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)
Official release builds: http://p.sf.net/camstudio/stable Source Tree: http://p.sf.net/camstudio/mercurial. If interested in joining the project ask 1 of the Project admins above the description. Sent Patches to the dev mailing list.
- Records your screen and audio into AVI files.
- Converts AVI into Flash
The CamStudio_2.7_r316_setup.exe file from Sourceforge is OK. You only see the GNU license in the installer. If you see any other agreements back out of it. The latest version (linked from the website) has all the garbage.
Adware/malware. As many other people have reported, this tool will install CRAPWARE by default. Sure there is a checkbox or a button somewhere to disable the crap, but really, how many people will find it? This is ADWARE. Essentially hijacking previously opensource software. I am sure they will not get any contributions from opensource developers with this crap in.
DO NOT DOWNLOAD this software. DO NOT TRUST THIS INSTALLATION! I had an older version, which worked pretty well. I wanted something that would be able to record more easily at a higher framerate & thought the newer version would be great. I downloaded & installed it only to find that there were SEVERAL pieces of malware installed as well, though I specifically did not indicate during the installation that I wanted anything else installed. Like other reviewers, even now ,after I have "successfully" uninstalled the malware, I still have problems. Namely, my Windows 8.1 laptop won't boot up & all my restore points have been corrupted. It's looking more & more like I'm going to have to wipe it & start over again.
I downloaded this program because I needed a basic desktop/screen recorder to record an important skype session. My first several tests went normally and it looked as if it would do the job just fine. However, after the skype session was over (and it lasted for about 1 hour), I pressed stop and got some kind of error. As it turns out, this program is unable to record and save anything over 2 GB (I am not the only one with this problem). The output file in that case becomes corrupted and often cannot be recovered. So I lost a very valuable and important recording that is impossible to recover and make up for now. I am very disappointed in this program and I don't understand why it is offered for download at all.
Installer is full of bloatware. Do not use.