How to Record PC Screen with PC Screen Recorder

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PC screen recorder is a screencasting software for Windows 7, XP and Vista which records your PC screen activity, generate demonstration video and publish online. Many of these Windows screen recorders can also record audio from computer speakers or a mic, and some even include editing features for enhancing your screencast.

What can a PC screen recorder do?

The main practical use of screen recorder is to record PC screen actions in real time and save the whole process as video. Some recorders can record webcam while you are doing take a show in front of your computer.

PC screen recorder can generate many video formats ranging from AVI, MPEG to MP4 and FLV which are commonly used for YouTube sharing and iPhone playbacks. You can also save your screencasting video as small-sized Flash file for playing on web.

Why do you need PC screen recorder?

There will be thousands of reasons for you to have a try to record your PC screen.

For software developers and art designers, you can record presentation videos to demonstrate features of your software or artwork. For teachers and educators, you can record your lectures and lessons for online education and distance learning. For small businessmen and companies, it's a great choice of making product demo and training video to increase your business opportunities and building efficient team groups. For family and entertainment, PC screen recorder software provides stunning video for you to make funny video and record gameplay for YouTube and so on.

How do you choose the best PC screen recorder?

Regarding the different users' purposes, the end users of Windows screen recorders can be divided into several groups. If you want to create video with audio and do some further editing. Try DemoCreator. For only some simple recording, a free screen recorder like Camstudio is enough. And there is also a sort of screencast tools which can record your gameplay footage like Fraps. All screen recorders mentioned above are compatible with Windows 7.


PC screen recorder is a new yet potential software that spreading knowledge as well as bringing business opportunities. Creating a video presentation with just a few mouse clicks for wide sharing can be exciting and imaginative. No matter you are a businessman, teacher, manager or YouTube video contributor, it's really worth to step into the world of recording computer screen with little effort.

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Aug 21,2013 17:14 pm / Posted by Emily Xiao to Windows

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Very informative! Thanks for showing clearly how to record computer screen. I'd also recommend Acethinker Screen Recorder which I have been using for many years. It is an online tool that lets you record your screen right from the browser. You don't have to install any additional plug-ins or add-ons. Share it here as an alternative to PC screen recorder.
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