CamStudio

CamStudio

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 216 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.5 beta
  • Total Downloads:
    1,363,180
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 17, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    633.69KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,810
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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

    3.3

    out of 132 votes

    • 5 star 41
    • 4 star 33
    • 3 star 15
    • 2 star 13
    • 1 star 30
  • All Versions

    2.9

    out of 216 votes

    • 5 star 53
    • 4 star 47
    • 3 star 21
    • 2 star 21
    • 1 star 74
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1 stars

"NEVER EVER DOWNLOAD I AM BEGGING YOU FOR YOUR OWN GOOD."

July 19, 2013  |  By jrreyes123

 |  Version: CamStudio 2.5 beta

Pros

IT WORKS BUT BADLY...

Cons

IT MAKES IRRITATING SOUNDS.
IT WILL MAKE YOUR PC FLASH WITH ORANGE WHITE AND RED COLORS THAT WILL BREAK YOUR PC.
IT BUFFS EVEN WITH YOUR OWN SOUNDS.

Summary

IF I COULD RATE IT 0 I WOULD

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2 stars

"OK when it works...horrible when it does not."

April 05, 2011  |  By thedarkyobo

 |  Version: CamStudio 2.5 beta

Pros

When I first downloaded it I was impressed. It was good considering it was free.

Cons

The status of the program goes to "flashing" and the entire screen starts flashing green. Thanks for nothing!

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1 stars

"Garbage!!!"

February 19, 2011  |  By dunnd3

 |  Version: CamStudio 2.5 beta

Pros

Nada, zero

Cons

It doesn't work. Installation is guess work.

Summary

I unzipped it, and found no setup file. There are 3 exe's: Player, PlayPlus and Recorder. So I ran Recorder. Like most video capture SW, it does not record sound from the web, unless you run a cable from your speaker out to your line in. Sizing a recording box on the screen didn't work, so I had to use full scree. Finally I could record a few minutes. But I tried to do a 1-hour video, and pressed STOP at the end. Then it asked for a file name and then didn't seem to indicate anything, but it was actually writing out the 2 GB file, while it said it was converting but not responding. Then it said it could not sync the video and sound so wrote 2 files. But Player and PlayPlus could not play them - just black. My DivX player couldn't play them either.

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4 stars

"Easy to use and intuitive."

January 19, 2011  |  By mjscaggs

 |  Version: CamStudio 2.5 beta

Pros

A) it is free; B) it is a quick way to grap animation on the computer for Power Point presenation

Cons

No cons for how i was using it.

Summary

Great software to grab Windows animations for demonstation and presenations.

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2 stars

"trouble with download"

November 24, 2010  |  By jeffro99

 |  Version: CamStudio 2.5 beta

Pros

sounds sweet however

Cons

several files not found after unzipping dll and library files missing

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4 stars

"Simple, easy and useful -> Highly recommended"

November 10, 2010  |  By Muisca

 |  Version: CamStudio 2.5 beta

Pros

It works very good. A free aplication focusing to be useful.
I installed in Windows Vista and run without problem.

Cons

None. Because it works good.

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5 stars

"Great, Simple and Easy but it slows a little computer"

November 03, 2010  |  By capitanflorius

 |  Version: CamStudio 2.5 beta

Pros

Good software for registering in file video all what happen on screen.
Once it is stetted it works very well. It makes a temporary file up to we decide for finishing register, then it need give a name anf file is saved in "document" as default

Cons

None at this moment

Summary

Language supported english & german.
Usefull software, must have for all users.

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2 stars

"Wasn't what I was looking for"

October 20, 2010  |  By LizInMpls

 |  Version: CamStudio 2.5 beta

Pros

No comment

Cons

Software did not do what I was looking for, but I couldn't tell from product description on CNET website.

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4 stars

"Good Software"

September 13, 2010  |  By apit2010

 |  Version: CamStudio 2.5 beta

Pros

Simply works

Cons

The size.....too big......

Summary

I like this software

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1 stars

"Got too many don't works. Too many not works......>"

September 12, 2010  |  By StanleyYelanats

 |  Version: CamStudio 2.5 beta

Pros

It is indeed Free. This is all that is good about it.

Cons

Too many don't works and too many not works. Simply too Amateurish.

Summary

Better to spend a buck for something that works.

Updated on Oct 2, 2010

The best thing about this software is it's FREE! Poorly Done! Amateur developer!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.5 beta
Version 2.5 beta adds recording a region by windows, mouse-button-based visual feedback, true multilanguage support, recording audio from speakers, and a variety of other new features and fixes.
General
Publisher CamStudio
Publisher web site http://camstudio.org/
Release Date September 17, 2007
Date Added September 17, 2007
Version 2.5 beta
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Capture Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 633.69KB
File Name CamStudio_Setup_v2.7.2_r326_(build_19Oct2013).exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,363,180
Downloads Last Week 1,810
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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