My Screen Recorder Pro

My Screen Recorder Pro

Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 26 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.1
  • Total Downloads:
    206,228
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 08, 2013
  • Price:
    Free to try (Watermark on output); $99.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    15.89MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    425
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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3 stars

"Helpful Program"

September 29, 2013  |  By anjelinamethews111

 |  Version: My Screen Recorder Pro 4.1

Pros

Capable of capturing the audio stream coming from your speakers and/or microphone. Allows you to capture entire screen or a specific area.

Cons

Working procedure is very slow.

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3 stars

"Okay, needs improvement"

July 10, 2012  |  By brainout

 |  Version: My Screen Recorder Pro 3.33

Pros

1. Clearest Preview Window I've ever seen in a video recorder/editor/converter program. Allows fullscreen, zoom inside (with scrollbars), fit-to-window, etc.

2. VERY CLEAR HELP instructions. Best I've seen in any video software.

3. Hotkey recording. You first specify a 'hide' hotkey, then use it, then click OK that you chose to hide; only then can you record with your selected hotkey.

4. Joins, Splits, Converts existing files, can make the resulting video executable. Also Publish and AutoPublish and Schedule for recordings. (Standard version lacks these.)

5. Allows 'Screen Draw' while recording. Allows you (with some hassle) to freehand draw or highlight, while you record your screen. You customize colors using Windows Custom Colors window. (Standard version lacks these).

6. Allows customized display of desktop background, mouse effects and certain areas of your desktop like toolbars and notification area. Also fine tuning for audio (mic, webcam, mixer).

Cons

1. Your specs for video and audio recording compression are ignored, and instead the program uses Video 9 and PCM of varying quality, at least per the Windows Properties Summary.
2. No text overlay options except for timestamp or a caption which runs pan-recording.
3. Conversions are limited to PCM no matter what conversion format you specify. So, for example, if you spec'd Xvid with MP3 at 192, that audio spec is ignored. So you can't really use Recorder Pro for conversion. They defeat the utility of their conversion feature, by insistence on PCM.

Summary

I'm still trying to decide whether to buy this software. #1 of the pro's is steriling, but the cons are so significant, I might not buy it. It's kinda pointless to have a facility for joining, splitting, converting videos when you have no text overlay option, and when it will ignore whatever conversion specs you provide. Kinda thoughtless, to allege features then ignore them when those features are selected.

Recap: Its Preview Window is way too small, but an HD fullscreen-recorded video is still VERY readable in a small window, even if you didn't use Deskshare's product to create it. Impressive. If only they would share this programming with their Deskshare brothers who made the Video Edit Magic software..

Will report back later, if I do buy it.

Updated on Jul 10, 2012

Typo correction: Summary should read 'sterling' in second line.

Update: My AVS4YOU Video Converter 8 says that the recording was Video 9 (wmv), and audio was WMA, though before recording I specified an avi file on Xvid 720 with MP3 at 192 kbps. So my setting was ignored. It also didn't sequentlially number the video with the prefix, though I specified that, too.

Even with these hassles, it did produce a clear video with good sound. You can access this video at http://www.brainout.net/msrp01.wmv .

I want to help these guys realize what needs improvement. This software has great potential.

Updated on Jul 10, 2012

Oh, forgot to name another annoying 'con'. Their icons are way too big, and you can't configure or move the icons, nor remove the text labels from the icons. That wastes space.

Updated on Jul 10, 2012

Another update: I tried again to make it obey my specs for recording, by doing another recording. This time it again disobeyed my telling it to assign a prefix and a number, but instead did what I did not tell it to do, ASK ME whether I wanted to save the recording, after it was done. That radio button was NOT checked in the Settings. But, I told it yes save, and only THEN did it obey the Xvid specs I had set. This is clearly a bug in the program, but fortunately it wasn't a crash.

You can see the resulting video at http://www.brainout.net/msrp02.avi .

Updated on Jul 10, 2012

Third update, sorry. The 2nd video was supposed to show the mouse clicks with colors. Nothing showed but the mouse itself, so again it ignored my saved settings. That implies you must RESTART the program for the new changes you specified, to occur. Maybe that even doesn't work, will have to report back here a fourth time (sigh).

Updated on Jul 10, 2012

4th update, 3rd video sample. Yep, it did NOT save my mouse effects settings, so the second video sample did NOT show them. Sigh. Now made 3rd sample after again setting and saving mouse effects; video now shows them. But NO it did not obey my Xvid specs, and instead made video wmv: http://www.brainout.net/msrp03.wmv . Again, it ignored my spec to assign a name and # to the file; unlike the 2nd sample, it spent no time converting first. Yeah, as it IGNORED my unchanged Xvid settings it obeyed in sample #2; but chose its own internal default.

So this program is tempermental. It whimsically forgets what you tell it to do. So that's a bug pattern, that the settings you save are bypassed, who knows when or why. To pay $100 for tempermental software is not smart. Then again, I've not seen any other program with as clear a Preview Window as this one. So I won't buy it, pending fixes mentioned in this review. Hope they fix them, soon.

Updated on Jul 10, 2012

4th update, 3rd video sample. Yep, it did NOT save my mouse effects settings, so the second video sample did NOT show them. Sigh. Now made 3rd sample after again setting and saving mouse effects; video now shows them. But NO it did not obey my Xvid specs, and instead made video wmv: http://www.brainout.net/msrp03.wmv . Again, it ignored my spec to assign a name and # to the file; unlike the 2nd sample, it spent no time converting first. Yeah, as it IGNORED my unchanged Xvid settings it obeyed in sample #2; but chose its own internal default.

So this program is tempermental. It whimsically forgets what you tell it to do. So that's a bug pattern, that the settings you save are bypassed, who knows when or why. To pay $100 for tempermental software is not smart. Then again, I've not seen any other program with as clear a Preview Window as this one. So I won't buy it, pending fixes mentioned in this review. Hope they fix them, soon.

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5 stars

"Excellent Screen Recording Software"

May 28, 2012  |  By helenhogan

 |  Version: My Screen Recorder Pro 3.33

Pros

Easy to use Interface
Supports many Languages
Fantastic Video Recording Quality
Supports AVI, FLV, WMV, MP4 Video formats
Supports Dual Monitor Recording.

Cons

None Found

Summary

My aunt is over 70 years old and sometimes I have trouble explaining to her how to do something over the telephone. My Screen Recorder Pro is perfect - it lets me make a video for her to show how to log in to her email. She can play it back any time she needs to see it again. Using the default recording format makes tiny files I can email to my aunt. Thank you My Screen Recorder Pro!

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5 stars

"so nice and useful"

May 28, 2012  |  By screenrecorder

 |  Version: My Screen Recorder Pro 3.33

Pros

A well-designed software

Cons

Record anything on your Mac screen, instantly — both audio & video

Summary

very nice and useful
http://www.video-recorder.net/mac-screen-recorder-studio.html

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5 stars

"Excellent software, got the whole company using it."

November 07, 2011  |  By AJSales1

 |  Version: My Screen Recorder Pro 3.31

Pros

Well designed user interface

Saves video in standard formats

Easily switches between capturing the entire screen or just a application window

Selectable quality settings keep file sizes in control

Cons

none found yet

Summary

I was pleasantly surprised at how easy this software is to use. Just loaded it up and pressed the record button to start. I was able to create training videos quickly and it captured everything on my screen including videos and powerpoint slides.

The ability to choose the file format is a big bonus. Other software I tried either had a proprietary format or only created huge AVI files. This software makes high-quality recordings where the file sizes are small. One other feature I like is how easy it is to record just a single application window or part of the screen. I have it rolled out to all the desktops in the office now!

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5 stars

"Worked perfectly the first time!"

August 24, 2011  |  By NYCMConsults

 |  Version: My Screen Recorder Pro 3.3

Pros

Records from screen, speakers and microphone

Cons

can't find any

Summary

Downloaded the trial, ran the audio tuning wizard and was recording a few seconds later. Works as advertised on my Windows 7, x64bit, system and the recordings look much better than the other software I tried. I wanted to capture a webinar so I put the settings on fast motion video and the recording came out very nice.

I like the custom cursor - I use the pencil cursor only while recording - it switches back automatically when I am done. All in all this is a mature, solid piece of software that is intuitive and just works well. There are lots of features I haven't played with yet and I am looking forward to spending some time getting to know them.

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3 stars

"It works ok but it could be better"

January 30, 2011  |  By chubsoda

 |  Version: My Screen Recorder Pro 3.12

Pros

It really does record the screen video and voices, music. Learning curve is minimal if you're computer literate.

Cons

1. My XP internal microphone isn't picked up by the software so I had to buy a $10.00 external mic. 2. This software does NOT work with WIN 7 64-bit. 3. The IT depart does not help either. I expect a better product for the money that I spent.

Summary

If you can find this type of software cheaper, buy it. I googled for this type of software and there does not seem to be a lot of this out there and the only other one that I found was based in Australia.

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5 stars

"One of the best screen recording software"

September 20, 2010  |  By felixnla

 |  Version: My Screen Recorder Pro 3.1

Pros

This software is easy to use. It offers ways to save a file AVI, WMV, FLV(flash), MPEG4. It processes and saves them very fast. I was able to record without no problems. I also like the mouse effects that make the presentation really cool.

Cons

I did not find any problems so far. I have downloaded many screen recorders, and My Screen Recorder is the best for the price. I strongly recommend it.

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3 stars

"Multiplexing after recording"

March 20, 2009  |  By felinis2

 |  Version: My Screen Recorder Pro 2.67

Pros

Records anything off the video screen as advertized. Audio capture is also possible.

Cons

When recording .AVI videos, records audio and video into seperate files that are re-multiplexed together after the recording session is completed. This is a lengthy process. Colors on recorded video are patchy, due to insuffecient color resolution.

Summary

My experience with MVRP is with capturing home video. This is not its advertized use, but since it will record in excess of 24 frames per second, I thought that I would give it a try. Audio capture is intended to come from a microphone, but this too can be finessed as I will explain. Your PC should be fast enough for video processing, preferably with multiple processing cores.

Configuring MVRP is a complicated process, as is figuring out the nature of all of its features. If you do not display its window in full-screen, it hides several of its important menu-bar icons. As I said above, the software records its audio and video seperately for re-combination (muxing) afterwards. I confused this process with MVRP's "Auto Tasks" function, expecting it to mux the audio of segment one while it recorded segment two. I was wrong, and I still don't know what Auto Tasking does.

In order to generate usable home video, one must adjust the area of the screen that is to be recorded (recording box). If your target medium is DVD, then this area should be set to 720 X 480, wider for full-screen video. Be consistant with these dimensions. Many video products will not process video segments with different frame sizes.

When you press the red "Record" button, you are presented with an annoying recording configuration dialog box. After you close this dialog, MVRP will also prompt you to locate the recording box manually, unless you have previously specified a fixed origion point for it. Different video sources place the video at different locations, so getting this right is a pain. MVRP will allow you to schedule your recordings, so it is important to properly pre-posotion the recording box or your scheduled recording will stall, waiting for you to place the recording box.

Select .AVI recording, best quality, at least 24 frames per second, 30 if you are recording streaming video. Select the largest video segment size of 1.9 GB (the default). Select the best quality audio.

Here is how I capture audio. My video laptop runs Vista Home Premium. I opened the control panel and created a desktop shortcut for the Sound configuration feature. Open the Sound configuration and select Playback. Select Speakers and set this to the default. Under properties, set the level to 50%, Virtual Surround and DVD quality. This is only for recording. For DVD playback, restore Playback to its original setting.

Under Recording select "Waveout Mix" and make it the default. Set the recording level to 50% and select DVD quality. Close the Sound configuration.

I have two physical wiring setups - one for recording and another for playback.
For recording I connect my sound system to the headphone jack on the front of the laptop. For playback I reconnect my speakers to the S/PDIF optical output jack on the front panel.

Start MVRP and select Tools/Audio Tuning Wizard. Test the sound and adjust the volume to a reasonable level. Select "Next" and under "Recording Devices" select "WaveOut mix" and select "Record from Microphone". Select "Next" and "Finish". Record a short test .AVI to verify that you are recording sound.

When your recording finishes, you get to supply the project's filename. Then the audio/video re-muxing process begins. Afterwards your video will be divided into 1.9 GB segments, each 80 minutes in length. These must be appended into a single video file. MVRP contains a "Join Files" feature to accomplish this.

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1 stars

"Video has message across it"

June 18, 2008  |  By Montgomery Burns Again

 |  Version: My Screen Recorder 2.63

Cons

I'd love to test out the trial without text splattered across the screen. Nag screens abound when you open, close it.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.1
Version 4.1 adds support for Windows 8 32/64 bit, records on Motion Detection, allows video branding, makes self-playing executables, and alerts on audio issues before beginning recording.
General
Publisher DeskShare
Publisher web site http://www.deskshare.com
Release Date September 06, 2013
Date Added September 08, 2013
Version 4.1
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Presentation Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 15.89MB
File Name MyScreenRecorderPro.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 206,228
Downloads Last Week 425
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License Model Free to try
Limitations Watermark on output
Price $99.95

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