Free Screen Recorders for Windows 8
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Desktop programs to record screen on Windows 8
Online services to record a video on Windows 8
Chrome extensions (no-download options)
How to record your screen on Windows 8
Step 1. Download and install the software
Once you have downloaded and installed the software, launch it like any other Windows 8 app.
Step 2. Bring up the software you want to record
The software records whatever is on the screen. To adequately capture the software you want to record, make sure it is the frontmost window.
Click on the Screen recording button. The icon with a picture of a movie camera on it is the button that tells Movavi Screen Recorder to start recording a video. Click that.
Drag the box where you want to record. You will now be presented with the option to drag a box over the area of the screen you'd like to capture. If you want, you can fill the whole screen.
Step 3. Set the audio and display options
Next to the red REC button are Microphone and System Audio icons. Enable or disable these to enable or disable recording audio from your computer's microphone and its speakers.
Near the REC button are some more options. These allow you to show when you click the mouse, make the mouse location visible as you move around, or display keystrokes as you type.
Finally, you can press the record button to start the process. A countdown timer will let you get things ready before the recording begins. The recording will continue until you press the Stop button.
Step 4. Edit and convert the video (optional)
By default, the video will be saved in MKV format, but you can also tweak your video by removing unwanted parts and save the file in another format. To remove a segment, click the Cut button, place the markers on the timeline at the edges of the piece you want to delete, and click the Trash Can icon. Once you're happy with the result, click Export.
In the new export window, choose the output format and click Save.
What to look for in a Windows 8 screen recorder
Frequently asked questions
What is the best screen recorder for Windows 8?
When picking a screen recorder, Windows 8 users have many options. The best choice will depend on what your exact needs and preferences are. Each of the products on this page has a reputation for being great at what it does. Users just need to match the capabilities of the software with their own requirements. Here, we recommend a desktop program, an online tool, and a Chrome extension you can try out:
How do I record my screen on Windows 8 without downloading software?
Two of the web-based screen capture tools on this page allow you to capture your screen without downloading anything or installing any helper applications or browser extensions. If you need to record a screen with no download, we recommend Screencapture.com and Screenapp.io, depending on your needs.
How do I screen-record on Windows 8?
Try Movavi Screen Recorder:
Download the installation file and follow the instructions.
You can adjust the settings by clicking Screen recording. Choose the area you would like to record.
Click the REC button to start recording the screen.
Edit the recording if needed. Once you're done, click Export and save the video in the desired format.
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