1. How do I record a video message?
FreeWebcamRecorder.exe (31.7 Kb)
You don't have to install this program
If you get an error message, please make sure your webcam is properly connected to your computer
This program saves your video recording as .AVI file
Read here how to convert your .AVI file into a .FLV file, and how to publish
.FLV files on the Internet, Free, Fast and Easy!
2. Manual - Help - Troubleshooting
FreeWebcamRecorder.exe is a FREE application
that will let you capture video (with or without audio) from any video device in your system.
It captures video (and optionally audio) to an .AVI file.
Below is a description of the various options and features
Set Capture File
Indicate what .AVI file to capture the data into
Allocate File Space
Capturing will work better if you capture into an .AVI file that already exists on your local drive.
Here you set how much space to reserve (how big your file needs to be).
It also helps if you defragment your hard drive before beginning capture, and have the capture
file near the beginning of the physical drive.
Save Captured Video As
Use this to copy the captured data to another file, so you can reuse the same preallocated
file for your next capture
Choose which of your video cameras/capture cards and which of your audio cards you
will be capturing from
Watch the input video that is being recorded in the application's window
Choose what audio format to capture
Choose what video size and frame rate to capture
Press "OK" to indicate the precise moment that you wish capture to start
Pressing ESC will also stop capture
Determines whether or not audio is being captured as well
If your audio and video capture card are not the same piece of hardware, you will need to
synchronize the two of them so that the captured video is lip-synced correctly with the audio.
Choose "None" if the same piece of hardware captures both audio and video.
Choose "Audio" otherwise, which will change the frame rate of the video slightly to match the audio.
Choose "Video" if you have a special need to keep the video frame rate exactly what you ask for,
and you have an audio card that can play back any arbitrary frequency (since the audio frequency
will be altered slightly to match the video)
Set Frame Rate
Sets the frame rate to capture video with. If one isn't chosen, the driver will choose
a default, or might provide a dialog box for you to set it in.
Set Time Limit
Will stop capture automatically after a given time period.
After capturing, some information will be displayed in the status bar about the length of
capture, how many frames were captured, how many frames of video were dropped due to resource
limitations, and the achieved frame rate and data rate.
If many frames were dropped, the video will playback very erratic, so you can use the information about the achieved frame rate and data rate to predict what settings will be able to succeed on your machine without dropping any frames next time.