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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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 record screen while installing Windows?

Besides recording the screen with an actual camera what are the options to make, for example, a Windows installation video tutorial?
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Is there a screen recording app that saves as .gif? [duplicate]

I have a blog, and sometimes I'd like to show my readers something specific about computers. I've seen a lot of screen recording software, but all seem to save as video files. Do any save as an ...
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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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Saving large webpage as Image

I'm trying to save a webpage as an image. The web page I'm trying to save is a bit long, and has many images. I tried Google Chrome Screen Capture Extension and few other Chrome screen-capture ...
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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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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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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? ...
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How does the Print Screen key work?

I want to know how the Print Screen key works. This is useful to take a snap of the current screen, but how does is this possible? Is there software that run and take a snap when print screen key is ...
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What software for Mac OS X can take auto screen captures at intervals?

I need a piece of software for Mac OS X 10.6 similar to AutoScreenShot for Windows that will take screenshots at intervals for me. I'm trying to make a time-lapsed video of my work on an ...
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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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Rolling desktop recorder? [closed]

I want a piece of Windows software that will constantly record what I'm doing on my desktop, discarding footage that's over [30] seconds old. Its recording would be a rolling one. The idea is that I ...
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Free tool like Snagit which can capture scrolling Window?

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. Not looking for a generic capture tool. Need one which can ...
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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: ...
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Program that does a screen print every 15 minutes and saves it to a file [closed]

I remember hearing of some software that would take a screen print every 15 minutes and store it in a file. They mentioned it can be used to keep track of the amount of time you spent on a project. ...
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Open Source Screen Capture Software

Is there any open source software for video screen capturing?
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How do I print an entire page in Firefox?

For my personal records (e.g. receipts), I like to print a web page in Firefox using CUPS print-to-pdf. This works great when the page layout is narrow. However, if the page is too wide, the output is ...
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Recording only one window in Gnomes 3 default desktop recorder

Gnome 3 has great feature under Ctrl-Alt-Shift-R shortcut1. I guess this is Istanbul. It appears that it's not istanbul... Yet I can't find any info about this program. Where can I find man page? ...
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Screen capture program with upload feature to image sharing sites

The title pretty much explains it ... Anyone knows of any screen capture programs which offer a feature to upload the result to imageshack, or some similar site, and gives an URL, so it can be ...
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Software to automate website screenshot capture [closed]

Do you know any software that can automate the process of getting screenshots of every page of a website? It would act like a spider/crawler/robot. You name it... For example: I developed a website ...
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How to crop Screen Recordings under Snow Leopard?

Quicktime Player for Snow Leopard now allows you record the screen. Awesome! Once you have a movie it will let you trim screen recordings for length. Is there a way to crop the movie's dimensions, ...
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Can you reccomend a screen capture application with audio? [closed]

I will soon be attending a web course. Is there any application that can record the video and audio being outputted to my screen? My goal is to record the class so I can watch it later. Windows ...
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Linux equivalent of Fraps

I want to make a demo of a 3d app I'm writing, but I don't know of any good screencasting software like it that runs on Linux. Anyone know of good alternatives?
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Any Fraps alternatives out there? [closed]

Are there any Fraps alternatives out there to record gameplay footage? CamStudio is out, since it's impossible to record gameplay footage with consistent and fluid fps WeGame records in very bad ...
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Print Screen key of Windows on Mac

I've tried Win 7 on my MacBook. then I'm facing a problem of capturing the screen. I want to take the screen shot of the whole screen(including the cursor). I'm sure that I can grab it with the key ...
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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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Inexpensive, simple screen recording application for mac

I am more and more consistently running into the need to create screencasts (record my screen) for clients to show them how to use programs or websites. Up until now I've been using Jing and it's been ...
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Ubuntu screen as “webcam”

I want to enable my screen as a video capture drive, so I can share (stream) my desktop screen instead my webcam. I'm using Mint 12 (based on Ubuntu).
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Tool to capture screen at regular intervals [closed]

I want a tool that can take screenshots of my screen at regular intervals and save the images in a folder. Is there any tool?
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How can I change my Mac screen resolution without scaling to fit my monitor?

I know how to change my screen resolution, but I'm looking for a way to display a 1280 × 786 region in the centre of my display, without it being stretched to fit my 27" monitor! My goal to record ...
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Least CPU intensive way of streaming your screen on windows?

sometimes I like capturing my screen for others to see. Only thing: I am playing games while I do it. I have tried a few streaming solutions where Windows Media Encoder coupled with my own Windows ...
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Create video demo of ipad application [closed]

How would I go about creating a demo video of an ipad application (in the ipad simulator)? The video should preferably use a circle as the cursor and also support moving between portrait/landscape ...
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I want to see how other websites look in different web browsers

I have gone to a wesite call browsercam.com they allow a free trial and then make you setup a payment plan. Are there any free services that are similar to this?
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How can I figure out color hex codes from a screen capture?

I have a screen capture of some colors I'd like to use. I need to learn their hex codes. I have the screen shot in MS paint. I can see where I can pull the color with the dropper, and where I can ...
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Is there a way to change the Windows ALT+Print Screen command to produce a smaller file than BitMap - perhaps jpg or png?

Looking for a mechanism - with minimal/no install of 3rd party software so that the ALT + Printscreen keyboard command produces a reasonably sized image when pasted into an email. Currently on ...
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How do I record my screen using VLC or other software without wasting CPU?

I'm using VLC to record and save an output file of my screen. The biggest problem is that VLC uses a very high amount of CPU. For a Core 2 Duo that is not a big deal, but in some old PCs (like with a ...
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Why does the mouse lag when screen recording with CamStudio?

When I try to record a screen capture video using CamStudio (portable version), my mouse lags so much that it is practically impossible to do anything. Reducing the size of the region I'm capturing ...
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Program for getting the cursor's x,y coordinates?

Is there a program which lets you easily get the x,y coordinates for your cursor? Basically, I move my cursor to somewhere on my screen, it shows me the x,y coordinates and has an option to copy them ...
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Print Screen using OnSreen Keyboard

My granddad is using the computer and he wants to take screen shots of certain web pages. He uses the Windows PrtScrn through the On-Screen Keyboard. So, now, he is typing this question on SuperUser ...
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cutycapt - anyone know if i can use this with a site using http authentication?

I am trying to capture a screen but am unable to do so because of a username/password pop-up. Is there any way that I can pass that in?
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Aspect Ratio on Nero 9 for burning DVD

I am currently attempting to burn a screen capture file to DVD. I will admit that I know very little about the process, the terminology, and am at a loss of how to find this information. I am using ...
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Why does MS Expression Recorder make the capture area blank/white in XP?

I have had this problem on 2 different virtual machines running Windows XP SP3. Basically, you can still see the green cross-hairs and outline while Expression Recorder is recording, but everything ...
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How do i record my computer screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best software for desktop recording? i want to record my computer screen and talk over it. i have seen this done on youtube and i want to use this for my ...
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Is there any software that can capture the screen and turn it into a fake webcam input?

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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What tools exist for capturing consecutive screenshots of a film? [closed]

Is there any tools that allow for capturing screenshots of a film at set intervals? E.g. something that captures a screenshot every second and saves them to files in an ordered sequence. I'm using ...
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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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Start an instance of Chrome without extensions or user preferences

Is it possible to start Google Chrome in a mode that doesn't have any extensions or bookmarks (or any other preferences). In other words, start it like it was a fresh install (but without deleting the ...
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Is there a way to get a 10000x10000 virtual resolution desktop?

I have a java applet map viewer and I'd like to plot out the map it displays. To do that I need to open it in a high enough resolution to avoid too much stitching. Is there any possible way I could ...
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Is it possible to record a screen-video from a VNC server?

I have a computer that's running VNC server. I would like to record a video of what's going on on this computer, if possible without installing additional software on that computer. Is there a program ...
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Desktop screen capture with compiz running

When running Compiz (Linux), let say I'm on Desktop #1 and I have an application running on Desktop #3. Is it possible to take a screenshot of the window (not the entire desktop) running on #3 from ...