Windows XP alone doesn't include a screen recorder. However I believe Windows Vista and Windows 7 do.
I wanted to find the best free screen recording UDF solution I could for Windows XP. CamStudio is clearly a popular choice in these forums. Though I was already using HyperCam prior to evaluating CamStudio. After comparing the two applications, I found them to both be almost identical, with one major exception. HyperCam includes a COM interface. It was therefore the ideal choice for an AutoIT UDF.
- AutoIt3 3.2 or higher
- A HyperCam is installed & registered
_HyperCam_StartRec($filename, $start_x = 0, $start_y = 0, $width = @DesktopWidth, $height = @DesktopHeight, $compressor = "MSVC", $comp_quality = 85, $frame_rate = 10, $key_frames = 100, $record_sound = 0, $playback_rate = 10, $flash_rect = -1)
The following example demonstrates how the HyperCam UDF can be used to record activities on the screen. On running the script, a full resolution screen recording (of the entire screen) will be performed for 3 seconds, with the result stored in the file "c:\full resolution 3 second recording.avi". Immediately after this, another screen recording is performed, on a 400 x 300 pixel area of the screen, also for 3 seconds, with the result stored in the file "c:\400x300 3 second recording.avi".
HyperCam example.au3 264bytes 524 downloads
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Edited by seangriffin, 18 June 2010 - 02:20 PM.