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ZD Soft Screen Recorder 10.2.3 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — ZD Soft Screen Recorder 10.2.3

Super fast lag-free HD screen recording software
$39.00 EXPIRED
User rating: 123 (84%) 23 (16%) 107 comments

ZD Soft Screen Recorder 10.2.3 was available as a giveaway on December 27, 2016!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$19.95
free today
Keeps your iPhone/iPad/iPod optimized for its best performance.

ZD Soft Screen Recorder captures screen / webcam / audio very fast and compresses them into HD videos on the fly, just like a camcorder inside your screen. Anything displays on screen can be captured, such as web pages, streaming videos and game screens. It’s highly optimized for both desktop screen capture and game screen capture in order to deliver the best screen recording experience. You almost could not feel any system lag when recording.

Note:The registration info is in the Readme file.
Important: You can use a different name than ‘Giveaway of the Day’, but cannot use any other email address than email@giveawayoftheday.com'

System Requirements:

Windows XP /Vista /7 /8 /8.1 /10; Intel / AMD 1.5 GHz or faster multi-core CPU; 1 GB RAM. The newer OS requires more RAM; 15 MB hard disk space for software; installation; NVIDIA / ATI / AMD / Intel graphics card / chip; Windows Media Player, VLC Player or PotPlayer.

Publisher:

ZD Soft

Homepage:

http://www.zdsoft.com/

File Size:

6.4 MB

Price:

$39.00

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#46

Correction: What I meant to say was,is product already registered,under a previous giveaway license code / serial#. ????

Reply   |   Comment by vanierstein  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

vanierstein, yes, it is.

Reply   |   Comment by ZD Soft  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#45

Well,this is interesting ....when checking the "about" pop-up window after clicking on 'settings' (The Gear symbol)this is what is displayed..." ZD Soft Screen Recorder 10.2.3 Copyright 2005-2016, ZD Soft License info: Name: WindowsDeal Giveaway E-Mail:email@windowsdeal.com Key:BBRCE-B6B0J-0F6DL-RDNR3-B92** (I have obscured last two serial license keys) It would appear product is already registered,packaged with a previous giveway read me / license.txt Correct me if I am wrong ???

Reply   |   Comment by vanierstein  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

vanierstein, you must have had another giveaway key of this software from windowsdeal.com long time before. The key can be recognized by new versions unless you deactivate it manually.

Reply   |   Comment by ZD Soft  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#44

No problems with downloading, installing, or registration (I simply followed the directions.) (My computer runs Win7, x64) The program itself is nice, and I think it might be easier to use than some similar programs I have. In other words, this one's a keeper! Thanks very much, GAOTD and ZDSoft!

Reply   |   Comment by M. Aronson  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#43

Free version will leave watermark on videos. Could be used on one computer only. Ok I got it but what are specifications, will it zoom in/out, will it hide a part on video (mosaic) ? Which OS does it support?

Please someone enlighten me. Thank you

Reply   |   Comment by Ari  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Ari,

Zoom in/out hotkey: Ctrl + ` or Ctrl + =

No mosaic feature.

Support Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10

Reply   |   Comment by ZD Soft  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#42

This one is pretty good...still use Faststone for most of my needs...will give ZD a more thorough try...
Good to see that the usual bunch of wieners are still around...the ones who can't install anything because
they can't read.

Reply   |   Comment by Mothman  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#41

Installation worked perfectly on Win 7 64 bit...
Downloaded the Zip file
Extracted and saved in folder
Ran the exe file
On completion, opened the program and went to about -
added my name
email and license as mentioned in the notes.
successfully activated.
Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Ashok  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#40

Download, unzip, Run, and get "This installation package could not be opened. verify that the package exists and that you can access it...verify that this is a valid Windows Installer package." Deleted everything and tried again with the same result.

Reply   |   Comment by Allen Shoudy  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#39

The free downloading option given for the day is fake...the service provider (giveaway)doesn't allow the permission for free download...ie 404error

Reply   |   Comment by nidheesh  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#38

Does this program install for all users?

Reply   |   Comment by Walter Snodgrass  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Walter Snodgrass, Yes it does install for all users. It works extremely well! Within minutes of installing this program, I had created an excellent short video. Intuitive controls and high quality recording make me glad that I installed ZD Soft Screen Recorder.

Reply   |   Comment by Walter Snodgrass  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Walter Snodgrass, only for chosen ones

Reply   |   Comment by Bingwen  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#37

The program looks OK... a bit rough on the edges in terms of UI, but when it's free, you don't look a gift horse in the mouth :)

My eternal problem is recording my screen at 720p and then uploading it to YouTube and watching the result *exactly* as I see them on my PC after the recording.

ZD Screen Recorder records great looking 720p videos when played on the PC with mp4 format and the H.264 but then when I upload them to YouTube they look very blurry and pixelated. Does anyone know why?

Who do all those other 720p videos on YouTube look so sharp and high quality? Not to mention 1080p videos that are even better!

If anyone has any insights on how to record 720p videos with this or any other software (this one does a great job)... and then ending up with the same quality after uploading the recorded video to YouTube, I would appreciate any suggestions! Please post your suggestions here! :-)

Thank you!

Reply   |   Comment by Naxos  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Naxos, please try this:

1. Make the recording area larger than 1280x720. If you are going to record full screen, make sure your desktop resolution is greater than 1280x720.

2. Go to the 'Video' settings panel of ZD Soft Screen Recorder, click the codec field next to the 'Codec' label, fill "-I 30" (It's an uppercase i) in the 'Extra command line' box, this can boost the bitrate high enough to meet the HD bitrate requirement of YouTube.

3. Try to record again.

Reply   |   Comment by ZD Soft  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

ZD Soft, thank you for the reply!

My monitor is 1920x1080. What I'm recording is high motion visual effects and I'm trying to capture the whole effect.

I can't wait to try the setting you suggest later tonight! There must be a way to end up with high quality 720p on YouTube!

Thank you again!

Reply   |   Comment by Naxos  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

ZD Soft,

In case you are still seeing this...

I tried the -I 30 setting --- same thing, YouTube shows the HD720p indicator for the video, but the result is very pixelated.

Here's the video: (30 sec)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezdbTlWtRRQ

Here's a sample screen shot of the recorded video playing on the PC:
http://prntscr.com/dp3yx5

These are the YouTube recommended settings for uploads:
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/1722171?hl=en
Can you tell if the recorded video meets all these requirements?

I'm going to try uploading 1080p videos too, but I don't think there will be any difference.

Thank you for your time!

Reply   |   Comment by Naxos  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Naxos, I forgot to mention that you have to uncheck the 'Variable frame rate' in the 'Video' settings tab first. ZD Soft Screen Recorder doesn't capture a frame if there is no update in the VFR mode. So, the bitrate can only be boosted in the CFR (Constant Frame Rate) mode.

Reply   |   Comment by ZD Soft  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#36

Please note that the software you download and install
during the Giveaway period comes with the following important limitations:
1) No free technical support
2) No free upgrades to future versions
3) Strictly non-commercial usage

Reply   |   Comment by un.known  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

I see several positive comments about the software, and I see mention of different version numbers and changes in the User Interface, which makes me more interested in the product, however the one thing holding the product back is the lack of a changelog file on the developer's website. A great changelog with version numbers and dates will help me to understand the product evolution. Did I miss the changelog? If not, what is the history? Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Gary Smith  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Gary Smith, there is a Changes.log file in the program's installation folder (C:\Program Files\ZD Soft\Screen Recorder\). You can check it out by opening it in a text editor.

Reply   |   Comment by ZD Soft  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

@ZD Soft,

>... there is a Changes.log file in the program's installation folder ...
Seriously? How does a Changes.log file in the installation folder tell me about changes in a new version of the software before installing it?

Competent software developers publish a changelog on their website to allow current users to see changes made to newer versions, along with the dates of release. That data is extremely important for current users and for potential users of the software.

You cannot assume users will want to update regardless. I have 10.1.3 installed, but I do not know all the changes that have been made for 10.2.3. There may not be anything to justify me taking the time to update the program, and there could also be a very important change that I would definitely want to update.

Based on your response, there is one change between version 10.1.3 and 10.2.3 that I can surmise. Version 10.1.3 does not have a Changes.log file in the installation folder. That is definitely something new, but not something that would affect the program's features.

Please publish a decent changelog on your website.

Reply   |   Comment by Gary Smith  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Gary Smith, the version history (changelog) has been published on the software download page. Please check it out.

Reply   |   Comment by ZD Soft  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

I cannot get GOTD files to open - It states that it is not a valid windows installer file. WHAT CAN I DO? Is windows installer supposed to be opening your files, and, if not, how do I stop it?

Reply   |   Comment by Godislove555  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

This is mediocre as rated by Softpedia and CNET, better software is available.

Reply   |   Comment by chad  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

chad, the comments and ratings on Softpedia and CNET refer to very old versions of ZD Soft Screen Recorder. They haven't update their comments and ratings for a very long time. The software has been improved and the past ratings can be out of date.

Reply   |   Comment by ZD Soft  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#32

Installed and activated easily on Win10-64 laptop. i was able to cut & paste the email addy and the key into the 'About' window for easy activation.
Thanks ZD Soft and GOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by P.R.  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

When I open The screen recorder, I have no option to "register" or "buy now." I also do not have gear icon for settings. What do I do?

Reply   |   Comment by deecoy  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

I read the readme file and all the comments here, and couldn't get it to work. A waste of 20+ minutes. Good thing I created a restore point before starting.

Reply   |   Comment by Trevor  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#29

I did try to record a game.
Some games did react strange: they started and when I started the GOTD-program the game stops.
One game: I succeeded to record something and could record 4:50 min.
The file is big 1,13 Gb:
https://ootjegotd.stackstorage.com/s/15mMmohQQVAQ0rB

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#28

For sucessful activation use the following user name and email with keys provided in read me document
user name: giveawayoftheday
mail: email@giveawayoftheday.com

Reply   |   Comment by Pius  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#27

To those having probs registering....If I had not read these comments (I will everytime from now on !!!),,,,I would NEVER have gotten this registered !!! As someone said....after installation , go to small control panel in bottom right corner .....click settings button.....looks like a gear....then click "about" in upper right hand corner.....you must use "email@giveawayoftheday.com" as your email address....NOT your own email...which makes no sense , but that's how it is ! As far as the program goes ......I like it ! I use VLC media player , and it can take screenshots , as well as record parts of videos , but only when you are playing back a video in VLC . In ZD Soft Recorder you can capture ANYTHING on your screen , off the internet or anything . I have yet to master all the features but I can see it will be good ! Thanks GOTD !!!

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

randall, Thank you. Your comment was very helpful.

Reply   |   Comment by Earl  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

A copy and paste of the registration key does not work.I tried several times.This is the only giveaway of the day that I have ever had this problem with.

Reply   |   Comment by JohnC  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

JohnC, The registration info is in the Readme file.
Important: You can use a different name than ‘Giveaway of the Day’, but cannot use any other email address than email@giveawayoftheday.com'

Reply   |   Comment by Alexa Bennett  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Alexa Bennett,
Thank you.Got it activated.

Reply   |   Comment by JohnC  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

JohnC, copy the key without spaces and email too

Reply   |   Comment by XP knew better times  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

Will not open. States A required privilege was not held by the client

Reply   |   Comment by Godislove555  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#24

System Administrator policies have denied access or requires administrative privileges , will not allow installation on Win 7 x64

Reply   |   Comment by s99abx  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#23

Has anyone tried this with Skype?

If so, does it record both sides of the audio?

Does it pick up the Skype screen automatically, or does it have to be defined as an area to capture?

I'm currently using Amolto Call Recorder to record Skype sessions with my toddler grandson overseas, and it's disappointing in that it will only record very low quality videos and only in AVI format.

Reply   |   Comment by DD  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

DD, it can record both sides of the audio, that is, microphone, and system audio. You will have to define an area to capture skype screen, it can't hook up to skype internally.

Reply   |   Comment by Iacopo  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

DD,

ZD Soft Screen Recorder can record both sides of the audio, just enable both the 'Source 1' and 'Source 2' options in the 'Audio' settings tab. And it can pick up the Skype screen automatically if you want it to, just set the capture mode to 'Capture game screen' (Skype uses the same rendering method like games) and make the Skype window stay foreground before you hit F8 to start recording. The video quality is crystal clear and it can output MP4, FLV and AVI formats.

Reply   |   Comment by ZD Soft  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#22

It installed just fine for me and runs fine.
I captured a few minutes of 1080p video in full screen. It looks fine except that it's washed out. Colors are much less vivid in the copy. Is there any way to fix this? This may be a deal killer.

The menu bar at bottom right is captured! Why would anybody want that in their captured video? I found I could minimize it by clicking the little arrow on the menu bar but am confused why it is ever captured.

Overall I am impressed by the ease of use and quality of capture except for the washed out colors.

Reply   |   Comment by Scott  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Scott, ZD Soft Screen Recorder captures everything displays on screen. What you see is what you get. If you are going to capture full screen video, you'd better minimize the main panel first. If you are going to capture only a region on screen, you may leave the main panel open so that you can control the recording process by clicking the buttons on the main panel. If you want better video quality, you can go to the 'Video' settings tab, click the configure button next to the 'Codec' field to configure the video codec settings. Set the 'Ratefactor' to a smaller value for better quality.

Reply   |   Comment by ZD Soft  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#21

Rather minimalist interface upon opening but once I found the settings tab (gear) I was able to reg successfully. The simplicity may be an asset after all. Total Recorder pro screen recorder suffers from the complexity of its layout. ZDSoft has solved this problem rather well.

Reply   |   Comment by joe s.  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#20

Hello
i can not aktivate your Soft Soft Screen Recorder 10.2.3
givawayy of the day

Reply   |   Comment by Holger Goldschmidt  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Holger Goldschmidt, fill in this email address email@giveawayoftheday.com when activation.

Reply   |   Comment by ZD Soft  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Holger Goldschmidt, The registration info is in the Readme file.
Important: You can use a different name than ‘Giveaway of the Day’, but cannot use any other email address than email@giveawayoftheday.com'

Reply   |   Comment by Alexa Bennett  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#19

Hi,
INSTALLATION PROBLEM !!
I install from the Download folder running setup.msi

After a few steps I get :
The feature you are trying to use ...unavailble"

... enter path to a folder containing the installation package 'ZDSoftScreenRecorder.msi' ???

Reply   |   Comment by Sylvain Weiller  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Sylvain Weiller, did you install another version of ZD Soft Screen Recorder before (with the installation package ZDSoftScreenRecorder.msi)? This may happen if you remove the installation folder manually without using its uninstaller. In this case you may need to use Windows Installer CleanUp Utility to clean your previous installation info, and then you can install the new one. You can google Windows Installer CleanUp Utility to find a download to that free utility.

Reply   |   Comment by ZD Soft  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Sylvain Weiller, it seems that you had another version installed, then you have cleaned Windows installer cache, with some 3rd party disk cleaner, and now it requires an installation package.

Reply   |   Comment by Pikachu  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#18

I too was having problems with the download/registration,etc. so I contacted the company and a very helpful Joe sorted everything and now the prog is up and running just fine. Very impressed with their 'customer service',thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Grandpappy  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#17

Thank you GOTD for a wonderful gift for the New Year. Installed easily in a few seconds. It works fine on Win 10/32. Happy New Year. Ryszard

Reply   |   Comment by Ryszard  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

Have been using ZD Soft Screen Recorder Version 10.1.3
It is excellent.
Very good user interface.
Recorded output is very good.
This later version should be as good or better.
I have several screen recorders which I have tried.
YMMV.
I would rank them interms of power & ease of use as follows:
#1 Snagit (it is Paid software). The King of screen recorders for many years.
#2 ZD Soft Screen Recorder (giveaway)
#3 Snowfox Screen Recorder (giveaway)
#4 Icecream Screen Recorder (giveaway)
#5 LiteCam HD (giveaway)
#6 ScreenGrabberPro by AceThinker (giveaway)
#7 Bigasoft Video Downloader Pro (giveaway)
#8 CamStudio-portable & FREE
......
The following are very lousy and unworthy of being ranked. Junk in terms of ease of use and power.
It seems Flashback Express require you to playback their proprietary format in their own player; unless you go through a complicated conversion process.
• Ashampoo Snap7 (giveaway)
• FlashBack Express by Blueberry not portable but FREE
• Movavi Screen CaptureSE (giveaway)

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)

ric, you missed Camtasia as the king of screen recorders, not really for games though, and Ashampoo Snap7 is positioning itself more as screenshot capture program, and not so much as screen recorder.

Reply   |   Comment by Piero  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

ric, Tipard should be in the top 3, excellent screen capture after you do the right set ups.

Reply   |   Comment by boris  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Piero, actual 'Snagit' is part of the same company as 'Camtasia'. They are both with Techsmith and are sold separately or as package deal within the Techsmith website.

Reply   |   Comment by Tom  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

ric,
ZD is nice, I am surprised u didn't include iSpring free on your list, very simple to use. Only shortcoming with both programs is is file size is very large

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Piero,

I like Camtasia too.
Camtasia is from TechSmith, the same developer as Snagit, which I paid for.
I have an old version of Camtasia. But I would not classify Camtasia as just a screen recorder.
Camtasia is much more than that; and is a professional level tool to produce demonstarion/education videos. So Camtasia is in a different category.
For ordinary normal PC users whop just want to do a simple screen capture once in a while,
Camtasia is way over the top; and Snagit fills that simple role.
Which is why TechSmith made both products to cater to different needs.
..
Ashampoo Snap7 has a misguided User Interface and thus it suffers from a bad design foundation.
I do not want to push my mouse to the 4 edges of the screen to make the menu mysteriously emerge and then try to figure out which one to use.
I find Ashampoo Snap 7 design to be pretentious and unproductive.
It is a FAILED concept.

ric

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

This is an afternote update on 1 Jan 2017.

Revised ranking of screen recorders in terms of power & ease of use as follows:
#1 Snagit (it is Paid software). The King of screen recorders for many years.
#2 ZD Soft Screen Recorder (giveaway)
#3 Snowfox Screen Recorder (giveaway)
#4 Icecream Screen Recorder (giveaway)
#5 Movavi Screen CaptureSE (giveaway) (common video players support MREC format playback natively)
#6 LiteCam HD (giveaway)
#7 ScreenGrabberPro by AceThinker (giveaway)
#8 Bigasoft Video Downloader Pro (giveaway)

......
The following are lousy.
Ashampoo user interface has a hidden toolbar that appears when you move mouse to edge of monitor. It is unwieldy, pretentious and inefficient. Not good enough.
It seems Flashback Express require you to playback their proprietary FBR format in their own player; unless you go through a complicated conversion process. Common video players do not support FBR format natively.
CamStudio is free but cannot compete in user interface and the quality of the video playback.
• Ashampoo Snap7 (giveaway)
• FlashBack Express by Blueberry not portable but FREE
• CamStudio-portable & FREE

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

ric, I tried Snagit - very laggy on mine, one of the worst on mine. But LiteCam worked with almost no lag on mine.

Reply   |   Comment by bookman  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

ric, I tried Snagit - very laggy on mine, one of the worst on mine. But LiteCam worked with almost no lag on mine.

Reply   |   Comment by bookman  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

Installed ok.

Copy/pasted the registration key into the box and response was: "registration failed"

Reply   |   Comment by Lilewis  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Lilewis, the 'E-mail' field must fill in 'email@giveawayoftheday.com'. Any email address other that is not accepted.

Reply   |   Comment by ZD Soft  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Lilewis, Problem fixed. I just noticed an earlier response ZDsoft saying the form needs the email@giveawayoftheday.com as the email.

Successfully registered with that email.

Reply   |   Comment by Lilewis  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Lilewis, The registration info is in the Readme file.
Important: You can use a different name than ‘Giveaway of the Day’, but cannot use any other email address than email@giveawayoftheday.com'

Reply   |   Comment by Alexa Bennett  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#14

ZD Soft,

Is there any posible way to zoom a certain area from the screen while recording?

Reply   |   Comment by STAN  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

STAN,

Yes, just point to the center of the area and then press Ctrl + ` (BACK QUOTE) or hit Ctrl + = .

Reply   |   Comment by ZD Soft  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)

Thanks a lot, ZD Soft!

My final personal concussion- great softwate. It covers completely my personal needs.

Thanks GOTD & ZD Soft for providing us with the opportunity to habe it for free! :)

Reply   |   Comment by STAN  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#13

The software did not ask me to register the first time I opened it and I can't find where I need to enter the registration key. Anyone know?

Reply   |   Comment by Raymond  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Raymond, look for About window, you can enter, name, email, and key there.

Reply   |   Comment by Niccolo  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Raymond,

You can register the software in the 'About' settings tab (the rightmost settings tab).

Reply   |   Comment by ZD Soft  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

ZD Soft, Tried 3 times, no luck.

Reply   |   Comment by Fred  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Fred, please read the Readme.txt file in the zip you downloaded from GOTD. You have to enter email@giveawayoftheday.com as the email, NOT your own email address. However, you can use your own name instead of the 'Giveaway of the Day'.

Reply   |   Comment by ZD Soft  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

ZD Soft, Thanks. Activated without incident.

Reply   |   Comment by Raymond  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Fred, The registration info is in the Readme file.
Important: You can use a different name than ‘Giveaway of the Day’, but cannot use any other email address than email@giveawayoftheday.com'

Reply   |   Comment by Alexa Bennett  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#12

Installed in Win10-64 Pro.
After registration I updated the program. It went fine:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/ZDSoftScreenRecorder1023_20161227/AboutUpdate.png
There are a lot of settings; just a small video, captured by the program itself:
https://ootjegotd.stackstorage.com/s/ZodhYbOE1Bohq54
Also a video from a GOTD-game. The game itself is not good; very poor quality:
Loot Hero DX; 28Mb with sound on Stack:
https://ootjegotd.stackstorage.com/s/WORcOeI0kVfNkJa
Another GOTD-game 31,2Mb with sound:
https://ootjegotd.stackstorage.com/s/C1Y3FprKKNePQi5
I did use the standard settings; nothing altered.

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)
#11

I get the message "the installation should be on a local directory", although the location is C drive... Thus, I cannot install it... Any thoughts?

Reply   |   Comment by Cezar  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Cezar, try this, open command prompt as administrator, navigate to a folder where MSI installer is located, then type "msiexec /i PATH_TO_MSI" without quotes, replace PATH_TO_MSI with the installer name, and there is a space after "/i".

Reply   |   Comment by XP knew better times  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Cezar,

Do you run the Setup.msi directly inside the zip file? If you do, you may extract the zip file to a local folder first and then run the Setup.msi from that folder.

Reply   |   Comment by ZD Soft  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#10

I had been using ZD Soft Screen Recorder version 4 before, and had no problems with it. Now I see in this version the interface has been completely redesigned. I did a test recording, it seems to be recording well. it's really nice to get it back! Thanks a lot!

Reply   |   Comment by ew  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#9

The image quality in the output files is not so great (in some cases, half of the recorded footage was completely distorted) and the overall video doesn't run smoothly.
I'd prefer ACTION!

Reply   |   Comment by Wils  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Wils, I got Mirillis Action from the last giveaway, and i was using until they banned the given life-time key, so i was left with expired trial, which was completely useless. And it did crash my video card driver at times.

Reply   |   Comment by Francesco  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Francesco, i'v been using Action! for 5 years (Paid) & still working fantastic.

Reply   |   Comment by Wils  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Wils, i guess i need to pay too, it i want to use again.

Reply   |   Comment by Francesco  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#8

Doesn't exist in Mobile Informer.

Reply   |   Comment by Mark  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Mark, Mobile Informer is for Mobile Devices. The app allows owners of iOS and Android devices to install it and get their giveaways from it, instead of coming here to check every day. As far as I'm aware it does not include mobile Windows Devices, which perhaps it should. But as we all know how bad the Windows Store is, it's probably best it doesn't.
Hope this helps
Have a good one
Richard

Reply   |   Comment by Richard Sebire  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#7

Can I record my voice with the screen recording as well ?

Reply   |   Comment by Vivek Rastogi  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Vivek Rastogi, yes, you can.

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

Vivek Rastogi,

Of course you can. Just click the microphone icon on the main panel to enable microphone recording, or go to the 'Audio' settings panel to enable the 'Source 2' option.

Reply   |   Comment by ZD Soft  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#6

Simple installation and registration, opens up to a difficult to read interface for my old eyes.

A quick test of recording a BBC video worked very well in that it was easy to select the region to record and a very good MP4 output was obtained.
It also worked well with my web cam both recording videos and saving an image file.

Still puzzling my way around this program as the help file is absolutely useless.

Very impressed with the programs output but not quite comfortable in using it yet. Having said that it is a program I shall most definitely keep as it works straight out of the box, no black screens on the video ease of selecting the region to record.

The choice of interface colour scheme would be a great help for older eyes and maybe a video on the website showing how to use it.
A really useful screen capture program.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)

XP-Man,

The latest version 10.2.6 has improved the settings panel UI layout, much easier to read. You may check it out.

Reply   |   Comment by ZD Soft  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

XP-Man, Thank you for the great comment, as usual. I truly appreciate it.

Reply   |   Comment by Earl  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#5

Question to ZT soft:

Is it possible to record video layer in real time while playing video as in FRAPS ?

Reply   |   Comment by Edgar  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Edgar,

Yes, it's possible for ZD Soft Screen Recorder. You can switch to 'Capture game screen' mode in the settings panel to achieve this.

Reply   |   Comment by ZD Soft  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#4

Another Giveawayoftheday ****-up; in Windows 7 when I try to install it I'm told that I don't have sufficient "priviledges" to install this program (as owner/administrator).
When I log-on as administrator it won't even let me begin the install!
Who needs this hassle just to test yet another screen-recorder?

Reply   |   Comment by david wright  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

david wright,

It's a standard .msi installer. It doesn't require you to logon as administrator. You should just see a UAC screen asking for permission to install the software, just like many other software does.

Reply   |   Comment by ZD Soft  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#3

It records your screen in HD
But my screen set in HD, its in 4K. Can it record 4K?
Does it have scaling so I can actually use it in 4K?

Reply   |   Comment by Richard Sebire  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Richard Sebire,

Yes, you can use it in 4K. You can even record 4K video as long as your computer is powerful enough. It also has scaling feature that enables you to down-scaling to 1080p when recording a 4K screen. You can set your desired video resolution in the 'Video' settings tab.

Reply   |   Comment by ZD Soft  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

ZD Soft, Thank you very much for such a quick and positive response.
I'm on holiday at the moment, so I don't have access to my PC, otherwise I'd download and install this. So few offerings here on GOTD actually have scaling. I think with this software included it's at a ratio of 3 with scaling out of the last 30 offerings.
Even Windows sniping tool won't capture a 4K resolution
Thanks again ZD Soft. And this is a great advert for your software as it shows it's fit for release in 2016, unlike many other companies giveaways here
Kudos on the skilled programming and here's hoping 2017 is really good for you all

Reply   |   Comment by Richard Sebire  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#2

Download and installation seem easy. Registration key etc. is in the readme file.
After opening the program I got the error message: "Failed to register Pause/Resume recording hotkey CTRL+F8. Please try other key combinations."
A new install/repair did not solve the problem.
What you see at start-up isn't much. From a tiny control you may select the typical icon for Settings (cogwheel) and then click About to enter the email address and key, given in the readme file.
From the Settings menu you can explore the potential of the program, and you may also change the key combination for Pause/Resume, should you get the same error message that I did. Somehow I managed to find some links to introduction/help, but the documents that came up were blank. However, it doesn't take much time to figure out how to use Soft Screen Recorder, and it worked well, as I tested recording from a YouTube video plus my desktop.
So, good luck with the screen recorder, and thanks to GOTD and ZD Soft.

Reply   |   Comment by Kellox  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Kellox,

It's possible that another program running on your computer is using the hotkey , so ZD Soft Screen Recorder cannot use it again. In this case you may need to change the Pause/Resume hotkey in the 'Hotkeys' settings panel. Or find and quit the program which is occupying the hotkey, and then run ZD Soft Screen Recorder before running that program.

Reply   |   Comment by ZD Soft  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

ZD Soft, you're absolutely right about the F8 message, and of course I fixed it.
Thank you for a great screen recorder, and for your replies to everyone who has had questions or problems.
Happy New Year to you and all on this site.

Reply   |   Comment by Kellox  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Kellox, The registration info is in the Readme file.
Important: You can use a different name than ‘Giveaway of the Day’, but cannot use any other email address than email@giveawayoftheday.com'

Reply   |   Comment by Alexa Bennett  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#1

ZD Soft, is it possible to import project created with camtasia?

Reply   |   Comment by Craig Haywood  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Craig Haywood,

No, it's impossible to import project created with camtasia. It's not project based. It's an on-go screen recording software tool.

Reply   |   Comment by ZD Soft  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
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