CamStudio

CamStudio

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 211 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.7.2 Build r326
  • Total Downloads:
    1,363,432
  • Date Added:
    January 28, 2014
  • File Size:
    633.69KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,810
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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We'll give it to you straight. You won't find a zoom feature, a huge variety of compressors or file types, or a video editor in the free CamStudio 2.5 (beta). What you will find is a small, sturdy screencast app that faithfully records your PC in AVI and SWF (Flash) formats. There are many fine features in the intuitive, open source app to recommend it, including an option to highlight the cursor path during a recording session, automatically pan, and record with sound. A brand-new effects menu scoops on the ability to annotate and append videos with comments, a time stamp, and a territorial watermark. Just don't get too crazy all at once.

There's clearly a long way to go for CamStudio to catch up with commercial rivals--most grumble-worthy is the lack of file type support outside AVI and SWF files and the absent editor for trimming, splicing, and optimizing a video. If those aren't strong concerns, this freebie, with its steady playback and modicum of audio and video settings options, will provide the necessary tools for creating quick demos and screencasts.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    1.3

    out of 15 votes

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    • 4 star 0
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    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 14
  • All Versions

    3.0

    out of 211 votes

    • 5 star 53
    • 4 star 47
    • 3 star 21
    • 2 star 20
    • 1 star 70
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1 stars

"Shame on CNET!!!"

October 09, 2014  |  By tlr2003

 |  Version: CamStudio 2.7.2 Build r326

Pros

The cons by far outweigh the positives.

Cons

CNET should clean up their act and stop inflicting so much misery on others. To the editors of CNET, have you no shame? No moral compass?

I would would be happy to pay them a reasonable amount to download safe software.

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1 stars

"I ignored the warnings; I suffered the consequences"

October 08, 2014  |  By XNam360

 |  Version: CamStudio 2.7.2 Build r326

Pros

No pros here

Cons

I saw the other reviewers complaining about malware, but decided to ignore them and install this anyway. Big mistake. The warnings were right! This CamStudio download provided by CNet unleashes a bunch of malware into your system as soon as you install it. Thankfully, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware was able to remove the malware.

Summary

I wanted to use CamStudio to record a video game, but the malware unleashed by the CamStudio installation prevented the video game (along with a whole bunch of other software on my computer) from running. I know the malware came from the CamStudio installation, because they started immediately after I installed CamStudio and there was nothing wrong with my computer before then. What's the point of a screen recorder when installing the screen recorder prevents the very thing that I was planning on using it for from being opened?

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1 stars

"Complete Rubbish"

September 15, 2014  |  By Keith Edmunds

 |  Version: CamStudio 2.7.2 Build r326

Pros

None that I can see

Cons

Nightmare to install as the malware fights your AV. Default configuration senseless (audio record and full screen off by default) so time wasted in needless troubleshooting. Then when you go to use it for the task it crashes endlessly...result expensive training day lost.

Summary

I got sucked in by the CNET review. Lesson learnt, CNET reviews ignored for ever henceforth. Listen to the community folks, listen to the community.

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1 stars

"Only Spams, no use"

September 13, 2014

 |  Version: CamStudio 2.7.2 Build r326

Pros

nothing as far as I can see.

Cons

Installs several spams which are very troublesome and difficult to remove. I made a record for 15 minutes and after conversion, there was an error message saying can not replace and everything is lost. Never got for this. Remember that I told you if you select this and waste your time and damage computer.

Summary

The worst software I have used.

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1 stars

"Tons of viruses"

July 05, 2014  |  By msptori

 |  Version: CamStudio 2.7.2 Build r326

Pros

There is no pros. I will explain to those that this program used to never have viruses. It was a safe, trusting, popular program. Starting in 2012, it went off the cliff with viruses. I noticed that because I used to have it and it worked in "2010".

Cons

Many cons and my pro is pretty much my con. I want to know what happen? Did they get it hacked or just overflow it with viruses on purpose?

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1 stars

"CNET Editors need to re-review this crap"

March 22, 2014  |  By PaulcnetOlivier

 |  Version: CamStudio 2.7.2 Build r326

Pros

none at all

Cons

Malware & Virus Galore

Summary

I can't understand how this is ranked number 4 in video and editing software. Its loaded with viruses and malware.

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1 stars

"this is not what you are looking for"

March 22, 2014  |  By chowmarco

 |  Version: CamStudio 2.7.2 Build r326

Pros

this app should have been great, but it's not

Cons

hard to configure. I wasted my time thinking I was recording everything so good yet, nothing. This app is ********. And take note, app is not for beginners..

Summary

close the company.. damn you

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1 stars

"AVG lit up like the forth of July with warnings!"

March 06, 2014  |  By dgurins

 |  Version: CamStudio 2.7.2 Build r326

Pros

couldn't use it with all the malware

Cons

lots of virus' and trojans.
Check all of your system folder and sort by date to make sure you delete everything.

Summary

I don't really care about the add on programs during install. I expect that from cnet lately.
What is a problem is that luckily my AVG software detected a trojan right when I installed the software.
I was able to remove it, but when I went to uninstall the software from "Programs and Features" I sorted by date and found that it installed 3 other programs that were not your basic add on programs. I did a quick search and microsoft has them listed as trojan and virus applications. After I uninstalled everything I went into my system folder and sorted everything by date and found a few other program folders that installed. I also checked these on google and they are also known malware programs.

I hope I deleted everything that installed. I'm doing a full scan of my computer to make sure.
I would stay away from this program.

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1 stars

"Adware, spyware, bloatware!"

March 03, 2014  |  By TotallyNotMyName

 |  Version: CamStudio 2.7.2 Build r326

Pros

This used to be a great little program, simple, clean, did what it promised and I even donated to the project in the past. Sadly in the latest releases they decided to go a different direction.

Cons

This latest version will install all manner of junk... the options to opt-out are very intentionally unintuitive and downright sneaky. All designed to get you to completely trash your computer.I wasted so much time this morning dealing with the aftermath that I took the extra time to whois the developer and let him know how unethical this move was. Also, I took the time to create an account here just to warn people.

Summary

Was a good product with good reviews... recently has turn to utter garbage. Don't risk using it as it will cost you way more than it is worth.

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1 stars

"Only Worked for 2 Days"

February 24, 2014  |  By JRM4

 |  Version: CamStudio 2.7.2 Build r326

Pros

Worked very well for about 2 days

Cons

Started saving defective files after 2 days.

Summary

Don't waste your time downloading this. The defective files cannot be opened in a media player - nor converted to a different format. Try Hyper Cam 2. It is much better and does not fail.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.7.2 Build r326
  • Added MP4 container support in preparation for AVI 2.0 functionality - changed output toolbar icon to single rotating one
  • Fixed sync issues when recording is paused and restarted
General
Publisher CamStudio
Publisher web site http://camstudio.org/
Release Date October 19, 2013
Date Added January 28, 2014
Version 2.7.2 Build r326
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Capture Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows NT
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 633.69KB
File Name CamStudio_Setup_v2.7.2_r326_(build_19Oct2013).exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,363,432
Downloads Last Week 1,810
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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