Screen capture program recommendation please

by pede
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Hi everyone...

Hope everyone is doing well...


I am starting to watch a lot of one to two hour training videos and some of the ones that are flash that opens in it's own window can not be recorded with any of the Chrome or Firefox addons.

I need a screen capture program that will record the audio and video AND it does not matter if the speaker output is turned off or the volume is turned down.

I have tried several including Snagit Pro and on all the ones that I have tried, if you turn the volume down or off, the sound goes away when you view the playback.

Does anyone know away around this? Sometimes I can not just focus on that one screen, I am doing other things at the same time.

Thanks for you help and/or advice,
John
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  • Profile picture of the author ibugu
    Hands down, best all around is SnagIt by Tech Smith.
    So much more than just screen capture.
    It is not free, has a free trial, and it is the very best.
    I need it and use it often.
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  • Profile picture of the author pede
    Hi ibugu...

    Thank you kindly but as mentioned in my post, I've already tried Snagit Pro. If you turn the volume down or off, the sound goes away when you view the playback.Thanks so much for your kind effort.

    John
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  • Profile picture of the author JagSEO
    You can try AVS Video Editor, the screen capture inside of it.
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  • Profile picture of the author pede
    Hi Jag...

    Thank you kindly. I've already tried AVS. If you turn the volume down or off, the sound goes away when you view the playback.Thanks so much for your kind effort.

    John
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  • Profile picture of the author Adrianhenry
    Ive used camtasia studio and snagit. I liked both of them, although there are many other options too
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  • Profile picture of the author goldvibes
    Have you tried using JING? Jing allows you to save screen caps on its servers and converts them so it is easy to email the information to someone else. Or have you tried Sound Flower? Sound flower allows you to redirected the audio output. instead of the audio going out of your speakers you can redirected to the sound flower application. That way when you capture the screen you also capture the audio as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author jonlomb
      Originally Posted by goldvibes View Post

      Have you tried using JING? Jing allows you to save screen caps on its servers and converts them so it is easy to email the information to someone else. Or have you tried Sound Flower? Sound flower allows you to redirected the audio output. instead of the audio going out of your speakers you can redirected to the sound flower application. That way when you capture the screen you also capture the audio as well.
      Jing is easy peasy, as they say, and is really worthwhile. The software is written by the same folks that make Camtasia, (TechSmith) if you want to upgrade at some point in the future.

      Camtasia is probably one of the most popular pieces of screenshot and screencast software on the planet. You can't go wrong either way. You will come out ahead with either one.
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  • Profile picture of the author disenchanted
    Hi,

    About a year and a half ago I needed to record some streaming video training courses.

    I was subscribed to a membership site and we were promised the training videos would be available as BOTH streaming AND downloads.
    The site admin reneged. Starting about half way through the training series, they went with streaming video only.
    I owned Snagit, Camtasia, Camtasia Studio, 1AVcapture, Hypercam and a few others.
    I had 3 different computers, all with different audio components and/or drivers.
    I could never get both video AND audio to work on any of my 3 systems.
    (I've worked in IT for over 20 years so it is not like I'm some noob).

    So I began my quest for a DEPENDABLE program that could record and capture streaming videos.For about 2 months I DEMO'd and tested several programs.
    The 1AVcapture almost worked. Their tech support really tried to help get things working.
    But it still had some audio issues.

    I finally stumbled across a program called LITECAM by innoheim.com.
    It was just $39.99 and worked flawlessly on all 3 of my computers.
    Innoheim also has a program with a better features set called CAMVERCE, that is more like CAMTASIA, as far as a features go.

    I believe it's the CODEC that innoheim uses that made the difference.
    It is called iSCC, which stands for:inno Screen Capture Codec(iSCC).
    According to their website it is: -- the most optimized codec for screen recording. This codec offers you a higher compression and faster speed compared to any other codecs even the most popular one, TechSmith Screen Capture Codec(TSCC). iSCC can be used not only with liteCam and CamVerce but also with screen recording software(AVI file type) from other companies such as Camtasia Studio, CamStudio, HyperCam and etc.
    Complete CODEC details are at: iSCC is the most optimized codec for screen recording.
    They offer it separately for about $15.00 the last time I checked.
    Or it comes included with either LITECAM or CAMVERCE.

    So save yourself a lot of time and effort and frustration.
    Go check out LITECAM at liteCam Video Recorder ? Streaming and Non-Streaming Video Recording Software Home and/or checkout
    CAMVERCE at CamVerce ? Screen Recording and editing Software. Create presentation, tutorials, training videos.

    I like Camtasia and Snagit, "when they work". But when they do not work, it is frustrating to say the least.

    I have bought licenses of LITECAM for all 3 of my computers:
    A desktop, a netbook and a laptop.
    I works flawlessly on all three.
    The video is clear and the audio is perfect.

    Hope this helps. I just wish I had known about LITECAM several years earlier.
    It would have saved me so much time and effort.
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  • Profile picture of the author onSubie
    Screen recorders record the system audio. If you turn the system audio off it has nothing to record.

    You can turn off the external speaker so the computer doesn't make audible sound while leaving the system audio settings up.
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  • Profile picture of the author MLMAnswerMan
    I use Jing for simple screen/video capture. Seems to work for me but I don't do anything too fancy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
    You can turn off the external speakers, as suggested, or just plug in headphones and turn the volume down on those. It will still capture the audio.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    I realize this is an older thread, but in case others are interested, I've tried 7 or 8 of the free/cheap screen capture programs and by far the best and most powerful is the free version of ActivePresenter. It also includes a pretty good video editor, a feature missing in virtually all the other free/cheap alternatives.
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