CamStudio - Screen Recorder 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, it 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
Unfortunately, I'm unable to rate this with a favorable review. I read the various warnings about malware when downloading from other sites, especially camstudio.org, so I downloaded directly from sorceforge. Scanned the installer, no issues. Installed, no prompting for other apps, etc. OK. As soon as the installer finished, I selected Launch CamStudio and the first thing that came up was a message saying a new version is available and to download it from camstudio.org! Now, if this download from sourceforge is supposedly safe, why in the world would it try to update the software from a known malware site? I did not try to update as prompted and I uninstalled this immediately. I also downloaded the ZIP file from camstudio.org and a virus scan reported a problem. Erased the file from my system. I used to trust downloads from sourceforge, but no more.
CamStudio_2.7 r316 = Clean CamStudio_2.7.2 r326 = Contain [InstallCore] Malwarebytes will wipe it off in no time. If you download from sourceforge.net you'll get CamStudio_2.7 r316 this one clean.
So many negative reviews. I downloaded CamStudio_2.7_r316_setup.exe and scanned it with virustotal, which found no bugs. I then installed it, ran it, and it worked just as expected with no spyware or anything. I suspect alle the negative comments are fake and/or spam.
Never before have I seen that much software garbage silently installed with an app (web-site download), took me approximately half an hour to get rid of everything, including CamStudio itself. Rage aside, CamStudio (actually all the versions that I have previously tried to use) has another unpleasant issue - recording sound from the speakers requires working around the "WaveoutGetSelectControl()failed" error and changing the recording device in the microphone settings seems to be impossible (it's always reset to the default device, so I cannot select "stereo mixer" as suggested in some published solutions).
I don't trust anything coming from SourceForge. SourceForge is pushing downloaders now.