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Giveaway of the day — 1AVCapture

1AVCapture is the ultimate solution for audio video capture, recording, and broadcasting on the PC.
$59.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 481 (51%) 465 (49%) 59 comments

1AVCapture was available as a giveaway on June 29, 2011!

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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.

Key features:

  • Video Recorder;
  • Audio Recorder;
  • Image Capture;
  • Real-time Streaming Server.

System Requirements:

Windows 98/ Me/ 2000/ XP/ 2003/ 2008/ Vista/ 7





File Size:

4.90 MB



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Dear users,

we would like to apologise for the PCWinSoft registration issues. If you still have any trouble with registration or think that your copy of the program works in trial version, visit this page to activate the application:

We have got a special topic devoted to this situation on our forums. Feel free to discuss it and other things there if you need any help.

Best regards,
Alessandro Ferri from PCWinSoft and GOTD team

Reply   |   Comment by Giveaway of the Day project team  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I hope this comes around again...I had a technical glitch and could not get it to download for some reason? Was the server down or something?

Reply   |   Comment by D White  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

@ #56, Frog,
I don't know much about it, plus you explained it in a confusing way, but every time we run the activation program it has to make a connection with the GOTD server to check for "key availability". Isn't this the main obstacle? Does your comment show how to resolve this?

Reply   |   Comment by Watcher1924  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

this program doesn't seem to work with my dual monitor setup.
Not sure what the deal is but is really annoying

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

@ #15, #20, and #35

@#15 First of all: your comment's about portable apps don't even make sense? It's useless babble! WTF?

@ #20

Personally, I'm not worried about reinstalling an app if something goes wrong, and I doubt that most others who like portable apps do either!

The reason I like portable apps is the fact that they do not inject 100's of utterly useless Registry entries on my machine! That's the reason everyone I know prefers portable apps and I'm sure the higher percentage of those here mentioning portable apps would tell you the same. BTW... thanks for mentioning Cameyo. It looks interesting.

@ #35 who said: "I’d suggest checking to see if you have a recent backup or Restore Point handy — if you want to get rid of all the registry ads that is… in win7 32 I recorded near 20k of them."

Why in the hell should someone have to worry about restoring a registry back made by EDRNT, etc. or have to revert to a previous restore point to get rid of 100's of utterly useless and unneeded entries added to the Registry by an application of any type?

It's a fairly simple process to make any application portable. In fact, it wouldn't be a hard at all for a competent coder to create a portable application - like the ones given away here - that could only be registered once. For example, they could code the "giveaway registration" to be valid until 2:00 AM giveawayoftheday.com server time; the same time that it is now.

Just my 2 cents. ;)


Reply   |   Comment by Frog  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

I do wish people would stop blaming GAOTD for the programs presented here. The people here at GAOTD are simply providing a service, both for the users and for the producers of this and other software. They are not responsible for the level of quality or suitability of the software. Part of what should go on here is that some of us may decide to test a program to see if it does work. The bad ones may get improved as a result. That is the whole purpose of us all being here.
I must admit I did have doubts about any program that claims to be the "ultimate" of anything. I'm glad of the reviews here and glad for those who post alternatives.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

To 16 and 36, I join you in urging people to take note when this program turns into an EVAL VERSION and expires. It happened to me for both 1AVCapture and 1AVCENTER both acquired HERE. A steamy coiler on the heads of those responsible.

Reply   |   Comment by disappointed  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

I'm a Camtasia Studio user but I tried this app out of curiosity it being a free giveaway of the day and all. It's awkward to select the region you want to record, the capture is mediocre at best and to produce the video you're limited to AVI and WMV containers. This app is similiar to Replay Video Capture.

Reply   |   Comment by Peppino  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I used to have a GOTD that would record video and sound but that laptop died; after not finding a replacement, I managed to power up the old laptop to find the name: Aiseesoft. I downloaded it but it no longer records audio. Camsoft, Netvideohunter, more -- none record audio. Record thru speakers? Sure, I'll just muzzle the dogs across the street. Why won't apps do video AND audio anymore? I'd pay for an app that would do this. Until then I'll live without it; I'm done jumping thru hoops.

Reply   |   Comment by foolofgrace  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Despite what it says on the install window, I don't get an option to install to where I want to. I have a previous version installed to the drive of my choice.

Reply   |   Comment by Stewart  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

@ #36:

exactly what I was talking about in post #16

I also got 1AVCenter and it remains registered, but this one deactivated itself. Sorry if my previous post seemed to blame GAOTD specifically, but I agree that we do need to report these programs that return to trial versions

- might just be a glitch in the copy protections - as another pointed out, these giveaways are not portable so they do employ protections that might cause a discrepency in the registry or something - if it's purchased software, it's not an issue, but it would be nice to have a way to keep your registration for the same machine in case it needs to be reinstated. A few giveaways actually do register you on an account - seems intrusive, but it's actually a great benefit for situations like these.

Reply   |   Comment by Rob  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Andy (#20) and/or any other GAOTD'er:

Application virtualization, and in particular, the Cameyo app, seems to be an ideal solution.

But, apparently, there are numerous applications that Cameyo will not virtualize. Is there a list of those apps which cannot be virtualized by Cameo?

Can we virtualize Microsoft Access, or Microsoft Powerpoint, or Photoshop? That is, I am sure that Microsoft and Adobe and others will figure out ways to avoid having their software virtualized, because, if these could be virtualized, it would mean that you could run them on any pc, which likely would violtate the EULA.

Reply   |   Comment by MattMule  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

@ 36 - I didn’t know where else to report this ..

Sounds like you may have accidentally allowed the programs to "update," which is a huge no-no with GOTD. If you DO upgrade, your "free" program will switch to a trial version every time.

Hope this helps,


Reply   |   Comment by Powder_Skier  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

The install & activate went smoothly on my Vista/64-bit PC. All I want to do is record audio using START & STOP points. What 1AVCapture profile must I create to satisfy this?

Reply   |   Comment by dan  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

I had a similar problem to #36 but mine was immediate. I installed and then activated it and got an activation confirmation page, but when I returned to the program it said 'Evaluation Version'. However, when I opened it again this morning, that was gone so maybe it just needed a restart. I will be on the lookout for a further glitch though.

I'm not sure about this one yet....it seems a little messy and confusing, even with the so-called help page, but I'll play with it a bit more before I give up. It seems to have potential. Thanks GOTD & PCwinsoft!

Reply   |   Comment by J Rose  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

warning!!! I have installed this application before, after few months of use, it sent me a message claiming there is a free upgrade, after I run the upgrade it rest my license and the application turned to 30 days trial. this is not a coincidence, please beware.
Now I know that GOTD are without upgrades but the message was far from clear. if you decide to install this program, do not accept any "free offers"

Reply   |   Comment by Yamada  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

First attempt ended up with a full screen capture, not what I wanted, but nonetheless.

The rest of my attempts were with a selected screen region.

I did nothing with sound, so know nothing of it.

Easy enough to use. Options are kind of disjointed. Once you get a feel for the program shouldn't be an issue.

Can do AVI or WMV. AVI was the better of the two IMO, brighter, clearer. Of the AVI compressions I looked at, Cinepack seemed to give a nice clear recording with a small file size.

No cursor trail or click indicator?
Videos are date/time stamped & I saw no way to disable that?

Mouse actions are ... kind of hard to describe. Kind of disjointed, not exactly jerky, but more that a (mouse) highlight either shows or does not. It does not "flow", but is just "there".

All videos open in WMP regardless of default media player.
All screenshots open in IE regards of default picture viewer or browser.

I saw no difference in various WMV encoder options selected. WMV9-600 looked like WMV9-1000 looked like WM7-1200.

After messing around for a while, Mem Usage showed as 17 KB, VM Size 216 KB. Computer didn't seem to be responding properly like that, so I closed 1AV down.

Screenshots were not an interest, I took a couple, but don't really know what I was doing.

As mentioned, a number of files get put into \Windows\system32\ (registered or whatever, not sure).

The "Record" window is nice. Convenient way to access your files, including displaying sizes. That way you don't have to open the output directory in Explorer.

Window is realizable. Something about the icons leaves me cold.

#6, installation directory /can/ be selected, I did, XP SP3.

I generally don't care for programs that are not self-contained, like populating /system32/ in this case, or that register codecs (that may break other codecs - not that I know if this does or does not), so for my needs, I would likely skip this, but it is useable.

Reply   |   Comment by therube  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

AS with #36 I had 1AV center from a prior giveaway which after a time turned into a trial version (I did NOT allow it to check for updates). Consequently, I will not, as of now, be installing/recommending any PCWinsoft products.

Reply   |   Comment by rule62  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

re #36: Check this thread out at the forums: http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/forums/topic/10061. Interesting. I think PCWinSoft should get that sorted out the next time they come around. A one-month trial is not what we bargained for.

(BTW, it seems this program checks registration at a separate location than the regular version app does.)

Reply   |   Comment by GMMan, A+, Game Modder  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Installed fin, activated fine, but when it came to actually trying to run it all I got was a series of error messages., uninstalled fine.

Reply   |   Comment by Stephen  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Did not install properly on win xp sp3

did not work...and could not be uninstalled

I had to uninstall it using force software.


Reply   |   Comment by kondoril  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#33,34 mike, CableCard PC tuners, which have only recently become readily available due to more reasonable licensing, will record anything your cablebox can (as long as it doesn't require two-way communication) on Win7. Naturally, most will be DRM'd. CableCard supports analog capture as well as digital recording, and it isn't recorded exactly as-is, since it's placed into a WTV container which contains other metadata and will generally be DRM'd to the Windows installation in this case. I don't know what cable service you have which doesn't have an HD DVR, those have been available for years. I have a good-quality DVR which can record to HDD, DVD, or DVD-RAM, and I don't see where its analog recordings are any better than a good-quality PC capture card, but Windows Media Center doesn't support aux inputs anyway. Little is said on the marketing side, but most PC tuner cards still support analog for analog cable (but CableCard tuners should be much higher quality). VideoReDo TV Suite supports some DVR-MS/WTV conversions (including CC) and some DVRs.

Logitech always has the best capture software for their own webcams. I have a 1080p HD Logitech C910, and their software does a great job of capturing HD video (and the C910 yields high frame rates under good lighting).

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

#34 mike , What do you use to detect the increase in registry size & number of additions ?
I think I have removed all entries but would be willing to check for more.
I have already used CCleaner, NTRegOPt , as well as the manual cleaning after those.
I do have a two day old Acronis backup I could use. I have System Restore disabled.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

I'm also not impressed with this program. CamStudio has a much clearer capture. The problem I've had with Camstudio is on longer recordings it has crashed on my and I lose the recording. I'm hoping this app will do better.

Reply   |   Comment by JoeSchmoe  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I didn't know where else to report this ..

Last time the same company offered Screen Camera and 1AV center .. i found both extremely useful ...downloaded and installed correctly, after a few months however both turned into an evaluation version at the same time. every time i open either it says trial version has expired, eventhough i activated correctly and i got them from GOTD several months ago.

I just wanted to point this out, in case there's something you guys missed that makes it convert to trail again. and I hope you re-offer screen camera and 1-AV center soon.

Reply   |   Comment by samer  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)

#28: "... Needed to spend additional time manually cleaning the registry of entries the Uninstall didn’t remove..."

I'd suggest checking to see if you have a recent backup or Restore Point handy -- if you want to get rid of all the registry ads that is... in win7 32 I recorded near 20k of them.

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#29: "Capture 17 sec of 640×480 AVI format from a logitech webcam. Stored at 211 MB; that’s 12MB/sec, or 720MB per minute! That’s a HUGE file size. The program does seem to do what it says it does. This one is a keeper; I have another program to compress the file size anyway. "

FWIW, size is relative -- 211 MB / 17 sec * 60 sec * 120 min = 89+ GB, or 4.47 times bigger than many HD movies on Blu-Ray. OTOH I remember HD UTVideo intermediates running over 250 GB. If you want to edit your video than you'd probably want to record to mjpeg or huffyuv, which save every frame. If you just want to archive it, winmedia works, Real may be a bit faster [lower resource use], mpg2 can work well if your software handles it, & takes the least resources when you include writing to disk, & you'll probably get the highest quality at the smallest file size using x264, maybe the VFW version, but you'll have to lower the quality settings to use it for capture.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Bleh, Skip It.

Back in the early 90s a new store called Best Buy opened up nearby -- we paid them a visit, spending a few hundred dollars for a CD drive, & I've been working with video on PCs since. Frankly PCWinsoft is the only one AFAIK to ever think VB [Visual Basic] could work well for video capture, & I've checked videohelp.com for new apps/updates daily for years. VB's just not fast enough, not optimized enough to use with video even when efficiency isn't quite as critical, say for editing or just encoding. That said, forgetting VB for a moment & assuming 1AVCapture worked well enough to be comparable to other capture apps, I'd be reluctant to install & use it because the features it offers can be had without ~20k new registry entries, & without the hassle of checking/reinstalling the video handling files it replaced -- the included Unreal Screen Capture DS filter is dated 10/12/06, while the latest version of this free software came out 4/27/11.

In case it helps...
If you want to do streaming there are loads of free & reasonably priced apps, but finding the best one for You depends on Your needs -- bear in mind streaming video can mean big pipes... or small video. Transcoding video to make it small enough to squeeze through narrow pipes on the fly can be very CPU intensive. Setting it up can be very hard or very easy, again depending on your needs -- probably the easiest I've tried is using a service like Orb [orb.com], even if the PC/laptop you're streaming to is in the next room.

If you want to do screen capture, do screen capture -- while most any capture app will work using the free Unreal capture filter, an app designed solely around screen capture does better. And if it doesn't come with a fast, capture capable codec, you'll need one of those too. Here bear in mind that screen capping 1080p 30 fps can be challenging when your web browser & Flash are already using a good chunk of your PC/laptop resources -- IOW if the video you want is protected, your effort & maybe cash might be better spent on a solution that can save that web video to disk to start with.

If you want to do video/TV capture, be aware that this is a somewhat declining field now that streaming video, HD & digital TV are so wide spread. The market's decreased, & because of that so has innovation along with new hard & software. Unprotected digital/streamed TV is just saved -- no need to capture & encode. 99%+ HD over cable or sat is protected, so nothing will work via HDMI -- Hauppauge will sell you either a card or a box that will capture 1080i via component cables. There are PC cards/devices that use cable cards rather than relying on a stand-alone cable box to decry[t the signal, but there's not as much info on what they'll let you capture/record/save -- the cablebox DVRs that we can rent for example downsample HD to SD before recording. You might read/hear a lot about clear QAM, which are digital TV signals without protecting flags set -- generally those are just the channels you can get already with a digital antenna & tuner. While there are still some *just capture* apps around, most have evolved into DVR type software suitable for display on PCs or [HD] TVs -- I like the free NextPVR [formerly GBPVR], but Windows Media Center in win7 isn't bad at all if you don't need to convert video *including its CC* to another format. And finally if you just want to record plain ol' TV, & particularly if you want to do something with those deteriorating VHS tapes you collected, see what kind of deals you can find on a DVD Recorder -- their built-in filtering can make the recording look better than most anything you could *easily* achieve, you get ac3 audio, many give you CC, once digitized you can use the mpg2 video as-is or convert to whatever, AND you're recording while doing something else on your PC/laptop. [When you consider the filtering &/or correcting, converting my old VCR tapes with a DVDR I saved thousands of hours vs. doing the whole thing manually.]

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+32)

FWIW, even the very expensive Camtasia ver 7 will not record audio with the video unless -
1) you use the .camrec proprietary format, and then have to 'render' that huge file to get a common output format such as .avi
2) you use a patch cord from Line Out (or Audio Out) to the Line In jack.
The second option is practical (I use it on HP Pavillion desktop with vista) but it ties up the Line In jack permanently.

Do appreciate Mike's (#20) explanation of why this problem occurs.

Reply   |   Comment by JimC  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

1AVCapture, appears to install but will not run??? I am using WIN7 w Firefox & ran the activate after running setup???

Reply   |   Comment by Al  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Ran a quick capture test after successfully installing and running on a XP SP3 system. Capture 17 sec of 640x480 AVI format from a logitech webcam. Stored at 211 MB; that's 12MB/sec, or 720MB per minute! That's a HUGE file size. The program does seem to do what it says it does. This one is a keeper; I have another program to compress the file size anyway. Thanks GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by promytius  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

After installing I was not able to change the output folder. It kept asking me to "run as administrator" I was. So definitely a glitch in the software.
If you change the location of the Activate file from GAOTD the program won't start.
I uninstalled before trying to see if the capture worked. Needed to spend additional time manually cleaning the registry of entries the Uninstall didn't remove. Also the Start Menu folder didn't completelyly uninstall.
So I wouldn't recommend this software.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

It does not work on win7 ultimate, also it does not work on win7 premium and messed up the drivers previously used on real tech digital 64 bits audio,
To much hustle to fiddle around with the settings.
Uninstalled it and had to roll back the previous settings, otherwise will render your audio useless since it overwrites your current drivers with and old version not compatible with my present settings and equipment.

Reply   |   Comment by Fred2  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

I did use the previous offering of this product and I made a suggestion which I was told would be included in the next version. Hopefully they have included it but since I will not be installing this, I won't know. The suggestion was that users be offered a choice of clearing the list without deleting the recordings from the hard drive.

I do recall having trouble getting audio recorded. Even though my desktop recording is set to stereo mix in the Windows control panel, some apps do not detect it. In my case I have to make sure that the defaults are set in the C-Media control panel.

Reply   |   Comment by Justine  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Installed on W7 Pro 64 bit.

Errors on startup re location of ini files.
Needs write permission on folders in installation folder - not
best practice. Ran as administrator.
Test case failed to capture audio from screen region in web browser.


Reply   |   Comment by MFM  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Why Portable? BECAUSE OF THE REGISTRY. Every time you INSTALL software, you are weighing down and bloating your system (making your PC churn and churn and churn over time). Don't forget that when you boot up, your PC loads that registry and, depending on what is installed, will be how long it takes to load. Then, after that, you have just used a lot of valuable resources/memory that maybe you just won't use for awhile. Maybe a software has installed a 'service'. Well, that baby is running, but you are not using it - duh, another resource hogging your system.

I try as often as I can, to ONLY USE PORTABLE APPLICATIONS. It just makes sense!!!! Do NOT overload your computer with useless installable apps. Go to portablefreeware.com or portableapps.com to see what is available as an alternative to this or any other software offered here. Do this first before deciding to download and install freebies and other SW. Also, you will always want to have REVO Uninstaller (free and portable) handy just in case you want to UNINSTALL frivolous or useless apps to free your PC up. THINK ABOUT YOUR SYSTEM and the damage you are doing to it by installing all this software. If you must, partition it off using 2 systems. Use 1 to test sofware, as I do, and the other to just surf or play media. Everytime you uninstall software, using the installed sw's uninstall feature, you will almost always leave behind garbage of some kind, which will not help your system. USE REVO UNINSTALLER (I use the PRO version, but it is a bit slower than the freebie) to uninstall all your software. First, it uses the installed software's uninstaller to remove the program. Then, REVO goes into your registry and removes any trace of the Software. Then, it goes out to your hard drive and cleans up any related stuff there. It is the best thing out there to clean up your system.

Software companies should offer a PAID Portable version of their software, if they can. That is how they will make more money. If it is good enough, people like me, WILL BUY IT, as I did with REVO Pro and other portables. I almost always DONATE TO THE AUTHOR if I really like their software and you should too! Support those programmers that you like who spend many many hours offering you free software that may solve a particular need you have for your PC. It's the right thing to do!

Reply   |   Comment by Tom  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+70)

I already use 1avcapture in my machine only thing is not pick up sound from webcam or site and I have to use my microphone to pick up from speaker that is not suppose to be and pick up the other sound in background besides the computer. It is not pick up internet sound.
Even I set the options in 1avcapture won't work at all.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeffrey B  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

Well, as a powerful audio and video capture tool that enables users to easily capture, record and broadcast. Until now, i haven't found a good video capture for my job(need to capture a lot of videos), this one helps me a lot. Btw, after capturing the videos, i have to get total video converter from www.mac-videoconverter.com to convert the video formats. So if 1AVCapture can provide more conversion function, it'll be so good for our staff.

Reply   |   Comment by tuwo  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13)

#15: "#1 – Portable ? Why ?... The wish of portable software comes more often here and I wonder what the reason is… Todays software is among those there is producing large files..."

I think you're right in saying that 1AVCapture by nature is ill suited to work portably, but if I may your question: "Why?", hopefully without hijacking the discussion (which should really be about 1AVCapture)...

My personal opinions are: 1) much software today could be written better, but it's less a lack of skill & more about economics so I don't expect that to change. 2) impact from software installation is often unnecessarily high, accompanied by total removal being sometimes near impossible. Portable software by definition means no installation impact & easy removal, so even if it's never used from a USB stick etc., but kept on the regular hard drive, it's better.

As far as *Using* apps portably, that seems to be the future -- you don't have to look any further than the cloud & what Microsoft, Google etc. have made possible, & that will only increase with win8. You really shouldn't be chained to your desk or have to carry a laptop everywhere, but have the functions you need most anywhere, & just like you last left them. Maybe that'll happen accessing your personal virtual machine(s) from anywhere, maybe you won't have a personal PC or VM with whatever apps, having everything you want/need in the cloud instead, &/or maybe you'll carry everything you need stored on a flash RAM device like a USB stick -- with portable apps you can do that last one right now. FWIW I have 1/2 dozen or so bootable, mini-Windows setups on USB sticks & CDs that work with most all PCs/Laptops, have ~8 GB of portable apps + a portable V/Box VM, & those can be used with most Windows installs or after booting with one of my CDs/USB sticks.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)

I never liked this program, even the previous version was not to my liking :Firstly the GUI is really not to aappealling, and the program is really buggy even in m new system:(after installing all the Critical Updates and Dotnet Framework) and clicking the required button did the job but it wasn't very easy to find the pictures,,,
i removed it the instant the program showed it bugginess. Sorry but i would say GAOtD team not to promote this program until the developer do not improve this utility. A simple Irfan View is better imo...

Its a thumbs down for me,,,,,,

Reply   |   Comment by Computer  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

#5: "Went to record… Stereo Mix is selected as default device (win 7 home premium – Realtek High Def Audio), but it only allows record without sound. Any solution?"

If you haven't recorded playing audio before... I'd suggest 1st checking to see if your system will record speaker out [in your case called stereo mix]. Playing audio or audio/video you should see the green bar showing changing volume levels next to Stereo Mix in win7's Playback settings -- if not, check that's it's the default, & as necessary check/set the properties & configuration. Then click on the Recording tab & check that Stereo Mix is the default, & that the green bar is lighting up the same way. If you want to make 100% sure things are working, once everything's set up record something, using Windows Sound Recorder or whatever audio app.

Regarding 1AV Capture, unless it's changed drastically since last time on GOTD, it's more an old school capture app -- that's not necessarily bad, but they can be flaky when it comes to connecting to any audio device. If 1AV Capture gives you other device choices, try them. Or, you can try using another app entirely to record audio, then mux [combine the audio/video] later, though note that depending on hardware & the source you're recording it may or may not sync. The reason many of the capture apps were or are a bit flaky when it comes to audio devices is that different clock frequencies are used to record/capture audio vs. video, so to better keep sync many of these capture apps sort of slave the audio to the video stream, trying to make sure that the audio that came in with one frame goes out with that same frame. To do that, the audio coming in has to take a more complicated detour through the capture app before being written to disk, but it doesn't always work, as the odds of compatibility problems are much greater using this longer, more complicated route. Win7 [bda] drivers/DS filters being so different from their XP counterparts doesn't help when you're trying to use software originally developed for earlier versions of Windows.

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#14: "If you need to record audio, you just need to ... select microphone as audio input... If you want ‘internal’ sound you need to feed speaker output into Line-in."

AFAIK *Any* PC/laptop sound card/chip is capable of recording the signal headed to the speakers -- often lately the audio drivers just won't let you as a way of enforcing DRM. If you can't get things working the way the electronics engineers designed it in the 1st place, one solution is to run a patch cable from the headphone or speaker jack to the mic or preferably line-in jack. I'd suggest if you do that using a headphone splitter so you can monitor, IMHO preferably one with a volume control to set input levels, & perhaps even an amp so you can make sure the signal's the right strength going to your headphones/earbuds &/or your PC/laptop input jack.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)

@ 15

The reason so many people ask about the portability of the software here is that in the case of a system re-install the programs will be lost if this isn't an option.

In answer to post #1 there are various means of making most applications portable,even if they're not natively so.The easiest way is to use an Application Virtualization utility,I find that the free Cameyo works very well in most cases.


Reply   |   Comment by Andy  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)

To give it a quick try I decided to record a bit of the radio program I was listening to to MP3 format. After about 10 mins trying to find it intuitively then 15 mins reading the help I could find no way to do it so I settled for Audio I can hear to WMA. I could hear the radio really clear. Playing back the recording was distorted. Maybe the radio guys put in something to stop you recording them?

Reply   |   Comment by David Murphy  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

I had just messed up the registration of the GOTD screen camera and needed something else to record screen video and audio... Camstudio doesn't work on my win 7 pc so here's hoping that this does... Thanks GOTD

Reply   |   Comment by chris  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-18)

I like the functionality of the PCWinSoft products, but the installs are a bit messy using very old code and installing global codecs. I find their products easy-to-use and quite flexible, and they do a good job of determining my available video hardware.

#6, Peter B, you're one of the people who rushes to get out criticism without even bothering to look at the product. 1AVCapture is so easy-to-use, I don't bother with the Help. The tooltips are on the status bar. The settings can be a bit scattered, but there are only three main ones: global options (gear button), record source settings (wrench symbol on profile button-bar near top), and record settings (wrench symbol on record button-bar at bottom). The record source settings also lets you select a window with simple drag-and-drop, and frame rate. There are hotkeys if you don't want to stop from the tray icon. If you don't see anything in your recordings, your codecs are probably messed up, use a self-contained media player like VLC Media Player.

One problem that I have is 1AVCapture is old code and doesn't support Vista+ features, so I can't get the audio which normally goes to my Logitech G35 USB headset (stereo mix doesn't work in this situation).

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+34)

This is one of the programs that, last time it was offered, it killed itself and suddenly became unregistered after I clearly registered it.

We should not tolerate that from GAOTD - it doesn't happen often, but when it shows you registered, you follow the read me, then it does that, it's fraud. I actually bought a program on GAOTD that also kills itself after I paid real dollars for it. The company sends me a new key when it does, but it's too little, too late. :(

Reply   |   Comment by Rob  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

#1 - Portable ? Why ? Use a notebook/netbook then you have it portable.

The wish of portable software comes more often here and I wonder what the reason is...

Todays software is among those there is producing large files, so you need a lot of space to use it. If the software is portable then you still have to put the large files somewhere, right ? And that somewhere need to have a fast access, unless you want to record the files on the extern computer and then move it to the portable unit and then to your main computer for editing, so the software will give you tree times more work hours.

Reply   |   Comment by Trucker  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Prog is extremely easy to use. If you need to record audio, you just need to go into the wizard (see demo's on developer's website) and select microphone as audio input. If you do this you do have to avoid external sounds of course. If you want 'internal' sound you need to feed speaker output into Line-in. Also you might want to disable any windows sounds that are turned on. I recorded an on-line TV show on my not very fast Core2-duo on Win7/64 with no visible drop in frame rate (I set it to 30fps) and sound was perfectly in sync.

Reply   |   Comment by ebax  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

I am getting an error when trying to change the storage root folder. It says Run 1AVCapture as admin to change this option. I am running as Admin, please fix this error.

Reply   |   Comment by Llama  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Audio line problem, press cancel, and error loop happened. (kill it with Task Manager).
Ashampoo Snap is better.

Reply   |   Comment by R77R  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Sounds like some here are experimenting kinda loosely. If you think it'll help, here is the User Manual:


Reply   |   Comment by Rick S.  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+36)
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