Screen capture is the act of capturing the video on a computer screen either as a point in time (screenshot) or live streaming.

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Error when trying to enable x11grab in ffmpeg

I'm trying to set up ffmpeg so I can do screen captures and just receive error after error after error. However, the root issue is that I can't even seem to enable x11grab. In Terminal I've done this:...
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TeamViewer to record a 1-participant meeting, with screen capture, audio

Has anyone worked out how to use TeamViewer 9 to record a solo session, say a self-hosted "meeting" with no actual participants? Similar to camtasia, I want to record my screen, along with audio in a ...
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ffmpeg generating a blank video as output of a screen capture

I'm trying to record as video a screen but it's a blank video as output. I'm using this command: ffmpeg -f gdigrab -framerate 25 -i title=calc fo.flv How do I fix this?
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Frame rate during screen-casting

I am trying to record screen using ffmpeg with the following command: ffmpeg -f x11grab -s 1366x768 -framerate 30 -i :0.0 -c:v libx264 -b:v 1000k out.mp4 which I learned from here. But I am ...
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Capture Image or video on chrome getting black screen

I am trying to capture an image and video in the Google Chrome web browser. I am getting a black screen. I tried 2-3 screen capture tools but I only get the same black screen, any ideas of what the ...
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OS X: Trying to run an application in terminal and create an image of it

I am trying to run a program such as tload or slurm which graphs a system metric over time, and make its input into an image that has ANSI color support. The best I can think of is using ...
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Windows 10 Scaling Forced By Applications

I have a scaling problem on Windows 10. My setup: I have a main display duplicated to Avermedia Live Gamer Portable so I can game on 144Hz monitor (DVI-D) and let the Avermedia LGP capture it (HDMI)...
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How can I Show/Display Mouse Clicks on my Monitor in Windows 10? [duplicate]

Is there a windows options to display when the mouse is clicked in Windows 10?Similar to the animation for locating the mouse via CTRL? I do screen recordings for software testing. I can set these ...
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Screencast / screen record in 4k resolution?

I saw a few screencast on YouTube that were in 4k resolution which is awesome by the way. I did a quick web search and found that there are a lot of screen-casting software that record in 4k. ...
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How do I video screen capture with windows 10? [duplicate]

How do I single screen capture with windows 10 for making programming tutorials?
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Can Windows 7 or Vista's Snipping Tool capture a screen 10 seconds later, and capture the mouse pointer as well?

I wonder if Windows 7 or Vista's Snipping Tool can capture a screen 10 seconds later, and capture the mouse pointer as well? The thing is that sometimes we need to capture the thing that "pops up" ...
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Does any Windows based screen capture handle at least 720p at 60 FPS?

I tried MANY programs for screen capturing, but I simply cannot get over 20 FPS at 720p. I tried CamStudio, which is very recommended over internet, but its not close enought. Whats interesting is, ...
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LICEcap doesn't respect High DPI settings on Windows 8 and 10

I attempted to make an animated gif screenshot of the image of my answer here using LICEcap, on windows 8.1. This is as a test and I selected the whole gif, and a small border around it. I have a 4K ...
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Record a time-lapse screen-capture directly in ffmpeg

Can I use ffmpeg to record my Xorg desktop (without audio) at one frame a second into a video file that will play back the frames at 30 frames per second without requiring a conversion process? The ...
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Screen recording without third-party software on Windows 7?

Is there a way to do screen recording on Windows 7 without installing third party software? (Doing it with Microsoft software would be okay). Specifically, I'd like to be able to run a program and ...
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How to capture screen video (with audio) using VLC media player?

I am pressing Media -> Stream -> Capture Device -> Capture Mode = Desktop -> Stream Then selecting destination File = test.mp4, leaving Profile = Video - H.264 + MP3 (MP4) intact, ans ...
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Background screen recording tool

I am searching for a tool that allows background recording of my PC screen. It is nothing like a spy tool; I just need to be able to check what I was doing at the some time in the past. It should have ...
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Recording PC's screen in the background?

Is there a software like Camtasia Studio that records computer's screen but in the background so user won't notice? I'm using Windows 7, putting it into sleep mode and would love this soft to start ...
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Free tool like Snagit which can capture scrolling Window? [closed]

Snagit can capture scrolling windows like in a browser. Is there a free capture tool for Windows which can do the same kind of capturing? I am not looking for a generic capture tool. I need one which ...
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Windows 10 Game Bar Stops Recording

I have a new Lenovo Y70 PC and I was trying to use it to record some gameplay of Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut. I set the limit to an hour and the entire time, I saw the timer in red in the ...
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How to prove the authenticity of a screenshot?

I have take some screenshots of chat from Whatsapp web using Windows 8 Snipping Tool. I saved those images in PNG format. Now I want to prove that those images are the original, not tampered or ...
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Recording videos live embedded in a web page

I have a website that live streams videos (usually 30-60 mins long). Because of livestreaming, I cannot download the video after the streaming is done. Thus I would like to video record the whole web ...
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How can I take browser screenshots at a higher resolution than my browser supports?

I need to take a screenshot of a website as it would appear on a very high resolution monitor... say 4000x3000 pixels. My laptop's screen has a native resolution of 1400x768. Basically, I need to ...
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How to capture text from the operating system in a practical and simple way?

Sometimes we can't select the text to copy & paste, such as dialog boxes. Sometimes it's just not practical, such as 100 files inside a folder. Is there any practical and simple way to capture ...
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Windows Vista: Prevent mouse cursor blink on print screen or screen capture

I have a program that makes a repeated screen capture, but it makes my cursor blink. This is annoying. Can it be prevented?
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How to create a screen capture a specific OS X window from the command line?

Is there a way to capture a screenshots of a specific window (even if that window is covered by other windows) from the command line, non-interactively? It seems that the built-in screencapture ...
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How do I capture a video of my Windows 7 desktop in VLC?

I used to be able to capture a video of my desktop in Windows 7 in an older version of VLC. But they've recently changed the UI and I can't seem to work out now how to record my desktop in the latest ...
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Screen capturing with Daum PotPlayer

How do I capture an area or the full screen by using Daum PotPlayer? The steps I tried: Open the Device Settings dialog box using either "Right Click Menu > Open > Device Settings..." or by using ...
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What format is best for screen capture in prep for OCR? [closed]

What format should a screen capture be taken in (png, tiff, pdf) in order to get the best OCR? Do some OCR packages perform the OCR on the png or tiff to extract text before converting the image to ...
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Is it possible to detect unauthorized HDMI/DVI screen grabber? [closed]

We are a small IT company, potentially dealing with sensitive data, no top secrets but still. We would like to enable employees to work from home, connecting to their desktop using some remote desktop ...
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Is it possible to capture the entire Screen including the Taskbar and/or the explorer with the Windows 10 Game Bar?

The Windows 10 Game Bar allows recording most applications, but it doesn't seem to work for the explorer or the entire screen. Is there a way to make it work?
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Can FFMPEG capture from the screen in Windows?

I am trying to capture a certain region of the screen (actually its specifically a number of visible windows) on Windows XP with FFMPEG but I can only find options to capture from X11: http://...
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How to printscreen a big treeview in a windows app?

I have an app that I would like to send the screenshot of all selected options to the developer, but the options are in a huge treeview... Is there a trick to easily printscreen it, like capture ...
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Save YouTube ad

I'm doing some research and would like to save some YouTube ads to a local video file. No, I'm not interested in the videos themselves but the ads that show before or during the video plays. None of ...
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Is there any software that can capture the screen and turn it into a fake webcam input? [closed]

Is there any software that can capture the screen and turn it into a webcam-type input so that you can easily record and/or broadcast your screen with regular video software? Edit: Just to be clear, ...
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setting PowerPoint 2010 slide show to HD dimensions

I am trying to do a screen capture of a PowerPoint 2010 slide show, but I notice that the full screen view of the slide show is closer to a square in shape, with black on both sides of the slide. ...
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Using headset mic for recording screenshot video

I want to use my blackberry smartphone headset's mic for recording an onscreen video but all i can get is the earphones acting as a mic themselves. I don't want that, I want to use the headset mic and ...
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windows snip tool, capture scrolling page

I'm trying to capture a scrolling page using windows 8 snip tool. I've tried the window capture option but it just captures the visible part of the page, not the part that would be revealed by ...
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How do I take a screenshot from a YouTube video?

My Prt Sc button is on the same button as my Home button. The Prt Sc is circled and under the word Home. I assume that you push Shift+Home to get Prt Sc to work. That is how it has worked in past ...
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Recording with sound not possible in VirtualBox

Is it possible to not only video capture in VirtualBox but also record the audio coming from the VirtualBox? When I try to select the right device to record I get this, which bascially means the audio ...
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Fraps with dual monitors

I'm running dual monitors on Windows 7. Is there a way to configure Fraps to record from a specific monitor?
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Screen Casting using ffmpeg (too fast)

I can use ffmpeg to make screen casts: ffmpeg -f x11grab -s 1280x800 -i :0.0 -c:v libx264 -framerate 30 -r 30 -crf 18 out.mkv However the output comes out to be too fast paced. It also happens with ...
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Capture screen with fixed region

I would like to know if there is a systematical way (software) to capture a fixed region on the screen, under Windows 7 or OS X. It must be accurate about the region. I always want to capture the ...
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Crop and capture screen software/plugin for Windows 7 [closed]

Does anyone know of any software or a browser extension that lets me capture what's on my screen and crop it by ratio? I have Photoshop but don't want to keep opening it just to capture a simple ...
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FFmpeg screencast: capture only one window

I'm using FFmpeg with UScreenCapture under Windows 7 for screencast. Everything works fine, but I want to stream video from only one window - not the whole monitor. I know, there is an opportunity to ...
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What is the lightest possible way to record a screencast with ffmpeg?

I would like to capture a sreencast at 60fps. I tried with this: ffmpeg -f alsa -ac 2 -i pulse -c:a pcm_s16le -f x11grab -r 60 -s 1920x1080 -i :0.0 -c:v libx264 -preset ultrafast -crf 0 out.mkv ...
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Any alternative for PicPick on Mac OS X? [closed]

I need simple tool with two feathures, accessible by hotkeys: Color picker; Tool like "Screen Crosshair" in PicPick, for simple get size of any region of screen. I can't find any alternative. Mac ...
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How do I capture my second monitor using avconv?

With this command: avconv -f x11grab -s 2560x1440 -i :0.0 I can stream video from my main monitor. I also have a second, 1080p monitor on which I do my gaming. I want to stream from that monitor. ...
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Print Screen key going to black and white

Running Windows XP I am finding that printScreen button only captures a black and white image of the full screen but color for just one window (Alt-PrintScreen). Is there a limit to how much memory ...
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How to take a screenshot of a something bigger than the screen?

I have a created a route using Google Maps. I want to take a screenshot of this route in satellite view with maximum zoom. But since it doesn't fit my screen I can't do it. It there a way around this?