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Camstudio safe?
« on: September 21, 2009, 01:58:50 AM »
I'm trying to make a few "Let's play" videos and well I couldn't really dig up much about Camstudio, if anyone knows if its safe or not that'd be great. Or if there was a safe way to record/capture my computer screen that'd be great.




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Edit: In General is Source forge a good freeware site? I'm not really letting my guard down, but I really don't know if there are good affordable products out there. Has anyone got any malware from Source forge?
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Re: Camstudio safe?
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2009, 02:05:37 AM »
 Camstudio is a legit one. If possible, forget sourceforge and download it at cnet.com instead. I cant assure the security of sourceforge, but I heard that it has some piracywares that make it kinda dodgey.
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Re: Camstudio safe?
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2009, 02:06:38 AM »
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Re: Camstudio safe?
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2009, 02:47:59 AM »
Seems OK to me:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kiug3H3c4gk

Hmm it doesn't look too good

Is there any safe program that I can use to caputure games footage?
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Re: Camstudio safe?
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2009, 03:43:46 AM »
 I used these before: hypercam and camtasia. Both are not free. Trial/limited only.
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Re: Camstudio safe?
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2009, 04:46:04 AM »
I used these before: hypercam and camtasia. Both are not free. Trial/limited only.
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Re: Camstudio safe?
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2009, 07:05:00 AM »
 yes, camtasia is a very flexible one yet, not free. hypercam, on the otherhand, is very limited and has watermark on free version. I cant find a reason why he dont like camstudio. Camstudio is as flexible as camtasia and way better than hypercam since hypercam is very lame when recording.
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Re: Camstudio safe?
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2009, 07:05:58 AM »
 yes, camtasia is a very flexible one yet, not free. hypercam, on the otherhand, is very limited and has watermark on free version. I cant find a reason why he dont like camstudio. Camstudio is as flexible as camtasia and way better than hypercam since hypercam is very lame when recording. i guess it cant be helped, camstudio does not suit his taste.
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Re: Camstudio safe?
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2009, 12:51:25 AM »
I just need something to record gameplay footage, if there isn't any free and safe ones are there any commercal ones that don't cost alot?
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Re: Camstudio safe?
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2009, 01:20:17 AM »
Well I found something called VirtualDUb it's on Sourceforge so can someone confirm its safe?
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Re: Camstudio safe?
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2009, 01:24:13 AM »
Well I found something called VirtualDUb it's on Sourceforge so can someone confirm its safe?
Yes,it is very safe
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Re: Camstudio safe?
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2009, 04:18:14 PM »
I just have to say, Sourceforge is a great site.  Lots of open-source programs.  I haven't had a single problem, and have downloaded software from them for years.

VirtualDub is an awesome program.
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Re: Camstudio safe?
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2009, 04:20:54 PM »
This is what I and the vast majority of pc gamers use.

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Re: Camstudio safe?
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2009, 05:20:18 PM »
I just have to say, Sourceforge is a great site.  Lots of open-source programs.  I haven't had a single problem, and have downloaded software from them for years.
+1, good open source software :)

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VirtualDub is an awesome program.

Haven't used it much myself, but you can download a portable version from here if you wanted to test  it:
http://portableapps.com/apps/music_video/virtualdub_portable

This version installs to one folder, not actually on the machine, making it easier to uninstall - just delte the folder when you want to uninstall - great for testing it :)

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