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Windows 7: What is a good desktop recording tool?

21 Jan 2009   #1
ditchamgnet

Windows 7 build 7000 64bit
 
 
What is a good desktop recording tool?

I am looking for a good recording tool that works on windows 7. I cant get anything to work well. Camstudio works, but I cant get it to use my sound. I want something that I can talk with as I record.
thanks.


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21 Jan 2009   #2
renthor

Windows 7 Beta 1 b7000
 
 

Are you looking for something to record your screen? Not sure if it records sound, but ScreenToaster - Free online screen recorder: create screencasts, tutorials and reviews in a few clicks

Edit: Appears they do record sound: from their FAQ

How do I record audio ?

  1. To record your voice, select the proper audio device in the list before starting recording.
  2. To record additional music and sounds, enable "stereo mix" (also called "what you hear" on your computer).
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22 Jan 2009   #3
ditchamgnet

Windows 7 build 7000 64bit
 
 

well, when i click record, it just sits there saying loading, so that wont work...maybe because its windows7
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22 Jan 2009   #4
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You can try Wink but I'm not sure if it works with 64 bit. you can try though.
Wink - [Homepage]
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22 Jan 2009   #5
wierdo124

 
 

Screentoaster is good
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22 Jan 2009   #6
renthor

Windows 7 Beta 1 b7000
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ditchamgnet View Post
well, when i click record, it just sits there saying loading, so that wont work...maybe because its windows7
Let me guess, you're using Firefox? Try opening it in IE, and see if it installs Java for you. If it still doesn't work, try installing Java manually. You also need Flash, but I'm assuming that is already installed.

Adobe Flash Player

Sun Java

Once all that is done, it might work in Firefox, I don't know. I've only ever used it in Internet Explorer.
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22 Jan 2009   #7
ditchamgnet

Windows 7 build 7000 64bit
 
 

well, i was able to get flash installed, but windows installer keeps crashing while trying to instlal java
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22 Jan 2009   #8
renthor

Windows 7 Beta 1 b7000
 
 

See here, it's a known bug with Windows Installer, and there's a fix.
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22 Jan 2009   #9
ditchamgnet

Windows 7 build 7000 64bit
 
 

the solution automatically proposed by windows 7 worked and I was able to install java, trying out screentoaster now...

ok, it works good, but it disables aero...is there a way around that?
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22 Jan 2009   #10
renthor

Windows 7 Beta 1 b7000
 
 

Probably not, at least I have not found a way.
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