Camstudio: How I (Used to) Record PC Games & The Desktop (Read Description)


I forgot. I also click the “swf” button here to change it to record in AVI. Why? Because that file format is easier to edit. Needless to say, I have a mic plugged in. The way I get game sounds and my voice in at the same time is to have the mic near the speakers so it picks up the sound and my voice. Volume is the key to audio balance. I forgot, you can’t set these without unticking the “Auto Adjust box. Your file size will vary depending on what you record. Experimentation for how long you can record at a time is key! Correction, I now can do 2GB for some reason. o_O

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  • zxr

    I was only wondering. Where you said it uses a lot of resources to record in full screen, I'm going to start recording game play soon, so I'm trying to get a list of programs to try out and see which one will be best for my set up and see what runs better in full screen and what runs better in windowed. Also, thank you!

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  • PkGam

    Ah ok. Well, I don't use it for full screen because it lags (or just doesn't work at times) for me. So I would assume that you would need an even more powerful system than that.

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  • Sasuke chidori

    my taskbar isnt there

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  • PkGam

    I don't think it can do it at once unless you use a mic to pick up your voice and the audio from the speakers at the same time.

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  • slender baby

    i allready record a video,how to watch it back???

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  • PkGam

    Download it from the website and install it using the instructions.

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  • PkGam

    Double click it.

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  • slender baby

    double click what?

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  • PkGam

    You didn't watch this video at all did you?

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  • slender baby

    I WATCH IT!!!

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  • PkGam

    You said "i allready record a video,how to watch it back???" I said, double click it. near the end of the video, I showed that I saved the video file into a folder (or file directory if you will). So to play that video, you go to the directory you saved the video file in and double click it…

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  • slender baby

    i think i didnt saw that part

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  • PkGam

    I know you didn't. You know why? Because you didn't watch the whole video just as I suspected.

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  • Luka Kharata

    Radiation waves in The end =D

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  • Micangel Medina

    you would love to think

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  • Bob Jackson

    So Easy Ahhh…..!

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  • Donovan Vogel

    how do you start in the middle of a game?

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  • PkGam

    Now… I said right in this video that it is not a technical help video, so what are you doing asking me about what it can or can't record?

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  • BoozysBoozers

    He may just be trying to guide the comments in a way as to allow other users the chance to answer his question. Don't sweat it.

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  • James Arnold

    most games have a setting to change them to windowed so just go to the options or settings. Graphics or video options, then change the setting to windowed.

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  • James Arnold

    this will really help me. Thanks. I am a total noob at this stuff and this will be the third time I have tried this. The other two times I couldn't figure out how to get it to work.

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  • PkGam

    You're welcome!

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  • PkGam

    You're welcome and thank you. 😀

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  • Myn Anthony

    I have a problem! When I press record, it says, "Click on window to be captured," but when I click my game window, nothing happens. The record button is grayed out but nothing seems to be happening. If I hit stop, nothing happens except the record button is red again.

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  • Theo Martel

    no registration?

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  • PkGam

    You're welcome!

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  • PkGam

    Thank you!

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  • PkGam

    Err, it's compatible with Windows 7.

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  • PkGam

    I use it on windows 7. Try going to their forums for support for your error.

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  • whatthehomework

    why are you watching gay nerds?

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  • Myn Anthony

    How do you record from a microphone AND the game audio? I'm sorry if you've already answered that, but I've been going everywhere trying to figure it out and my head is just about ready to explode. DX

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  • PkGam

    Then try the new one they have up now?

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  • AirTheWindy

    @PkGam I am not a pirate, I'm just trying to help.

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  • PkGam

    lol yeah, it uses a lot of juice and/or is very technical!
    You're welcome!

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  • Bobbery18

    Would you prefer the version of Camstudio that you showed in this video over the newest one available?

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  • PkGam

    I didn't notice any difference in quality, compatibility or performance between the two, so I guess I'd say they are both equal.

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  • Bobbery18

    Okay, thanks!

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  • PkGam

    You're welcome!

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  • ThePanchEffect

    I used to try to record a pc emulated game on a window on an older version. the thing is: is posible to record game audio separated from the mic? or is it mandatory to use an external recorder?

    thanks for the video tutorial or explanation

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  • PkGam

    Camstudio can record audio and video from a game or program at the same time. But you won't have live commentary.

    You're welcome!

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  • Punjipooh

    How can you record only computer audio without your sound?

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  • CallofDutyLocknLoad

    what if you're recording a full game screen? how do u press record while in game?

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  • PkGam

    You're welcome and thank you!

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  • YUL STER

    OMG.. super thank you!!! i love you uploader!!!

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  • Fabricio Austin

    Why does i minimize camstudio and closes

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  • PkGam

    You're welcome.

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  • PkGam

    Like I said in the video, if you have technical issues, go to their forums.

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  • FairyKisu

    How do you find the dimensions of the window?

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  • PkGam

    Screencap the game window and put it in a image editing program, from there you can measure the screen area by using the rectangle select tool or measure tools.

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  • Clyde Lee

    i am trying to record a piano playing, if i download this program, will it have good sound quality?

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  • PkGam

    If you are recording the sound through your computer's speakers, it'll be perfect. if you do it through a microphone, it'll be as good as your mic is.

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  • TheLegoTechNerd

    It is actually still running in the background so go into your taskbar icons and you will see it there. Just right click and click stop,record or pause and it will open.

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  • PkGam

    You're welcome!

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  • Daniele Narkeviciute

    im the scatman

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  • Moore Olivia

    you guys can try "screen recording suite"
    it is a good screen recorder

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  • ITSAJACKLE1234

    is it hd at least 720p

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  • FallenAngelProducts

    How do I record my voice without mic on here?

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  • I am Toby

    you sound constapated :/

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  • Alexander Johansson

    It does not work in wmp at all 🙂

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  • MitchFM

    Ty dude u helped alot

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  • PkGam

    You're welcome!

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  • Matthias Opstaele

    Can u record Games with it ?

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  • PkGam

    *looks at video title*
    >_<

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  • jake vizarra

    comedy lol hahahahaha

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  • FDrescue18

    I can't change framerate. It won't let me click in the box.

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  • PkGam

    It doesn't seem to matter since all Camstudio does is check what codecs you have.

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  • Alex Wisdom

    -_- Really?

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  • ModernDayStudios

    the game i am trying to record is an online downloadable game called wizard 101 and is full screen, when i try to record it, all camstudio records is what is behind the game, like my desktop, and doesn't record the game at all. what do i need to do?

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  • ModernDayStudios

    the game i am trying to record is an online downloadable game called wizard 101 and is full screen, when i try to record it, all cam studio records is what is behind the game, like my desktop, and doesn't record the game at all. what do i need to do?

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  • InsomniacDayDreamer

    Mine still lags quite a bit… any suggestions? also 🙂 great vid and thank you for putting me on the right path!

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  • HenryProperCall911

    I'm having a few problems atm,first off,I'm trying to record WoT replays,since youtube doesn't support that format.When I start the replay,it only records black screen.Second,with the fixed screen thingy,every time I try to position that box,it just puts me back to the desktop and I have to Alt+Tab to get back to the game(I want it to be smooth).Third,is there any way to set it to use both mic and speakers audio?

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  • HenryProperCall911

    Oh,and I almost forgot about that 1-9 thing where 1 is the fastest etc.It seems to hate all the numbers but 6,bcoz every time I put 1 there,it returns back to 6.

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  • Akthem Kassem

    Thanks a lot!

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  • PkGam

    You're welcome!

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  • colbust gaming

    it works pretty fuck lmfao

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  • colbust gaming

    +1 suscriber

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  • fetaost20

    i lagged like shit and the videos lagged even more, what should i do

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  • Kyle Louey

    when i record i cant find were the file went

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  • Ravin Lim

    ok am going to download it

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  • Nenad mitric

    are you recording to avi,mp4,swf

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  • Nenad mitric

    do you name it and save it on the desctop
    if you are setings are set at auto naming you cant find it

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  • Erin Moffat

    but dos it take up a lot of space

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  • James Hank

    yes kingo

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  • Krishna Mohan

    hi

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  • lucian

    thx guy

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  • LastNameHandy

    Ive been looking for a quality video like this to help me out all day.  Thanks a million.

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  • jacy lacoste

    dude i cant do this i want a whole video game hope so

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  • turtletrickawesome

    Is there a way to get microphone audio, and game audio?

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  • Marlton

    FUCK YOU DONT WORK to download lossless

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  • Marlton

    im joking 

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  • Marlton

    what happenes when you record almost long?

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  • Christian Hernandez

    ithe audio of the game is mute 🙁 and i dont get the camstudio audio option i only get 4 optiones 

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  • no no

    thanks alot

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  • Michael Alexandris

    Thanks it helped a lot

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  • xxwewxx11 xx

    What is ffsplit? codec OR screen recorder?

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  • Voodoo Man

    CamStudio is trash and outdated.

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  • SioYsS 007

    now i can do a video about roblox on youtube 
    thank you very much sir

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  • SioYsS 007

    why you cant ?

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  • PkGam

    +DJgames 2000 – Yeah, Fullscreen stuff has issues for many for some reason as I said in the video. Go windowed.

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  • Alexander The Great

    is ffsplit free and safe

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