Top 5 Best Free Screen Recording Software For Windows

by Himanshu on June 5, 2012

Screen Recording Software is a video screen capture, screen recording tool used to record screen activity into standard AVI video files. It records all the activities like moving the cursor, typing of text, selecting menu etc. i.e anything that you see on your screen. You can use it for developing videos to demonstrate newly launched software. Audio can also be included in it. With the help of screen recording software, it can be possible to better describe/demonstrate a computer-related product or service. An alternative name ‘screencast’ is also used for screen recording. With the help of screen recording software one can easily create a video and embed it anywhere on the web. Here is a compiled list of free best five screen recording tools.

1. Jing

Jing is always ready freeware program that instantly captures images and videos. You can instantly share your videos or pictures using this software made by Techsmith company. It comes under different versions. Jing also has audio recording feature if your computer has microphone. Audio can be recorded along with the video.

2. Capture Fox

Capture Fox is a freeware Firefox add-on that allows you to record every action in your computer within your browser. It is a very good software for creating tutorials about a software or a website. Once the program is installed, it records your screen frame by frame. Sound can also be recorded along with the video using a microphone. One very good feature of this program is that, video quality can be adjusted.

3. BB flashback express

BB FlashBack Express is a free software program which has an easy to use interface that helps in quick sharing and uploading. It has very fine screen recorder which creates compact, high quality movies for tutorials, demos and presentations.It records screen, sound, web-cam and save movies as AVI or Flash.

4. CamStudio

CamStudio is a freeware screen recording program which records all the screen and the audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files. It is an open source software.

5. Webinaria

Webinaria is another open source free screen recording software that lets you record software for tutorials and demonstration purpose.


{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Jim November 6, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Where’s ActivePresenter???
It’s the best free screen recording software now, comparable to TechSmith Camtasia.

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test February 26, 2013 at 1:37 am
hvgrtdude June 20, 2013 at 6:07 am

Thank you jim and test for suggesting the names of these screen recorders…….

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Anonymous November 2, 2013 at 8:51 am

also include super screen recorder works same like camstudio.

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Tammy A November 13, 2013 at 8:52 am

I just recently tried Camstudio, and was absolutely terribly disappointed!! Hard to understand what you needed to do, and after several attempts to record a screencapture, gave up and uninstalled. I’m definitely going to try these others though!

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Raja Reddy November 19, 2013 at 12:40 am

ActivePresenter rocks!

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abcdef January 2, 2014 at 2:54 pm

DO NOT GET CamStudio. It has about 500 bugs that will infiltrate your computer. Stay away!!!!

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tomy January 4, 2014 at 3:37 am

i just tried Camstudio, it’s just silly it tries install like 120 scrollbar and stupid malware for any damn step of the installation process.
it’s like 2013 and still we have to deal with this?

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Alex January 11, 2014 at 9:27 pm

Camstudio has a virus
I run my avast! and my malwarebytes
It has virus!!!

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Mark January 24, 2014 at 8:11 pm

What about ezvid?

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pranay singh January 28, 2014 at 3:59 am

please do NOT install cam studio . it is dangerous for your computer

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Anonymous February 15, 2014 at 11:20 pm

camstudio is easy to use but gives you pretty ugly output. you may try with its lossless codec to get some better, not so great output though.

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adina April 5, 2014 at 6:12 am

jing can only save videos in .swf format, which is not very convenient.

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Bob April 25, 2014 at 7:44 am

Camstudio ia such crap. So many virus’s :( (

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Dipie May 15, 2014 at 7:54 pm

Jing is my favorite, however, it needs money to record long video and save images on my computer. So I choose Apowersoft screen recorder. It also have free and pro version. but free version doesn’t have any limits. Awesome!

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