SMRecorder

SMRecorder

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 99 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.3.2
  • Total Downloads:
    744,268
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 25, 2014
  • Price:
    Free

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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1 stars

"BEWARE!!! >>>VIRUS LOADED SOFTWARE<<< BEWARE!!!"

October 28, 2014  |  By dwilli1969

 |  Version: SMRecorder 1.3.2

Pros

None unless you like your computer destroyed by malicious software.

Cons

Everything. After installing this software my Webroot AV went nuts. I was logged onto some websites and I instantly got a boatload of pop-ups telling me I have a virus and I need to click some link to remove it. Webroot ran and found 23 threats.

Summary

CNet should be more responsible and diligent when making software available for download. For a company as respected as CNet is, it is pretty absurd that they would expose people to having their computers damaged or destroyed like this.

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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 1.3.2
Version 1.3.2 includes bug fixes.
General
Publisher Video2Down
Publisher web site http://www.video2down.com
Release Date June 13, 2014
Date Added June 25, 2014
Version 1.3.2
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Capture Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 9.26MB
File Name smrecorder_installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 744,268
Downloads Last Week 743
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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