SMRecorder

SMRecorder

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 97 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.2
File Size:
9.26MB
Date Added:
January 26, 2011
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
724,022
Downloads Last Week:
780
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

SMRecorder is a simple desktop audio/video recorder that not only captures desktop video and audio but also camera and microphone inputs. You can add onscreen annotation and narration to create clips for presentations, tutorials, and embedded media. It's freeware, too.

During the installation process, we were given the choice between standard and custom installation options. We chose the custom option, which let us deselect some extras like toolbars that we didn't want. SMRecorder's main interface is more or less a minimized media player, with six buttons and a counter. Three buttons access recording tasks, and start, pause, or stop the recording process; another two access the Screen Image Annotation tool and the save function. The last button opened a Web-based manual with plenty of screenshots. We could access the same documentation directly at the program's Web site. SMRecorder keeps its interface small and neat by using dialogs for the heavy lifting, such as the Screen Image Annotation tool and the program's main settings page, the New Recording Task box. We opened this box and started by selecting Capture Type on the General tab. Our choices were Desktop Video, Camera Video, or Desktop/Microphone Sound. We chose desktop video capture, full desktop, and normal resolution, and then set the duration (5 minutes to unlimited) and the Save Path. On the Video Settings tab, we could set the video compression quality, capture frame rate, synchronization interval, and other choices. The Audio tab let us set the recording volume level, channels, delay, and the digital audio sample frequency and bit rate. We could also deselect the Record Audio check box to force the program to record video without sound.

SMRecorder minimized to the system tray while recording video. We dragged the cursor around the desktop, highlighting a few items. When we stopped recording, the program saved it in our destination as an AVI. We opened it in our favorite media player, and it played normally, showing our cursor motion and other desktop activity. This is a handy tool to keep on the desktop, and great for making demonstration videos.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.4

    out of 97 votes

    • 5 star: 45
    • 4 star: 6
    • 3 star: 10
    • 2 star: 10
    • 1 star: 26
  • Current Version:

    3.2

    out of 18 votes

    • 5 star: 7
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 4
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  • 5 stars

    "Do not see any problem"

    May 22, 2014   |   By ponyGent

    Version: SMRecorder 1.3.1

    Pros

    THis small software is an amazing tool, very handy and esy use.
    Flexible on Anotation. Good user manual and videos on how to use it.

    The quality of recording ti fantastic. It also has an embeded component which can transfer the file format.

    Cons

    Good quality and good support, which is not ususal for free software.

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  • 5 stars

    "Good and small recorder"

    May 13, 2014   |   By Meplan

    Version: SMRecorder 1.3.1

    Pros

    Work very efficient. Can record the desktop screen easily. Adding anotation without problem. Usefule tutorials teaching you how to use it efficiently. Very light, will not cause problem for the machine even you run some heavy program at the same time.

    Cons

    I quite like it. Did not see any problem yet

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  • 1 stars

    "VIRUS VIRUS WARNING"

    March 13, 2014   |   By Virus-Virus

    Version: SMRecorder 1.3.1

    Pros

    Virus WARNING ITS BEEN AN 1000 VIRUS DETECTED. HOW CNET ALLOWED THIS VIRUS?

    Cons

    Virus WARNING ITS BEEN AN 1000 VIRUS DETECTED. HOW CNET ALLOWED THIS VIRUS?

    Summary

    Virus WARNING ITS BEEN AN 1000 VIRUS DETECTED. HOW CNET ALLOWED THIS VIRUS?

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