A screencast that's worth a thousand words

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Sometimes it's just easier to show somebody how to something. Trying to describe in simple terms some complicated procedure on your computer may leave your audience more confused after the explanation than they were before. That's no way to pass information along. But show them what you did? Now they can see exactly what you're talking about. This is the philosophy behind Screencast-o-Matic.

Screencast-o-Matic is an easy way to record what you see on your screen and share it with others. Not just a screen capture utility, this service allows you to create a true video recording, so you can grab movement, mouse clicks, menus, and everything else that you see on your screen. The resulting movie, called a "screencast", is saved as a QuickTime (.mov) movie, and can be shared with anybody. Export your screencast to QuickTime, or upload it for sharing. Screencasts can be up to 15 minutes long, so you can do a lot of explaining.

Screencast-o-Matic is a free online service. It uses a Java applet that requires that Java 1.5 be installed on your system.

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One Response to “A screencast that's worth a thousand words”

  1. Barfly says:

    I doesn’t work with USB mics