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Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:21 pm

First you will need some software.

Free software

Open broadcaster software -
Camstudio -
Debut -
Virtual dub -
Freez -

Dosh required - But you get free trials

Camtasia -
BB Flashback -
My screen recorder -

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Lower screen resolution means a much smaller file size. Optimal resolution for recording Bet Angel is typically 1024@768

If you want others to see your video in full resolution, then send it to using the service

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Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:28 pm

I've been trying a lot of apps to record screen activity, all of them were making Betangel kinda slow, making horse trading much harder.

Then I found this app:

Since it uses VNC video driver, it can record video using much less CPU. I have tested it today and now I can record my trading sessions without performance issues.

I also recomend MSU Screen Capture Lossless Codec, which can be downloaded here: ... ec_en.html, then Go to Video options and select it.

For all of you that don't have a high end PC, hope it's useful ;)

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Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:26 pm

jing is quite good and free...
limited to 5 minutes on the vids..but i guess thats long enough...

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Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:59 pm

For some reason my normal video recording software isn't working so I have downloaded CamStudio to use while I try to fix the normal stuff but unfortunately it won't let me set the region over my 4 screens, it is restricting me to one screen - does anyone know how to get it over more than one screen?


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Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:53 pm

Hey Andy,

On the recorder toolbar there's like a paper clip icon beside the screen dimensions that locks the aspect ratio. If you unlock this it should allow you to drag the dotted green recording area across all your screens. You might want to relock it again then if you want to watch your video played out across your 4 screens later...

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Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:57 pm

Cheers for the reply - I can't seem to find what you mention.

Just to check you are referring to Camstudio and not Camtasia aren't you?

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Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:01 pm

I have managed to find the solution to my original software issue - good old google!

For future reference it seems Camstudio is not currently able to record over more than one screen.

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Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:29 pm

I thought I would Jing ago. Here's what happened on one greyhound race today. I only used £35 stakes as I have never recorded a trade before. Yeah I think it would help me personally to record every trade and then review them to se how I could have done better.

Jing worked fine up to a point, I found if I clicked on oneside then the next straight away sometimes it didn't place the second bet, Which was a bit hairy. Also I tried to exit Jing after the video and it just sucked the memory out of my computer and if there were any bets left in I would have been stuffed as it took about 30 seconds to get BetAngel to display.

A total profit of £1.67

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Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:51 pm

Just belatedly realised it was Camtasia I was refering to (on trial). Does anybody have a preference for video apps?

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Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:48 pm

Here's another one - simple to use, either record full screen or just a window. File size about 30mb for 1hour recording ... ight2.aspx

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