How to record Desktop Screen using VLC Player on Windows 10

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  1. In fact, many free tools now are not available like Screenr and some other recorders will add limits when recording such as recording time or watermarks. It is quite hard to find a really reliable tool. VLC is a really robust one!

  2. Cool, I never thought that VLC could have such useful function. I will try it later. Aside from using VLC, ShowMore is another good choice to do screen recording, it’s my first choice, it’s free and even allows for editing. http://showmore.com/

  3. does thiis work? It stopped working for me when I upgraded vlc pllayer seemed te removed that functionality? Are you using an old version?

  4. Great guide. I don’t know VLC can record computer screen. In my mind, it’s just a good video player. Thanks for sharing your experience. I used to create screencast with acethinker screen grabber, worked like a charm. Share it here as an alternative to VLC player.

  5. This way is still working, even with the latest version of VLC. Besides, you might try acethinker screen recorder, It is a free web-based tool that lets you record your screen right from your browser. It doesn’t require you to install any additional plug-ins or add-ons.

  6. can you clarify what you do to record the sound? Do is just select desktop or what file do you refer to in the instructions? I am windows 10 and I followed this, but I all I got was the record button showing up(greyed out) but nothing happening. tks

  7. Great guide. I don’t know VLC can record computer screen. In my mind, it’s just a good video player. Thanks for sharing your experience. I used to create screencast with acethinker online screen recorder, free and works like a charm. Share it here as an alternative to VLC player.

  8. Thanks, that’s helpful. I couldn’t get VLC media player to screencast using the GUI so this is nice, but what I strongly don’t like is that your instructions show you having to record the audio separately. Is there not an easy way to have the microphone be “live” while I’m screencasting and record the two together, like Screencast-O-Matic? Otherwise, this is kind of a useless program compared to OBS or even ShareX. 🙁

    Cheers,
    Doug

  9. The instructions seem to indicate we have to record audio separately. This is useless to me unless there’s a way to live record the sound. Also, the screencast doesn’t record my mouse movements nor can I easily add highlighting effects like with Screencast-O-Matic. 🙁

    Cheers,
    Doug

  10. Exactly! At this point, I’ll either try and get ShareX working to record audio + video, though I’m told ShareX isn’t good for recording screencast videos with audio of more than 2-3 minutes, or try out OBS. If that fails, I guess I’ll stick to Screencast-O-Matic – the best so far. 🙂

    Cheers,
    Doug

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