Does anyone know of any good and free screen recorder?

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  1. shoyrumaster11
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    The ones I tried (Including CamStudio, HyperCam 2, BBFlashBack Screen Recorder) and a few other screen recorder programs did not want to record properly on my computer. I am looking for something which can record games in both full screen and windowed mode. Also, the software i'm looking for should allow me to set default hotkeys for record, pause and stop functions. If you can suggest a good screen recorder, please drop a reply below!

    EDIT: The screen recorder i'm talking about must also have a decent selection of codecs to choose from and, it needs to have no errors in encoding a recorded screen. I've looked everywhere, nothing seems to be helping me!
     
  2. Ammako

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    Define "Not recording properly"?
     
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    The usual, Heavy lag, corrupted video, bad picture quality, missing sound, only part of the screen recorded, color loss, unable to properly record full screen games. Everything you'd expect from something that isn't Camtasia Studio!
     
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    Hey!
    I've got an idea!

    Why not use Camtasia Studio like you just said worked fine?
     
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    The hefty price tag, i'm already trying to save up for games, a Nintendo DS lite that isn't broken, PS Vita and possibly a few gift cards for my friends!
     
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    Because it's not free? :ph34r: Somewhat on topic: The only screen recorder I know is Hypercam, but if that doesn't work for you...
     
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    Don't worry, i'll just save up! While this was being answered, i tried a few. None worked too well, so Camtasia may be my last choice!
     
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    You could always try to pirate. I doubt many people here actually own something like Photoshop.
     
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    Got too many viruses from that! Infact, i'm going to remove all my pirated software and buy it all again!
     
  10. raystriker

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    Did you try anyvideoconverter's video capture utility?
    It work Great!
     
  11. ShadowSoldier

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    Then you're doing it wrong.

    Hypercam 2 should work just fine. If anything, your computer is the problem and not the program. I have HC2 installed on my computer and I've recorded stuff just fine.
     
  12. Fear Zoa

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    Most people seem to use either camtasia, dxtory, or Fraps. Usually dxtory or fraps as a main program and camtasia for things fraps and dxtory doesn't record well.
     
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    For regular screencasts/recordings I usually go with Screencast-o-Matic. Doesn't come free ($15 for one year of support + updates and $29 for 3 years), but gets the job done pretty nicely. Crossplatform too btw.

    For gamerecordings: go with Fraps/Bandicam/whatever. I personally don't care about modern day PC-gaming. :)
     
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    http://sourceforge.net/projects/taksi/ seems to be getting updates again so I might point it out.

    I tend not to screencapture these days other still images and things like emulators that usually have inbuilt capture functions, but the above worked well enough when it was a contest between fraps and it for game recording grade capture software.
     
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    See, the thing about codec selection is that if a screen recorder is recording to highly-compressed video (h.264, xvid, etc.), it's going to be slow and laggy. If, on the other hand, it's recording to video that's not hihgly-compressed (such as how FRAPS/DXtory work), it's going to run about as fast as it can, but you'll need to convert the video files afterwards.

    It's a tradeoff you'll need to live with, unless the slowdown from live compression isn't enough to bog down what you're doing (really low-spec game or something).
     
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    There seemed to be a free trial for Camthingy Studio, what about it?
     
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    Camtasia, or Camstudio? Camstudio's free, but hasn't been updated in almost two years and has some major breaking bugs so I stopped recommending it.
     
  18. TheDreamLord

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    If you want to record games,
    DxTory.
    If you want to record things like a web browser or a windows explorer box,
    Fraps.

    DxTory has multiple codecs and is very customisable., Fraps can record DVM. Neither are free, but you won't get good free screen capturing software.