Camstudio: Screen Capture Test (Windows)

Here’s my test of audio/video screen capture using Camstudio, in which I use Google to find Waldo.

This was done on a Windows XP machine running Camstudio 2.0.  The audio was recorded using a Logitech Desktop Microphone. The final video uses the Intel Indeo Video 4.5 codec.

The AVI video full-screen, 1.05 minutes long and 7.46 MB in size.

Observations: The video recorded well and plays back fine in Windows Media Player. Embedding it on a webpage using PowerPress (the video below) was more problematic. IE 6 will play the video because it recognizes the AVI file type. Firefox 3 will not.

The video looks good and the sound quality is fine. The inability to play AVI files in Firefox and Safari is problematic; while we could convert AVIs to another format, it’s better if we don’t have to.