For a long time now, Ryan Petrich’s Display Recorder
application (a $4.99 value in Cydia) has been the top dog for screen recording for iOS. Today, a competitor has arrived; RecordMyScreen is a free and open source screen recording application created by a team of developers including John Coates, CoolStar, ProtoSphere, Nicholas Gomolion, and Brandon Etherage. The application is available in Cydia right now.
As shown above, the application includes a record and stop button, which the user can use to initiate and end a screen recording. In addition, users will notice a red recording bar at the top of the display that indicates when the recording is in progress. Tapping on the red recording bar will return the user to the screen recording application:
Obviously, there are disadvantages to having the red recording bar at the top of the display – this means less room to record the display. On the other hand, it’s a free application, so this is a trade-off that many will be willing to accept.
After the user has finished recording their display, they can head over to the Recordings tab of the application and find the video file and audio file separated from one-another. Tapping on the blue arrow to the right of the file(s) brings up sharing options. One of the options the user has is to import the recorded video to the Camera Roll for easier sharing. Users can also tap into Dropbox, Mail, or iFile for additional management/sharing:
The application also includes options that the user can configure:
Users can choose for the video size to be native sized, or half-sized. In addition, users can choose for the video orientation to be saved as a Portrait (native orientation) video, Landscape (home button to left) video, Landscape (home button to right) video, or Portrait (upside down) video. Users can also adjust the sampling rate, and change the channels between stereo and mono.
The Cydia description also notes that the application is capable of running on both jailbroken and non-jailbroken devices. The application is not compatible with retina display iPads. If you're interested in seeing the source code for RecordMyScreen, it's available here
iOS 5+, armv7+ device
John Coates, CoolStar, ProtoSphere, Nicholas Gomolion, and Brandon Etherage