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    Screen recording recommendations

    Hi all

    I understand that there is software available that can record the monitor’s display, I currently have ‘NCH’ software which claims it can do this; but only the audio gets recorded – same story with VLC media player.
    Can someone please suggest any other screen recording software.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Robko,

    Give Cam Studio a look it's worked for me in the past.

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    Windows 10 has screen recording built in at Winkey+G.

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    Winkey + G brings up the Game Bar in my Windows 10 build

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    Bruce, I assume you are refering to the procedure listed here:
    http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/h...ording-utility

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwitalka View Post
    Winkey + G brings up the Game Bar in my Windows 10 build
    ... and what does the red button do?


    Quote Originally Posted by jwitalka View Post
    Bruce, I assume you are refering to the procedure listed here:
    http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/h...ording-utility
    Yes, but you don't need to run the Xbox app first:

    Windows 10 Is Hiding a Great Video Capture Tool

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    Hey Y'all,

    It's interesting but you apparently have to have a power house of a machine for this tool to work.

    It will not work on my 4 year old Laptop which is understandable:
    WinVideoRecorder.JPG

    But I was quite surprised that it would not work on my 2 year old Desktop: (yes I can see it wants a 7700 series Radeon but really only 2 years old! )

    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770 CPU @ 3.40GHz
    AMD Radeon HD 7500 Series

    So unless you have the latest & greatest you can forget about it!

    BTW: On both of the test machines I could not get the Win+G to work unless the Snipping Tool was open! YMMV

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    Hey Y'all,

    Back again...

    I just downloaded Cam Studio and installed it on my desktop machine and it worked flawlessly! I guess we can put the Windows Screen Recorder in the same class as Windows Backup...I'll let you decide what class that is .

    Test of Cam Studio: CamStudioTest.zip

    Note: I had quite a time getting the file to upload. Zipping it didn't make it small enough. So I edited it with Windows Movie Maker to shorten it. Doesn't like MP4 files. So I zipped it and finally got it to upload! So no complaints that it isn't a .avi file it was originally recorded with Cam Studio.

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    I looked into this around 18 months ago, so fwiw this and the next two posts are the notes and conclusions I drew at the time:

    Screen VidCap is useful for any kind of training, demo, technical support playback, and review work with software, especially if you can edit the capture and add audio or music tracks. A quick look at a few options:

    Ezvid looks good and full featured, plus direct YouTube upload. Check out the 5-min vid.

    Active Presenter offhand looks to be superior to the benchmark free product in this sector, CamStudio. However, "Smart Capture" mode may be a bit dodgy--if so, use the Full Motion Recording mode.

    LoiLo Game Recorder looks the best for recording game play. Its large MPEG files may need reducing via Freemake Video Converter for web use, to convert it to h264/AAC mp4 at the same resolution--takes about a minute, reduces the filesize to a fraction, and keeps the vid quality intact.

    Fraps [ETA do not consider] is widely used for game capture.
    ETA Jan 2015: Last release is two years ago, doesn't support Win8--which makes me suspect may not support Win10, which presumably me and most will get while it's free. So Fraps is not a contender.

    Camstudio is also widely used, but some questions around its bundled download software.

    Others Bandicam, PlayClaw, OBS (Open Broadcaster Software).

    Here's Wiki's Comparison of screencasting software.
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    Some other suggestions from my thread here Screencasting (ScreenVidCap) software recommendations, please:

    FastStone Screen Capture
    I use FastStone Viewer already as an image viewer, it's pretty good.

    SMRecorder
    Looks a nice lightweight app for work that doesn't include gaming. Rated "Outstanding" on Cnet with nearly 3/4 million downloads.

    Windows MovieMaker for post work on existing pics and vids. I wonder can it be installed alone, without the other apps in Windows Essentials?
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    Other techs recommended by Toms Hardware threads, while researching NVidia's Shadowplay [we both have NVidia cards].

    Open Broadcaster Software.

    Mirillis Action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lugh
    Windows MovieMaker for post work on existing pics and vids. I wonder can it be installed alone, without the other apps in Windows Essentials?
    Not just by itself... the selection of Movie Maker also includes Photo Gallery.

    Hope this helps...

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    Thanks, Rick.
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    I've used BB Flashback

    http://www.flashbackrecorder.com/

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