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I would like to make some screen casts in windows. In linux I always use recordmydesktop. The big advantage with this software is that the encoding is done after capturing. Therefore, it does not consume much cpu during capturing. Also, it records on temporary files in /tmp not on RAM which is another bonus in particular for long trainings.

Is there such a thing available for windows FOR FREE?

Commercial Camtasia Studio and Adobe Captivate tend to do this perfectly.

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I have been using TechSmith's Camtasia Studio and it does exactly what you say. I have recorded hour plus sessions without an issue. They do have a demonstration.

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Thanks for your answer. I updated the question. – rowman Aug 10 '13 at 4:26

The ScreenRecorder utility from Microsoft is ugly as hell but works if you're OK with proprietary WMV format. It's freeware.

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