Name: [002] Ian Ozsvald
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Downloading CamStudio 2.0 [ID:179] (1/4)

in series: Make ShowMeDos with CamStudio

video tutorial by Ian Ozsvald, added 04/07

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Download CamStudio 2.0 (here) and the CamStudio Lossless Codec (here) and get them installed on your machine (time required: 5 minute download, 5 minute install).

Many of our screencasts here at ShowMeDo are created with this wonderful (and free!) package. CamStudio lets us make perfect-quality videos of our Windows desktops.

You need both the CamStudio exe and the Codec zip file. Install the exe in the normal fashion. To install the Codec you'll need to unzip the zip file then right-click on camcodec.inf and select 'Install' (you need Admin rights to do this).

CamStudio is open-source and free to use for commercial and non-commercial videos. Background: screencasting, loss-less compression, sourceforge download page, Nick the Geek's

Uploaded on 9th April 2007, running time 2 minutes.

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17. ozuxsiguz Sat, 17 Apr 2010 07:19

hi well i did all that you intructed, but i'm having a problem. "an error occured using selected compressor" then it suggests using "microsoft 1" and then "error creating AVI file"

it used to work on my computer up until a few months ago when i tried using a the newer camstudio 2.5, with the codec, and have had the problem ever since...even going back to the 2.0 version :o( i'm waiting to get clearance from Nick on his forum, but i see that some other people have the same problem and it hasn't been solved.

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11. anonymous Thu, 12 Nov 2009 02:33

Excellent instructional/demonstration videos. You have a wonderful voice, a good speech presentation (lacking the usual "..uh.."), and a good use of audio to augment the video.

10. anonymous Mon, 12 Oct 2009 03:09

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8. anonymous Fri, 17 Jul 2009 02:48

For me sufficient information. Short enough to not become bored.

7. anonymous Tue, 05 Aug 2008 15:24

How do you install the codex on vista. When right click, no install options shows up? (maybe i need to read about it somewhere else) but is there a short comment to this question?

Hi Ian,

Unfortunately, HyperCam 2.14.02 no longer works for me, no matter what codec I use. The sound is completely garbled. Possibly, it was the upgrade, or switching to a Logitech USB mic, but I am unable to get a good a result. Camstudio and Camtasia work fine. I have checked all the settings. I have just made very short test recordings, a minute or less with no pauses. I used HyperCam in the past with good results. I suspect that it just doesn't like the USB mic. It is not a problem for me, since I have Camtasia 3 and CamStudio. I just pass it on in case it helps someone. If I find a resolution, I'll let you know.


Hi Jerol. I use HyperCam with the CamStudio Lossless Codec (you can download that via our CamStudio videos).

I find that if I pause >10 times then my audio and video gets desynchronised and I have to run it through VideoDubMod:

to resynchronise it. If I don't pause then there are no problems.

AFAIK HyperCam runs on Vista - the changelog shows bug fixes for Vista at any rate!



I just experimented with HyperCam (the latest version - Vista enabled) and with the CamStudio codec. Although it worked, the sound was accelerated quite a bit. Possibly not an altogether bad thing, since I speak so slowly, but disconcerting. I tried Camtasia 3, and the sound is really great. I am seriously considering spending the $150US for the upgrade. I was going to make another test with the old Microsoft codex to see if the acceleration problem went away. I did this on a WinXP, not a Vista box, BTW. Since the HyperCam paid version is still under $40, (as opposed to $300 for Camtasia 5), it would be nice if HyperCam could be made to work for Vista.

I've had mixed success with CamStudio on Vista, as have others:

I recommend HyperCam instead as this is a supported piece of shareware which does work on Vista.



2. anonymous Tue, 04 Mar 2008 06:54

Review of Downloading CamStudio 2.0

Just what I was looking for but does it work with Vista please?

I'm going to use this! I find these tutorials more helpful then the classes I'm taking at the community college. Thanks

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