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Full user review
"IShowU is wonderful with two exceptions"
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I've been using IShowU on a daily basis for the past 2 months. It's a huge improvement over SnapZPro in terms of speed of video compression and ease of use. I can highly recommend it to anyone who needs to record their screen activity--whether you're creating tutorials or if you're recording webinars for later viewing. My main use for IShowU is recording 1 to 2 hour live webinars to view later.
There are two serious drawbacks that I hope the developer will eventually resolve:
1) If the program crashes (or the computer loses power) while recording, the saved video data still remains in IShowU's temporary folder. However the developer says that currently, this recovered video file is unusable, so in effect you've lost the entire recording.
This is a serious drawback if you're recording a one time web event, and the program/your computer crashes before you've saved it.
I find myself saving video every 20 minutes during longer events, just to be sure I don't lose it all, if there's a problem.
2) There seem to be some unresolved issues with sound. After launching the application (and before starting a recording) I always test the Level indicator (by lowering and raising the volume --- producing the click-click-click sound which in turn lights up the level indicator on IShowU). About 1 in 5 times, the program is not receiving the system audio. I simply quit and restart the program and it's fine.
The more serious issue is that sometimes, even after checking that the sound is working--approx. about once a week--I'll find that one of the saved video files is missing the audio altogether.
I like this program a great deal, and it's my hope the developer can resolve these issues.