Open folder. This is where screenshots, game clips and othr recordings you’ve taken will be stored.

Troubleshooting Xbox Clips Not Showing Up

If your Xbox clips are not showing up, it could be due to a few different issues. Firstly, make sure that the clips have been uploaded to the Xbox service and are not saved locally to your console. To check this, press the Xbox button ? on your controller to open the guide and select Profile & system > Settings > Preferences. If the clips have been uploaded correctly, another issue could be that the game you’re trying to capture clips from is not supported by Xbox’s clip recording feature. If this is the case, try using a different game or app that is supported instead. Lastly, there may be an issue with your console itsef and you may need to look into troubleshooting steps such as resetting or restarting your console.

Do Xbox Clips Use Storage Space?

Yes, Xbox clips do take up storage. When you record a clip on your Xbox console, it is stored as a file on the internal hard drive. Depending on the length of your clip and the recording quality, each clip can range from severl hundred to several thousand megabytes in size. To free up some space and keep your console running optimally, you can upload your clips to OneDrive and then delete them from your console.

Recovering Deleted Xbox Clips

Unfortunately, once clips have been deleted on Xbox, they cannot be recovered. However, there are ways to help protect yourself against accidentally deleting clips in the future. You can back up any clips you want to keep by uploading them to OneDrive, and downloading the OneDrive app onto your Xbox One. That way, you will still be able to view them trough the app if you ever accidentally delete clips in the future.

Do Xbox Screenshots Remain Saved?

Yes, Xbox screenshots can get deleted. After 30 days, any game captures taken on an Xbox console are stored in the ‘Captures’ folder, which can be accessed through the Xbox dashboard. After 30 days, these game captures will automatically be deleted from the console and won’t be recoverable. To ensure your game captures are not lost, you shold make sure to transfer them to a USB drive or upload them to OneDrive before 30 days have passed.

Limitations of Xbox Clips Length

When recording Xbox clips, any time spent otside of the game will not be included in the clip. This means that if you pause the game to go back to the Home screen, any time spent there will be removed from the clip. Furthermore, certain games may have their own internal limits on how long a clip can be recorded for. To ensure that your clips are as long as possible, make sure to stay in the game throughout recording and check with your game’s developers if there are any specific length restrictions.

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Saving Clips on Xbox App: Why Is It Not Possible?

There are a few reasons why you may not be able to save clips on the Xbox app. First, make sure that the Allow Play To streaming and Allow broadcasts and Game DVR uploads options are both checked in your Preferences. This will enable you to save clips from games or other content you’re watching.

If these settings are already enabled, it’s pssible that your console is too full to save any more clips. Make sure to delete any unnecessary files or move them to an external storage device so that you can free up space for additional clips.

Finally, if you have recently changed your Xbox profile or gamertag, this culd also affect your ability to save clips. Try signing out of the Xbox app and then signing back in with the new profile information, and see if this resolves the issue.


In conclusion, Xbox clips are a great way to save your gaming highlights and share them with friends. You can easily edit clips with the Xbox Console Companion app by trimming the length of the recording, or uploading them to OneDrive for permanent storage. However, it’s important to keep in mind that Xbox has only a limited amount of reserved space for captures, so if that limit is reached, new captures will “push out” older captures.

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James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.