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WARNING - Sessions longer than 20 mins may be lost!
I tried using CamStudio 2.00 (running on Windows 7) to record a website usability test session, after testing everything to make sure it worked. I could hear my hard disc clicking happily all through the recording, but when I stopped the recording it said the file couldn't be saved. I checked windows/temp but there was nothing there either. The whole session was lost. Grrr. :-(
Even worse, after reading through this forum, I discover this is a known problem due to a 2GB maximum file size limit for avi files. Hence there are many postings here with titles like "no avi file". Could someone please add a highly visible WARNING to the software and its documentation about this? Software that out of the box appears to work for 20 minutes or so then fails without warning or notification is highly dangerous IMHO. I shudder to think how much work has been lost as a result.
There are also several menu options that are obviously broken, e.g. Options/Record audio from speakers, Tools/Video annotations and Help/Frequently asked questions, and flash encoding doesn't work. At the risk of seeming ungrateful, I would say that with so many serious problems this is really an alpha-quality release and should be labelled as such, at least until the basic features work. It's a shame because the only alternative seems to be the very expensive Camtasia.