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I am looking for very simple screen capturing application that outputs well compressed files. I does not need to be able to capture audio, video will suffice.

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Do you already have the free media player VLC? If so you can just open it up and hit ctrl+n then type in "screen://". This will let you record the desktop.

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CamStudio is a good free choice. Output compression is configurable to taste or need.

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Yeah, for simple screen recording, Camstudio is a good choice. You can install H.264 or xvid codec for best compression. –  Paul The Octopus Dec 19 '11 at 10:20

As luck would have it I'm currently writing a post for the SuperUser Blog. You may find some answers in this thread, or alternatively, try Jing.

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