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Free screen recording that can record speakers?


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#1 stebbinsd

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Posted 10 May 2016 - 03:38 PM

I use camstudio currently, but when I tell it to record audio from speakers, it doesn't record diddly.

 

Besides, it can't record from both microphone and speakers at the same time.

 

Any free software that can record monitor activity, while at the same time recording audio input and output?


My current build:

 

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P
Processor: AMD FX-8350
RAM: 12GB (2x2GB+8GB)
Video Card: Geforce GTX 750ti

OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate


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Posted 10 May 2016 - 03:45 PM

I would recommend Open Broadcast Software (OBS). It should do everything that you need.



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Posted 10 May 2016 - 04:24 PM

I just downloaded OBS and ran a test. I played a youtube video to see if the sound of my speakers would pick up, and I also said "testing" into my mic to see if my mic would pick up.

 

They both did, but I ran into a different problem:

 

There's no video!

 

Seriously, it's just a black screen.

 

Here are my current OBS Video settings. What do you recommend I do?

 

http://s32.postimg.org/hcjhaa1sl/OBS_Video_Settings.png


My current build:

 

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P
Processor: AMD FX-8350
RAM: 12GB (2x2GB+8GB)
Video Card: Geforce GTX 750ti

OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate


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Posted 10 May 2016 - 04:45 PM

If you're only wanting to record and not do any streaming then use the following settings in this link. https://obsproject.com/forum/resources/how-to-make-high-quality-local-recordings.16/



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Posted 10 May 2016 - 04:56 PM

1. What if I want to do both?

2. I can't even find where those recommended settings are! Where is "Use CBR" located? Where is quality balance? Where is bitrate?


My current build:

 

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P
Processor: AMD FX-8350
RAM: 12GB (2x2GB+8GB)
Video Card: Geforce GTX 750ti

OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate


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Posted 10 May 2016 - 05:05 PM

IF you want to do both it will be best to select the auto optimize option. I'll have to check OBS when I get home as I haven't used it in a while and always referred to that link for optimization for local recordings only.



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Posted 10 May 2016 - 05:25 PM

IF you want to do both it will be best to select the auto optimize option.

I can't find that, either!

 

Here, here's what each tab in my "settings" menu looks like. What tweaks do you recommend I make?

 

OBS_1_Settings.png

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My current build:

 

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P
Processor: AMD FX-8350
RAM: 12GB (2x2GB+8GB)
Video Card: Geforce GTX 750ti

OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate


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Posted 10 May 2016 - 06:52 PM

Post your computer specs please.



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Posted 10 May 2016 - 07:35 PM

Ok, hang on. I actually went and downloaded the classic version instead of the studio version. This allows me to capture my monitor.

 

But there's a new problem: See, I'm trying to record gameplay footage. I'm trying to fire up Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

 

But, when I do, it shows the WHOLE monitor, and just shows the game footage in the upper right-hand corner. This, despite the fact that I'm playing full-screen.

 

If I get rid of the "monitor" source, and leave only the "game capture" source, then it's once again a black screen.

 

How do I get it to record ONLY the gameplay footage?


My current build:

 

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P
Processor: AMD FX-8350
RAM: 12GB (2x2GB+8GB)
Video Card: Geforce GTX 750ti

OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate


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Posted 10 May 2016 - 07:43 PM

I've also found a way to get the "display capture" source on the Studio version of this software. However, when I launch the game, I have the same problem.


My current build:

 

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P
Processor: AMD FX-8350
RAM: 12GB (2x2GB+8GB)
Video Card: Geforce GTX 750ti

OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate


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Posted 11 May 2016 - 08:33 AM

I apologize for my delayed response. I lost power last night while responding to your message and didn't get it back until some time in the middle of the night.

 

For capturing the game I recommend clicking on the + symbol under the source box

Name it whatever you want and select game capture

Uncheck the capture full screen application

Have the game running and in the window dropdown select the game and click ok

This will ensure that only the game is captured when you start recording.

 

As far as streaming and recording at the same time you'll need a pretty powerful processor, alot of ram, and a big hard drive depending on the quality of the stream and recordings you want. 



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Posted 17 May 2016 - 08:14 PM

EDIT: Nevermind.


Edited by stebbinsd, 17 May 2016 - 09:37 PM.

My current build:

 

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P
Processor: AMD FX-8350
RAM: 12GB (2x2GB+8GB)
Video Card: Geforce GTX 750ti

OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate


#13 stebbinsd

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 08:46 PM

EDIT: Nevermind


Edited by stebbinsd, 17 May 2016 - 09:37 PM.

My current build:

 

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P
Processor: AMD FX-8350
RAM: 12GB (2x2GB+8GB)
Video Card: Geforce GTX 750ti

OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate


#14 stebbinsd

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 08:52 PM

Edit: Nevermind


Edited by stebbinsd, 17 May 2016 - 09:37 PM.

My current build:

 

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P
Processor: AMD FX-8350
RAM: 12GB (2x2GB+8GB)
Video Card: Geforce GTX 750ti

OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate


#15 stebbinsd

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 09:24 PM

Okay okay, scratch the above posts. I've finally found a way to record the game footage only, and have it fit the whole screen, without me missing any sections of the game.

 

So, I'm a little bit calmer now.

 

But there's just a teeny tiny problem:

 

I'm recording at 30fps, and the video playback is choppy.  The original game, while I'm playing it, is very smooth indeed. But if I make any sudden movements (such as change the direction I'm looking at quickly by jerking the mouse), the OBS doesn't record the same smooth fast pan that the game actually shows while I'm playing it.

 

How do I get it to record frame-for-frame exactly what I see?

 

EDIT: It seems that, by increasing the framerate at which I record, I get even MORE choppiness in the recording!


Edited by stebbinsd, 17 May 2016 - 09:37 PM.

My current build:

 

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P
Processor: AMD FX-8350
RAM: 12GB (2x2GB+8GB)
Video Card: Geforce GTX 750ti

OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate





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