How to Capture Screen Activities with the Movavi Free MP4 Recorder

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  1. DownloadDownload Movavi’s MP4 Recorder
  2. Specify the Settings
  3. Capture a Video
  4. Edit the Recording (Optional)
  5. Save Your Video in MP4

How to Use Movavi’s free MP4 Screen Recorder

Need to record from a computer screen and save those recordings in a specific format, such as MP4? You may encounter problems, as many screen recorders only let you export videos in one default format. We suggest you use Movavi Screen Recorder. With this powerful video capture software, you can save recorded videos in several different popular formats, including MP4, AVI, MOV, and others. Download our free MP4 screen recorder for Windows or Mac and read on for how to capture your computer screen.

  • Step 1. Download and Install Movavi’s Screen Recorder for MP4 Videos

    DownloadDownload the recording software from our website. Open the installation file and install the program following the on-screen instructions. After the installation is complete, double-click the program icon to launch the MP4 video recorder.

  • Step 2. Specify the Settings

    Click the Screen recording button in the panel on the right of the screen. You can capture a part of the screen, a program window, or the whole screen. To manually define the capture area, hold down the left mouse button and drag the cursor to mark the area. To record a program window, move the cursor over the window, wait until the capture frame appears, and click. If you want to record the whole screen, just click anywhere outside all windows. When the capture frame appears, you can manually change its size by dragging the corners.

    Now adjust the sound capture parameters in the MP4 audio recorder. You can record system audio, microphone, or both. The icon representing the selected sound source will be highlighted in green.

  • Step 3. Record a Video

    To start capturing, click the Start recording button. The recording will start shortly after the countdown.

    Click Pause or Stop to pause and finish the recording. You can also use the hotkeys: press F10 to start and finish, and F9 to pause and resume the recording. After you stop recording, the preview window will automatically open.

  • Step 4. Edit the Recording (Optional)

    You can cut out the unwanted segment using the tools in the preview window. Use the position marker to set the borders of the unneeded video segments. Move the marker to the beginning of the segment and hit Cut, then move the marker to the end and click the Cut button again. Next, select the part you want to cut out and hit the Delete fragment button.

  • Step 5. Save the Recording in MP4

    To save the recorded video, click the Save As button. In the window that opens, MP4 will be selected as an output format by default. You can also select a different format, enter a file name, choose an output folder, and specify the desired video quality. Then hit the Save button.


Disclaimer: Please be aware that Movavi Screen Recorder does not allow capture of copy-protected video and audio streams.

Movavi Screen Recorder

  • Capture video from your computer screen
  • Grab sound from multiple sources
  • Use the simple editing tools to make your recording perfect
  • Save videos in any popular format

Disclaimer: Please be aware that Movavi Screen Recorder does not allow capture of copy-protected video and audio streams.