Screen Video Capture in Windows 8.1? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi!

    did Windows 8.1 provide any screen video capturing features?


    Friday, November 29, 2013 8:37 AM


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  • If you mean a simple screen capture facility, there is the Snipping Tool (snippingtool.exe) in C:\Windows\System32.

    Friday, November 29, 2013 9:40 AM
  • I mean a video screen capturing like snagit.
    Friday, November 29, 2013 9:57 AM
  • MS Expression Encoder may suit your needs, and is a free download:

    it is listed as compatible, for Win8.1:

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    • Proposed as answer by DarienHawk67 Saturday, November 30, 2013 4:57 AM
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    Friday, November 29, 2013 10:23 AM
  • I agree with Don.  Personally, I use the free Expression Encoder:

    Saturday, November 30, 2013 5:00 AM
  • Any idea ?  This happens when I click the small play button on the just captured video on Screen Capture software

    • Edited by GearWorld Wednesday, January 1, 2014 11:32 AM
    Wednesday, January 1, 2014 11:19 AM
  • I'm evaluating BB FlashBack and it's working very good to date.  It's just that It would cost me $89 to have it.  I'm considering buying it but I'll wait just a bit more in case there's similar software for less and doing at least what this one does.

    What I like is when the record is done you open it in editor and can very easily add text for certain duration directly on the video.  But it's not only that since I know other programs can do it but it's the ease of doing it

    Tuesday, January 7, 2014 5:19 PM
  • There is a later version available (includes SP2): http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=27870

    This is working fine, with no errors, on Win8.1 Professional 64bit, for me.

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    Tuesday, January 7, 2014 8:29 PM
  • Ah !

    And I hope there's no 10 minutes limit ?

    Tuesday, January 7, 2014 8:50 PM
  • Well, I just tried and it says I got the same version

    Tuesday, January 7, 2014 8:51 PM
  • As i know, screenshots can be taken in any Windows version but video capturing can only be done via any third party tool. here http://techzend.com/screen-capturing-tools-windows-81/ are some tools, and i have used "BB FlashBack Express" from the list and it's working good on my Windows 8.1 PC, also in this tool there is option to record video with voice of laptop's mic or internal laptop's video. By this feature you can make video of the screen of any video playing on your laptop and its voice and quality will be HD.
    • Edited by Majidtola Tuesday, April 22, 2014 10:40 AM
    Tuesday, April 22, 2014 10:36 AM
  • You can use an app named "Bandicam" from the app store and here are http://techzend.com/screen-capturing-tools-windows-81/ some good tools like "BB FlashBack Express" that's working fine of windows 8 - 10
    Saturday, November 15, 2014 9:01 AM
  • I've successfully install however cannot record.

    Any comment.. I need help..

    I click to red button and there is an option to select/adjust screen, however cannot start record whenever I tried ctrl+Shift+f12 or I press again the red button it stop I check the specific folder however no record is there..

    Friday, January 2, 2015 4:31 PM
  • This is not free

    Friday, July 10, 2015 6:03 AM
  • Windows 8.1 doesn't provide this feature, it just has a feature to record voice. And Windows 10 has a built-in tool to record video. You can update your system to Windows 10, or use a screen recorder program. https://www.fonelab.com/resource/free-screen-recorder.html
    • Edited by huaying94 Wednesday, November 7, 2018 6:28 AM
    Wednesday, November 7, 2018 6:24 AM
  • If you want to capture screen videos on windows 8, you can choose FoneLab screen recorder.

    It enables you to record video, audio, webcam and take screenshots on windows and mac without lag.

    So you can use it to record videos on computer and record game screen, too.

    Friday, November 9, 2018 2:28 AM
  • It wants me to put a service code in. Do I need to purchase this? 
    Monday, November 18, 2019 1:47 AM
  • As I know that Windows 8 does not have bulit-in screen capture. However, Windows 10 has this fearture now. You can press "Windows + G" to call out the recorder  - Xbox. You can use it to record screen. Also, you can use some third-party Windows screen recorder, such as Joyoshare Screen Recorder.
    Thursday, December 26, 2019 9:28 AM