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CamStudio 2.5 beta1 - Beginner's Issues
I finally downloaded the CamStudio2.5 beta1, and wanted to compare it with the 2.0 version. The earlier version worked pretty good for me in creating movie lectures at one of my Google Group web sites (though its file size often conflicted with Google's size limitations). I zipped the swf and swf.html files together with combined sizes between 6 and 10 MB each time. Google doesn't allow use of video streaming that would still allow me to keep my group PRIVATE ... which is what I want for my online classes (I teach college chemistry in LA). Google seems only to allow the more practical methods for groups that are willing to allow access to the public. Bummer. I want to approximate the privacy expectations of IT and distance learning officials at colleges.
IFrom what I can see so far, CamStudio gives a silent movie that is cramped into only a small portion of the viewing screen ... not very impressive when compared with the 2.0, which automatically did everything for me, from recording to converting and generating the swf.html files, and gave a full-screen viewing field. How do I reset the system to allow a larger viewing field? Also, I don't understand that movable green-bracketed field, though fortunately it is not visible in the output. I thought it might allow dragging its corners to resize it, but no. (It reminds me of that MSWord automatic textbox field that pops up and gets in the way of a more preferred manual use of it.)
I'd appreciate any helpful tips you could give me.