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Screen Capturing Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Screen Capturing

Capture the desktop video together with the sound!
$19.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 86 (89%) 11 (11%) 25 comments

Screen Capturing was available as a giveaway on January 18, 2020!

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Professional screen recording software.

With Bytescout Screen Capturing tool you can proceed with recordings of the entire screen or just a part of it, around the mouse cursor. The program perfectly supports audio recording, even live ones made from the microphone. It works smoothly with various video compression modes. The video files you get, can be easily uploaded straight to the Internet. The business license allows using the tool at the company level with commercial purposes.

System Requirements:

Windows Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; 50 mb of free space; Windows Media Player and .NET Framework installed


ByteScout Software



File Size:

5.82 MB



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Since I already have a Giveaway of Tuneskit Screen Recorder from October and a Joyoshare Screen Recorder from December, is there any advantage to downloading and installing Bytescout Screen Capturing in the next 3 hours? Does Bytescout have the feature where you can set the start and end time for screen recording or just set how long you want it to record before automatically stopping the recording? That for me is very useful so I don't have to sit and monitor a 2 hour 25 minute training video to make sure I stop recording at the right time. Thanks for your feedback.

Reply   |   Comment by David Lenchner  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Can't get it to work under Vista SP2+ 32bit under both remote desktop or on the local display... soft crashes if I press the Settings button, activates business license (which has no functional difference to freeware edition which is normal for almost all bytescount SDK demo programs.)
On trying to capture using any and all of the presented options results in a crash after the popup telling me how to finish capturing.
Same errors as previous version given away a while back.
Under windows 10 it works as described and CAN capture to either WMV or AVI. The way you select WHICH video file and encoder format is used is by making sure that TAB in settings is the one selected when you hit the "OK" button to commit the settings. But with VERY restricted built in codec choices.

No directvideo or directsound codec support only old fashioned video for windows interface seems to be used which is why choices are so primitive.

It also requires .NET 2.0 to be installed on the system or a backwards compatible higher version.

Because of the limited range of codecs I would like for them to have included a lossless codec, either uncompressed or one of the readily avaiable LZW based ones so we do not have to have multiple passes of differently lossy video re-encoding just to get the final video file we want. AND add a single frame Capture to an image file so it does screen capture at least and not just screen recording which the name does not imply what it actually does as others have mentioned.
I just recorded a moderatly long 30 minutes youtube page and the resultant AVI was 3.7Gbytes in size and the AVI file produced had a broken index which VLC offered to rebuild then play, I responded Yes and the video was significantly out of sync with the sound and part way through the video the video stream paused and did not proceed further stuck at the frame it stopped at and the sound track continued on until the end of the video.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I need a recorder that will record audio as I have a program that reads text but there is no way to capture it to something like mp3, so I hope this program is able to record this audio.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

how do you lose the water mark?

Reply   |   Comment by joe  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

joe, what watermark? it does not place any watermarks! If you mean the yellow disk highlighting the cursor that is in the settings under one of the tabs... can't look it up to name the tab for you as I've uninstalled it from all my machines after thoroughly testing it.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Thanks, not for me though. btw Couple free related ones today described & links at ghacks.net

Automatic Screenshotter is a free tool that captures the screen content at regular intervals (free)
Automatic Screenshotter is a freeware tool from Donationcoder. It is also available in a portable version that you can carry around on a flash drive.
Auto Screen Capture is a similar tool, if you want more options and scheduled screenshots.

Reply   |   Comment by beergas  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Just wanted to add my 2 cents worth. I've been wanting a screen recorder, that would record the closed captions on my YouTube videos. None of the free software pick up the closed captions at all. Thanks to this wonderful freebie, now I can save my videos, WITH the closed captions, and sound as well, although so far, I have not been terribly pleased with the sound quality. I probably have to make adjustments on my end, so that is not a bad mark against the program. I'm running Win10, on a wonderful old laptop. This program is EXACTLY what I have been dreaming of, as it is easy to use, right away, with no day wasted on studying how it works. YAYYY !! Two thumbs up from me !

Reply   |   Comment by Judith Podgurski  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Judith Podgurski, You can use Youtube-dl to downloading videos and if it contain, subtitles too, from Youtube and many other sources.

With Google2SRT you can download even ASR-subtitles (Automatic Speech Recognition, better than nothing) from videos that really do not contain subtitles.

Reply   |   Comment by Huzu Hussien  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Huzu Hussien, Thanks for the info, but are they FREE ?

Reply   |   Comment by Judi  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Records in AVI or WMV format, does not appear to record the system audio, just either a silent recording or a microphone. There are better, more versatile screen recorders around. Uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by David J. Bookbinder  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

It records in wmv format only. Not the end of the world, as there are free converters available to convert it to a more universal format, but it's another step to be taken. No mention of the duration of the license.
Also, coudn't get the download link in Waterfox (with cookies enabled), had to switch to FF to get this.

Reply   |   Comment by JoeJ  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

After all this discussion — Al's comment seems the simplest which makes it clear — which does this actually do? Take a capture (screen shot) of a still, or record the video (i.e. copy it into a file)? I am confused after reading the comments.

Reply   |   Comment by Zen  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Downloaded and registered with no problems, as far as I can tell it does exactly as it promises .The recording quality was good, and the sound excellent. Be sure to turn on the stereo mix to record from the speakers, ( sound input)I am well pleased with this excellent software, many thanks

Reply   |   Comment by William Carter  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

The name is a bit odd. It infers it is screen capture but; when installing; it said I had an older version which seemed to refer to a ByteScout screen recording app that I had. It then appeared to uninstall something then install with another icon called ByteScout screen capturing. Now both icons start a screen recording app.
Screen capture in my opinion has a specific definition as in the app you get with say "DuckCapture" or "PicPick" this is not a screen capture it is a screen record, I will change the name on the start up icon.
If it was once correctly named as ByteScout screen recording then why on earth would you change the name to something misleading?

Reply   |   Comment by D M  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

D M,
I think I need a bit more detailed explanation of the distinction you are making between screen capturing and screen recording. Are you saying screen record, records the whole screen and screen capture records a defined portion of the screen like a video window ?

Reply   |   Comment by rww  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

rww, screen capture will capture what you can see on the screen and usually convert it into a jpeg image that you can save or print and advanced ones will let you capture parts that have scrolled out of site and is usually activated by the print screen key.
Screen record will record a video in real time of what you can see and hear as you perform computer tasks.
Of coarse you could take still shots from your screen recording but if it’s stills you want then screen capture is much quicker.

Reply   |   Comment by D M  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

D M, In photography terms Captures are like taking a photo and Record is like taking a Video. As photo and video have set meanings IMO so do Capture and Record.

Reply   |   Comment by D M  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

rww, Capture may mean screen shot and recording will record a period of time.

Reply   |   Comment by Al  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

D M,

aha, it seems different distinctions are being made by different people. I always just thought of still images of the screen as PrintScreen, even if PrintScreen does not print anything, just puts it in your copy/paste cache.

Reply   |   Comment by rww  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)


Reply   |   Comment by D M  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Does it have an option to mute the microphone and only record the audio from my speakers?

That would allow me to not pickup background noise.

I said "option" because sometimes I want to record a narration on top of the video.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike H  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Mike H, Please download and install and try it and let us know.

Reply   |   Comment by OldGuy  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)

Mike H, Going by past experiece since this only encodes using ancient windows media libraries I'd say no serious dev work has gone into modernising it to work with windows sound subsystems to permit selection of any or all WASAPI sound sources.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Mike H, It probably does not but voiceovers are often done as a seperate audio recording after the video and it's audio has been reocorded and then the two combined in post production in the video editor and the audio downmixed to a single stereo soundtrack, it takes more planning but when done right the resultant video looks and sounds much more polished and less umms and errr effects that you get with live action unscripted voiceovers especially when one makes little slips with the mouse pointer or an alert pops up mid recording throwing you off your train of thought.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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