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EZVid video capture

When a screenshot simply won't suffice, a video is one of the best things to include with an issue report. EZVid is a free and easy-to-use program that will allow you to take a video of what is happening on your screen. It will even upload the video straight yo Youtube for you and give you the link for it! You can download EZVid here.

A quick walkthrough

Advanced settings will let you choose a particular part of your screen to capture. This is useful for improving the detail of the video. The smaller the area of screen you are recording, the better definition it will have.

Just click on the "Select Capture Area" option to enable it and then tell it to start! It will minimize the EZVid window and wait for you to select and area of the screen to capture. Like selecting multiple files on your desktop, you just click, drag, and release to select the screen area.

After that you will see a countdown appear on the screen. Once finished, you will be recording! Anything in that section of screen you selected will be recorded with EZVid. You will see controls in the bottom left of the screen that look like this:

These controls are pretty self-explanatory. The draw tool lets you draw in your video like MS Paint. It's very basic, but it does the job for pointing out where someone should be looking in the recording. Once you stop recording, the video will compile. At that point, you can use the button in the bottom-right to upload your video to Youtube.

You'll have to agree to come legal terms before it will upload: make sure to read them thoroughly. After you agree, you'll need to log in to your Youtube account. Then you're all set! EZVid will upload it for you and once it's done, it will give you a link. First time set-up may take a little time, but once it's all set up it will be easy to record and give a link next time you have to report a pesky bug!