Monday, February 22, 2010

CamStudio v2.0

CamStudio v2.0 Portable

What is it?
CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs)

Here are just a few ways you can use this software:
* You can use it to create demonstration videos for any software program
* Or how about creating a set of videos answering your most frequently asked questions?
* You can create video tutorials for school or college class
* You can use it to record a recurring problem with your computer so you can show technical support people
* You can use it to create video-based information products you can sell
* You can even use it to record new tricks and techniques you discover on your favourite software program, before you forget them
What's new in ver 2.0
1) Flash (.swf) Output -- you can now produce small, stream-able Flash files with lossless compression (in perfect quality) with CamStudio.
This is made possible with the introduction of a new module -- the SWF Producer -- that is distributed with the CamStudio package.
What the SWF Producer basically does is to convert AVI files to Flash (.swf) files. It can convert almost all AVI files to Flash, including those not produced with CamStudio.

The SWF Producer can operate in 3 modes
A) Standalone mode
The SWF Producer runs like a normal program. You launch it by selecting the Tools :: SWF Producer command inside the CamStudio Screen Recorder.
Or you can simply double click the Producer.exe file in the installed directory.

B) Record Directly to Flash
You can set the CamStudio Recorder to record directly to Flash.

C) Commandline mode (silence mode)
The Producer can also be launched on the command line (in DOS Prompt) by typing

Producer -b filename.avi
When Producer is launched this way, it opens the file "filename.avi" when it starts, automatically converts the AVI movie to Flash, and then exits.
It will not issue any error messages during conversion. You can convert multiple AVI files this way.

2) With the Autonaming feature -- you can now avoid giving a name to every AVI you record.
(Options : Program Options : Name of AVI file)

The name of the file is automatically formed using the system's date and time of recording and is saved in CamStudio's installed directory.

3) Improvements to CamStudio Player 2.0 (playplus.exe).

The following options are now available when running playplus.exe in the command line mode.

playplus -a filename.avi
This will launch the AVI file (filename.avi) and play it automatically.

playplus -x filename.avi
This will launch the AVI file (filename.avi) and play it automatically. The player will exit when the playback is completed.

Size: 1.89 MB