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Giveaway of the day — 1AVCapture 1.8.7

1AVCapture is the ultimate solution for audio video capture, recording, and broadcasting on the PC.
$59.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 370 (53%) 328 (47%) 52 comments

1AVCapture 1.8.7 was available as a giveaway on December 15, 2010!

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A desktop video recorder and a virtual webcam.

1AVCapture is the ultimate solution for audio video capture, recording, and broadcasting on the PC. 1AVCapture is a powerful audio video capture application that enables users to easily capture, record and broadcast whatever can be heard or seen on the PC: desktop screen video capture, webcam video capture, time-stamped video capture, Internet streaming video recording, streaming audio recording, composite video capture, stealth video capture, streaming video capture, desktop video streaming, webcam video broadcasting, game video broadcasting, and a lot more

System Requirements:

Windows 98/ Me/ NT4/ 2000/ XP/ 2003/ Media Center/ Vista/ 7

Publisher:

PCWinSoft

Homepage:

http://www.pcwinsoft.com/1AVCapture/index.asp

File Size:

4.91 MB

Price:

$59.95

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#52

A big THANK YOU to whoever wrote #50 above, all working now. You are a minor genius ;)

Reply   |   Comment by Bruce Pie  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

It says it can record what you hear but when I start the Program it does not give the option to do so..
here are the options I get

1- Record PC Screen or region WITHOUT Audio to AVI and WMV
2- Broadcast PC desktop WITHOUT Audio live on the internet
3- Capture Screenshots in JPG format

so how does this program Recode Audio
IF it does really record Audio shouldn't it NOT be HIDDEN?

on Windows 7 64bit Premium

Reply   |   Comment by DisturbedComputer  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

Had registry problems installing and could not read ini files. It did register I believe but I can not get the program to start. All the can't read files come up. Wish I could get it to work so I could try it. I have XP3.

Reply   |   Comment by Ray Johnson  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

For those with sound recording problems on Win 7 or Vista and a Realtek chip, you have to set in the Windows Recording tab "Stereo Mix" as the default device. If you don't see it right click Microphone and check "Show Disabled Devices" and "Show Disconnected Devices" and it should appear.

Next comes the most important part. Start the Realtek HD Audio Manager. Click on "Stereo Mix" and change the default Format to 16 Bits, 48000 Hz. Now you should be able to choose the "stereo Mix" in the application.

Next you have to repeat the "Detect Hardware and Create Profiles" under Tools. Now everything should work.

Took me a while to figure this out...

Reply   |   Comment by regli  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#48

I also got the AV1 capture suite from here last april and still have it. I don't use it much at all. I guess, I am hoping that one day I'll have a need for it. As far as using AV1 for day to day audio and video captures, it (for me) was just too hard to configure. With no visual plotter for setting the capture area, its a guessing game. I use Hypercam2 and have for many years. Hypercam is totally configurable in a few steps. Av1 is not. Av1 had bad audio/video sync problems, and although there is a Pause buttton, to (i thought) pause your capture and then resume the capture in the same file, that is not what AV1 does. It Stops, and starts capture to a new file when pause is pressed.
Also, AV1 is a system video capture driver. It will istall itself as your default video input source. Check it out. Load a Flash Movie into yoour browser, right click on it. choose - settings. The last tab on the bottom right tab strip menu is video camera. Click it. What do you see?
Now click the camera icon below the USCREENCAPTURE menu item. Do you see your desktop? hmmm I have had no problems with this, but, it is nice to know the facts.
This is a system video capture driver, programs like Hypercam are not. I know AV1 is usefull. I am not unhappy with it. :-) When i first saw it on my rss feed, I was really hoping it was an upgrade to AV1 suite. oh well. Thanks everyone. Peace.

Reply   |   Comment by newJason  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#47

Installed as admin, but do not open program before registered as admin
(you must uncheck the box) then registered ok for me.
But the demo are just so poor as the program!!!

Reply   |   Comment by jill  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

I have previous version installed on my "J" drive, but this version only seems to allow an install to the "C" drive.

Reply   |   Comment by Stewart  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#45

Note: Revo Uninstaller reports leftover files and registry entries after using the product's uninstaller. This issue should also be addressed prior to releasing the version for production.

Reply   |   Comment by dave  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

Windows 98 is included in the System Requirements but
attempting to run Setup.exe immediately gives "The SETUP.EXE
file expects a newer version of Windows. Upgrade your Windows
version." This is on a PC with W98SE 4.10.2222 A.
I conclude that the System Requirements need upgrading.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#43

Installs on XP MediaCenter, but cannot locate audio. Calling "Detect Hardware" on the Tools menu yields a dailog "Audio not found. See help on how to enable audio" but Yes leads to a page about Vista: http://www.pcwinsoft.com/knowledge_base/vista_audio_capture/

Looks like a beta, should still be in test:
1. Audio detection subsystem is broken.
2. Help sustem is broken
3. needs usability testing.

Sorry, this product is not ready for production release.

Reply   |   Comment by dave  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#42

Vista 32 (previous 1AV Capture from Jan2010 Installed)
1. Uninstalled previous
2. Installed as admin
3. Registered as admin
4. Program said trial expired
5 ran revsco uninstall and uninstalled including the "extra" 1AV keys
6 Repeated step 2 and 3 and 4
7 Gave up

Reply   |   Comment by Bob Levy  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#41

Just installed this version after uninstalling the version given away in January with the help of REVO. Sorry I did that. This new version brings up the profile screen and when I choose a profile it brings up the main screen and then an error popup which says:
error unexpected
Error = WM ASF Write Unavailable
If nothing else works reinstall the app to solve the problem.
Hitting cancel puts it in a loop that brings me back to the error popup. Hitting the X gets the same result. Had to bring up the Task Manager and shut it down that way.
Uninstalling now.
2.0 GHz Pentium 4 with Windows XP SP3

Reply   |   Comment by Iberg  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#40

I've used 1AVCapture 1.7 since the last time on GOTD. This software works really well and I use it regularly (with XP 32 bit). I'm delighted that it has been offered again so that I can use it on my laptop. Highly recommended, I would certainly buy this software if not available on GOTD. Thanks, GOTD for all the free goodies.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#39

#31: "...So the software is very resource intensive, so much so that it cannot be used when other applications are open and you are in a hurry to capture something in the fly!"

Windows Media Encoder 9 (which it uses) isn't too efficient, though it can work much better if you reduce compression as much as you can -- a catch 22 capturing, encoding, &/or transcoding is that lower compression means bigger files... bigger files take longer to process & write to disk. At some point larger files sizes start to have more impact than CPU load. You can also Google/Bing to find registry entries (+ apps to set them) that control WMEncoder 9 much more than allowed by just the encoder settings GUI.

Also 1AVCapture also uses VB, which hardly makes it a highly optimized [read FAST] capture/encoding program. I suspect that's also behind many of the problems some are having getting it running -- VB like .NET uses shared runtime files -- unlike .NET there are several versions, & several potential conflicting registry entries.

FWIW, capturing std. analog TV or other video signals to a fast mpg2 encoder or something like the Real Video encoder generally takes 10-30% CPU with an older processor like a P4 3.0 or more current hardware. Same for screen capture at smaller sizes [i.e. capturing just a video window]. OTOH screen capture of a playing 1080p video will stress most any rig, but it is possible. However you don't want too much going on when you're recording analog or capturing your screen... A lot of stuff has to happen smoothly & in a coordinated fashion to get video written in sync with audio to a drive, & not interrupting that flow can be critical. All sorts of add-on services &/or running apps can cause those interruptions, while stuff like conflicting codec &/or Direct Show files/filters can slow things down dramatically, sometimes increasing CPU loads significantly.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)
#38

I'm unimpressed with 1AVCapture given it's somewhat complicated design, use of older tech, high impact on Windows, & the all around reduced need for this sort of app with the rapidly increasing amounts of on-line video freely available. Yes, software's needed to host all that on-line video, but 1AVCapture's not in that class -- it's more along the lines of a VB [Visual Basic] front end for the rather old-aged Windows Media Encoder 9 (2002), that you might use to stream lower rez live video around your home/small office/smaller school... unless you're serving live video there's no need for it at all. 6 or 7 years ago 1AVCapture might have been useful to send a live TV feed to other PCs on your home network -- today most of that same TV programming is already on-line, & at higher quality levels than you'd get capturing to lower rez wmv. If you do want to stream live video, or a web cam feed, or stream already encoded video files, there's plenty of better choices, some free. If you want to share your desktop for biz purposes, there are sites/services that make the whole thing interactive. If you want to do screen capture, recording stills &/or video there's much better software available. If you want to record an analog video feed, be it cable TV or from an old VHS type camera &/or VCR, there's much better, while media center apps work with standard TV like a DVR, with auto commercial skipping, pause & fast forward, recording etc. Using "live video streaming software" with Google gets 57 mill hits, &/or check out videohelp.com's tools section. You might also check out the Green Button & AVS Forums sites -- both have a wealth of video-related info. And for some folks services like Orb are the better choice, e.g. connecting your video capture hardware securely to their site, where you can sign in to watch it.

1AVCapture won't install if your display is set to less than 32 bit color. InstallWatch Pro recording setup in 7 32 reports 116 new files, 20031 new registry entries. 15 new files were added [out of the 16 that are included] to Windows' system folder & registered with Windows [mostly .ocx files], while the program's folder takes up ~4 MB with 60 files, 2 folders. Besides Start Menu shortcuts, a folder was added to Users\Public\Documents.

Today the most efficient video formats are H264, AVC & probably VP8 [ http://goo.gl/7fu9 & http://goo.gl/wlN7i ]. VP8 is still new so a bit of an unknown -- it takes time & horsepower to encode AVC, & with larger frame sizes it's difficult in real-time for broadcast &/or streaming while maintaining quality. Efficiency's important since inefficient formats need high bit rates to compensate, & high bit rates can clog network pipes. It's both logical & common practice then to encode video 1st, then stream or host it when/if possible. For best quality with video capture/recording use fast software to fast codecs creating [sometimes huge] files on fast drives that you'll encode to final format later. When you need live web or broadcast use hardware assist &/or fast PC(s) with highly optimized (i.e. fast) software, or accept lower quality & smaller frames. While the Real audio/video formats are not nearly as popular as they once were, development has continued and there's some cool stuff at their Helix site http://goo.gl/mxp2X , & while it can get more expensive if/when you buy Microsoft's tools, check out their newer encoder & Silverlight.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)
#37

There seem to be a problem with my system, Windows XP SP2, and Direct X 9. I have installed the DX 9 after the software did not want to install without this or higher version. Unfortunately, even after I have installed the Direct X 9, and rebooted the computer, 1AVCapture still says I need Direct X 9 or higher. Why?...

Reply   |   Comment by cassie  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#36

I installed without any problems (windows 7 Home Edition). After activating it, you need to close the program and run it again, and the siftware is registered fine. However, I tried it, no problem in video and sounds but it stopped recording after just 2 min. I could not find how you could extend the recording to a much longer time. I tried several times and every time it stopped after 2 min. Perhaps there is a setting where it was set at 2 min?? I don't know where it is, though.

Reply   |   Comment by Henry  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#35

This would be a great piece of software if it had single key hotkeys to start and stop recording. I like to record some of my gaming at times so I can go back and watch again to see what I did wrong or right during a particular fight. With hotkeys, I can do that on the fly rather than trying to preplan what I am doing, which is difficult at times.

Fraps is eh, and the program I currently use is DXRec2. Both good alternative choices I guess.

Reply   |   Comment by Shauna  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#34

I installed and activated fine, but tried to use and the voice was off and the video cut off, so I went online to watch the how to videos they have on their site and I seem to be missing things from the toolbar in the program, no live broadcast, on internet tab, etc.

Anyone have this same problem? All I want to do with this is record video on the Web with sound.

Reply   |   Comment by Sandra  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#33

Well I tried the REVO fix to get 1AVCapture to install. The result is a trial version that is expired and the earlier version that worked (the one I showed others so they might consider buying this software) is gone for good as well!

OS XP sp3

Reply   |   Comment by Ray  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#32

Bad quality capture. Totally wasted my time on this one. Uninstall coming up, maybe. It appears that others are having issues with even this. Sadly I don't see the developers of this software chiming in occasionally to assist with constructive comments.

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#31

I had problems with this software from the last time it was offered.

I recall when I wanted to record a 90 minute webinar, I knew it would be a big file so I wanted to record/save the file to an external hard drive.

It became frustrating in two aspects:

1. I was not able to quickly find how to save the recording to the external hard drive or where was the default location for saved video files, either in the software tabs or the help instructions.

2. The recording caused the computer to slow so much that the webinar video freeze framed however streaming audio continued, so it did not capture the webinar video. When I mouse scrolled over the webinar, the webinar video jumped to the current position to match the audio but quickly the video froze again.

So the software is very resource intensive, so much so that it cannot be used when other applications are open and you are in a hurry to capture something in the fly!

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#30

All I want to do with this is record video on the Web with sound. But that doesn't seem to be possible. All those choices of sources and it can't do that. Useless.

Reply   |   Comment by John Saunders  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#29

Won't run now it's installed and won't uninstall. Brilliant. Tried doing a reinstall as administrator, ditto for uninstall. I appear stuck with it on my system even though it's broken. Vista 32bit. Not impressed.

Reply   |   Comment by Iain  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#28

Those of you who are having trouble with an expired version: there was a previous run on GAOTD of this program and the activation didn't work for some people, myself included, and left us with an expired trial copy. Do as #12 suggests and use Revo Uninstaller (that is an essential tool if you do a lot of GAOTD and want to avoid problems with your computer! Buy it and use it or no whining allowed!) to remove the old version and all of its junk - its native uninstaller leaves a giant mess. THEN install the new version. This time it seems to activate correctly.

BTW, I'm running Win7Pro x64 and it installed just fine. I also have an unusual audio setup because I broadcast on BlogTalkRadio, and it detected it correctly. So this version looks much improved from the previous one, but it does still fidget a lot which makes me think it might still be crash prone, particularly on older and slower systems with less RAM. The UI still needs a lot of work; it is not user-friendly.

Reply   |   Comment by Keter  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#27

This version is still too flaky to be my capture software. Problem with the sound and unstable video capture if running for more then 15 minutes.
Just uninstalled it.
Win XP pro and Win 7 64 bit

Reply   |   Comment by BobC  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#26

Back on 4-13-2010, GAOTD gave away 1AVCenter. If you have that program, you won’t need this one since 1AVCenter IS this and more.

Reply   |   Comment by magiccrpet  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#25

Like others here, I also cannot get this program to register, despite following the given instructions. I ran setup, then activate, got the message that it was successfully activated, and starting the program I got a screen that my trial period was up. I tried running activate again after closing the program, same result. I'm using Windows XP with SP3. Help!

Reply   |   Comment by Alan  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#24

I am interested in recording webinars for future viewing. Will the screen capture feature of this prog enable recording webinar, go to meeting etc.?

Reply   |   Comment by drvajra  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#23

Also having problems with the sound device...i.e will capture desktop but no sound in my Windows 7 32bit machine.

Reply   |   Comment by Feasach  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#22

I ran the set up, the program popped up, so I minimized it as I was not sure what to do with it, then I ran activate.exe and closed the program's window, two actually and when i opened it again, it was registered, it worked!
All you have to do is make sure the program is closed and when you open it again it's registered, just click on the help tab and when you click on About you'll see it's registered.

Now I will try it out
Thanks GAOTD

Reply   |   Comment by Sandra  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#21

An good program. Works well, but it would be better if its default option is to use only one processor.

Reply   |   Comment by Blastsound-  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

Installed and registered fine but upon attempting to record from Spotify the sounds were interrupted and of very poor quality. I will continue to use Freecorder toolbar and uninstall this program. Hope this helps someone. Merry Christmas to all.

Reply   |   Comment by Tall 53  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#19

Does 1AVCapture record with Silverlight (records both video and voice)?

@1 and @14 - do the programs you suggest record Silverlight?

Reply   |   Comment by Steven - Jerusalem Israel  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#18

To #9 and #10, just get Registrar Registry Manager from Resplendence.com. It's a free program that has saved me untold aggravation through the years. By entering individual program names/key words, it will go through your registry to find all the matches. You have complete control over what gets removed or not. Good luck!

Reply   |   Comment by Moosie  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#17

Unlike stated, it does NOT work under Windows 98/ME!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#16

@13: Maybe you missed the part that THIS software is free too--just today. The point is that commercial software often (not always) has features that "free" or open source software doesn't.

Reply   |   Comment by Stevefah  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-21)
#15

It does not recognize the sound device(s) on my system - Windows 7 64 bit. Is this a known problem?

Reply   |   Comment by mihai  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#14

www.screencapturer.com here is the alternative.IT IS FREE

Reply   |   Comment by lols  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#13

Make it x64 bit so it runs faster. The Feedback thing at the top doesn't seem to work.

Reply   |   Comment by GAOTD Installer  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#12

to Ben#9 - try Revo Uninstaller to get rid of it! Best free uninstall program on the planet. I use Ashampoo Snap4 for capture - it will be interesting to compare these two.

Reply   |   Comment by promytius  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#11

Doesn't want to uninstall here either, either via control panel or option under Start button. It pops up the 'Is it Ok to run this app?' screen but nothing happens after that.

Reply   |   Comment by Iain  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#10

Won't let me uninstall. It Asks if I would like to uninstall and clicking "Yes" doesn't do anything and the dialogue stays until I push "No. at which time another dialogue comes up saying that uninstall was successful and would I like to answer a question to improve the software and then pressing "No" or "yes" does nothing and the dialogue remains. I now have 3 of them on the screen that I can't get rid of.

Reply   |   Comment by Ben  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)
#9

Same thing happened to me. Installed the program, ran the activate.exe, got a message that it was registered successfully, opened the program from the desktop icon and it tells me that my trial has expired. I am using XP SP3. Re-downloaded and ran activate.exe again, same response, still showing as an expired trial and only options are to registerby email or buy. Anyone have an idea.

Reply   |   Comment by Matt  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)
#8

When I run the setup up, it brings up my Registry Editor & will not continue setup until I close reg, then install finishes with several registry read or write errors, running activate tells me I did successfully.

Reply   |   Comment by Eric  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#7

Wayne, if running Vista or Seven you will need to unpack them first from the zip and run both applications in administrator mode

Reply   |   Comment by Whizzy  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#6

Please help me.

I ran "activate" and it says "activated successfully" but when I run the prog it says "trial had expired" and trying to Register does not work.

What can I do?

Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Wayne  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)
#5

The online user guide is here:
http://www.pcwinsoft.com/1AVCapture/user_guide/

Reply   |   Comment by reed d. manuel  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+57)
#4

Appears to be a re-run of previous 1.7.6.11 offered here some time ago... One fault I noticed with it is it does not seem UPNP aware so when it claims to broadcast over our public IP it does not forward any port on the public IP to the private IP of the streaming computer, so could not work unless ports were forwarded manualy via router admin settings. Not ideal nowadays, most streaming or peer to peer apps know how to forward their services to the outside world using at least UPNP!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+42)
#3

I already used this software as trial earlier, but i am getting full version today without paying a penny,

Reply   |   Comment by kmkmahesh  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-184)
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