CamStudio Reviews

Not recommended

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it is discontinued

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I Don't Recommend It

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It does have malware.

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Total POS

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Crash all the time, must re-set settings each and every time it crashes. Software needs an update bad. total POS software. Avoid at all costs.

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WARNING!

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I gave this program a like, but let me clarify something. CamStudio USED to be very good tool. I don't know what happened exactly, but seems like author went hungry for money and bundled release versions with some awful shit that is certainly a malware. I have old, clean build, which is version from early 2012 if i remember correctly. So, i repeat once more - IF ANYONE DECIDES TO USE THIS, COMPILE IT FROM SOURCES YOURSELF, OR LOOK FOR OLDER BUILDS.

Also, since it's a review, regarding to the functionality, it's pretty basic software, but it's good in doing its main job as long as you don't try to use it for recording fullscreen 3D rendering programs/games (better use FRAPS for this instead). It can record specified screen area and sound, though it has tendency to go out of sync at times, so it might be necessary to correct it in video editor afterwards.

EDIT: I found a fork, apparently from 2011 on github:

https://github.com/ajasmin/camstudio-mousedown-highlight/releases

Also if someone really has to download official builds, better look into these earlier releases, and get zipped binaries instead of installers:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/camstudio/files/legacy/

BTW, just compare how much smaller old installer are in comparison with latest ones. Seems like actual program is just a tiny fraction among disgusting shit bundled with it. Sad to be a witness of fall of good software. RIP CamStudio.

[Edited by Atoshi, December 07]

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Bonus : a malware also for free

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Hello there,
I've just installed Camstudio. And it comes at least with 1 unwanted malware (Taplika). I don't recommend it at all. When an editor is have such a low moral code, it's not a good sign.
=> C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Taplika\Application\taplika.exe

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It saves the avi file of higher size and some time it is unable to save onto drive after stopping the recording

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I tried to capture the recording session of half an hour. It saves the avi file of higher size and some time it is unable to save onto drive after stopping the recording

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Adds unwanted apps during install ..

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... to every browser and installs a registry scanner.
Software itselve is average.
Records good but no edit of video. Use Faststone Capture für $19 does the job best.

I have installed it and didn't face any problems from what you mentioned:)

I have downloaded and installed 2.7 and scanned for virus, adware and other malware before and after installation.
Nothing reported.
I will rest in alert, but all seems ok by now.

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Triggers threat alert by Chrome and ESET

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This software downloaded from the CamStudio web site (v2.7.2 r326) is reported both by Chrome and ESET for having malicious code.

The warning from ESET:

10.01.2014 13:43:55 HTTP filter file http:// camstudio . org /forum/uploads/CamStudio_Setup_v2.7.2_r326_(build_19Oct2013).exe MSIL/PSW.Agent.NGB trojan connection terminated - quarantined Threat was detected upon access to web by the application: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe.

This seems more about a hacked web than malicious software included with the installer.
I access, download and install 2.7 and scan for virus, adware and other malware before and after installation.
Nothing reported.
I will rest in alert, but all seems ok by now.

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Enormous file size

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I recorded a screen capture that only contained about 4 unique frames, 18 seconds long (mostly static, unchanging images), no audio, and the file size of the AVI output is 55 MB. Completely unacceptable.

I think you have to choose the right codec, otherwise your video files will be uncompressed and very large is size. Camstudio comes with it's own codec for compressing the screen recordinds, that you can later convert to mp4 to use e.g. in a jwplayer or upload to vimeo or youtube

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This application is terrible and buggy.

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I use a Windows 7 computer and I try to do Minecraft lets-plays. But whenever I try recording, at the end it goes "Failed to rename/copy the file". Never have gotten it to work.

i suggest you to try vlc's screen recording

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-almost- perfect

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Easy to use and reliable. It's a real shame that it can't draw from on machine audio and microphone at the same time, because if it could it would be perfect.
If it's usage does not require "In-game" audio being accompanied by running commentary, I'd recommend this software to anyone.

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Worked flawlessly on Vista

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Easy to use, had no problems whatsoever!

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