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Recording a video file from the computer video output

I'm looking for a program or utility that allows you to create a video file of whatever is taking place on your computer screen.  I'm not even sure if such a thing exists.  Much like the print screen button, but instead of just one image, a video.
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Dushan De SilvaTechnology ArchitectCommented:
Following solution might help for you.


BR Dushan
I am using Camtasia Studio from Techsmith.
I know a freeware called WinAVI Video Capture. I think such kind software may be what you are looking for!
Btw, the winavi can be downloaded from http://www.winavi.com/en/video-capture/video-capture.htm
Hi Joseph,

My personal recommendation is Camstudio:

CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs)

You can download it from here:

and the best part is it is open source!
Truely is a great tool!

Hope this helps!
there is desktop screen recorders.
My screen recorder is one such tool it can be used to record a section of what is viewed on the esktop ot the entire desktop. Even what is played in the media players.
details here and tuturial>
its not free but you can trial it. the usual price is 29.95 I fond it a great tool.
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