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Software for recording screen and audio activity on your computer, such as recording software demonstrations and game play in games.

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Screen-recording GIF 'video' tool for Mac OS X

I'm looking for a free program that allows me to record my screen and save the 'video' as an animated GIF. This will be useful when making instructions / steps to do something. Requirements: free (...
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Record screen to animated GIF on Linux (alternative to LICEcap)

I use LICEcap fairly extensively when answering questions on Stack Exchange - its a VERY intuitive tool for making gif-based screen captures You open the application, select an area to record, ...
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A free, lightweight but quality video capture software for Windows?

I want to record some tutorials / workings of my programs / desktop activities / old-school gaming in Windows 8.1. I tried a few video capture programs, but the results didn't satisfy me. I tried: ...
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What is a screen recorder with mouse movement and can save the recording as video?

I'm looking for screen recording software that supports: dynamic zooming of the page captures mouse movements allows captions to be overlaid stop/continue recording sound recording saves as standard ...
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Record screen section as animated GIF

Often while trying to explain a problem I have with my PC, a screenshot is not enough. Is there a tool that lets you capture a section of the screen and save it to a .gif file? It needs to Work on ...
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Software to capture screen and create tutorial about using some software [duplicate]

My team is developing some software and we need to make some tutorials about it. Which software can I use to capture screen actions (keyboard and mouse events, software responses)? If possible, ...
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Free software for recording Skype session on Linux

Can anyone recommend a free software for recording Skype sessions on Linux? I specifically need it for Ubuntu and CentOS. I need the software to be capable of recording Audio only Video only Both ...
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Screen capture tool showing clicks and keypresses

I'd like to create a few tutorials for KiCad, which fortunately is fairly portable, so this will work on Windows, Linux or MacOS X. The program extensively uses hotkeys, so just looking at the screen ...
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A screencasting tool for streaming programming tutorial?

I am asked to teach a programming class in a live video stream over the web. Everything seems to go well, but I've just found out that stream quality will be limited to Resolution: below (1024px * ...
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.webm recorder like LICEcap

I've used LICEcap for a few years and always recorded pixel art with it with only a few colours. I started recording other 'stuff' with more colours lately but the quality was very bad. Example http://...
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Free screen recorder with no watermark/limit

I'm looking for a screen recorder that meets the following requirements: Free. Record and screenshot: 3a. Normal desktop and games (particularly Steam ones). 3b. Full screen or a manual selection. No ...
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Screen capture tool with uploading to a server for Ubuntu?

I'm using Ubuntu and I'm looking for a tool that can make a screenshot, upload it to a server and give me a link. There are tons of similar programs for other operating systems. For example: http://...
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Any API for screencast a program and output as video stream?

Objective I want to make a web application where an user could run a program in the server and interact with it via streaming and web sockets. It's worth mentioning that multiple users could run the ...
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Windows Software to constantly record the last X minutes of desktop activity

This one was inspired by the question Windows Software to constantly record the last X minutes of audio entering the microphone? I am working in QA (quality assurance) and it happens now and then ...
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Screen Recorder for Ubuntu

I'm looking for free (gratis) software for Ubuntu that allows me to easily record the screen. I don't exactly have the best computer ever so I'm also looking for low ram consumption. Recording of ...
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capture the screen and capture via laptop video

I want to prepare a presentation. What I need is a software which, capture : the screen my voice via my laptop microphone my face via my laptop camera What I am looking for two screen. One is the ...
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Cell phone emulation to capture screen action?

I need to create a tutorial about using a Samsung S2 / S3 / S4 application. Is there any simulator that I can run on my computer, so that I can use some screen capture software to create the tutorial ...
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Software for making video lectures for Linux (switching to online teaching with the COVID-19 pandemic)

In preparation for switching to online teaching with the current COVID-19 pandemic, I would like to be able to create video lectures. Unfortunately, I am not aware of many useful tools for this for my ...
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Best software for recording GIFs screen captures with good quality and low sizes for forums

I'm not sure my question is related to this forum or Graphic Design forum. But I guess here is more suitable than there. I see many GIFs screens captures in StackExchange communities and forums that (...
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Screen capture software that can record 3D games

I am wondering if there is a screen-to-video tool out there that can take good, professional-looking videos of 3D games. It doesn't necessarily have to be free. It must support Windows 8.
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Game capture for Linux

I want a software to record some Steam games running on Linux. Requirements: Record full screen Set FPS Record microphone and game audio out of the box
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Software to record Skype Conversations for Mac or Windows

I've been trying to record skype conversations that I have had with other professionals in my industry to share them among my colleagues. However, every single time I try to record one of the Skype ...
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What is an alternative screen recorder for Zoom Meetings?

Have you tried to record your screen using by Zoom? It is recording into very small and good quality video file. I know the news about Zoom and wanna record my screen (even if I'm not making meeting) ...
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HD video conferencing and HD screen sharing at an acceptable frame rate

I've checked out the free trials of WebEx, GoToMeeting, and ClickMeeting, and they work wonderfully for webcams – however I'm finding that they're all similar in that they lock screen captures to very ...
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Screen record PC games in Windows 8

I have used Hypercam 2 to record my screen before, but I am unable to record and take screenshots of any sort of game. It just goes right through and shows the desktop or whatever window was open when ...
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screen recorder that saves incoming audio

I am going to be joining a couple of Skype sessions and I would like to record just the screen and incoming audio. Is there an screen recorder for Skype that can record incoming audio but not outgoing ...
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Screen capture software for streaming video

I need a software suggestion that would be the best option for a screen capture for a live, streaming video, like a webinar. QUALITY IS IMPERATIVE! - The Higher the better. What program should I use ...
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Portable screencast recorder for Windows

Can anyone recommend a portable screencast recorder for Windows? Requirements Portable Works on Windows 7 High enough definition to have all recorded text legible Record only a specified area of the ...
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Screen recorder that can hide sensitive information on the fly, in real time

I want to record some demos on my PC (Windows or Linux), but some of the software or webpages I will be showing contains sensitive information. I believe this is doable with video editing, but when I ...
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Software to record application launched from Visual Studio

I'm looking for a way to record my app as I go through the motions of using it after launching it from Visual Studio. Unfortunately my goto recording software - Dxtory - doesn't recognize the app so ...
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Screen capture software for Windows XP?

Exactly this question: A free, lightweight but quality video capture software for Windows? But for windows xp. I tried Rylstim which did run but caused applications to run slower than normal. Which ...
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A video editing app that has the option to blur or hide parts/areas (e.g. sensitive/personal data) of a video

I have to create a screen recorded video about "how to remotely wake up/startup computer then also remotely unlock the computer from logon screen using particular apps that remotely boots and controls ...
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Long screencast software

I would like to record my screen for a long time (about 2 hours). With QuickTime, that I use currently, I've got FPS problems when the video reaches 30 minutes of recording. Do you know a software (...
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Record screen with audio in background (Windows)

I'm looking for a Windows program that can record my screen and the audio with that application while I'm doing other stuff on my computer. For example, I would like to record a live lecture on zoom ...
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What is the best Screen Recording Software for a low end PC?

My System is pretty low end in terms of specs, but I want to record it's Screen while I work on it, mainly while using Unity. Which is the best Screen Recording Software for the purpose My PC Specs : ...
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Is there a screen recording software that is simple and creates low file sizes?

My workplace is a school adapting to the pandemic. We need a tool on Windows that will let teachers record their voices while they show the screen, either showing a slide presentation or showing how ...
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Screen record and mouse tracking

Is there any software that can record a screen as well as track mouse actions (xy-location, time, click) available. I could only find several programs that can change the mouse cursor to indicate ...
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Free screencast software (other than Screencast-o-matic) that allows trimming/truncating in real-time

I am working with Windows 10 on a Surface Book 2. I generally use Firefox, but am open to any browser. I need screencasting software (online or desktop) to create videos for my job. Requirements are ...
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Video, Audio, and Microphone Recording - Windows

I'm looking for a program that records my screen, audio output to my speakers, and audio input (microphone). Does there exist a software capable of doing this? I'm primarily interested in Windows, but ...
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Screen recorder with zoom functionality and mouse highlighting

During the recording, I need to zoom at the place where the mouse cursor is. So, I need software where I can press and hold a button (or something like that) to zoom in and when I release the button ...
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Recording software that records last X seconds from when you hit record

EDIT: I now want this functionality for my iPad also, and not just screen capture of iOS's functioning, but also for the video camera--I want to leave my video camera recording for hours so I can film ...
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Screen recording software for Windows that triggers on a specific URL

I have an internal line-of-business web application that is used on a daily basis by multiple employees. I would like to start gathering information about how they are using the software on a day-to-...
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Is there a video editor or screencast tool for Android with good blurring/censoring feature?

There a lot of different apps, but, I guess, almost all of them lack of blurring/censoring feature for certain frames (not the whole video like in "Blur Video" app, for example). Or am I missing ...
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Sofware for recording video conference, one file per participant

I need a video conference app (free if possible) to do series of video conferences (interviews) and record it on the hard drive of the interviewer. The hard part: Each participant video feed/stream ...
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On screen video recording software for Linux

I am looking for Video recording software for Ubuntu 16.04lts that has: Able to pause the recording and continue it on some other DAY Able to fast forward my 120 hrs recording into 2mins file ...
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Free Screen Recording Software for Windows like Camtasia Studio 8?

I require screen recording software to stream video. I was utilizing Camtasia Studio 8. This product is totally incredible: extraordinary video quality and record size, and it has a brilliant ...
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Stable alternative to Snagit for Mac

I'm having multiple issues when using SnagIt on Mac: Taking videos often freezes my computer Taking full-page screenshot does not work Hence I am looking for a good alternative to SnagIt for Mac. ...
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Record my Android screen as GIF movie

I want to make a small tutorial in my Android phone running Lollipop 5.1.1 (rooted) by recording screen as GIF. Are there any apps that could produce solution to this? I have gone through apps that ...
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Drawing Recorder

I am looking for a drawing recorder, ideally working embedded in the browser. I'm working on a web application, part of which will allow users to be able to load a background image, draw on top of it ...
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Simple screen recorder

I am trying to find a simple and working screen recorder for Windows 7. I tried VLC, it crashes with 2 different versions; tried Microsoft Expression, it crashes on full screen and few others.
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