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

I personally use and recommend LICEcap. Great interface: select a region of the screen and set the frame rate and destination for the gif. No time limit on length of gif. OS X and Windows (can use ...
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Record screen to animated GIF on Linux (alternative to LICEcap)

Update 10/22/2014: Seth Johnson has improved the Ubuntu PPA so that only the Silentcast PPA is required. (Previously, 3 PPA's were needed.) Update 10/13/2014: Version 2.0 released. Added options to ...
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A free, lightweight but quality video capture software for Windows?

Open Broadcaster Software (free) After months in search of a good, free screen capture program, I found this, and I knew that my search was finally over. OBS is for both streaming and general ...
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Screen-recording GIF 'video' tool for Mac OS X

I was actually trying to solve this problem for myself today and found this nice little Github gist: https://gist.github.com/dergachev/4627207 Uses Quicktime to save a video, ffmpeg to convert the ...
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Record screen to animated GIF on Linux (alternative to LICEcap)

LICEcap works on Linux with Wine -- check it out: This is on Arch Linux, 64-bit and wine 1.7.18.
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Record screen to animated GIF on Linux (alternative to LICEcap)

You could take a look at Peek too. Peek is a simple tool that lets you record a section of your screen and save it as an animated GIF image. Peek screenshot: Peek recording: Peek requires FFmpeg + ...
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Screen capture software that can record 3D games

There are quite some the best ones are probably: Fraps xSplit Open Broadcaster Software Fraps: Costs Money displays FPS and has many other cool features Trial version Can make High Quality ...
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Free software for recording Skype session on Linux

You can use FFmpeg (free and open source): https://unix.stackexchange.com/q/11702/16704 : This command will capture your full desktop: So use this command, whenever you want to record skype-...
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Screen capture tool with uploading to a server for Ubuntu?

You might wish to take a look at Shutter – which offers this and more: Shutter upload screenshots (click images for larger variants) As the screenshots show, Shutter allows you uploading to many ...
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Screen recording tool that records both Speaker o/p as well as mic input

My Experience is: 1st Place: as Sterex suggested, Open Broadcast Studio OBS really provides a whole lot of flexibility for creating complex layouts which you can change on the fly while recording. I ...
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Screen capture software that can record 3D games

For video games, you can use Fraps: Straightforward to use light non-free you can change the FPS and the resolution Windows 8 (game capture only)
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Screen-recording GIF 'video' tool for Mac OS X

You can use Recordit: free (but not open-source) make a gif that lasts for about 10 seconds (up to 5 minutes for free) 'on-the-spot' video maker and converter Needs at least Mac OS X 10.8, Windows 7
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Screen-recording GIF 'video' tool for Mac OS X

Since I don't prefer any of the other solutions since they don't have the specific features I want, I made my own (currently command-line only) program specifically for quickly capturing .gifs and ....
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Game capture for Linux

I would recommend Open Broadcaster Software. It has support for most Linux distros and it has a set dos option. It does take a while to set it up though to get good quality recordings.
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Screen-recording GIF 'video' tool for Mac OS X

ScreenToGif General Free & Source code available Simple to use Portable 9 MB small No limitations such as time or file size limit Features Record your screen and save directly to a gif looped ...
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Game capture for Linux

You can use recordMyDesktop: can record full screen free set FPS can record microphone and game audio
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Screen Recorder for Ubuntu

I've used GTK RecordMyDesktop before and was pleased with the result (but note that I have used only once for really simple stuff). [X] Must be gratis [X] Must work for Ubuntu 12.04 [?] Would be cool ...
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Screen-recording GIF 'video' tool for Mac OS X

You can use Quickcast: free and open-source up to 10 seconds and under 300px height/width as of now Mac only can publish .gif on QuickCast website directly
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A free, lightweight but quality video capture software for Windows?

You can use Screencast-O-Matic: Straightforward to use (demo) Light Windows 8.1 1080p Most features are free but you need a pro account if you want to record videos longer than 15 minutes or control ...
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Suggest software for capturing video screen shots

You can use FFmpeg: Free and open-source Runs on Windows, Mac and Linux Allows to split video into pictures: e.g. ffmpeg -i input.mov -r 0.25 output_%04d.png to get a picture every four seconds. Is ...
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Screen record PC games in Windows 8

For video games, you can use Fraps: Straightforward to use light non-free you can change the FPS and the resolution Windows 8 (game capture only)
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Screen and audio capture software

Any program (Windows Sound Recorder, Sound booth, audacity etc) that records audio can record sound from windows, you just need to know how to set windows up. You are not really looking for another ...
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Free screen recorder with no watermark/limit

I recommend ScreenToGif. While it has some downsides it's a free tool which is extremely easy to use. Pros: It's free without a watermark Easy to install and use It now can capture the whole screen ...
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Free screen recorder with no watermark/limit

ShareX is what I am using at work for screnshots / screen recording. Pros It's open source Capture in png / mp4 I never met any limitation Cons Offers a lot of options (editors, uploaders, ...), ...
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A free, lightweight but quality video capture software for Windows?

Please see the authors update at the bottom Spotlight Recorder Utility https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/2009.03.utilityspotlight2.aspx I realize this is an older questions - but I have had ...
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A free, lightweight but quality video capture software for Windows?

For video games, you can use Fraps: Straightforward to use light non-free you can change the FPS and the resolution Windows XP, 2003, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 (game capture only)
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Screen-recording GIF 'video' tool for Mac OS X

Since this question got a lot of attention, I feel that I should share my favorite screen recording software which isn't free but fulfill all other requirements and has many other useful features: ...
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capture the screen and capture via laptop video

VLC media player Can capture the screen Can capture a webcam Can record audio (in conjunction with one video input if desired) I have already posted a manual on how to do the things mentioned above ...
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.webm recorder like LICEcap

ActivePresenter The free version has all the features (and even more) you want: free no watermark for WebM (*) .webm output runs on Windows selectable portion of screen add annotations add captions ...
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Simple screen recorder

There is CamStudio, which has been around for a while and probably will not be going anywhere: CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-...
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