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Giveaway of the day — Bandicam

Bandicam is high performance Game, Video, and Desktop recording software - High-quality, Less Lag/CPU/HDD usage.
$39 EXPIRED
User rating: 795 (66%) 416 (34%) 112 comments

Bandicam was available as a giveaway on May 10, 2011!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$19.95
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Zortam Mp3 Media Studio is all-in-one Mp3 application suite.

Bandicam allows you to record high-quality Game and Desktop videos with less Lag/CPU/HDD usage. You can record WOW, Minecraft, iTunes, YouTube, PowerPoint, Webcam, Skype, Video chatting, Streaming video and desktop screen without lagging.

Bandicam can record video at resolutions up to 2560×1600 in high quality (1080p full HD video can be made) and you can upload the recorded file to YouTube without converting - the recorded file size is extremely smaller than other software (1/20). Due to Bandicam supports AVI 2.0, the maximum file size is unlimited as long as the local Hard Disk has free space available (Over 7days recording).

Today the Developer is going to reward 3 best improvement suggestions with a life time license. So share your valuable ideas and win the prize! Use Idea Informer widget to submit your feedback and do not forget to fill in your name and e-mail – otherwise the Developer will not be able to contact you in case you are the one to win!

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7

Publisher:

Bandisoft.com

Homepage:

http://www.bandicam.com/

File Size:

5.74 MB

Price:

$39

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#112

Program crashes if you dont stop recording before game ends(Experienced when playing Leauge of Legends. I think its because of the game is full screen and when the game ends it goes back to luncher screen) An auto stop(when application ends) would be cool so we could save our video files^^. I missed the giveaway and using trial it would be awesome if you giveaway this again^^

Reply   |   Comment by Mustafa  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#111

...I forgot, it could use more codecs as well.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#110

This is pretty good for recording PC game play. Unfortunately there isn't always a window to click on, requiring going back to the desktop.

Solution: Auto recognize the program in full screen mode in DirectX/Open GL.


This program still gave a good performance hit in some games. Unfortunately, this program didn't let me set the affinity to cores my games weren't using.

Would be nice if this was changed or if the program recognized the hardware enough to look and use the 2nd, 3rd or 4th core as the case may be.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#109

Thx (^*/

Reply   |   Comment by ahyen  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#108

I managed to stop the flickering by running it in open gl mode. Its pretty laggy recording full screen 1920 x 1080 but setting it to record half size was perfect. Great little program, thanks GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Jason  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#107

The program seemed like a keeper, but I also got caught in the 'time-trap' cycle of will not register..I actually spent some time uninstalling/reinstalling/firewall on/off etc. with no success-
~even tried a register w/pic code(?) & would not acknowledge my unfirewalled connection...sigh :)
VistaHome on HPlaptop...

Reply   |   Comment by T Mike  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#106

Hello,
Due to the fact that many people, including myself, had a lot of problems trying to register the Bandicam program, I really feel that you should offer it again here in the next few days as an "Extra" program. This time with an expert explanation of what was wrong and what should be done to register it properly!! I was very disappointed when time ran out and I still could not register the program after having so many times uninstall-ed and installed it!! I hope I speak for the many people here who had problems with it!!
Thanks, Tyree

Reply   |   Comment by Tyree Glenn Jr.  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#105

What serial number was this that people speak of here? Is it too late to paste it in now that the time has passed. I am genuinely disappointed that this givaway did not work for me

Reply   |   Comment by Julian  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#104

I cannot register with given ser. no. for Win Xp sp3.

Reply   |   Comment by Wayne  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#103

Saw the serial number and did get the program to register... Thanks Zun (love the name)

Reply   |   Comment by Kimo  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#102

A few minutes after it started after being installed, it froze my entire computer. The only thing I could do was to turn it off manually with the power switch. I have Windows 7 Home Premium.

Reply   |   Comment by Ken  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#101

Definition of idiocy: doing the same thing over and over again hoping for a different result...

I could not get this thing to register: multiple instals (with uninstal between), disabling firewall and virus guard (is my PC still clean?), unchecking the "Run" box at the end, reinstal over the top of previous instal.

No, if you guys got it to self-register you have a different version, or it's just plain magic.

Thanks, Zun for the serial and for listening to us. The registration with your email and serial worked flawlessly (with Firewall and Virus guard enabled!)

Reply   |   Comment by IMustBeAnIdiot  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#100

Excellent prog. Files are a little large for my liking, but that might be just in the settings. The overlay works fantastic, transitions recorded are very smooth.

I have bought a few that couldn't do what this does.

I'll probably have to buy this for my other computer because can't install it tonight before the deadline and free offer expires, no matter anyway. It's well worth a few bucks.

Thanx guys...
Funk

Reply   |   Comment by FunkingDave  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#99

by far the best recording software for games i have seen here. it works and works well. i don't have to buy FRAPS now.

thumbs up to the devs.

Reply   |   Comment by rick  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#98

I got it to work. Uninstalled, restarted the pc, reinstalled. Works

Reply   |   Comment by Don  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#97

Really superb piece of software. I like the feature of being able to move around and even resize the window while in recording. It would have been nice if the window could follow the cursor but being able to manually move it around is good enough. Another thing that I like about this software is that it creates pretty small size videos while keeping the quality at the max. Excellent work.

Reply   |   Comment by C Tutor  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#96

Thumb up, way up for quick response from the company.

Wow! That was super first response, Zun!
I had tried the serial No you had sent me, and it
registered now.

I'm recording my screen now and it appear sharp. I don't have a time to record the game screen yet.
This is definitely thumb up product. Way up!!!
It is compact and seems like not eat up so much memory too.

Is file format MPEG-1 only for video?
Is there a help file?

I cannot wait to try out the game screen.
Thank you for assistance Zun.
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Originally having problem for register in Vista Business 32 OS.
Administrator installation did't work.

Reply   |   Comment by jugem  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#95

sorry, i meant @91

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#94

@87 switch it from directx/opengl to rectangle on a screen (open interface, hit "Target"

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#93

@43 - "This program radios home"

Right click the tray icon, hit About Bandicam, click "Update Check" and uncheck "Enable Automatic Update Check

That is your so-called "Radio home" - Autoupdate

All you are "Blocking" is the update check :/

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#92

It worked copying as a Rectangle on a screen in impressive quality,
but left part of the Bandicam window as part of the video.
Guess I will have to move it aside more.

Reply   |   Comment by Ben  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#91

Note: One reason it comes up unregistered is because of the antivirus. I tried twice to install but both times it came up "unregistered". The third time it worked when I disabled the antivirus, only until it was installed. And then it worked.

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#90

Installed and activated on XP3, but it won't me make a copy of a youtube
I got a target Firefox PID:2784 but won't let me record the target and doesn't show green FPS in the video?

Reply   |   Comment by Ben  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#89

Finally!
I was able to get it to register. Apparently Malwarebytes blocks your IP address [211.218.126.225], which blocks registration... (You may want to contact them about that). After allowing the IP, it registered without a problem.

I have to say I am most impressed. I actually thought I had misconfigured it when I started recording and remembered not seeing "Speakers" under the audio options, but when I checked the .avi file after recording, the audio quality was perfect! (Using the Win7 Sound). I can't wait to try this in a game!

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#88

The registration issue was resolved for me when I uninstalled and upon re-install UNCHECK the "Run Bandicam" box at end of install. Wait till "activating" notice is done , THEN start Bandicam.

Reply   |   Comment by rule62  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#87

Yes, I reinstalled it and it did register the second time - did not need to turn firewall!
Thanks gurutj for your comment.

Reply   |   Comment by tman  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#86

i had some firewall issues with this one first. Now i've a trouble with the installation. It's been 10 minutes and my brand new Sony is still reading it. I hope it's not damaging my system nor installing some junks. I'm patiently installing this only because of mike's comments. otherwise, i wouldn't try it. W7, 64Bit, Brand new!

Reply   |   Comment by Ozawa  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#85

I've been downloading programs from GOTD for several years now and this is the first time I've submitted a review. This program is awesome! Thanks GOTD and Bandisoft!

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#84

For everyone having problems with registration. This is the solution I found that worked for me. I installed Brandicam with windows running in safe mode and it worked. It registered it. I am running windows 7 x64.

Reply   |   Comment by phlipsy  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#83

I am using Japanese OS, after installation I get the following message:

This program doesn't run on Japanese Windows. Please download and install the Japanese version of Bandicam at 'www.gomplayer.jp/bandicam'

the version from the gomplayer site is not free! what's the deal here. GAOTD offers the page in several languages, among also Japanese. If you offer the site in Japanese, stand to reason that people using the Japanese site will use Japanese OS. I would expect the program will be available to all the languages you have as on option on your site. or at least have an indication to which languages your offer is extended.
Disappointment

Reply   |   Comment by Yamada  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#82

Didn't register the the first time I installed it but it did register the second time I installed it, and I had firewall turned off both times so it's not the firewall issue. If it doesn't register for you the first time just try reinstalling it again as that worked for me, hadn't had a chance to test it yet as I just had to factory restore my pc recently (and lost all my other cool giveaways, that's why I'm one of the people that like the repeats, so I can get them back :p)

Thanks Bandisoft and the GAOTD team :)

Reply   |   Comment by gurutj  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#81

I have been looking everywhere on the Internet I could for weeks now to get a video screen capture that was good. I was beginning to give up hope. I didn't need a FREE one. But surely would not pay for some of the crap that's out there. I downloaded this one today and copied a video (sound and all) the first attempt. VERY easy to use. VERY good quality. It may be the PERFECT video screen capture program. THANK YOU GAOTD asnd Bandicam! GREAT program!

Reply   |   Comment by Mike Estes  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#80

Installed as administrator, registration no problem. However, I want to run this program in a normal, non-administrator account, but I cannot get it started from there (not even if I click "run as administrator" in the context-menu). Any suggestion?

Reply   |   Comment by Corno  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#79

Ack, I just noticed the option to include the mouse pointer is there...but I still don't see a way to capture an entire windows application without using the "box".

Reply   |   Comment by Jason  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#78

I tested this out briefly, and I see just one thing that I would change. Add an option so we may choose to capture the mouse as well as the scene, window, etc. Also, you provide the ability to select a window, but it only works for full screen game type windows. Modify it so it will also work with basic windows applications as well. I could definitely see using this to produce tutorials on the software that I create at work, it would cut down on how much time I'm spending training those idiots, and increase the time I spend actually developing the stuff.

Reply   |   Comment by Jason  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)
#77

If i cant stop the constant flickering then this program is useless for me! HELP?

Reply   |   Comment by Jason  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#76

I had had the issue earlier today with not being able to register.
Just read the tip to ignore the tip of running it 'as administrator' on Win7 x32, and it worked for me.
Thanks for that comment.

Reply   |   Comment by Max  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#75

I love this program. It was easy for be to do my first video recording. It was very clear and sounded very good. It did not pick up my tv that was playing in the background. That surprised me. I don't know much about the technical part of programs but this is one that I would buy if I should crash and loose it.

Reply   |   Comment by Barbara Ann  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#74

Installed Bandicam on Win 7 Pro SP1 x64 without any snags. Used Bandicam to record a video playing in Windows Media Player. The software worked perfectly. The recording was very good quality. Bandicam is easy to understand and use. Great software. THANK YOU Bandicam and GOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Preston Mitchell  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#73

#5,#18... Just installed and tested this on 32bit Vista home premium SP2. My system does not have a soundmixer or wav out input for recording system sound output, but this program understands HD sound system API and offers on Vista at least "Vista Sound (WASAPI)" device which captures the live sound being played via the speakers, in addition it has a secondary sound capture selection source that can be the microphone and it can then simultaniousy record the microphone for our part of a conversation and the other ends speaker output.

It cannot record hardware accelerated video overlays, in fact it disables the hardware acceleration by default if started before the source video aplication which can break some players like Dscaler.

I was able to record 1440x900 full screen capture with sound using xvid codec and their mpeg1 audio codec with very usable results.

Also able to record secondlife as directx/ogl window capture with sound but on playback the video was shifted out of virtical alignment by 45 degrees, unsure why happens, regardless of codec used. capturing same app as a rectangle works fine though.

For me it's a GAOTD offering worth keeping

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#72

I'd love to comment on this program but it refuses to register for me. I've Windows 7, 64 bit. I ran it as administrator, turned off my firewall, cleaned my registry etc. None of these are working at all. Very disappointing. Why couldn't you just give us a serial number to fill in?

Reply   |   Comment by Julian  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#71

Bandicam is so cool! Thanks guys!

Reply   |   Comment by Web Design  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#70

#25, JEV, I had intended to mention the security aspects. Yes, this makes a more serious attempt than most software to communicate over the Internet. While it's probably just a harmless update check, Windows lets programs read anything and there are no restrictions on what gets communicated over the Internet, so I block Internet access for programs which don't need it. I won't get into how one could design a real OS without those problems.

I was in a bad software mood this morning, which is part of why I didn't test Bandicam enough. The issue with windows-selection sometimes not working can't be blamed on my video drivers, the Microsoft screen-recording window selection always works. Windows has no design and is difficult to program for. I tried out a clipboard enhancer, version 4, by a company which claimed that they were all about high-quality software. Absolutely nothing was done correctly or worked correctly (not even close), from install to execution to uninstall. It had hooks into the clipboard, keyboard, and windows, and wanted Internet access. On top of that, I'm running a beta version of my security software, which is hopeless. I haven't emailed them yet, I can't believe what people release as beta code. Apparently, even beta testers don't test. The problems were so obvious and severe that I thought that they would be getting tons of complaints, but beta 2 was released without improvement. I skipped the beta invite for my disk defragmenter, I participated in their previous beta and they had no interest in fixing any of the dozen major problems which I reported.

MJPEG works well for me to record higher framerates, but the file is being written to an SSD. Those with a slower hard disk may want to trade off some compute on a codec which reduces the filesize, you just have to experiment with what works best on your system.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#69

Fixed my issue: I had been running the setup "As Administrator" from an earlier post on here but it would not activate. Ran it normal and it seems to have registered fine now!

Reply   |   Comment by Aaron  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#68

Installed ok, simple settings but when i record my race 07 game there is constant flickering on the recorded video. Anybody know how to stop the flickering?

Reply   |   Comment by Jason  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#67

Installed on Win7 64bit. Ran fine, but did not register. I read the post about Windows firewall, so I went to turn it off - it wasn't even turned on.

Uninstalled and re-installed. Same issue. It's a shame, I would have liked to try it, but I don't have all day to muck with it.

Reply   |   Comment by Aaron  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#66

can't register it. reinstalled thrice.
as administrator and with firewall off but still unable to register.

Reply   |   Comment by rrrr  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#65

To Zun:

No it,s not a firewall issue. I still cannot register it even when turning off everything. Something is wrong with the activator. Please fix it, I cannot register it.Any help on how to register

Reply   |   Comment by phlipsy  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#64

#46: "overall “Excellent” Rating (5/5) by the SOFTPEDIA Editor"
#47: "Upon seeing the famous name"

Purely FWIW I Googled "camtasia competitors" & "fraps alternative", both Google suggested searches, & frankly didn't see Bandicam on the 1st few pages of hits. I then did an advanced Google search on "bandicam" for the site videohelp.com, getting zero hits. I wanted to make sure I hadn't missed anything since I'd never heard of it. That's not saying Bandicam's not a good app, but... just saying. ;-)

* * *

#49: "It didn’t work for me. WMP can’t play the file. The sound from the first three seconds is played, then it says that the file couldn’t be played. I guess it’s something with the codec or something."

With the file open in wmplayer check File menu -> Properties & see what's decoding the audio & video... If it's the Bandisoft decoder you can try renaming the external codec files, bdm*.dll, or try to uninstall just the external codecs using the uninstall.exe file in BandiMPEG1. Another route would be to see if the file opened in VirtualDub, & if so, do a fast recompress to something else, some other codec [you can find some codecs at videohelp.com under Tools].

Most Windows can already decode/play mjpeg &/or mpg1, but you can have issues with the Bandicam decoder & the files themselves may have slight issues [V/Dub picked up a couple] that re-encoding should fix.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#63

@45. Does not work on the Japanese version of Windows. I was directed to www.gomplayer.jp/bandicam. Installed the same. How do I activate it?

Reply   |   Comment by Rao  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
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