SMRecorder

SMRecorder

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 98 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.2.4
  • Total Downloads:
    724,022
  • Date Added:
    February 16, 2012
  • File Size:
    9.26MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    780
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.6

    out of 43 votes

    • 5 star 23
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 9
  • All Versions

    3.3

    out of 98 votes

    • 5 star 45
    • 4 star 6
    • 3 star 11
    • 2 star 10
    • 1 star 26
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  • 3 stars

    "terrible fps on gaming"

    July 31, 2014

    Version: SMRecorder 1.3.2

    Pros

    I guess if you werent doing gaming, this would be great, easy to use software, but for me, it was a waste of time.

    Cons

    even at the highest, the fps is terrible on gaming. it also is very sneaky about getting you to install things you dont want.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 1.2.4
    Version 1.2.4 adds converter support and bug fixes including file size guard.
    General
    Publisher Video2Down
    Publisher web site http://www.video2down.com
    Release Date February 10, 2012
    Date Added February 16, 2012
    Version 1.2.4
    Category
    Category Video Software
    Subcategory Video Capture Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 9.26MB
    File Name smrecorder_installer.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 724,022
    Downloads Last Week 780
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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