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Screen(cast)/(record) software

Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:48 am
by DoYouSpeakWak
Hey everybody.

The past weeks iwe been searching for a program windows xp or 7 that can record my screen and let me save it as a video.

Without flickering, with sound, both from mic and from the soundcard.

I must have tried the first 40 programs with no luck. :roll:

Have you tried one that really just works ? If so what was it called ?

DYSW

Re: Screen(cast)/(record) software

Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:57 am
by MichaelC
http://camstudio.org/ is what I use.

Re: Screen(cast)/(record) software

Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:22 pm
by DoYouSpeakWak
Great. Thanks i havnt tried that one.

It seem to work fine. Exept that seems only to allow only video recording (with no audio).
If i select that it should record audio. It does not record video anymore. But i guess a bit more testing have to be done first. Thanks again

Re: Screen(cast)/(record) software

Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:26 pm
by Brf
The only one I have used is AllCapture, but that was with XP, not Win-7.

Re: Screen(cast)/(record) software

Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:33 pm
by Christian 2.0
Unknown Bliss wrote:http://camstudio.org/ is what I use.
+1, Camtasia is a fantastic software which allows you to output the recording in more formats than you can shake a stick at.

When you're seecting the area of the screen to record, you should see the option to record audio with your screen. You can choose between system audio (so if you're playing something through iTunes, it will record that with the screen in perfect quality), or you can choose to record the microphone. You can even choose to record both system and microphone sounds, as well as the screen at the same time.
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The post-recording editor also allows for a great deal of customisation (callouts, zoom & pan, etc..). As with most decent software, you're looking at a pretty heavy price tag of ~£220, though you definitely get what you pay for. As far as I know, no other screen recording software comes close.

Re: Screen(cast)/(record) software

Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:52 pm
by Brandon05
I also use Camtasia Studio 7. :)

Great software.

Re: Screen(cast)/(record) software

Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:05 pm
by .Victor
BB Express. Free and usefull ;)

Re: Screen(cast)/(record) software

Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:10 am
by Daniel Exe
Brandon05 wrote:I also use Camtasia Studio 7. :)

Great software.
I don't suppose it's able to record in-game scenes?

Re: Screen(cast)/(record) software

Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:00 pm
by DoYouSpeakWak
Thanks so much for your suggestions.

so far iwe tried Camtasia Studio 7 on my xp laptop. But it was extremly slow. If i moved the mouse its shown as slow motion in the video. Very bad. But i will try on my larger desktop before ruling it out.

Re: Screen(cast)/(record) software

Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:48 pm
by Daniel Exe
If you hit the minimum requirements on that laptop, not sure what the problem might be:
# 1.5 GHz, single-core minimum ~ Recommended: Intel 2.0 GHz dual-core or better
# 1 GB RAM minimum ~ Recommended: 2.0 GB or more
You could try reducing the framerate or resolution through the video config if it's too much for your laptop.

Re: Screen(cast)/(record) software

Posted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:34 pm
by DoYouSpeakWak
Thanks for all of your suggestions. But in the end i found this and its briliant.

http://www.labnol.org/software/best-scr ... ool/17855/

downside is that its a microsoft program that requires silverlight,framework 4. But if you got those and xp, vista, 7 installed then its really nice to use and the free version has plenty of features. Only restrictions are wmv only and max 10 mins.

After using that your stuck with wmv files. Im not sure if youtube accepts them. But anyway from here its easy to convert to avi or flv. In the example below i have used. "Hamster free video converter" google it. Its fast and well yes free.

From there you can upload to youtube. Add this xhtml valid embedded to your site.
http://blog.miranda.or.at/site/embeddin ... pliant-way

Or use fowplayer if you wanna stay private. But in case you do, you need winFF to convert the avi file to mp4 (or just use the full version of the microsoft program that can convert into mp4) But remember, there is no searching the video with fowplayer.

Fowplayer example code included here, made it xhtml valid. org wasnt.

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<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" 
"http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" lang="en" xml:lang="en">
<head>
<title>XHTML-document</title>
</head>
<body>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://static.flowplayer.org/js/flowplayer-3.2.4.min.js"></script>
<!-- player container-->
<p>
<a
    href="test.mp4" 
    style="display:block;width:568px;height:425px;" 
    id="player">
</a>
</p>
    
<script type="text/javascript">


$f("player", "http://releases.flowplayer.org/swf/flowplayer-3.2.5.swf", {
        
    // this will enable pseudostreaming support 
    plugins: { 
        pseudo: { url: 'flowplayer.pseudostreaming-3.2.5.swf' } 
    },
    
    // clip properties 
    clip: {
        
        // these two configuration variables does the trick
        autoBuffering: true,
        autoPlay: false,
        
        // make this clip use pseudostreaming plugin with "provider" property
        provider: 'pseudo',                
        
        // all videos under this baseUrl support pseudostreaming on the server side
        url: 'test.mp4'        
    }   
});
</script>    
</body>
</html>
Example of avi file uploaded to youtube. 25fs, 1000kps. 720hp. 192kps sound.(Please switch to hd otherwise it looks bad, nothing to do with the programs or youtube. But the low screen res i recorded in 1024x768) phpBB examples that at around 4 mins, before that its zapp branigans guide to making love at women. :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P15zqSpQ0_4

Good luck with your screencastin.

Re: Screen(cast)/(record) software

Posted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:18 pm
by 3Di
Brandon05 wrote:I also use Camtasia Studio 7. :)

Great software.
so do I..

Re: Screen(cast)/(record) software

Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:59 am
by JemimaKiss
ScreenToaster might help, web-based and free and doesn't slow down your computer.
I use DemoCreator as Camtasia alternative because it's much cheaper and just offers basic editing features which free screencast software doesn't have.

Re: Screen(cast)/(record) software

Posted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:07 pm
by zIJORD4NIz
i use bsr screen recorder i think it is really good and it records in HD for me

Re: Screen(cast)/(record) software

Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:24 am
by DoYouSpeakWak
zIJORD4NIz wrote:i use bsr screen recorder i think it is really good and it records in HD for me
Tested and it works fine. Not that many details as the more expensive stuff. limited to 20 frames/s stuff like that. but nice software