Capture / Recording

Capture of a region

In default, SCREN2SWF will record whole desktop. You can drag a box on the desktop image on left to define a rectangle to capture. Click outside the box to remove it that record all. Click ¡®Update¡¯ button to update the current image of desktop.


  1. A small desktop size or a small rectangle will cost less time to record and replay, and the output file size is smaller.
  2. If you want to output a flash movie and ensure it can be played on any computer (include some slow computer), you¡¯d better using a lower resolution such as 1024x768 or even 800x600. A warning box will pop up if the program detects that the size and speed settings might exceed the limits.

Capture speed setting

We can set the capture speed FPS (frames per second) of recording here. The capture speed of mouse moving is always 15FPS, so here we only consider the speed of screen capture.

Normally, 2 FPS is enough to capture all changes in most software operations. A higher FPS setting could bring larger file size and slower replay speed. If you select ¡®Fast¡¯, SCREEN2SWF will capture as fast as it can, then the final FPS will depend on how powerful your system is (CPU and video card).

Audio recording

SCREEN2SWF can record and reply sound. The default source is microphone. You can set mixer or other lines as input on some sound card driver. The advantage of choosing ¡®mixer¡¯ as source line for recording is that you can record the sound coming out from the computer.

The recorded format of audio is 11025 Hz, 16bit mono sound which is good enough for human voice.

Recording pausing and stopping

During recording, press [F9] can pause/resume. Press [F10] or click the tray icon can stop and popup the main interface.


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