Looking for a suitable lossy video codec to quickly record video in-game.

posted in Encoding

I’m working on integrating a video recording functionality inside of a game, so that game footage can be
automatically encoded to video and shared online from within the game.
Currently I’ve integrated the libtheora codec, but it is too slow to be really functional(it can encode about 4 Full HD frames per second).

So now I’m looking for a faster video codec that should ideally also have the following requirements:
- Output file shouldn’t be too big (duration of video can go up to 30 minutes and needs to be shareable on-line).
- The codec should ideally work for Windows Mac and Linux.
- - Has a license that is usable in a commercial game, so probably not GPL.

paid options are also possible, I have a small budget available.

Do any of you have a suggestion for an appropriate codec for my specific application?
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