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 platforms preferred.

  • FRAPS works pretty well, and also can capture your desktop (if you enable it to work with DWM). Commented Dec 19, 2011 at 10:38

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Camtasia is a great software for this, it is not free but there is a 30 day trial.

Camstudio is not as polished, but an open source, and free software to use.

  • I tried Camstudio, I do not think it allows you to record audio.
    – CT.
    Commented Jun 24, 2010 at 13:26
  • @CT It does. Go into Options and check Record Audio from microphone or speakers depending on what you wish to capture.
    – Joe Taylor
    Commented Mar 20, 2011 at 9:08
  • I have used and also recommend Camtasia. Very mature and full featured product. Commented Jul 27, 2011 at 3:56

For long session recording, you could use Camstudio with H.264 or Xvid codec.


You could try http://www.screentoaster.com/

(not used yet, but looks powerful, multi-platform, and is free)

  • Web site and twitter feed for ScreenToaster both appear to be abandoned. Commented Jul 6, 2012 at 14:01
  • And now it's gone - error 403 when opening the link... Commented Dec 8, 2012 at 22:01

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