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Comment by Anamon
about FlashBack Apr 2017

FlashBack is still the screen recorder software I would most recommend. However, this is just a quick heads-up that features are now starting to be removed from the free Express version. Maybe the developer has some cashflow problems, with not enough users upgrading to a paid version, so they feel the need to restrict the free version more. And because even the free version requires an online activation, they could theoretically prevent you from using an older, more powerful version (although I saw no indication that they do that).

Most notably, as of version 5.25.0 from March 2017, the ability to export to AVI and Flash video files is gone. The only export container format and codec that is still supported in the free version is WMV, which nobody, nowhere, and under no circumstances should ever use for anything!

Licenses for the Pro version are lifetime (no subscription), so they're still a good deal – a personal license is currently $49. But if what you're looking for is "free screen recording software", than FlashBack no longer is an option, now that the free version no longer offers even a single usable export format. I can only repeat: don't ever export any video to WMV. You'd be better off manually drawing a copy into a flipbook, that's a higher-quality and higher-tech solution than the sad joke that is a WMV file.

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Comment by Chuong
about FlashBack Jun 2011
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The best free screen recorder out there after trying many f ...

Comment by Chuong
about FlashBack Jun 2011

The best free screen recorder out there after trying many free alternatives to Camtasia Studio: CamStudio, Debut, HyperCam, etc... for my needs of small size but high quality flash file .swf ~5MB per minute. No 5min limitation like Jing.

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