Some of the important features of the Screen Recorder addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn’t find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Screen Recorder.
In short, Screen Recorder lets you easily record and download your computer screen as a video file (webm format). Please check the YouTube tutorial below to get an idea of how this addon works in your browser. If you want to contribute to the developement of this addon, please fork it on GitHub, and push your changes to a named branch. Moreover, you can review all the comments made on GitHub commits.
4 Reasons to Use Screen Recorder
Allows you to capture video from computer screen (or tab).
Toolbar button serves as ON|OFF switch for recoding the screen.
Within the app UI, you can choose to record from screen, window or tab.
Available for all browsers (Firefox, Chrome and Opera) and platforms (Windows, Linux and Mac).
This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Screen Recorder?
Screen Recorder is a lite multi-browser addon that helps you record video from the computer screen (or tab). In order to work with this addon, please click on the toolbar button (grey record icon). Once the screen recorder UI appears, please choose a desired source. The source could be your screen, window or tab. Once you chose the desired source, the app begins to record and toolbar icon flashes with red color. Once you are done recording the screen, please press on the toolbar button once to stop the recording process. The recorded video will be download to your computer automatically (default download location).
2. How can I work with this addon?
As mentioned above, working with this addon is very easy. Simply press on the toolbar button to start the UI. Then press on the desired source to start recording, available sources are screen, window or tab. Once you are done with recording, please press on the toolbar button again to stop and save the recorded video. Please note that, when the addon is active (recording video) toolbar icon flashes constantly with red color. Pressing on the toolbar icon while flashing will stop the video and downloads it automatically to your computer with webm format. The recorded video does not have any audio attached to it, this is due to the limitations in screen recording API.
3. How can I download the source code for Screen Recorder?
To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.
4. How can I download the recorded media?
The video will be downloaded automatically to your computer once you press on the toolbar icon while flashing. As mentioned above, the download location is the default location in your browser. If you want to change this location, please head to the settings page in your browser and change the location from there.
5. What is the format for the recorded media?
By default, recorded media is in - WEBM - format (.webm). In order to get more information about webm video format, please visit this Wikipedia Page. If you want to change this format to a different one, please use a third-party software. There are many apps for converting a video format to another. Moreover, many websites also offer this functionality. Just type - convert webm - keyword in Google, and see the available options to convert your video. Please note that, you need to first download the WEBM video to your machine, and then convert it to a desired format with third-party softwares. Currently there is no option to convert the video format within the application.
6. Is this addon available for mobile devices as well?
No, this addon is only available for desktop machines. All mobile devices have native applications to record video and audio, and there is no need for an extra application to record any media.
7. Is there an options page available for this addon?
No, currently this addon has no options or settings to adjust. But in future versions, few settings for adjusting the video quality will be added.
8. Why there is no audio attached to recorded video?
This is due to the limitations in screen recording API. In future, if the audio recording capability is added, the addon will be updated accordingly to include the audio.
Your feedback goes a long way towards making this addon even better. With this bug report form, you can submit bugs or suggest enhancements for the functionality or performance of this addon. Please note, this bug report form will be sent to the developer(s) of this addon. You will not get an immediate or personal response at the moment. However, the developer(s) may contact you through the email address provided in this form for further clarifications or requesting additional information regarding the reported bug(s).
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