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Uhm help?

edited June 2009 in Announcements
When I try to record games, with or without sound, when I click on the game, the video turns black when I watch it. And how am I spouse to do stuff if I can't click on my screen? Camstudio works fine when I use it with Fire Fox though. I don't get it, what am I doing wrong? D:

Please help!


  • edited June 2009
    CamStudio can't record many PC games due to how the games are rendered by the computer. You would need something like Taksi, fraps, or gamecam to do this instead.
  • @Shellz11

    The black screen problem isn't to do with CamStudio - it's to do with the way that Windows renders non-browser based video content on-screen.

    99% of the time, you can fix the problem by temporarily disabling hardware acceleration in Windows via the Control Panel before you start recording.

    To do this on Windows 2000/XP, go to the Control Panel, choose Display : Properties : Settings : Advanced : Troubleshooting. Set the Hardware Acceleration slider to None.

    For other versions of Windows, go to the Control Panel, choose System, (and under the performance tab), choose Graphics : Advanced. Set the Hardware Acceleration slider to None.

    Brandished is correct - while CamStudio may "technically" be able to record games, that's not what it was designed for.

    You'll be much better off using any of these:

    FRAPS: http://www.fraps.com ($37)

    GAMECAM: http://www.planetgamecam.com ($29.95 or Xpress Version $19.95)

    TAKSI: http://taksi.sourceforge.net (free - open source)

    WEGAME: http://www.wegame.com (free - closed source)

    @Brandished, thanks for the GameCam tip - never heard of that one.



    Nick :o)
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