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recording VGA output

PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:04 am
by ef37a
I, well Son, have a need to record the VGA output of one pc (running an audio app') onto another pc and be able to replay the result on other pc's using Win Med player.

N.B. This is for home generated material we are not looking to rip anything off!

Dave.

Re: recording VGA output

PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:02 pm
by benniferj
You may be better off looking at screen capture software to do it rather than 'recording' outputs as you would in the audio world. You'd need some fairly serious hardware to be recording VGA in.

Re: recording VGA output

PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:19 pm
by ef37a
Thanks Ben,
Pretty much given up on that idea now!
Son has found "Camtasia". We thought it did not work at first but some different codecs seem to have sorted it so we think we are ok now.

Cheers
Dave.

Re: recording VGA output

PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:05 pm
by Martin Walker
Camtasia can be really good for this, but watch out!

I know a professional developer who has recently been caught out with Camtasia rendering stereo audio as mono, and the developers have confirmed that this is a bug in the current version.

Apparently none of their other customers had ever noticed that all their audio had been downgraded to mono:headbang:


Martin

Re: recording VGA output

PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:14 am
by ef37a
"Camtasia can be really good for this, but watch out!"

Aha! I was getting somewhere with Wondershare DemoCreator but could not for the life of me get any sound! The &*^ thing just would not recognise my 2496 soundcard. It seemed that the app' only likes On Board Sound so being loathe to turn that crap on again on one of my "good" computers I installed the app' into an old laptop.

Sure enough, after setting the system to record "stereo mix" I could get sound on my demo. The lappy was not happy however and stuttered and stuck badly. I bit the bullet and re activated OBS on this pc and LO! It works!....THEN!
Next day son shows me a better result he has got with Camtasia (and no watermark)"But where's the sound says dad?" "Oh, that doesn't matter, I can put that in later" !!!!!!(rude word!)*.

Thanks for the warning Martin. Can't see mono being a problem. He wants to send folks in depth analyses of pieces of music (deep muso-teckky stuff!)and these longhairs are not really bothered about "reproduction".

*Don't know how, shall ask.

Thanks all, think we have cracked it.
Dave.