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Need a simple, light (and cheap) Internet video recorder

by jose_luis2006 / December 3, 2011 8:15 PM PST


I want to record video+ audio of some TV programs that are broadcast in Internet. I do not need any fancy system, just record, play and save (if desired). No HD, just standard quality and even small screen size could do.

One problem is that I am currently limited to a Toshiba Netbook NB100 (Atom processor, 2 GB RAM).

I have tried Camtasia Studio 7.1 but it is too much for the Netbook and the recordings I did are very "robotic movement" type. It is a problem of the PC and not of the internet connection, as I can watch the video normally when Camtasia is not recording.

Could anybody suggest a lighter application suitable for this Netbook or I have to give up and get a more powerful laptop to be able to record video?

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Give this a try.
by ahtoi / December 4, 2011 3:42 AM PST

But seriously, if the netbook don't provide enough horse power, then no software is going to work. Good luck.
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It works!
by jose_luis2006 / December 4, 2011 5:50 AM PST
In reply to: Give this a try.

Thank you ahtoi.

I tried that software in demo mode and it records and plays back smoothly. Even in HD mode.

As I suspected, the netbook is powerful enough provided the recording application is not too demanding on resources. I have still to test its features before buying, but for now it looks OK . And it is 6 times less expensive than Camtasia Studio!

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