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Free screen recording software

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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: Source Tree: If interested in joining the project ask 1 of the Project admins above the description. Sent Patches to the dev mailing list.

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  • Records your screen and audio into AVI files.
  • Converts AVI into Flash

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User Reviews

  • lukaszsa
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    This is software with viruses and advertisment. WTF software from SourceForge? From website with free open source soft?? Are you kidding me?

    Posted 08/25/2014
  • garygo7
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Warning! Stay far away from this. I am careful when installing software but this thing loaded lots of malware. I think I opted out of all suspicious offers, but I still got infected. I had to use Avast, Malwarebytes and browser settings to repair my computer. The program author may be well intentioned but the installation process is evil. You have been warned!

    Posted 08/25/2014
  • nutbuttercrunch
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    On their homepage, they link to malware. I had to delete folders from installer, tons of keys from registry, uninstall multiple apps and Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware still found more than 100 files that needed removing after that! Any software that allows a malicious app to be placed on their homepage should never be used!

    Posted 08/07/2014
  • dotnetesse
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    I'ved used CamStudio on and off for the last few years, and it's OK, it gets the job done. I experienced issues with either video and/or sound here and there when I used it. I never experienced any of the spyware/malware/adware issues, but it was always a concern. Thanks to a comment here on sourceforge I tried Screenpresso for the first time today and I was impressed. The free version has branding in the video recordings, but the single-license price seems very reasonable. So far a much better experience than with CamStudio. UPDATE: FYI, the last time I downloaded and installed CamStudio was about 1 year or more ago on a computer that I no longer use. After reading some of the terrible reviews here regarding the spyware/malware/adware, it seems that these issues exist in the most recent version(s). As such, I will NOT be installing the most recent version. I'll stick with Screenpresso for now.

    Posted 06/25/2014
  • chasing-cars
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Beware the main project page at currently has a malware version of this download linked on their main page. "hxxps://..../CamStudio_Setup_v2.7.2_r326_(build_19Oct2013).exe" is the malicious link. Do not download that version. The malicious file is around 640kbs in size.

    Posted 06/24/2014
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Intended Audience

End Users/Desktop

User Interface

Win32 (MS Windows)

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