Audio-Screen Capturing

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Compiled by Valentin Spirik:


Audacity for free audio capturing on OS X and Windows explained in this digg discussion (

The open-source Streamripper lets users record e.g. webradio as .mp3 files. For OS X users: StreamRipperX (the old StreamRipperX 1.0.5 still works under OS X 10.3.9, not only 10.2 as mentioned).

KeepVid or Video Downloader let users download Flash Videos from sites like YoutTube.

PodTube (OS X) and iTube (Windows) are for YouTube to iPod. ( Note: If this link is not working also try The Amazing YouTube Tools Collection. (


Wiretap "allows you to record audio from any running applications, as well as from any microphone, line-in, headset...". Commercial software. (Free option via Audacity: see above)

Snapz Pro X "allows you to effortlessly record anything on your screen, saving it as a QuickTime® movie or screenshot". Commercial software.

Copernicus "doesn't just take screenshots... allows you to save directly to RAM, increasing movie framerates significantly for shorter movies". Requires OS X 10.4. Free commercial software.

Screen Mimic "allows you to create screencasts (recordings of your Mac OS X desktop) that can be saved as Adobe Flash (SWF), Flash Video (FLV), or Quicktime (MOV) files". Requires OS X 10.4. Commercial software.


CamStudio is an open-source "Free Screen Recording Software". Download via

VH Screen Capture Driver "is a DirectShow filter, which emulates Video Capture card and captures screen activity." Freeware.

List of Video Recording software from Softpedia,0,1,0,1.html. Mainly commercial software, some freeware.

SnagIt "All the screen capture and editing functionality you’ll ever need, in one simply powerful program." Commercial software. (Free option via Audacity: see above)

Camtasia Studio "Full-Motion Screen Recording Software". Commercial software.


recordMyDesktop is an open-source software that "offers also the ability to record audio, along with video."