Portable Apps – VLC – Video Capture
Available in the Portable Apps suite is a portable version of VLC. VLC is a great program that can play many different type of audio and video files, here we will focus on how to do video capture. This was inspired my someone asking me how they could do a video capture using freely available software.
The next dialog box will ask you to further configure the video capture. Change the Capture Mode to Desktop using the drop down box. Change the Desired frame rate for the capture to 60.00 frames per second or to the desired setting. When finished with the settings on this page, click the down arrow next to Play and select Stream, or Alt and the S key at the same time.
At the next box, just click Next.
Next dialog box, use the browse button to determine where the output file will be saved and the name of the file. I always end the file name as a .mp4.
The next dialog box is selecting the Transcoding Options and leave them as the default. This will give you an mp4 file format.
The next dialog box confirms your set up. Once you click on Stream, the capture begins. At this time it is best to set up your screen the way that it will be captured.
Then to stop the capture, click the stop button on the VLC Media Player. The file can then be located where it was chosen in the set up.