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Thursday, October 09, 2008

CamStudio Command Line Version “CamStudio CL” V0.1 Released

CamStudio today released its command line version V0.1 called “CamStudio CL”. One can and has to run this version from a DOS box (Start Menu > Run > type “cmd” without quotes.). This version is developed by Dimi Shahbaz, an engineer at Google Inc. He sent and email to team at CamStudio about this :

I have been working on a command-line only version of CamStudio, for use internally (at Google) to record automated tests, where the GUI is not usable.

About my changes: I run my version from the command-line only, and it records the entire screen, with no audio.  It picks the best codec out of the ones available, or you can specify your own on the command line.  I took out about 95% of the code that made up the GUI version CamStudio, so I don’t know how well my version will fit, but I’d love to help.  :)

CamStudio CL is very basic - there aren’t a lot of options and development of this version won’t be a priority. The CamStudio CL source code can be found on Sourceforge (Path to repository: /svnroot/camstudio). It’s possible this version was based on the old 2.0 source code, so if you decide you’d like to help develop it further, you might need to use Dimi’s source as a “template” and recreate it using the existing 2.6.x source code as your starting point.

If you’re not experienced with DOS stuff and command lines, probably best to leave this one alone.

But for the old school nerds out there use “-help” to get the syntax of the various options.

About CamStudio

Free is Streaming Video Software that is is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs).

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