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Giveaway of the day — Boxoft Screen Video Capture

Сapture screen activities directly from your monitor with Boxoft Screen Video Capture.
$27.00 EXPIRED
User rating: 343 (48%) 376 (52%) 52 comments

Boxoft Screen Video Capture was available as a giveaway on May 4, 2013!

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Boxoft Screen Video Capture is software which helps you to capture screen activities directly from your monitor, or your defined window. The powerful video recorder can grab what you see and what you hear together from your computer, and output picture-perfect videos with sound track embedded in format of WMV, MPEG or AVI.

Capture even provides multiple video compression codec to record your video. You can choose any codec available in your computer.

System Requirements:

Windows XP, Vista (x64), Win7 (x32/x64), 2000, 2003. Pentium or similar processor; 64MB RAM

Publisher:

Boxoft

Homepage:

http://www.boxoft.com/screen-video-capture/

File Size:

21.7 MB

Price:

$27.00

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#52

Cons:

No
Full video compression

No
Custom mouse cursor selection

No
Record mouse click displays

No
Zoom-in and zoom-out during recording

No
3D Zooming

No
Dynamic 3D Zoom

No
Recording From Multiple Monitors

Reply   |   Comment by Reviewer  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#51

Video capture is easy and quality fine.
Audio is trouble. Constant error and can't see device so no Audio.

Reply   |   Comment by samsen  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

Thanks to Boxoft Co + GOTD.
The Boxoft screen recorder is very basic. It lacks features.
For example, it cannot do variable selectable region scroll capture to PDF.

I got lots of screen recorders.

The undefeated champion of screen recorders for general use is SnagIt.
Which I paid to buy from a software retail shop.

The king of serious screen recorders for high quality video output is Camtasia (I got that too). They are both from the same company Techsmith.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#49

Sorry. But ya'll know what - i realize i may have to clarify since some of you read with ***************

"mike" is a solid contributor and should not be classified as an "addition to the the [sic] King". Just as i am not a subtraction per se to Goiv - he/she stands quite firmly without my help.

Regards to Giovanni and especially 'mike'

Reply   |   Comment by NothingIsFree  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#48

Why is everyone so egomaniacal that they MUST see their names in print???? By the 4th comment someone figured out that "grad" meant "grab, yet 17 of the 41 (so far) comments hammer on that silly typo. Are you all too lazy to read and see that this has been beaten to death? Move on! Get over it. You look pretty stupid being the 14th person, all in print, who suddenly realized what was meant, and you acted like a bolt of lightning came down and gave you this mystical answer that no one else could figure out. Any of YOU ever make a typo???? Comment about the program, good, bad or indifferent, but stop harping on the typo that everybody and his brother have recognized & mentally corrected since early today!

Reply   |   Comment by Carl  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#47

Has anyone tried this program with Netflix yet?

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#46

It has issues with dual monitors, so I had to uninstall it...

Reply   |   Comment by GaryJPalys  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

This product is complete garbage. If the capture includes any video it will be distorted and useless!

Reply   |   Comment by DRDNA  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

2ND post:

BTW: Mine Also HAD the SAME ISSUE WITH M/Soft C++ Redistributable - But EITHER, M/Soft OR THE Program itself REPAIRED IT. It happened so fast on screen I really could NOT tell which did the repairs to the Redistributable C++.....??? Curious.....

AWM

Reply   |   Comment by AWMEANS  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

Pretty much the same for me as well. I'm running Win 7 64bit, Can get Video WITHOUT ANY ISSUE, BUT NO AUDIO. Although, I did NOT PLAY WITH ONLY a couple of Audio Settings. I Believe if I DID take the time, that I "May" OR I mean - more like: "Maybe" Get it to work with both Video AND audio. My Rig I Bulit as a Gaming Rig, So I have A TON OF SETTINGS TO PLAY WITH, So with that in mind, I feel with time I really could get it to work......

Just my .02/Cents worth..........At anyrate, We all STLL LOVE THE Give Away of the Day.....NOW DONT WE!!!!

Don't Give Up on him in the LEAST BIT, as some pretty GOOD Offerings DO IN FACT COME THRU HERE &

I THANK YOU GOTD FOR JUST THAT!!!
AWM

Reply   |   Comment by AWMEANS  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#42

this program not working on wmp and wmm, i tryed couple of tims.

Reply   |   Comment by kaj  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

The program itself, I think I'll stick with ActivePresenter, thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by AliRM  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#40

Giovanni was a little too quick on the draw.

...then look no further and install a magic FREE tool called “VSO Downloader”. As you can see from the link below...

Yeah it is free to a "degree".

http://www.vso-software.fr/products/downloader/vso-downloader.php?ap=avangate&aid=700


While we are happy to offer the software for free, some options are only available if you buy a license for the Ultimate version.

Ultimate version Features:

- No limitation for advanced protocols, inlcuding RTMP
- Record online radios
- No file size limit for stream recorder
- Convert to various video formats (trial includes watermark)
- Convert to high quality MP3 format
- Get priority support


So you need the "Ultimate" varsion just to download a streaming video. I don't call that FREE!

Reply   |   Comment by regli  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#39

What can this do that Fraps can't? Just wondering :)

Reply   |   Comment by TrekkieGrrrl  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#38

The install was ok, I did not like the software. When I played it back, it was not smooth. I would not recommend this software.

Reply   |   Comment by nivek  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#37

I frequently find better programs than the ones offered on GOTD by reading people's comments. Today is one of those days.

I want to thank Arnie for mentioning the APowersoft program. I've tried at least ten different screen recording programs and haven't been able to get them to work correctly on my Dell Inspiron 17 laptop. I've never known why - must be some sort of driver or hardware conflict. The APower program is the first that worked right from the first attempt. And it's intuitive: I didn't have to even look at the manual to get going with the program. So a big thanks to you Arnie, and all others who submit comments from their own personal experience.

Reply   |   Comment by JohnnyG  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

The most exciting aspect of this program and the most written about is the meaning of the word “grad” and that's because it appears to be as featureless as the Sahara desert, $27 !!!!.
I'm wondering if there was anything to compare it with so I decide to see what freeware was available via Ashraf #1, what a good move.
He recommends:-
http://atomisystems.com/activepresenter/

It can only be described as spectacular, I love writing software and I would have been very proud to have written this program.
It is full of really clever features that make your video presentations so much more useful, I can't go into them here they are too numerous to mention.

To give you an idea of just how versatile and good it is, I installed it, ran it and without any need of configuration recorded an on-screen TV video program with audio at 24 frames per second, few dedicated video capture programs can even compare with it.


ActivePresenter
My advice is don't waste your time with any other program it is just mind blowing.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#35

Installed fine on a Windows 8 machine. It apparently has some issues with dual monitor displays. I also get the "Invalid Device ID" error. I had only recently recorded audio on this machine with another app successfully. Choosing to record as MPEG, I stopped playback, and chose the option to play the file. I received a "file in use" error.

I closed the app, and still received the "in use" error. I was unable to relaunch the app, but I suspect I'd be able to do so after a reboot. Seems the app didn't close correctly.

Reply   |   Comment by pixelriffic  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

A) y'all are way too obsessed with a simple typo. Nuff said
B) I tried it, it's ok for a simple user, but I too could not get the audio record to work off the sound card, just with a mic, which is not acceptable quality.

Free or shareware alternatives are better..I use an unregistered shareware of Bandicam and it records very well, and the watermark is at the top of the frame so it doesn't really interfere with what you record.

Reply   |   Comment by Jack S  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#33

Giovanni recommends dscaler4 to calibrate your video capture card to create a high quality video output. How can he recommend this to us? Before installing it, it issues a list of severe warnings printed in red lettering, that your hardware can be permanently damaged if the wrong choices are made; that it is prone to crashing under certain circumstances; and that the program has major issues that have yet to be fixed.

C’mon Giovanni, what are you trying to do to us?

Reply   |   Comment by CJCotter  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)
#32

Absolutely, positively one of the coolest amd most useful programs given away by GOTD. Installed on Windows XP 64 bit, and Windows 7 64 bit without incident. Registered as easily. Thanks so much GOTD. I love this.

Reply   |   Comment by Scott  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-17)
#31

Reply for Me Too:

Use your brain instead of your mouth - think about what type of software it is, and realise it is a simple 'typo' - the word should probably be 'grab' and yes, I'd rather have an accidental typo than deliberate 'slaughtered English' such as "gotta" - thank you very much.

I don't have a use for this type of programme but thanks to Boxoft and GAOTD for making it available.

Reply   |   Comment by Obtuse  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#30

The Dutch, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Portugesese translations are based on "grab", not on "grad".

Reply   |   Comment by Gergn  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#29

Installed program on XPsp3 on a fairly old computer and had a number of problems. Firstly during the installation there were error messages relating to Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable which I was unable to resolve properly, despite finding the required file.
Capture of the film was relatively easy, but the quality of the output was poor with lots of false colour and no sound. Changing program and Windows sound settings did not cure these problems. I also started to get Invalid DeviceID error messages upon later attempts.

On the positive side, unlike some others, the program did not completely stop videos from running and the size of the files generated was moderate.

Having tried many programs of this type, the lighter ones which worked best on an older computer were Total Screen Recorder (which has been offered on this site) and Krut, a small freeware Java application for both Windows and Linux.

Reply   |   Comment by BAW30s  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#28

This is winner, good app...Thank

Reply   |   Comment by Stortch  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-17)
#27

The slowest install in history

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime 2005 Redistributable install failed, which is could because I already have it.

Developer should choose an installer that checked for the presence of the run time

Again, thank you Anvir.

Almost 15 codecs tried to be added to start up.

These codecs can be started manually after programs execution.

The program itself worked fine, but there is no editing options

You need to use a video editor such as these previous giveaways..........idoo Video Editor Pro 1.4.0 or Movavi Video Editor 7 SE

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#26

What I don't like is that the setup is not checking the config and library status regarding "C++ redistributable". Whatever your config is, it will always be installed from the setup. This could easily result in downgrading at a certain moment (okay, the giveaway is only for today, unless you remove the wrapper {you still can you know} or use the trialversion which has no wrapper and can also be used {so why using a wrapper anyway}).

There is offline help in the form of a .pdf-file and a .mht-file. Clearly the .mht-file was meant to be the help-file from within the program, but the .pdf-file is linked, while the pdf-file is meant to read without having the program started. Not a big deal but clumsy.

The trial-version is named a-pdf-S(creen)V(ideo)C(apture) suggesting "a-pdf" and "boxsoft" are the same, which can also be concluded in the about-window. Why using all those different names for one company, must be something Chinese, were this nonsense is common.

However all of this did not say anything about the functioning of the capture tool. It works fine for me; there are better and faster (handling/resources) alternatives though (also see Ashraf's list), but this one could do for many.

Reply   |   Comment by ALF  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#25

"..can grad what you see...." ="can grab what you see"

Simple typo.

Reply   |   Comment by joe3  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-15)
#24

"atube catcher" is a a free software which can not only download videos via their url's but also has a screen-record feature - which I've used and found functionally effective.

Url link : http://atube-catcher.dsnetwb.com/video/

Thus see no need for this standalone.

SierraOne.

Reply   |   Comment by Adonis Thomasine  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#23

@Mee Too: "grab", surely?

Reply   |   Comment by Rob Pomeroy  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-17)
#22

“…can grad what you see…”??

What does THAT mean?? GRADUATE what you see?? GRADE what you see?? We’re all used to all manner of slaughtered English from the slingers on this site but I’ve gotta say, this one has me bamboozled.

How about "can GRAB what you see?"

After all, it IS an image "grabber."

Reply   |   Comment by Aarfy Aardvark  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-22)
#21

@Mee Too

It's a typo, and meant to say 'can grab what you see'.

Reply   |   Comment by Slade  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#20

I previously got Screen Recording Suite from Apowersoft via this website. I've only used it a few times but it did the job quite well I thought. Can anyone provide a comparison between this and today's offering?

@1 Ashraf You may need to select a virtual sound driver in the Windows Sound options. This is the way the Apowersoft program works. You then have to reselect your sound card driver when finished. Unless I'm doing something wrong this is quite annoying.

@2 Mee Too
It's meant to be "...grab what you see..." !

Arnie

Reply   |   Comment by Arnie  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#19

Sorry to say, but this fail on all aspects.

Only installation was ok, rest is just piece of not working or wrong working tools. A lot of alerts about invalidID, no sound/no video, no video/sound, no codecs included, FLV saves only sound, sound when is recorded dont display sound volume on meter, video slanted with some codecs, etc.

This software should by taken down from GOTD, as is not working. Vendor should immediately deliver working/tested version.

As is now its waste of time.

Reply   |   Comment by Pawel  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

Audio not working.Any suggestions?

Reply   |   Comment by Mick  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#17

@Mee Too

"grad"? Probably typo for "grab", methinks.

Reply   |   Comment by Alan  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)
#16

Response to comment #2.......
“…can grad what you see…”??

What does THAT mean??
[ANSWER] The text has simply been reversed ......the " d " in the word"grad" should be a "b" ......"grab what you see " ...Not too difficult to figure out is it ?

Reply   |   Comment by bleeper24  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-16)
#15

Hello Mee Too.

My suggestion is "grab."

Reply   |   Comment by John R  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-17)
#14

This software will not be able to record games if anyone is looking into it for that. You can make it record windowed games but it will record at about 1FPS. I got PlayClaw4 from here but for some reason it randomly expired a short time ago, but it was able to record more powerful applications. This software is good if you want to record yourself doing something on the computer. I wouldn't recommend this for videos, games, 3D applications, etc. It can't handle them.

Reply   |   Comment by Marius  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#13

@ #2 MeeToo :

It is a typo. I guess the author meant 'grab' rather than 'grad'...

Reply   |   Comment by Jagadeesh  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#12

@Mee Too. I think it should be 'grab'

Reply   |   Comment by TheHub  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-16)
#11

Dear Mee Too (# 2) [May 4th, 2013 at 3:27 am],

the word you are looking for is "grap".

Be kind to persons making mistakes in a foreign language. The person who had written "grad" is probably used to symbols rather than letters, so this mistake is understandable. I'm learning Chinese for about a year now and I'm sure I'm making that many mistakes that even a toddler could outperform me with ease.

Best regards,
Georg Huber

Reply   |   Comment by Georg Huber  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#10

Installed fine - but keep getting "invalid device id" error every time I try to use it.

Reply   |   Comment by Stephen Gray  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#9

#2 - it's "grab" what you see; not exactly a stumper. :)

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

Today's giveaway is just an ordinary screen recording tool with very basic features and nothing more.... no editing features and no MP4 as a video output....this says it all!!

27 bucks?? Come on man.... maybe on Mars...LOL!!

So it could be a good solution for NOOBS only, namely for people who never captured a video in their entire life.

Overall, for what it does, charging 27 bucks for a basic app like this is sheer madness, but many (GAOTD) developers out there behave as if they were living in another world!!

BEST (and BETTER) FREE ALTERNATIVES

http://www.sss.firm.in/free_video_screen_recorder
http://www.ezvid.com
http://www.debugmode.com/wink
http://atomisystems.com/activepresenter/free-edition
http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Multimedia/Video/Windows-Portable-Applications-CamStudio-Portable.shtml

If you are instead eager to automatically download both AUDIO & VIDEO STREAMING files literally from thousands of different websites and web radio stations for FREE, and then convert them to various formats with the ability to even add subtitles on them, then look no further and install a magic FREE tool called "VSO Downloader".
As you can see from the link below, it supports all web browsers, multi-protocol, VPN & Proxies out there, as well as pretty much all formats (FLV, MP4, WMV, ASF, MP3, SWF etc...) and HD video streaming, not to mention that it can even detect ADS preventing them from being downloaded. It silently works in the background via the tray icon, enabling users to download multiple files simultaneously at high speed with the integrated download accelerator module.
With this FREE tool you can also apply advanced filters, such as those meant to select which files should be detected or ignored, as well as pause and then resume one or all audio & video streaming downloads. No bad for being a FREEWARE, isn't it?

http://www.vso-software.fr/products/downloader/vso-downloader.php?ap=avangate&aid=700

Finally, to automatically calibrate your video capture cards for optimal brightness, contrast and color, thus reducing the noise from analog sources if necessary, in order to create high quality video output, just use this magic FREE tool kissing almost any video quality issue goodbye for good:

http://www.dscaler.net/dscaler4.htm

My 0.000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001 cent for today's giveaway!!

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni (Why the hell is everything FREE &am  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+164)
#7

I use dual monitors . The opening splash screen and half of
the setup windows end up split between the screens.
This software is in beta, why even let people bother with it
until you get it working at the bare minimum of functionality.
Removed off my system.

Reply   |   Comment by anon5150  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#6

@ #2 - Mee Too

Surely a more prolonged pondering of this perplexing puzzle would have revealed the concealed cause of this mysterious verbiage.

It's a typo! grad > grab.

;)

Reply   |   Comment by Ben  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

@Me Too

It's obviously a typo. They meant to say "grab" not "grad". You should've known that. *Rolls eyes*

About the software:

I'm going to have to try out this screen recorder. My computer isn't all that good, but if I meet the system requisites (which I do), then I'm going to have to give this one a try. Thanks for sharing the software with everyone, who ever developed it.

Reply   |   Comment by Andrew D.  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#4

#2 Mee Too

Grad=Grab

Reply   |   Comment by Nigel  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#3

Installed fine on Windows 7 64bit though it took a while for it to configure the C++ redistributable. I tried this out on my web browser (Chrome) and the quality was surprisingly good - very clear imagery and the tracking is very good as it can track my mouse movements on high DPI settings far better than other capturing software I have tried. The recording framerate is also adjustable from 23.979 (standard film) to 60p or 60 fps).

There was one major issue though. When I attempted to record the desktop, the end video appeared slanted at a 45 degree angle and I have no way to rectify this issue. I tried it a number of times and when I tried to record a smaller window not only was it slanted, but in black and white as well.

Reply   |   Comment by Tentacles  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+52)
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