How to Capture/record Desktop Video Using VLC Media Player.

Introduction: How to Capture/record Desktop Video Using VLC Media Player.

Hello guyzzzz...
In this instructable i will tell you how to capture or record desktop screen video using VLC media player.

So lets start....
1) Open VLC media player.
2) Click on Media->Open Capture Device.
3) A new box will open. For Capture mode, select Desktop.
4) Set desired frame rate to 10.00 f/s.
5) Click on the arrow next to Play button below and then click on Convert.
6) A new box will appear.
7) Set whatever name you want to save your file as, but put the extension as .mp4 ( for example, AAA.mp4)
8) Then click on the settings symbol in the settings.
9) Again a new box will appear.
10) In that new box, click on Video Codec and change the Bit-rate to 2000 kb/s.
11) Then click on Save.
12) After that click on the Start button below and your recording will start.
13) Minimize VLC media player.

To stop recording close the VLC media player.

You can watch the video here- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kp4Q68PF-xA.

Thanx!!!!

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    18 Discussions

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    nsanilkumar.valluri
    nsanilkumar.valluri

    3 years ago

    This is for recording video only, if you want to record audio as well, please go through this link

    https://youtu.be/zH6GDXT8Tmk

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    johnchase130
    johnchase130

    Reply 8 months ago

    this video has exact same instructions as the text on htis page with the exception of setting video codec to 2000kb/s. It has same result: video yes audio No? Can you suggest another way to record both video and the audio? Thanks!

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    Abelardolg
    Abelardolg

    3 years ago

    Hi there,

    I am using VLC 2.2.2 under Xubuntu :

    Description: Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS
    Release: 16.04
    Codename: xenial

    I would like to know how to record a window and not entire desktop.
    Should I use a third party software to crop it?

    Let me know if you know about this topic.

    Kindest regards,

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    psrinavya
    psrinavya

    7 years ago on Introduction

    To capture your desktop screen follow this link for video tutorial

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-miLXpXiUw

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    nsanilkumar.valluri
    nsanilkumar.valluri

    Reply 3 years ago

    This one is moved to following location

    https://youtu.be/zH6GDXT8Tmk

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    PieterS36
    PieterS36

    3 years ago

    Keeps crashing all the time.. Any suggestions?

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    RadekJ
    RadekJ

    Reply 3 years ago

    Same here unfortunately :/

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    owentaylor63654
    owentaylor63654

    3 years ago

    Great guide. I don't know VLC can record computer screen. In my mind, it's just a good video player. Thanks for sharing your experience. I used to create screencast with acethinker screen recorder, free and works like a charm. Share it here as an alternative to VLC player.

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    plutogamz
    plutogamz

    4 years ago

    works with linux i tried it

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    pishguy
    pishguy

    5 years ago

    Thanks , but unfortunately vlc could not record Audio

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    AlexanderL23
    AlexanderL23

    5 years ago

    Works with Ubuntu 14.04 just fine.

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    reventhr
    reventhr

    5 years ago

    GUYS HELP ME OUT WHEN I CLICK ON START AFTER THE PROCEEDURE MY VLC PLAYER CLOSE HELP ME SOON I NEED IT BADLY

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    faizans97737
    faizans97737

    Reply 5 years ago

    There is a problem with your VLC player maybe.
    Try reinstalling your VLC media player or update it.

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    vnsakumar
    vnsakumar

    7 years ago on Introduction

    When you follow this tutorial you can record desktop video only, if you want to record audio also you can see this link
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaEVOlaDTuY

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    ironsmiter
    ironsmiter

    7 years ago on Introduction

    this works for low framerate video capture.
    If you are wanting to do something a little more...
    http://betterlogic.com/roger/2010/07/how-to-use-vlc-as-a-free-open-source-alternative-to-playon-tv/

    The "needed parts" are the video and audio add ons.
    Unfortunately, I have not seen any other way to get the audio recorded AND video, at the same time.

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    faizans97737
    faizans97737

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    You can increase the frame rate for better quality.