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Total Screen Recorder could record computer desktop screen to video files so you could upload to Youtube.com, myspace, blog without format converted or edited.
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Total Screen Recorder can record computer desktop screen to video files so you can upload them to Youtube.com, myspace, blog without format converters or editors.

It supports video recording with sound from computer sound card or from microphone. You can also set your record region and record any area of your desktop. Total Screen Recorder can be used to record webcam chat video from AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo Messenger and other IM clients, make your own video tutorial, etc.

Key features:

  • Support 5 capture types: random region, window, full screen, fixed size, fixed region
  • Support recording audio sync from computer and microphone
  • Video/Audio codec parameter adjustable
  • Support user defined hotkey to start or stop recording quickly
  • Support stop timer to stop recording automatically
  • Support user defined file name format support
  • Support hide when recording, window can be minimized to icon in system tray

System Requirements:

Windows XP/Vista/7

Publisher:

Total Screen Recorder

Homepage:

http://www.totalscreenrecorder.com/

File Size:

9.68 MB

Price:

$29.95

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#60

WOW It is great technology Thanks for this information

Reply   |   Comment by verti comm  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

I believe the need to turn off acceleration is optional from the comments I read, so the software will work even if one cannot turn off the acceleration. However, the need to turn off acceleration is because most players use hardware acceleration overlay when playing the video and most screen recorders like TSR will not be able to capture the video at all because of the overlay.

VLC player plays videos without the need for hardware acceleration overlay, so if you can play your video using VLC player instead of real-player or windows media player, etc, then you should, I think, be able to use TSR to capture, even if you did not manage to turn off hardware acceleration, because it should still work, since you can install TSR successfully even though not able to turn off the acceleration.

If my comments is inaccurate, please let me know as I'm speaking from my past experience using CaptureWizPro, which told me such details in its FAQ.

Reply   |   Comment by Lu Hulu  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

Downloaded fine. When I went to play an already existing video (FLV), the "Easy Flash Player" came up....black. No video....nothing. Now I am afraid to delete this program for fear I will not get my old FLV player back again. Any help? (Vista 32bit SP2)

Reply   |   Comment by Eddie Z  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

First time I tried to run the program to enter they registration key, my anti-virus (comodo) went off like crazy. Needless to say I am uninstalling it right away.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#56

@7, what #3 said didn't apply to any kind of situation influenced by OS version!

#27, what #6 said was just a simple clear comment regarding improvements that if made, would improve the software quality and functionality. Nothing wrong with that, especially when GAOTD's usefulness to developers includes receiving constructive criticisms, ideas, bug info, etc!!!

What I don't understand, is why developers use such ridiculously long registration numbers and where they come up with these long strings of numerical nonsense!!! Seriously, what is the reason for such crazy lengthy registration numbers?

Reply   |   Comment by Reality Check  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

My suggestion is that among the other recording options like Fixed Region and Fixed Size you should have an option for recording region to follow the cursor instead of being fixed. CamStudio which is free already does that. I make tutorials in C Programming, and I use that feature a lot and love it. Pretty much cannot use a recording software unless it has that feature.

Reply   |   Comment by Shah Sahab  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#54

Do not work because I can not turn off screen accelerator on my computor (not permitted). Very hard to Set Screen Capture Region! Not easy to-use Help file are poor and of little help

Reply   |   Comment by jill  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

Recordr has detected that hardware acceleration is enabled on this computer disabling hardware acceleration is required to record videos from a media player such as windows media player, realPlayer or quick time. Otherwise a blank screen will be recorder.

How to turn off hardware acceleration in windows 2000/xp/2003

1 right click on the desktop and click properties.
2 select the settings tab and click advanced then select the troubleshooting tab.
3 move the hardware acceleration slider to none and click ok to apply settings

Traduzido para o Português !

Recordr detectou que a aceleração de hardware está habilitada no computador desativando aceleração de hardware é necessário para gravar vídeos de um player de mídia, tais como o Windows Media Player, o RealPlayer ou o tempo rápido. Caso contrário, uma tela em branco será gravador.

Como desativar a aceleração de hardware em Windows 2000/XP/2003

Um clique direito no desktop e clique em Propriedades.
2 Selecione a guia Configurações e clique em Avançado e selecione a guia resolução de problemas.
3 Mova o controle deslizante Aceleração de hardware para Nenhum e clique em OK para aplicar as configurações

Eu consegui desacelerar os Hardware sem problemas...

Reply   |   Comment by Francisco  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#52

Seems the programs default sound is set to "microphone"
I clicked audio, changed to internal stereo and I now have sound.

Reply   |   Comment by sound issues  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#51

#30: I seldom comment, but I must say your review & obvious knowledge are excellent & most appreciated. Thank you very much!

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

Didn't work for me (Windows XP Service Pack 2, 3 gigs RAM, 3 GHz processor. That's with Hardware Acceleration off (which is a pain to have to do anyway; it should at least be automatic, as one user suggested).

Reply   |   Comment by Gordon Gates  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

re posting 30: AWESOME

I love GAOTD/GOTD.

But, as always, like others here, I don't always have the time to figure it all out.

GOTD - please give up these downloading games/hurdles/complications - (I regret to say that is what I believe them to be).
What do you/They gain by it?

Would you put up with this if you were in fact paying for them? NO!!

Our ability to comment meaningfully on the progams is being minimised/marginalised by these issues.

Reply   |   Comment by HappyHarry  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

How do you use Total Screen Recorder to record webcam chat video from IM clients, such as Skype and Yahoo? Is it within the IM client or are you suppose to select the region where the webcam video is and record it that way?

Reply   |   Comment by Blake  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

WOW @ comment #7, if you are from the company then I wouldn't download from you if you were the last company to download from! My evaluation of the remarks you made are that your programs aren't any good either! Who ever you are I think you owe GOTD and the site people an appology for that verable bashing!
Have a great day all.

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

fussiest software i have ever met on GAOTD since 2007. no acceleration stoppage possible. quit but shows still running. off to bin

Reply   |   Comment by fateh  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#45

@#7 Garfey B.
I sense a tactical nuke coming towards you.

This program seems convincing, but I'm going to pass this. Xfire's built in screen recorder works just fine for me. :)

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

Does TSR capture a streaming video?

Reply   |   Comment by Dan Bromberg  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#43

Kudos to GOTD for continuing on with a wide range of offers -- and special kudos to mike (no relation) at posts #30 and #32: it's exactly this kind of patient, comprehensive and analytical review that folks need. . . rather than so much of the junk comments quickly penned and submitted on here ("I like it!" "It's great!" etc.)

I've hit exactly the same inability to disable hardware acceleration as have so many others -- so clearly, today's developer is going to have to re-think things if hoping to bring this product to maturity. As it stands, it's unuseable on my system, so is being uninstalled.

Finally. . . many, many thanks to JimB at #25. The CamStudio link Jim's kindly provided is well worth following -- whether you're having problems or not with disabling hardware acceleration.

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

Looks good but I can't get the sound to work either. Using XP sp3 - soundmax card. When recording, i hear sound. On playback, no sound.
1st used default settings, then encoder set to WMW then FLV then AVI using defaults for each. No sound on playback. I'm don't know much about sound so I'm at a loss.
Thans to GOTD -I love trying out new software.

Reply   |   Comment by BKP  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#41

#4: "... the website says it will record video games. ..."

It will, just like it'll record the desktop, program windows, playing video etc. Picture Quality is going to be in large part determined by the codec used for capture. That & the bandwidth available, plus number of processes etc running [& using up file transfer/writing resources], determine how much data can be written to file [if/when data can't be written fast enough you get dropped frames &/or reduced quality]. Capture also takes horsepower & memory which your game [or video player etc] might be trying to monopolize, & they both might be trying to use the same DX &/or DS [Direct Show] filters/files when only one instance is available.

Fraps is designed for game recording, as is I think that part of VirtualDub. Neither is always the ideal choice... just have to figure out what works for you with your setup.

* * *

#10: "Does anyone know if this will record streaming videos that I can then convert & transfer to my iPod to watch?"

Depends on where the video's from & how you're watching it, but if you're talking about generic YouTube-type stuff in a web browser, usually yes. If you're talking about heavily DRMed subscription or network content, not so sure -- try it. ;-)

* * *

#24: "... “while recording i can hear the sound, but when i playback the recorded video, i cant hear any audio, although video quality is quite good”"

Many PCs/laptops have recording audio from the speakers disabled on purpose. There are sometimes fixes -- Google/Bing on the prob including your make/model -- & there are some 3rd party, add-on drivers available.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#40

#3 here responding to #7. okay, i admit not putting up what kind of rig i have was a newbie move. But what do you have to gain by posting a comment like that?
I think its safe to assume that you crawled out from under a bridge to post that comment. Besides you could of tried the software out for your self. Thank you #27 (Diana) i agree.

By the way i Run Win 7, 64 bit. GT 120 video card.

Reply   |   Comment by rick  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#39

Garfey B (#7). And who do you think you are? God? You're so vain! Maybe YOU should take classes on manners!

Reply   |   Comment by just me  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#38

What a piece of crud. Installed fine on Win 7, but no sound recording. Surprise surprise, it killed all my sound drivers and now my system doesn't even recognize that I have a "sound device".

Now I'm about to do a system restore. Junk software - beware!

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

Total Screen Recorder Gold is an older, no-frills screen capture app that generally works pretty well. You can control the fps [frame rate], but the slider control used to set it is crude -- no presets, no std 29.97 etc. You can select your installed codec to use, which is a good thing because this GOTD doesn't come with any -- a fast analog capture codec is often the hardest part to code, & [at least it used to be] the biggest reason for charging for video screen capture software. [videohelp.com has codec downloads, but be careful to select one fast enough for capture like the old HUFFYUV (free) or PicVideo (shareware) -- many aren't] The app's site mentions Windows Media [wmv] [processing intensive, pretty lossy, & ill suited for editing], Microsoft Video 1 [.avi] [an all around bad choice I've never before seen recommended], & FLV [*might* work but IMHO you're better off converting to FLV after capture & opt. editing]

Total Screen Recorder makes a big deal about turning off video acceleration if/when you want to capture playing video -- that's not necessarily correct [a very good thing because acceleration is so much a part of so many systems nowadays, & you may not be able to turn it off]. What matters is how playing video's shown on the screen -- whether the player uses one of the Direct Show video renderers & if so which one, along with whether it uses a video overlay etc. The bad news is that setting all that stuff gets complicated & is far from a sure thing... I suggest trying different players & those video settings you're comfortable playing with. MPlayer Classic [& the Home Theater version] has a lot of settings/controls for example, & apps like the free Filmerit can set Windows' preferences [merit &/or ranking] for Direct Show renderers. I may/may not be a special case, but depending on the ATI graphics driver version, in XP Pro SP3 32 I may have to turn off WinMedia Player 11's "Use video mixing renderer" for mjpeg [Motion jpeg] video to play... last month's drivers require it. With that off, Total Screen Recorder records video just fine, using hardware acceleration -- it took 10 - 12% CPU & up to 2% GPU to play the video in WMPlayer, & another 3-4 % CPU, + 1-2% GPU for today's GOTD to record it. Acceleration was turned on in WMPlayer & the CCC (video driver control center), & I never touched the Troubleshoot tab in Properties -> Settings -> Advanced where you turn off all acceleration.

Audio capture/recording can use whatever Total Screen Recorder Gold sees you have available, but it does not include a driver for those whose PC/laptop has recording speaker output disabled [unfortunately not uncommon].

Total Screen Recorder Gold uses Viscom code libraries for media handling -- in the past when this company's code has shown up in a GOTD I didn't find a lot of info avail, but they have seemed to work fine. It comes with an older version of the Lame encoder [for MP3], along with 3 older system files ["MFC71.dll", "msvcp71.dll", "msvcr71.dll"], but none of the 4 replaced newer versions I already had installed. 2 ActiveX files in the program's folder are/need to be registered with Windows, accounting for most of the 570 new registry entries recorded -- I didn't see anything taking over functions from installed software, which is what I watch for, especially with video apps. The app itself is lightweight at ~12MB in 21 files, 6 folders -- a "ScreenVCR" folder was also added to All Users \ Application Data, holding a few configuration-type files... unfortunately [using Notepad] I didn't see an entry to turn off phoning home every time the app's started.

RE: Alternatives, Total Screen Recorder Gold doesn't have the features of something like Camtasia [popular for tutorials etc], but neither does it have Camtasia Studio's $299 price. The somewhat popular Wink is free, & combines still & animation exporting to: "PDF, HTML, SWF and EXE formats.". Windows' Media Encoder has always had some screen capture capabilities, & screen recording is built into the free video editor/capture app, VirtualDub. Unreal has it's free UScreenCapture ActiveX control. Fraps is popular with many gamers.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)
#36

Re: hardware acceleration on my Win7 x64 dual core machine I had the same issue on mine and it wouldn't run the program at all. Uninstalled and re-installed and now it works and has no errors. Didn't even have to enter reg code again. Flickers madly when recording, but is fine on playback.

Reply   |   Comment by Shqdes  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

Downloaded, installed, activated correctly on Win7 machine.
Tried to record some demos of running programs:
- AVI format default settings record with acceptable quality, but file size is horrendously large
- WMV format doesn't work for me - after pressing start, doing the recording and pressing stop, program says that there is no recorded file!
- flash formats (SWF, FLV) - default bitrate is too low for screen activity recording; had to yank it up to 1600kbps to get acceptable quality (1280x720 capture area)

My previous experiment prove that WMV format with good codec is the best for screen activity recording on Windows - I use FastStone Capture for this purpose and TSR is unable to replace it. Also use CamStudio and Wink for screen recording - good in some cases, but sometimes not good enough.

Reply   |   Comment by jerry  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#34

Lots of errors on XP SP3. Upon starting, it gives a dump screen (essentially), but goes on to the software. Then it won't take copy and paste of the registration code, but pressing the button "paste from clipboard" seems to work. Looks like an interesting program, but I would imagine it might confuse computer amateurs.

Reply   |   Comment by onthedot  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#33

I would like a button that would automatically upload the video to youtube.

Reply   |   Comment by Arnie  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#32

It is not made to record video or movies, it is to slow and choppy and the quality is poor. If you need still screen recorder, go for it, otherwise pass it on.

Reply   |   Comment by Gloria29  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#31

#16 is on to something. I've never seen such a convoluted online retail setup in my life! I visited the website where the "contact us" email address indicated, "www.godsw.com." Our program of the day is there, along with a number of other programs, for FIVE DOLLARS CHEAPER. It seems totalscreenrecorder.com was hurriedly put together for our benefit (The layout is quite basic.) The www.godsw.com website, in contrast, is large and much more detailed.

I noticed, too, that most of the software titles have their own separate websites as well, for what purpose we can only wonder. Some have an increased price on their separate pages, but many are the same price. Each contains accolades galore. I was unable to verify if awards were accurate because I had trouble accessing the websites which gave them their recommendations.

I have to wonder what benefit there is for the consumer in a setup like this. I don't see any, and in fact, it makes me believe that they are not as forthright as a company should be. I'll try it for free, but as for purchase, I, personally, would stay clear of this jumble of programs and websites. Please, tell me I'm wrong if you have seen anything like this before in a legitimate company.

Reply   |   Comment by Grateful  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#30

I simply cannot recommend Total Screen Recorder Gold. It's got a nice interface and easy to use options menu, but there are too many downsides to the program. Recording is choppy (for me at least), it uses around 50% CPU (on my quad core computer) and doesn't even support Windows Aero. With all these issues and a very unprofessional website, Total Screen Recorder is a definite thumbs down. At $30, it is overpriced for such a program with abilities that free alternatives can do better.

Pros:
-Clean, simple interface
-Tip of the day
-Select from multiple encoders
-Wide array of recording options

Cons:
-Activation is a pain
-Disables Windows Aero
-Extremely High CPU Usage for such a program (50%!)
-Expensive at $30
-Fails to record window movements properly
-Fails to encode properly (double speed)

For Netbooks:
-Fits under 1024x600
-Uses a lot of CPU
-Not recommended

Free Alternatives:
BlueBerry Flashback Express
Camstudio

Full Review

Reply   |   Comment by Brian2.0  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

How did you get it to install. I keep getting that it will not authenticate; the site does not respond

Reply   |   Comment by Don Singleton  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

Installed fairly easily, tho I got the screen accelerator message, too.
Fairly easy to use. I wasn't overjoyed with the screen resolution of the video, but you can adjust it upward.

Thanks, GOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Reid  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

Normally I don't comment on the comments, but, in this case I just cant stop myself.
I'm going to be referring to No. 6 comment.

I think you are a mean hurtful person. If you are on the tech team or support team for this software, you are the one that needs support. Never have I heard a "Professional" speak this way to someone. It is totally uncalled for.
Take some time off and go to counseling. You need it.

Reply   |   Comment by Diana  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#26

hey how to registor it ...i m not getting the right key in read me text.....plz give the key....thanx....

Reply   |   Comment by devesh  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#25

Noticed this software bears quite a resemblance to free software CamStudio.

Now, there seems to be quite a convoluted history of who made what, but in so far as the source of the original program was apparently made public and CamStudio is being actively developed on SourceForge, I'm not particularly impressed with this GAOTD

Reply   |   Comment by JimB  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)
#24

OS : WINDOWS 7 x 64 bit

No problem in Installation/Activation.

Problem with recording SOUND from Computer... can anyone help??

"while recording i can hear the sound, but when i playback the recorded video, i cant hear any audio, although video quality is quite good"

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

Running XP Pro SP3. Installed and registered without any problems. However, started TSR, set hardware acceleration to none as directed and started to record my screen and audio. Seemed to be working fine until I tried to open an access 2003 database. My computer shut off and restarted. So I tried it again with a different output format. Started Access 2003 database and got the same results. Definitely not Microsoft Access friendly. Uninstalled and system is back to normal with no crashes. Thanks anyways GOTD

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#22

Just downloaded to XP Pro looks very light with nice layout. Easy to understand registration, which is not always the case here. One thing I wonder about is MUST TURN OFF ACCELERATION warning. Not sure about that deal.
Kind of beside the point but anyone that expects perfect video game recording maybe completely insane. That or completely ignorant of how those things work and how much computing power it takes

Reply   |   Comment by Greg L  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

This "hardware acceleration" problem affected me too. (Win7 Home Premium - Nvidia NVIDIA GeForce 6150) - Developers will have to go back to the drawing board for quite a few of us.

Reply   |   Comment by prying1  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#20

I also have run into the inability to shut down hardware acceleration on my Win7 x64 dual core emachine. In addition when I tried it out on a BBC news video it did great on the video but no audio was captured in either avi or wma settings. If I can get the audio working it will be a keeper, otherwise off to Revo.

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Williams  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#19

Program installed and registered fine on Win 7pro x64 with NVIDIA GeForce 8800. However, the dreaded "Must disable Hardware Acceleration" warning appeared and I'm unable to do so. I started the program and started recording in Photoshop CS5. The cursor became sluggish and I was unable to do a simple marque select and modify. When I stopped the recording, everything was responsive once again.

For my purposes, recording in PS, for example, this program is unacceptably slow. I'll be uninstalling and hoping something more powerful makes its way to GOTD. The previous DemoCreator didn't work on Win7 x64 so I'm still looking for a solution.

Reply   |   Comment by TGlinskas  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#18

I can't disable acceleration on win7x32,hd4600 sapphire 512 either.screen blinks so much when recording,i find it hard to see anything.So looks like does not work for my config.Thanx anyway for giveaway

Reply   |   Comment by simon  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#17

Same problem as No.12. Message from TSC: Recorder has detected that "Hardware Acceleration" is enabled on this computer. Disabling ...is required....

But following instructions on how to do this, I arrive finally, under Generic PnP Monitor and NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS Properties, at the disappointing news that "Your current display driver does not allow changes to be made to hardware acceleration settings". I am using a SONY VGC-LN2M computer, with Vista.

Reply   |   Comment by HappyHarry  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#16

Couple of points regarding their website that make them look FISHY

- "Contact Us" there is no clear information, where are they located? A phone number or mailing address?
- The e-mail on the contact us page have a different ".com" address! 'recorder@godsw.com'

- At the bottom of the page "Copyright" with no year or a date when last updated.

- The star rating (Awards) on the left side is NOT legitimate! e.g. Download.com users rate it 3 stars and a half. NOT 5 stars!!

My 2cents

Reply   |   Comment by Ahmad  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+37)
#15

Not as sleek looking or as feature rich as the previous giveaway Wondershare DemoCreator but Total Screen Recorder (TSR) is a slightly different type of program. From a very quick look all it does is record screen work and it does it well (on an XP machine SP3).

What I like about this program as opposed to its bigger cousins is the simplicity of the operation and its small footprint (only under 12Mb on the Hard disk as opposed to 43Mb of DemoCreator).

It maybe unfair to compare TSR to Democreator but for my particular needs Democreator is an overkill and Total Screen Recorder just fits the bill.

Granted, TSR user interface looks a little dated but who cares! I want functionality over looks and this is what TSR does well. So those wanting pretty looking icons and buttons, etc. should be happy with DemoCreator.

If you want to edit your recording, add comments, flyouts, bubble speech, etc. sound editing then TSR is not for you. I'd stick with Democreator (which is a great program in its own right too.)

If you want a small quick program to record your screen (or a region
or just a particular window) and produce a video (in various formats) then Total Screen Recorder is perfect. It's small, quick, might not look pretty but it does the job - oh and it's free today!

Reply   |   Comment by Amadeus  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)
#14

Something about "acceleration" on finishing install, followed instructions to switch it off, but "change settings" is greyed out in Win 7 x64!

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#13

I have Windows Vista home edition 32 bit and the instructions that came up when I opened TSC said for me to turn off hardware acceleration but when I tried to do so, my computer said my current display driver does not allow changes to be made to my hardware accelerarion settings. The button is grayed out. Any advice?

Reply   |   Comment by Angelynn  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#12

Thanks for this software, guys! Much appreciated.

Installed perfectly on Vista Bus sp2.

Registered first time.

Absolutely no hassles.

Except for a quirk of my machine... it seems as though my video card prevents me from switching off hardware acceleration. Sigh.

But I think it only prevents me from recording from specific programs. So all should be well.

In fact.... I'm recording this screen as I type. I see it working. So yeah... I'm a happy fella.

All the best.

Blue skies
Roy

PS: Viewed playback of the recording. Perfect. Awesome!

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#11

Figured I'd give this a try.
Pros:
I saved a few minutes of gameplay footage in wmv format it came out to 10mb. Great compared to fraps outputting raw footage at a few gigs.
Record fullscreen or windows or sections of the screen
Select from a variety of output types

Cons:
Asks to disable hardware acceleration
Max output framerate 30fps
Video Quality mediocre. Game footage was choppy and displayed incorrectly with random black lines and sometimes shadowy screen

Probably would be pretty good for recording desktop tutorials but any ingame footage would be better off with xfire or fraps if you have a giant HDD :P.

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