How to record the screen in Windows 7 or earlier

Windows 7

With the release of Windows 8.x, Microsoft introduced a function that allows us to record the screen of our computer without having to install any third-party applications thanks to the Xbox game bar, a bar that also, allows us to stream games over the internet. However, this option is not available in earlier versions of Windows.

If you want to record the screen of your computer managed by Windows 7 or earlier, we are forced to install third party apps if we want quality in the recordings. If not, we can make use of some web pages that offer us this function, something that I personally do not recommend.

One of the best solutions to record screen in Windows 7 and earlier versions goes through use VLC app. VLC is an open source application, completely free that allows us to play any audio and video format, making it the best application available on the market for these purposes.

But, in addition, it also incorporates a series of functions that many users are unaware of. One of them allows us to record the screen of our equipment, another allows us download videos from internet. In this article we are going to focus on showing you the steps to follow to record the screen of our equipment.

Record Windows screen with VLC

  • Record the Windows screen in Windows 7 or earlier, open the application and in the top menu click on Medium - Convert.
  • Next, in the floating window that is shown, we select in Capture Device and in Capture Mode, we select Desktop.
  • Next, in the options menu, we select the capture frame rate. If we want it to be fluid, we must select at least 30 f / s.

Finally we click on Convert / Save so that the process of saving the game begins.

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